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Re: Adding skid plates for 2016 WK2: Do I go with Jeep's ORA-II plates?

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Hi echo7tango
this is great info, thanks!
I'm looking to do the same thing on our 2016 JGC Limited 75th Anniversary
4x4. We have tow package and 20" stock wheels. We did not opt for ORA2 but would like to add skid plates.

So, you state that the larger transfer skid does not fit the 2016 CRD. What is CRD ?

Also, anybody know what percentage the accessories are marked up?

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CRD is my shorthand for EcoDiesel. I don't want to use ED because that might sound like a viagra commercial. CRD is 'common-rail diesel' which the engine is.

Apologies for any confusion. You may be okay with yours if it is a gas engine JGC. Hopefully you are.

BTW I like the 75 anniversary badge but mine is not a 75th Anniversary Edition. I bought the badges and will put them on mine, since I am celebrating with my 2016 model year.

I'm not buying any trail rated badges even though once the plates are on, mine essentially is trail rated. I don't care about that badge.

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Re: Adding skid plates for 2016 WK2: Do I go with Jeep's ORA-II plates?

We don't need no stinking badges!😋


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Re: Adding skid plates for 2016 WK2: Do I go with Jeep's ORA-II plates?

Anybody have an idea on the dealer markup on accessories/parts? I'm trying to negotiate a deal and would be helpful to know if parts department has good margin on things like skid plates. Thanks!


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Re: Adding skid plates for 2016 WK2: Do I go with Jeep's ORA-II plates?

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We don't need no stinking badges!��
Funny you should say that, because my wife (having had the Jeep all of about a week) took the Overland badge of the rear. She said she didn't care if people knew what trim level it was, and that she thought the globe design was ugly. Ha ha. I guess we don't need no stinking badges either.... at least not that one.

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Anybody have an idea on the dealer markup on accessories/parts? I'm trying to negotiate a deal and would be helpful to know if parts department has good margin on things like skid plates. Thanks!
After a quick search, the prices posted on the first page are about normal. Each dealer has a different amount of mark up so there's no given number. FWIW, Steve White Motors in NC, seems to usually have the most competitive prices I've found for OEM parts. I've ordered parts from them cheaper than I was able to pick them up at my local dealer. You can search their parts database at stevewhiteparts.com. They are usually about 20% cheaper than MSRP, so I'd guess if there is a standard mark up it's probably around 15-20%. I imagine they're not selling at cost, but probably close to it since I rarely find someone cheaper.
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Re: Adding skid plates for 2016 WK2: Do I go with Jeep's ORA-II plates?

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Funny you should say that, because my wife (having had the Jeep all of about a week) took the Overland badge of the rear. She said she didn't care if people knew what trim level it was, and that she thought the globe design was ugly. Ha ha. I guess we don't need no stinking badges either.... at least not that one.
Interesting. How did she take it off? Was it easy / straightforward? I might do that too.
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Re: Adding skid plates for 2016 WK2: Do I go with Jeep's ORA-II plates?

Very easy. I've "debadged" cars/trucks before. Clearly she's been watching me. You just need some fishing line, and little Dawn dish soap. Some guys use a heat gun, but that's not necessary and risks messing up the paint if you don't have experience with a heat gun.
Take the fishing line and lay it behind the badge. Then making a "sawing" motion, work the fishing line behind the emblem (you're "cutting" the foam adhesive). Go all the way across, and then simply pull the emblem off. Most of the adhesive usually comes off with the emblem but to get the residue off, rub a little Dawn dish soap onto the goo left behind. Let it sit for about 5-10 minutes and then a rag (or even your finger) can rub the residual adhesive away.
I will generally wash the area, and put a little wax on just in case, but that's just be being picky.

You can have that badge off in 15 minutes, and that's including letting the Dawn soak for a bit.
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Re: Adding skid plates for 2016 WK2: Do I go with Jeep's ORA-II plates?

Cool, I will give that a... umm... shot, Shots. Thanks.
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Re: Adding skid plates for 2016 WK2: Do I go with Jeep's ORA-II plates?

Ha ha.... I see what you did there.
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Re: Adding skid plates for 2016 WK2: Do I go with Jeep's ORA-II plates?

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After a quick search, the prices posted on the first page are about normal. Each dealer has a different amount of mark up so there's no given number. FWIW, Steve White Motors in NC, seems to usually have the most competitive prices I've found for OEM parts. I've ordered parts from them cheaper than I was able to pick them up at my local dealer. You can search their parts database at stevewhiteparts.com. They are usually about 20% cheaper than MSRP, so I'd guess if there is a standard mark up it's probably around 15-20%. I imagine they're not selling at cost, but probably close to it since I rarely find someone cheaper.[/QUOTE]


For the parts I need, i checked SteveWhiteParts.com and found them to average 23% below MSRP and moparpartsoverstock 21% below MSRP

I've got to believe that both web stores need to make at least 15%-20% profit. That would suggest cost is in the range of 35%-40% of list price and likely more.

Perhaps dealers are paying more for parts and accessories than these web stores?






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I think the dealers have a pretty heafty markup on stuff like that. The full 5 plate skid package from the factory is only a $295 option and that's for them to install and still includes a great profit for them. Its just stamped steel that they chernout by the 10s of thousands, shipping weight is probably the manufacturers biggest cost on it. That's why you got to laugh when you see some dealers charging $800 to buy and install the 5 plates for probably 20 minutes on the lift. I paid $420 shipped for all 5 and did them myself. There was a guy on here whose wife ran over a bit of highway road debris and sliced open one of those plastic gas tanks, that's one time to be glad you have them. I think those two big plastic gas tanks hanging there are the most vulnerable thing there on or off road.
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Re: Adding skid plates for 2016 WK2: Do I go with Jeep's ORA-II plates?

Thanks for the info silvermax04
We'll most likely be doing 9,999 on pavement miles for every off-road mile but i agree they're nice to have when you least expect it!
It would've been nice to add them for only $300 but i didnt see that option on the MY16 75th Anni Limited build.
Hopefully I'll get a fair deal from my dealer. Cheers


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Re: Adding skid plates for 2016 WK2: Do I go with Jeep's ORA-II plates?

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Be advised, one of the transfer case skid plates does not fit the 2016 CRD, even though it is the part shown in Jeep's system for the 2016. Of the two pieces shown in the above picture, the larger one does not fit. The 2016 has a different bolt pattern. The smaller piece fits.

Now I have to solve this problem - unprotected transfer case. My dealer is looking into it to see if the wrong part # is in their parts system for the 2016. Note that these part #s aboce do fit the 2014 CRDs.
Did the dealer remove the donut damper from the transfer case skid plate before installing? With the Diesel engine grand Cherokee, the exhaust pipe has a damper that occupies the same space as the metal donut. Remove the metal donut, the transfer case plate should be able to mount on.
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