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Unread 04-12-2013, 01:36 PM   #16
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Rugsucka, what (if any) mods did your 88 front skidplate need to fit your 00 XJ?

Was it bolt on? Any differences between different years of front skidplate?

Any idea why they changes part # a few times over the years?

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Unread 04-12-2013, 10:03 PM   #17
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Rugsucka, what (if any) mods did your 88 front skidplate need to fit your 00 XJ?

Was it bolt on? Any differences between different years of front skidplate?

Any idea why they changes part # a few times over the years?
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No mods required for the front skid plate at all. I used 3 holes that line up for the front crossmember - I think I used M6 hardware. 1 hole on the driver side, 2 on the passenger side - M10 hardware. (that's how the sides are made 1 and 2 holes in the bracket)

2. I don't know if there are differences or why they would change the numbers. Talk to Chryco about that one.

I have beat the crap out of this skid plate in the rocks, and if I had to do it all over again, I'd weld 1/2 round rod on the inside of the stamped ridges for strength. I'd also consider a second layer of L bracket along the bottom - I've had to beat it out a few times.

This will cover up everything fine up until 3", after that your Tie Rod is exposed.

Here's a picture of my first Gen gas skid modded from a few years ago, and a picture of the first Gen front mounted on my XJ from last fall - 5"
close-up-rear-skid-modified-2nd-gen.jpg   front-xj-quinn-loop.jpg  
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Unread 04-13-2013, 01:05 AM   #18
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You can buy a new front skid for $10.27 + shipping.

What does M6 and M10 hardware mean? Are those part numbers?
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Unread 04-13-2013, 01:23 AM   #19
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You can buy a new front skid for $10.27 + shipping.

What does M6 and M10 hardware mean? Are those part numbers?
They are types of fasteners.
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6mm & 10mm.
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Unread 04-13-2013, 01:30 AM   #21
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OK. Thanks!
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Unread 04-17-2013, 11:39 PM   #23
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Just order from Quadratec for $99. Free shipping. That is by far the best price on Internet for a new one, AFAIK.

The $10.27 price from Mopar Overstock was baloney because they don't have any. Permanently out of stock. They should keep their website more up to date.
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Unread 04-18-2013, 07:34 AM   #24
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Late to this thread, but most guys aren't big on a front skid plate for whatever reason... Especially I think if you lift your jeep. Says it doesn't protect much, if anything. With that said, I found one in a junk yard a couple years ago and bolted it on mine.
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Unread 04-18-2013, 11:06 AM   #25
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Late to this thread, but most guys aren't big on a front skid plate for whatever reason... Especially I think if you lift your jeep. Says it doesn't protect much, if anything. With that said, I found one in a junk yard a couple years ago and bolted it on mine.
It's 3"+ lift where the front OEM skid plate is not very useful. On less than 3" lift it is very useful. My lift is going to be 1.5". So front OEM skid plate will be great for me.
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Unread 04-18-2013, 11:14 AM   #26
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The Mopar Overstock place that listed it for $10.27 was full of beans. When I tried to order it, they are permanently out of stock.

Just ordered it new from Quadratec for $99. Free shipping. That was by far the cheapest price for a new one. Qtec says it is back ordered, but claims they will get it for me. We'll see.
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Unread 04-19-2013, 05:00 PM   #27
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I got a front skid plat off a 90 chero, it bolted right up to my wife's 98 not issues at all it fit perfectly.
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Unread 05-09-2013, 06:59 PM   #28
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I ordered from Quadratec an Omix-Ada replic of the OEM front skid.

$99 and free shipping!

No longer back ordered. It ships tomorrow!
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Unread 05-09-2013, 08:04 PM   #29
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Charley, lets see some pics of this thing when you get it built up, thanks!
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Unread 05-09-2013, 10:35 PM   #30
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Will do. My cousin is going to weld on a few Rugsucka strengthening improvements before we install it.

These ↓ are the improvements he will do:

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I have beat the crap out of this skid plate in the rocks, and if I had to do it all over again, I'd weld 1/2 round rod on the inside of the stamped ridges for strength. I'd also consider a second layer of L bracket along the bottom.
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