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Skid Plates on Diesel Summit

I added the 5 Mopar skid plates to my 2014 summit diesel today. Four pieces of advice for anyone about to do this:

1. Order of operations is important. Do the transfer case plates after the fuel tank plates (I had the privilege of installing them twice).

2. Most bolts/nuts/clips are already installed holding up "cardboard" plates (these "cardboard" plates are never mentioned in the instructions). This hardware is identical to the hardware supplied with the five steel plates.

3. One of the transfer case plates had a large steel wheel bolted to it. When installed it touched a rubber exhaust damper (?) which caused the jeep to shake at idle. Unbolt this steel wheel and it fits great with the normal smooth idle.

4. One bolt that the instructions says to install for each fuel tank skid plate has no hole/nut to install into. However, a threaded bolt is hanging down in its place. Use two extra nuts (see #2) to hold that end of each fuel tank skid plate.
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Old 12-07-2013, 10:24 PM
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Re: Skid Plates on Diesel Summit

How much did these skid plates cost you. I have an Overland on order no ORAII package because the skid plates are as you said cardboard.
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Re: Skid Plates on Diesel Summit

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I added the 5 Mopar skid plates to my 2014 summit diesel today. Four pieces of advice for anyone about to do this:

1. Order of operations is important. Do the transfer case plates after the fuel tank plates (I had the privilege of installing them twice).

2. Most bolts/nuts/clips are already installed holding up "cardboard" plates (these "cardboard" plates are never mentioned in the instructions). This hardware is identical to the hardware supplied with the five steel plates.

3. One of the transfer case plates had a large steel wheel bolted to it. When installed it touched a rubber exhaust damper (?) which caused the jeep to shake at idle. Unbolt this steel wheel and it fits great with the normal smooth idle.

4. One bolt that the instructions says to install for each fuel tank skid plate has no hole/nut to install into. However, a threaded bolt is hanging down in its place. Use two extra nuts (see #2) to hold that end of each fuel tank skid plate.
Would you mind posting the part numbers you ordered from Mopar? In another thread around here someone posted that there is a specific plate for CRD's front axle.
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Re: Skid Plates on Diesel Summit

1 x Jeep Grand Cherokee Skid Plates - Fuel Tank (82211999) = $251.94
1 x Jeep Grand Cherokee Skid Plates - Transfer Case (82211994AB) = $80.03
1 x Jeep Grand Cherokee Skid Plates - Front Axle (82211995) = $82.48

Shipping was $120.38

I ordered these about a week before receiving my CRD and the mopar website claimed they fit all models. After taking off the steel wheel everything fit fine.
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Re: Skid Plates on Diesel Summit

Folks try this place below, I ordered all 5 skid plates (part numbers 82211999, 82211994AB, 82211995) for my summit back in May and I paid a total of $416 which included the shipping of 117 lbs. They were a fairly easy install but having a floor jack to balance the gas tank plates does help as they are the heaviest.
Would be nice if jeep came out with a steel plate for the transmission instead of that plastic thing they got now and its cardboard from what I hear on the diesel.

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Folks try this place below, I ordered all 5 skid plates (part numbers 82211999, 82211994AB, 82211995) for my summit back in May and I paid a total of $416 which included the shipping of 117 lbs. They were a fairly easy install but having a floor jack to balance the gas tank plates does help as they are the heaviest.
Would be nice if jeep came out with a steel plate for the transmission instead of that plastic thing they got now and its cardboard from what I hear on the diesel.

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I notice you have a 5.7, will they work on a Summit diesel? Also I notice that the fuel tank requires two skid plates; do you have to order two or do they come as a pair?

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The fuel tank plates came as a pair.
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The fuel tank plates came as a pair.
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I notice you have a 5.7, will they work on a Summit diesel? Also I notice that the fuel tank requires two skid plates; do you have to order two or do they come as a pair?

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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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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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Thanks a lot for the great info. I'm waiting on a 14 Deep Auburn Summit with brown interior, CRD. I'm going to get the skid plates for protection since I do go up in the mountains at times and for when I go skiing. I presently have an 06 GC 5.7 hemi, quadra drive 2,trail rated, which I'm keeping. It's never been to the dealer for anything other than an oil change.

I may have to get some type of badge made up for it's new rating. Thanks again.
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Thanks a lot for the great info. I'm waiting on a 14 Deep Auburn Summit with brown interior, CRD. I'm going to get the skid plates for protection since I do go up in the mountains at times and for when I go skiing. I presently have an 06 GC 5.7 hemi, quadra drive 2,trail rated, which I'm keeping. It's never been to the dealer for anything other than an oil change.

I may have to get some type of badge made up for it's new rating. Thanks again.
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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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.
... and you lack tow hooks, and the approach and departure angles are worse.
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