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Hayseed_wk2 03-20-2014 07:33 PM

Skid Plate
 
Looking to put skid plates on my 2014 summit.

What is the protective plate (rather large) in the center of the vehicle - approx right under the driver seat?

How difficult is it to install the front suspension and transfer plates? Beside the fuel (not sure I will do that one), are there any other skid plates needed?

Are these the correct part numbers?
Transfer case: 82211994AB
Front suspension: 82211995

How much is a good labor estimate for a dealer to install?

jacko15 03-20-2014 08:14 PM

Re: Skid Plate
 
Several threads about skid plates on the forum, some even have pictures and install tips. Try out the search function.

mfa81 03-21-2014 10:36 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Hayseed_wk2 (Post 995033)
How much is a good labor estimate for a dealer to install?


I was quoted $616.86 to install all of them...

$481 parts + $135 labor, but mever showed up to do it ;-)

eibyer 03-21-2014 11:11 AM

Re: Skid Plate
 
Save the cash and do it yourself. Two people preferrably, a floor jack to help raise the plates and ramps to give you more wiggle room under the GC. I waited to install until I had like 1/8 tank of gas left (maybe less), did not have to support the gas tank while installing the plates.

GCLimited 03-21-2014 11:57 AM

Re: Skid Plate
 
I've installed the skid plate up front, and the two in the middle...piece of cake. Did it with the front end up on Rhino ramps, and a little foot high stool to hold one end of the skid plate. I even took them off my 2014 Limited to re-install on my 2014 Overland! I have no plans to do the rear gas tank skid plates anytime soon.

Post #37...

http://www.jeepgarage.org/f109/skid-...h-55640-4.html

http://i995.photobucket.com/albums/a...ps2967b520.jpg
http://i995.photobucket.com/albums/a...ps852ca0a1.jpg

AquaForester 03-21-2014 12:06 PM

Re: Skid Plate
 
Which would you say is the most important plate to install. Is it the front suspension?

zhenya 03-21-2014 12:42 PM

Re: Skid Plate
 
The price of all the skid plates is relatively inexpensive - I think if you're going to get 1, might as well get all 3

AquaForester 03-21-2014 12:50 PM

Re: Skid Plate
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by zhenya (Post 995486)
The price of all the skid plates is relatively inexpensive - I think if you're going to get 1, might as well get all 3

I was probably going to do it myself, so looks like the front suspension is the easiest to do, but yeah your right would end up with all 3 eventually.

eibyer 03-21-2014 01:30 PM

Re: Skid Plate
 
I wanted to do the gas tank first but decided on doing all of it. I would be mad if I damaged something that could have been protected to begin with.

AquaForester 03-21-2014 02:12 PM

Re: Skid Plate
 
Which area has a factory (plastic plate) is that the fuel tank or something else I forget?

AAAA 03-22-2014 01:03 PM

Re: Skid Plate
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by mfa81 (Post 995415)
I was quoted $616.86 to install all of them...

$481 parts + $135 labor, but mever showed up to do it ;-)

If that is in USD, it is a lot. My dealer installed front axle and transfer case plates 2 years ago for about $350, parts and labor. BTW I believe the fuel tank skid plate is actually 2 plates.

GCLimited 03-22-2014 02:05 PM

Re: Skid Plate
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by AAAA (Post 995970)

BTW I believe the fuel tank skid plate is actually 2 plates.

You are correct sir.


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