Originally Posted by MarkinVan
I got the factory skid plate option here in Canada, looking under the truck there are a couple of skid plates that are actually made out same kind of pressed fiber as the fender well liners. Not sure which one of those should be upgraded to real skid plates. There was a short cut straight up the hill that had one touch on one of the plates even though I was at the highest lift, getting back on the main trail off the steep shortcut at the top.
The tow hooks are first mode that I plan to do as it is really practical.
The '15 WK2 Summit EcoDiesel is so much more compared to my V8 '04 Limited WJ with 2" BDS Lift.
My wife thought the WJ with the lift was a Tonka toy.
The Summit in the city, she thinks is a good way to enjoy the efforts of your labour.
It like the wolf is sheep's clothing, a bit of a sleeper.
I'm pretty sure the lower front facia adds to the fuel economy as well as the fender flares it has.
I do see that as a bit of a dilemma trying to cross onto some deactivated roads off road.
I would like to find a body shop do a custom install of that front skid plate and work out a way to have a detachable front lower fascia but no panic to get that done.
I love all the extra features of the Summit and it rocks for Roadtrip with a couple of off road side tours.
The fiberboard under there is covering the transmission, on my hemi its made of plastic not sure why they decided not to have a steal skid on something as critical as a plastic transmission pan, plastic guarding plastic. There is an after market skid for the trans, I think the company is called chef? the Aussies talk about them a lot.
concerning the hooks here is how some of us have done them
2014 Summit Front Tow Hooks
not sure there is a quick easy solution to the front air dam. I have had it off so it does come off just not as quickly or easily as an overland. I don't do anything challenging enough off road that it is an issue so I never looked into it.
Nice picture below wish I had that type of trails around here with those views.