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post #31 of 37 Old 05-19-2011, 01:36 PM
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I know that bumzo and myself have have zip ties through that wrap through the hole in the bolt and d-ring. Not gonna stop someone but will take longer for them. Or even stop them..
Haha I do too. Thats funny


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post #32 of 37 Old 05-23-2011, 11:06 AM Thread Starter
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Well after paintball on sunday we attempted to put some of the skids in place:







After looking at the fuel tank skid we realized we didn't have time to do the back skids so we decided to just put on the front ones. So we take off the plastic piece that's in place of the front suspension skid, get ready to bolt her on and we find out that some ******* broke two bolts clean off and left them stuck in the holes:



Tried to remove the pieces with an easy out and we weren't having much luck.

When all was said and done we only got the front 4xguard skid on:



I'm a little worried about the bolts up front as they don't seem very tight in the holes even though they're bolted all the way down... Should I have cut off the park of the plastic piece that was in the way for the front of the mounts?

'05 WK 4x4 QT2 4.7l v8 | Superchips | Saguaro 3/4" shackle mounts | 4xguard Front and Belly Guard
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post #33 of 37 Old 08-05-2011, 11:34 AM Thread Starter
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Just got the belly guard installed last night... I'm a little worried though because I don't have the tcase skid and so I couldn't get the bolts to screw in all the way... Feels like if I torque it anymore it's going to strip them out... It feels solid though, it has a little play up and down but it was so minimal I barely noticed. I couldn't move it forward and backwards.

Hopefully once I get the fuel tank skid on (Mechanic that I was going to pay to do it ****ed up and thought the skid that's on there right now was the same one I bought with the mounting bracket for the tcase skid... So I couldn't get either of them on. Here's a pic:



Any idea on whether or not those bolts will be ok? It's making me a little nervous I think it should be alright.

'05 WK 4x4 QT2 4.7l v8 | Superchips | Saguaro 3/4" shackle mounts | 4xguard Front and Belly Guard
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post #34 of 37 Old 08-06-2011, 02:42 AM
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It all looks good. I hope your using some locktite if you feel those bolts and screw are loose.
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post #35 of 37 Old 08-22-2011, 05:27 AM
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Got the Jeep back today, installed Superchips as soon as I got home. Now I'm just waiting for the stock skids and saguaro shackle mounts to get here to install them. Next purchase: 4xguard belly and front guard.
Any performance or MPG gains from installing the tuner?
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post #36 of 37 Old 08-22-2011, 05:50 AM
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Just got the belly guard installed last night... I'm a little worried though because I don't have the tcase skid and so I couldn't get the bolts to screw in all the way... Feels like if I torque it anymore it's going to strip them out... It feels solid though, it has a little play up and down but it was so minimal I barely noticed. I couldn't move it forward and backwards.

Hopefully once I get the fuel tank skid on (Mechanic that I was going to pay to do it ****ed up and thought the skid that's on there right now was the same one I bought with the mounting bracket for the tcase skid... So I couldn't get either of them on. Here's a pic:



Any idea on whether or not those bolts will be ok? It's making me a little nervous I think it should be alright.
If I understand you correctly, the bolts are tight but bottomed out before snuugging up the skid. If that's the case, why not just throw on a washer or two?
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post #37 of 37 Old 02-12-2015, 09:42 AM
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I have the same color wk as you and I'm interested to see how yours looks after you built it up a little bit more? Any chance you can post some more pics on here?
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