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WK2 Sump Protection Plate

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I've created this thread to provide updates and gather feedback on the development of Chief Products 'Sump Protection Plate'.

As many of you probably know, WK2s only have a plastic (2011-2012) or plastic/felt (2013+) unit protecting the front underside of the vehicle. Sadly, Jeep & Mopar currently offer no skid plate protection for this area.

For many, this is one of the first parts you break off-road. It protects a critical area (see photos below) as well as holding the inner wheel well liners in place. Considering the dealer in Brisbane charged me $388.04 for a new unit, plus $4.56 for fasteners, plus GST, plus installation to replace the plastic unit when it broke off-road. I thought it might be a good idea to create a more sturdy version.

Here are a few photos:

STOCK VERSION (INSTALLED)


STOCK VERSION (BROKEN)


WHAT IT PROTECTS


WHAT IT PROTECTS 2


CHIEF PRODUCTS - PROTOTYPE V1 (INSTALLED - FRONT AIR DAM REMOVED)


CHIEF PRODUCTS - PROTOTYPE V1 (INSTALLED)


CHIEF PRODUCTS - PROTOTYPE V1 (OFF-ROAD TESTING)
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Oooh nice. How do we get a bunch of this to the US :)
If the liners are attached to the protection plate, have you tried driving the GC at highway speeds without ripping off the liners or is that still something we should avoid.

Removing the front air dam when you get to the trail is such a hassle. When you do remove it, you'd need extra space to store it.
Is there a ballpark price for this yet? Need to start saving up pennies lol.
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