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Old 12-08-2013, 04:59 PM
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Re: Skid Plates on Diesel Summit

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No problem you will like your summit really like mine a lot. Also you can order the trail rated badge that comes on the overland with the off road adventure II package. once you put the skid plates on only difference your summit will have from the trail rated overland is the fact that you have 20 inch rims instead of 18 inch with the off road tires. I like the 20s and would not change them even though it may add a little more off road ability. I didn't put the badge on but was thinking about it.

You are buying at a good time most major bugs worked out, have had mine back in a few times for some minor things mostly software but no big deals, they fixed all. just some of the things to expect when you get one of the first of a new build, I was a march build.

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Old 12-08-2013, 07:40 PM
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... and you lack tow hooks, and the approach and departure angles are worse.
You are correct regarding the tow hooks. A few guys here modded them quite easily as the frame is the same and pre-drilled for them. The departure angle is exactly the same. As far as I know Overlands also have the same removable air-dam which makes them have the same approach angle.
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Re: Skid Plates on Diesel Summit

I guess I must be a man because I've been reading this with great interest despite the fact that I got the diesel because I want to use it to tow my bass boat. I like 4 wheel since a lot of the boat launches in this area are unimproved (dirt, gravel, etc) and you can get stuck without it fair easy. Going back to the diesel I like it because going over the mountains here in the Pacific NW can really kill a gas engine and diesel just tows better in general than gas does in my experience. No interest in going off road whatsoever but here I am reading about skid plates. lol
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Re: Skid Plates on Diesel Summit

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As far as I understand they are all the same. The difference is the cover(not really a skid plate) on the transmission that is already in place is plastic on the hemi and cardboard on the diesel. Unfortunately currently there is no factory skid plate to replace the plastic/cardboard that is over the transmission. The link to the place I provided above asks for all of your vehicle information and they check fitment before sending so they can let you know for sure about the diesel but I believe 11-14 all are the same. The three part numbers above provide a total of five skid plates, two of the part numbers have two plates and one has one for a total of five. The crappy plastic/cardboard over the transmission comes on all of them from the factory so you just leave it there and put on the five plates. Kinda stupid that we put 1/8 inch steel plates over everything and leave plastic/cardboard over the trans pan which is one of the more critical areas in my opinion but that's how it is not sure about their reasoning on that. Maybe they will come out with one in the future. Adding the 5 plates adds 117 lbs of weight, not to bad.

One of the main reasons that I decided to put the skid plates on was after I slid under my jeep and saw those two plastic gas tanks under there, doesn't look like it would take much to punch a hole in one of them. Take a look sometime just seeing that will help you decided.
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I just did the plates on my diesel summit. The stock items aren't really "cardboard". I had to trim one (transmission) to fit after the metal plates were installed and it's quite durable, like a felt covered thick plastic. Obviously I would have liked a metal piece there, but I believe they did it that way as the engine oil pan and transfer case skid plates hang down a good four inches below the transmission oil pan. So the likelihood of it getting damaged is pretty remote.

Even though I installed the fuel tank skid plates first thanks to the OP, I still had to remove the fuel line skid plate once or twice as there was a certain overlap order with the rest of the plates, including the stock transmission cover. So it's like install both fuel tanks, then the stock transmission cover (or just leave it on all together, then put on the engine oil pan cover then the transfer case cover is last. I can confirm the metal vibration damper weight on the transfer case plate needs to come off on the diesel.
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Re: Skid Plates on Diesel Summit

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I just did the plates on my diesel summit. The stock items aren't really "cardboard". I had to trim one (transmission) to fit after the metal plates were installed and it's quite durable, like a felt covered thick plastic. Obviously I would have liked a metal piece there, but I believe they did it that way as the engine oil pan and transfer case skid plates hang down a good four inches below the transmission oil pan. So the likelihood of it getting damaged is pretty remote.

Even though I installed the fuel tank skid plates first thanks to the OP, I still had to remove the fuel line skid plate once or twice as there was a certain overlap order with the rest of the plates, including the stock transmission cover. So it's like install both fuel tanks, then the stock transmission cover (or just leave it on all together, then put on the engine oil pan cover then the transfer case cover is last. I can confirm the metal vibration damper weight on the transfer case plate needs to come off on the diesel.
Good to know its not actually cardboard lol. I said cardboard because that was what one of the other diesel folks said, I have not seen the diesel myself only the hemi. agree trans pan sits back up in there fairly well so it would take a fairly well positioned hit to get to it but id still rather pay some money and have steel there. glad your install went well.
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Re: Skid Plates on Diesel Summit

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I just did the plates on my diesel summit. The stock items aren't really "cardboard". I had to trim one (transmission) to fit after the metal plates were installed and it's quite durable, like a felt covered thick plastic. Obviously I would have liked a metal piece there, but I believe they did it that way as the engine oil pan and transfer case skid plates hang down a good four inches below the transmission oil pan. So the likelihood of it getting damaged is pretty remote.

Even though I installed the fuel tank skid plates first thanks to the OP, I still had to remove the fuel line skid plate once or twice as there was a certain overlap order with the rest of the plates, including the stock transmission cover. So it's like install both fuel tanks, then the stock transmission cover (or just leave it on all together, then put on the engine oil pan cover then the transfer case cover is last. I can confirm the metal vibration damper weight on the transfer case plate needs to come off on the diesel.
Can you provide a little more info about the metal vibration damper weight that you said needs to come off! Once it's removed will it cause vibration to start?
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Re: Skid Plates on Diesel Summit

I'm having my dealer install skid plates for my Diesel Limited JGC. However, he just called and said the front skid plate "doesn't fit" because its a diesel. He said once Mopar releases a diesel-specific front skid plate he will install it for me then. Did you run in to anything like this?
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I'm having my dealer install skid plates for my Diesel Limited JGC. However, he just called and said the front skid plate "doesn't fit" because its a diesel. He said once Mopar releases a diesel-specific front skid plate he will install it for me then. Did you run in to anything like this?
I'd like to know that, too..
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Re: Skid Plates on Diesel Summit

I'm sure others on here have installed them without a problem, but I'll know soon as I just picked up the kits from a local dealer on Friday.
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I'm sure others on here have installed them without a problem, but I'll know soon as I just picked up the kits from a local dealer on Friday.
I wouldn't know why the front skid plate would be an issue on Diesel models. After all, there are Diesels with the offroad-package right from the factory that come with this particular skid-plate. I highly doubt there are different front skid-plates and even IF there would be a different one on the Diesels, it must already be available since it's already installed right from the factory.
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Re: Skid Plates on Diesel Summit

I ordered my limited CRD from the factory with ORA I - if/when it shows up I will pull the front skid and see if it's stamped w/a part number.


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Re: Skid Plates on Diesel Summit

In australia we have an after market provider who has now manufactured a steel skid plate for this area to replace the cardboard one under the sump area and it fits the diesel

Chief products i believe they will send overseas


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