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wjs81866 12-27-2010 02:34 PM

weight of Offroad II skid plates?
 
Anyone know what the total approximate weight is for the skid plates in the off-road II package?

Bucky 12-27-2010 03:07 PM

Re: weight of Offroad II skid plates?
 
I think in the Jeep engineers' chat they said about 90 lbs +/- all in.

whatevrworks 12-29-2010 09:00 PM

Re: weight of Offroad II skid plates?
 
I can tell you the front axle is 15.5 pounds, transfer case is 23.8 pounds, I will get you the fuel tank one when it come in. My guess is around 40 pounds or so based on the size it will have to be.

dwaleke 01-06-2011 07:21 PM

Re: weight of Offroad II skid plates?
 
I just bought all 3 and the shipping weight was 108lbs. Not sure if that is an estimate or if they were really weighed by UPS/shipper.

Hogs 01-06-2011 07:59 PM

Re: weight of Offroad II skid plates?
 
90 lbs is correct. I ordered them to have them since they are cheaper from Mfg than aftermarket. But I thought I would take them off (for fuel savings) until I went off road, which then I'd put them on.
But after running the numbers it might save me $500 over 10 years with them off vs. on. And that doesnt factor in any aero advantage (if any) I might gain by having them on.
They're staying on.

Bucky 01-06-2011 08:18 PM

Re: weight of Offroad II skid plates?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Hogs (Post 329690)
90 lbs is correct. I ordered them to have them since they are cheaper from Mfg than aftermarket. But I thought I would take them off (for fuel savings) until I went off road, which then I'd put them on.
But after running the numbers it might save me $500 over 10 years with them off vs. on. And that doesnt factor in any aero advantage (if any) I might gain by having them on.
They're staying on.

Great post. I agree, it's hard to add 90 lbs to the weight of your vehicle when you probably don't need the plates the vast majority of the time, but as you point out, it's really a negligible difference fuel efficiency-wise.


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