Well. You were absolutely right about jeep putting a little protecting plate there. Just got back from dealer and confirmed this. Sales ppl looked at me all weirdo cuz I was that guy under the jeep taking pics and video lol.
So, I feel like this new OEM bracket will Forsure help out with some of the water forging and hitting puddle of water at high speed. Let me explain. I feel like the injector is the weak link here because at the smallest point of the injector, it's plastic. And when one charges water , the force of the water coming off the tire leverages itself off the frame between the harness I turn breaking it off at the injector. So yes this will help. But are u kidding me Jeep? Why not go bigger and cover the whole damn thing? Why not just copy what I have ? Yeah that somewhat takes care of the water issue. But what about road debris like tire strips and or whatever is laying on our hwy's. Let's not even talk about Murphy's law when talking about off roading lol.
I'm pretty convinced that who ever is in charge of design etc is just not that bright!! I mean you guys can clearly see that a lot of the harness is exposed let alone the injector itself. A branch or whatever sticking up can still tag the harness( outside of frame rail) and the injector ( inside the frame rail)
Are u guys willing to take that chance? I'm not obviously because I'm the maker of the plate and I'm gonna swear mine is way better lol.
Looking at the bracket even more, for the 2014 and early 2015 that don't have the hole, if you went this route this new OEM bracket requires two holes to be drilled.