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Re: New overland 4x4 should something be covering these wires underneath?

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Weight and the subsequent mpg hit.

I cannot imagine how a few pieces of steel totaling at most a few pounds can have an appreciable difference. A 250 lb driver vs. a 200 driver would make a far bigger difference.
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Re: New overland 4x4 should something be covering these wires underneath?

Ok. Thanks for the replies. Just making sure everything is as it should be.
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Re: New overland 4x4 should something be covering these wires underneath?

If the WK2 had plastic belly pans covering the entire bottom, I'd bet it would pick up a couple MPG from aero benefits alone and it would be cleaner looking, but that does not make any sense to me in a vehicle that is ready for the trails. If Jeep did that, there'd be a hundred posts here of the "belly pan removal mod." Chrysler just saved everyone a step.
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Re: New overland 4x4 should something be covering these wires underneath?

Easy answer. 99.9% of JGC never see the trails. Why would Jeep want to spend the money and then make us pay for something most of us will never use. And they have a solution. We can always order the optional pans.
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Re: New overland 4x4 should something be covering these wires underneath?

If you find a aftermarket skip plate or pan for this let me know. I have factory skip plate on and they don't cover that section. Just this weekend driving to a hiking trail got a large branch kick back up to that section almost got caught to those wires. Actually one of those wire did got a slight cut to the outer wiring tape.

I really don't care of 99.9% of JGC never see the trails or not the bottom point is it's still a JEEP.
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Re: New overland 4x4 should something be covering these wires underneath?

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If you find a aftermarket skip plate or pan for this let me know. I have factory skip plate on and they don't cover that section. Just this weekend driving to a hiking trail got a large branch kick back up to that section almost got caught to those wires. Actually one of those wire did got a slight cut to the outer wiring tape.

I really don't care of 99.9% of JGC never see the trails or not the bottom point is it's still a JEEP.
I didn't think it seemed that far fetch to run over or back over a branch or brush that may find it's way into that area.... I'll let you know if there is a option for covering that area.
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