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I will add skid plates to my 2016 Grand Cherokee (Diesel, if it matters). It does not have the ORA-II (Off Road Adventure 2) package but does have the rear ELSD.

What skid plates do the offroad folks with WK2s here recommend? Links helpful.

For the ORA-II package it's a bit of a mystery. My dealer says there are three but on Jeep.com when you build a 2016, adding the ORA-II package lists 5 items not 3. Why the difference?

Dealership's list:
► Front Axle Skid Plate, part # 82211995, $193.00
► Fuel Tank Skid Plate, part # 82211999, $217.00
► Transfer Case Skid Plate, part # 82211994AB, $101.00

Jeep.com says:
► Front Suspension Skid Plate
► Fuel Tank Skid Plate Shield
► Skid Plate Group (whatever that is)
► Transfer Case Skid Plate
► Underbody Skid Plate

Why aren't the lists the same for ORA-II?
 

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Two of the part numbers contain two skids each. Three part numbers equals five skids is correct
Thank you, how did you know that? Is this something I can look up?
 

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Back in 2015 the skid plate option on our Summit listed the four you have mentioned. The line item option cost was $295.00. If you are ordering, that is a bargain compared to $511.00 purchasing separately after purchase. Looking at the under body of our WK2 they provide great protection to components. Money well spent!
 

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Thank you, how did you know that? Is this something I can look up?
I ordered them and did the install myself on my summit about two years ago and that was how they came. The GC has two gas tanks so those come together and I don't remember off hand which other two were grouped together. The install is fairly easy a floor jack can help you steady the gas tank skids as they are the more awkward ones to work with. but they all just bolt up fairly quick.
 

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These look awesome. Thank you, xJoshxx, have you installed them?
I have not installed cheifs I've seen them and are heavy duty there's another company also in USA making them there on the forums I'll have to find them.

Being mines an srt I chose to install the the factory off road plates. As I drive this in the winter etc also.

Found it http://shieldproductions.com/products.html
 

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I have not installed cheifs I've seen them and are heavy duty there's another company also in USA making them there on the forums I'll have to find them.

Being mines an srt I chose to install the the factory off road plates. As I drive this in the winter etc also.

Found it Wk2 Full Harness a Def Injector Skid plates for EcoDiesel and other Jeep Models
Looks good. There, I found the $269.00 front sump plate:

Shield Productions WK2 Front Sump Skid Plate for Gas and Diesel Jeep Models

And their $770 combo package:
Shield Productions WK2 Full Harness Shield for Jeep Grand Cherokee 2014 - 2015

Worth considering, thanks.
 

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The Jeep ORA-II skid plates came in. Dealership to install next Wed (parts & labor paid by Jeep from my lemon law replacement case).

For reference here are pics.

All 3 kits (5 plates); my flip-flops are for scale.

Near: Front Skid Plate, 1 piece
Medium: Transfer Case Skid Plate, 2 pcs
Far: Fuel Tank Skid Plate, 2 pieces
ImageUploadedByJeepGarage1464233099.716060.jpg

Again, my flip-flops are there for scale.

Front Skid Plate - comes in a bag
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Transfer Case Skid Plate - 2 pieces, they come in a box
(may be upside down, no idea why)
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Fuel Tank Skid Plate - 2 pieces, they come in a large box
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Be advised, one of the transfer case skid plates does not fit the 2016 CRD, even though it is the part shown in Jeep's system for the 2016. Of the two pieces shown in the above picture, the larger one does not fit. The 2016 has a different bolt pattern. The smaller piece fits.

Now I have to solve this problem - unprotected transfer case. My dealer is looking into it to see if the wrong part # is in their parts system for the 2016. Note that these part #s aboce do fit the 2014 CRDs.
 
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Hi echo7tango
this is great info, thanks!
I'm looking to do the same thing on our 2016 JGC Limited 75th Anniversary
4x4. We have tow package and 20" stock wheels. We did not opt for ORA2 but would like to add skid plates.

So, you state that the larger transfer skid does not fit the 2016 CRD. What is CRD ?

Also, anybody know what percentage the accessories are marked up?

Thx!


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Hi echo7tango
this is great info, thanks!
I'm looking to do the same thing on our 2016 JGC Limited 75th Anniversary
4x4. We have tow package and 20" stock wheels. We did not opt for ORA2 but would like to add skid plates.

So, you state that the larger transfer skid does not fit the 2016 CRD. What is CRD ?

Also, anybody know what percentage the accessories are marked up?

Thx!


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CRD is my shorthand for EcoDiesel. I don't want to use ED because that might sound like a viagra commercial. CRD is 'common-rail diesel' which the engine is.

Apologies for any confusion. You may be okay with yours if it is a gas engine JGC. Hopefully you are.

BTW I like the 75 anniversary badge but mine is not a 75th Anniversary Edition. I bought the badges and will put them on mine, since I am celebrating with my 2016 model year.

I'm not buying any trail rated badges even though once the plates are on, mine essentially is trail rated. I don't care about that badge.
 

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Anybody have an idea on the dealer markup on accessories/parts? I'm trying to negotiate a deal and would be helpful to know if parts department has good margin on things like skid plates. Thanks!


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We don't need no stinking badges!��
Funny you should say that, because my wife (having had the Jeep all of about a week) took the Overland badge of the rear. She said she didn't care if people knew what trim level it was, and that she thought the globe design was ugly. Ha ha. I guess we don't need no stinking badges either.... at least not that one.

Anybody have an idea on the dealer markup on accessories/parts? I'm trying to negotiate a deal and would be helpful to know if parts department has good margin on things like skid plates. Thanks!
After a quick search, the prices posted on the first page are about normal. Each dealer has a different amount of mark up so there's no given number. FWIW, Steve White Motors in NC, seems to usually have the most competitive prices I've found for OEM parts. I've ordered parts from them cheaper than I was able to pick them up at my local dealer. You can search their parts database at stevewhiteparts.com. They are usually about 20% cheaper than MSRP, so I'd guess if there is a standard mark up it's probably around 15-20%. I imagine they're not selling at cost, but probably close to it since I rarely find someone cheaper.
 

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Funny you should say that, because my wife (having had the Jeep all of about a week) took the Overland badge of the rear. She said she didn't care if people knew what trim level it was, and that she thought the globe design was ugly. Ha ha. I guess we don't need no stinking badges either.... at least not that one.
Interesting. How did she take it off? Was it easy / straightforward? I might do that too.
 

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Very easy. I've "debadged" cars/trucks before. Clearly she's been watching me. :) You just need some fishing line, and little Dawn dish soap. Some guys use a heat gun, but that's not necessary and risks messing up the paint if you don't have experience with a heat gun.
Take the fishing line and lay it behind the badge. Then making a "sawing" motion, work the fishing line behind the emblem (you're "cutting" the foam adhesive). Go all the way across, and then simply pull the emblem off. Most of the adhesive usually comes off with the emblem but to get the residue off, rub a little Dawn dish soap onto the goo left behind. Let it sit for about 5-10 minutes and then a rag (or even your finger) can rub the residual adhesive away.
I will generally wash the area, and put a little wax on just in case, but that's just be being picky.

You can have that badge off in 15 minutes, and that's including letting the Dawn soak for a bit.
 
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Cool, I will give that a... umm... shot, Shots. Thanks.
 

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Ha ha.... I see what you did there. :D
 
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