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spinxt 03-03-2013 08:21 AM

Skid Plates..I'm confused.
 
Through searching this site and some online vendors, I have determined that there are three areas where skid plates can protect the bottom of my 2011 Overland.

1) Front Axle

2) Transfer Case

3) Fuel Tanks

Here's my question. Based on the installation instructions, it appears that none of these skid plates cover the area forward of the front axle where the plastic cover is. Underneath that plastic cover are some very important things (oil pan, oil filter, etc).

Why would this area not be protected?

canis 03-03-2013 08:56 AM

Can't answer that, other than to say Rocky Road Outfitters makes one. *credit - jcarone*

Todd3.6 03-03-2013 09:47 PM

Re: Skid Plates..I'm confused.
 
Jeep/Mopar has a front skid plate to protect the oil pan.

Part Number: 82211995

Amazon has it for $100.

RageOfFury 03-03-2013 09:51 PM

The front axle skid plate protects the oil pan on my 3.6L.

spinxt 03-03-2013 10:05 PM

Re: Skid Plates..I'm confused.
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Todd3.6 (Post 772162)
Jeep/Mopar has a front skid plate to protect the oil pan.

Part Number: 82211995

Amazon has it for $100.

That is the front axle plate....it does not protect the oil pan (at least with the HEMI). If you notice that black plastic piece in the picture (forward of the axle skid plate), there's a squarish shaped hole. That's where the oil pan/filter is on the 5.7.

JeepGuy026 03-04-2013 09:47 AM

Don't forget there's a Fuel Line Skid Plate as well

berk483 03-04-2013 01:10 PM

Re: Skid Plates..I'm confused.
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by JeepGuy026 (Post 772419)
Don't forget there's a Fuel Line Skid Plate as well



Just to expand on that, it is not available as an aftermarket part from outside sites. You will need to go to the parts counter at a dealership and purchase it that way. I forget what the exact part # is but if you search through the threads on skid plates it should be in there somewhere.

ClarkeyWKCRD 03-06-2013 11:34 PM

Rocky Road Outfitters have a fuel line skid plate.

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

fwdjeep 03-06-2013 11:40 PM

Re: Skid Plates..I'm confused.
 
I have factory fitted skid plates BUT
I notice that there is no protection over / covering rear alloy diff
Just waiting to be smashed to peices

ClarkeyWKCRD 03-07-2013 03:48 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by spinxt (Post 771613)
Here's my question. Based on the installation instructions, it appears that none of these skid plates cover the area forward of the front axle where the plastic cover is. Underneath that plastic cover are some very important things (oil pan, oil filter, etc).

Why would this area not be protected?

ASFIR4x4 make something but i think it's a bit pricy. Here's their link and the link to another thread.
http://asfir4x4.com/catalog-jeep
http://www.jeepgarage.org/f190/front-skid-plate-for-wk2-52330.html

mango 03-27-2014 06:00 PM

Re: Skid Plates..I'm confused.
 
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