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nlowell 08-24-2011 10:42 PM

Need Help - Gas Tank Skid Plates
 
Guys, I need some help from someone who installed the gas tank skid plates. Everything was going great until I was finishing up the drivers side and noticed that a stock plastic skid plate which covers some gas lines doesn't fit over top of the fuel tank skid plate. :confused: :confused:

I don't really want to remove the plastic piece and leave the gas lines exposed, but I don't see any way to keep it on... What have other people done? Any idea?


Photo 1: Plastic piece from afar
Photo 2: Plastic piece from front to back
Photo 3: Lines under the plastic piece
Photo 4: Where it hits the skid plate

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-Q...to%2525204.JPG

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-S...to%2525201.JPG

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-x...to%2525202.JPG

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-V...to%2525203.JPG

nlowell 08-24-2011 10:58 PM

Re: Need Help - Gas Tank Skid Plates
 
ok, looking at the picture below, it appears there is some sort of protection piece between the middle and fuel tank skid plate but it is shorter and ends well before it touches the fuel tank skid plate..... I'm confused....

http://www.fileden.com/files/2009/4/...d%20Plates.jpg

nlowell 08-25-2011 12:23 AM

Re: Need Help - Gas Tank Skid Plates
 
Update: I removed the plastic piece and wasn't happy with how exposed it left the gas lines....sooooo.....I brought out the hacksaw and dremel tool.

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-_...to%2525201.JPG

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-r...to%2525202.JPG

Fits perfect now and all is still protected =)

Can someone move this thread to the troubleshooting/problems category? Thanks!

sined240 08-25-2011 06:18 AM

Re: Need Help - Gas Tank Skid Plates
 
others have trimmed theirs as well. any tips on installing the fuel tank skid plates? such as installing when the tank is almost empty, or anything else out of the norm?

nlowell 09-10-2011 10:11 AM

Sorry for the delay... Pretty straight forward. I did them both by myself. I only had about an 1/8 of a tank on purpose. I didn't support the gas tanks while I unbolted the existing bolts, I just released them slowly and the tank sagged a little. I then put the skid plate on a jack, balanced in the middle, and slowly raised it into place, adjusting/wiggling it in place since it is a tight fit. Once you get the fit right everything should line up. At least most of the holes would line up anyways. I would start with those holes and by the time I got back around to the one that wasn't quite lined up, it would be lined up. Not bad at all.

rb3wreath 09-10-2011 10:02 PM

Re: Need Help - Gas Tank Skid Plates
 
I hit the same problem installing mine. Later, when I was at a dealer, I took a peek at a Jeep that came from the factory with skid plates installed. The small plastic piece just in front of the driver's side gas tank skid plate was metal just like all the other skid plates...and it fit perfectly. Has anyone else seen this? Can it be purchased as an aftermarket item?

Also, just want to note that the Quadra-Lift air suspension makes projects like these a lot easier. Just dial in to the Off Road II setting and no jack needed. :)

JeepGuy026 09-11-2011 07:20 AM

Did the exact same thing with a dremel!!

Raptor 10-30-2011 02:32 PM

Re: Need Help - Gas Tank Skid Plates
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by rb3wreath (Post 482408)
I hit the same problem installing mine. Later, when I was at a dealer, I took a peek at a Jeep that came from the factory with skid plates installed. The small plastic piece just in front of the driver's side gas tank skid plate was metal just like all the other skid plates...and it fit perfectly. Has anyone else seen this? Can it be purchased as an aftermarket item?

Also, just want to note that the Quadra-Lift air suspension makes projects like these a lot easier. Just dial in to the Off Road II setting and no jack needed. :)

Does anyone have an answer to this? Can the OEM metal fuel line part be purchased separately? Anyone know or possibly have a part #?? Thanks

bbjrhome 10-30-2011 08:12 PM

Re: Need Help - Gas Tank Skid Plates
 
Here is the OEM part # from the parts listing catalog
04726085AB

Here is a steel version of it from Rockyroad. They call it the "Fuel line Skidplate at left replaces the flimsy plastic one under the driver's side door.

http://www.rocky-road.com/wk2-skidplate.html


I'm new to Jeep and this space. I'd call Rocky Road and see if their steel version works with factory skid plates.

Let us know how it goes.

Raptor 11-02-2011 07:45 PM

Re: Need Help - Gas Tank Skid Plates
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by bbjrhome (Post 506559)
Here is the OEM part # from the parts listing catalog
04726085AB

Here is a steel version of it from Rockyroad. They call it the "Fuel line Skidplate at left replaces the flimsy plastic one under the driver's side door.

http://www.rocky-road.com/wk2-skidplate.html


I'm new to Jeep and this space. I'd call Rocky Road and see if their steel version works with factory skid plates.

Let us know how it goes.

That part# is listed as a transfer case skid plate on my 2011PDF parts catalog. It superceeds to two part#'s in the 2012 PDF parts catalog

1.) Part# 68069365AA {X3F} MSRP $70.20 This may be the OEM metal skid shipped on WK2's with the X3F skid package.

2.) Part# 68137927AA {XEF,ERO} MSRP $88.00 I think this is the OEM metal transfer case skid shipped on WK2's with the skid package! This part is included in the Mopar #82211995 accessory "kit" that includes mounting bolts at a cheaper price than just the skid alone.

bbjrhome 11-04-2011 04:40 AM

Re: Need Help - Gas Tank Skid Plates
 
Yea, I noticed the description but then when you look at the image it's the right image seems like the descripption is wrong for the image.

Rockyroad had the proper description. None of the Jeep information I found did although the Jeep images were correct. I'm spending some time with the parts guy tomorrow and will definetly get the right part number if there is a Jeep option for a Steel OEM version. If not I'll just go witht he RR version. They have confirmed it works with the factory skid package.

Raptor 11-04-2011 12:06 PM

Re: Need Help - Gas Tank Skid Plates
 
Just to be clear although the Jeep parts PDF lists the part# number you posted as a "transfer case skid" plate it clearly is not!
I think they described it incorrectly in the 2011 parts PDF. The illustration for the part is correct as far as I can tell.

The transfer case skid is Mopar part#82211995 (this is the skid w/ mounting bolts ordered as a kit thru the accessory catalog)

I had my parts guy call a dealer that had the part# 68137927AA {XEF,ERO} MSRP $88.00 in stock, and he said that the part was in fact all metal. This part is included in the accessory catalog "kit" with mounting bolts, but costs more even though it doesn't come with mounting bolts!

Let us know what you find out.


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