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post #1 of 24 Old 03-23-2012, 09:29 AM Thread Starter
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Skid Plates

I know there is a lot of posts regarding Skid Plates, but I have not seen an answer to my question, and the dealership is no help.

I have a 2012 Overland with the off road package which includes a few nice things and a full array of skid plates. However, there is one skid plate that is plastic, near the passengers side. There has been postings that call out part number 68069365AA to replace a plastic skid plate. But that part number is on my Jeep and is metal. The dealership is telling me that the plastic shield is under my tranny. This can't be. Help

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post #2 of 24 Old 03-23-2012, 10:29 AM
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#6 in this figure is the plate that gets discussed as plastic or steel. It should be steel on an ORA that has fuel tank shields. it connects between 2 (transfer case shield) and 8 (fuel tank shield) There some other "pans" that are plastic regardless.
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There you go.
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I got that #6 part installed with the front axle and transfer case skids by an autobody shop I use since my GC didn't come with the skid plates from the factory. I'll add the fuel tank ones eventually. My Jeep dealer kept telling me that I couldn't install the brake/fuel line skid strip (#6) because my VIN didn't allow for it. Apparently Jeep doesn't train their parts guys very well or else they would have seen that the #6 skid replaces the stock plastic one for non-skid plate group equipped GCs.

I had to just have my go-to autobody place order everything and install them because I was tired of explaining to Jeep what I wanted and have them basically say I was dumb for asking.

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I went back to the dealership and they put it up on the rack. My plastic cover\shield\ is the one behind the oil pan skid plate, it's under the tranny oil pan, before the transfer case. Right in the center of the Jeep. Refer to the picture by superserialMBP. Is this normal? If I roll a rock under the oil pan and hit that plastic cover I'll bust it up.
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Super - how much did the auto body shop charge you to do the install? Did you go with the factory skids?
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I ordered the off road package so the skid plates came with it, from the factory. I'm just wondering why there is a plastic cover under the transmission pan, and not a metal skid plate.
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Super - how much did the auto body shop charge you to do the install? Did you go with the factory skids?
I had the autobody shop order the factory skids for me for basically the same price as Mopar lists, maybe a couple bucks under. The autobody shop charged me $130 labor for them. Jeep quoted me $175 labor so I was okay with that. I think others have gotten them installed for less on this forum, but $130 was okay for me for labor.

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I ordered the off road package so the skid plates came with it, from the factory. I'm just wondering why there is a plastic cover under the transmission pan, and not a metal skid plate.

Weight savings?

Likely the same reason they use plastic shields on the gas tanks of GM & Ford trucks and SUV's.

I kind scratched my head about why our WK used plastic, but then it doesn't matter as I'm not going to be wheeling it hard enough to have to worry about causing real damage.

Our JKU Rubicon didn't even come with any skids for the oil pan or transmission. I guess that's why the aftermarket stepped up to address this.

Sure my rig has seen the trail, but I wheel it like a soccer mom looking for a parking spot at Nordstroms.
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I'm begining to assume that all 2012 JGC have the same plastic cover as mine. I'm not really too worried at this point because I have two old Jeeps for serious off road. This baby is for Forest Roads.
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Zj 2012 Grand Charokee Overland Summit

I just installed all 5 steel skid plates on my 2012 Overland Summit. They fit ine and were easy to install
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I just installed all 5 steel skid plates on my 2012 Overland Summit. They fit ine and were easy to install
Did you have to mess with the fuel tanks to get the fuel tank skids to fit? I can't remember exactly but I thought you had to manipulate the fuel tanks to make the skids fit.

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When u installed the transmission skid plate did u have to remove the 2 small steel braces ?
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