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Old 04-09-2011, 09:35 PM   #301
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I'll check my sheet in a minute and the underside of my Rubicon tomorrow.
Damn shame what passes for a skid plate these days.

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Old 04-09-2011, 10:09 PM   #302
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Well I went outside and checked my paperwork. It said that I had a transfer case and a fuel tank plate and that's what I have underneath, nothing else.

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Well I went outside and checked my paperwork. It said that I had a transfer case and a fuel tank plate and that's what I have underneath, nothing else.
Same here! Window sticker only references two plates. I have an auto. At least I got a bar. Better than nothing. And hopefully I don't overheat.

Time will tell. If I scrape a lot in what I do I will switch to 35s. If I still scrape then maybe aftermarket plates.

Have to figure out what type of driving I will normal do when Offroad. Those that say drive stock to see what you need know what they are talking about. Ita good advice.
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Old 04-10-2011, 08:24 AM   #304
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How can I figure out if the Jeep Wrangler Unlimited sold and assembled in Egypt should have the skid plates? :-o
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Old 04-10-2011, 07:54 PM   #305
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09 must not have this problem ... at-least not mine..lucky me cheers for the info!
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So... I don't know if I have all the skids or not. If I do, there's not much to them...

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Old 04-11-2011, 03:57 PM   #307
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So... I don't know if I have all the skids or not. If I do, there's not much to them...

Awesome!! Your Tranny Skid Plate is SEXY!
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Old 04-14-2011, 08:17 PM   #308
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So... I don't know if I have all the skids or not. If I do, there's not much to them...

Where is that? Looks like a great place to park and work on the underside.
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Old 04-14-2011, 08:20 PM   #309
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My build sheet only mentions two plates. I have the little bar. Bought my Black Ops edition two weeks ago.
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Old 04-14-2011, 08:23 PM   #310
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That "little bar" as you described it, will one day save your life while other Jeeps auto transmission melt onto the highway causing a 10 car pileup.
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That "little bar" as you described it, will one day save your life while other Jeeps auto transmission melt onto the highway causing a 10 car pileup.
Works for me.
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Old 04-14-2011, 09:07 PM   #312
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Here is the update from Chrysler customer service:

Your dealer was correct. Indeed, there was a running production change ( not an uncommon practice in manufacturing) and the response I received from Jeep Quality is as follows:

JK Automatic Transmission vehicles continue to have OEM installed underbody protection for the transmission
• The stamped beam and plate assembly was changed in late 2010MY as a running change to a “bar” configuration
• The new configuration was verified to meet the same performance level as the previous design
• Jeep.com images weren’t updated at the time of change (updated 4/5/11)

Website corrections are/were in process.
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Old 04-15-2011, 09:01 AM   #313
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Where is that? Looks like a great place to park and work on the underside.
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Old 04-15-2011, 01:16 PM   #314
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My 2010 JK Islander has the Auto trans Skid plate and the build date was 3/10
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Old 04-17-2011, 12:22 PM   #315
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the response I received from Jeep Quality is as follows:

JK Automatic Transmission vehicles continue to have OEM installed underbody protection for the transmission

I went over to my local dealer and I saw the bar, but it is actually behind the transmission. The transfer case has a stamped shield but not the tranny.

• The new configuration was verified to meet the same performance level as the previous design
Who "verified" it ?. I would guess 3 guys drinking coffee sitting around a table in Detroit.

And the million dollar question: Indeed, there was a running production change .....WHY ????
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Old 04-21-2011, 05:32 AM   #316
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just got a new 2011 Rubicon and sure enough no skid plates.
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Old 04-22-2011, 10:12 PM   #317
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missing skid plates and gas tank

My 2010 JK sport was made in July and has all 3 skid plates. The gas tank plate isn't big enough. The front lower area of the gas tank plastic is exposed. I plan on building an addition to the skid plate there. Also the trans. skid plate lets snow and ice slide up between the trans. pan and skid plate. I will add a plate to the front area to deflect everything downward under the plate.
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My 2010 JK sport was made in July and has all 3 skid plates. The gas tank plate isn't big enough. The front lower area of the gas tank plastic is exposed. I plan on building an addition to the skid plate there. Also the trans. skid plate lets snow and ice slide up between the trans. pan and skid plate. I will add a plate to the front area to deflect everything downward under the plate.
Just remember that, according to jeep/chrysler, the whole reason they went to the bar was because of tranny overheating issues. Adding a plate infront of your existing plate will block even more airflow. Just something to consider.
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^ I don't think Chrysler gave a reason as to why they switched to a bar. My guess is it was because of the tranny overheating issue. But to remove the plate as a fix isn't addressing the real problem, poor transmission design. And they know it which is why the silence regarding the reason behind the design change.
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Just remember that, according to jeep/chrysler, the whole reason they went to the bar was because of tranny overheating issues. Adding a plate infront of your existing plate will block even more airflow. Just something to consider.
Thanks. With overheating in mind, I'll drill holes in the plate for maximum air flow but will still block the snow and ice sheets.
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Old 04-27-2011, 09:28 AM   #321
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all i have to say is people that are worried about the skid plates on a vehicle they bought over a year ago probably havent gotten much use out of them,,quit buggin,,i have a 2011 jku and im pretty sure if i was planning on wheeling this thing i'd go for some better armour than what jeep supplies.

take it for what its worth,,but how many of you would be buggin if this thread was never posted..
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Old 04-27-2011, 05:06 PM   #322
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how can I tell if I am indeed "buggin"?
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I think people who go wheeling break something on their Jeep just about every time. It's not like a skid plate is going to matter.
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It's more of a matter of being sold something with listed parts and not getting what you paid for. And not getting a decent explanation.
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^^they wanted you to save on gas millage
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This really amazes me-

11 pages over a modified $25 dollar skid plate/bar -

Whats the jeep world coming to ??

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^^ i couldnt agree more.

i also agree with getting what you are suppose to get,but to a certain extent..i mean,had my fifth wheel been missing,sure im going to get it,,but i found skidplates on ebay that i would swap out in a heartbeat.
so why waste my breath pi55ing off my dealer?? cause when a real problem arises he's just going to think im a douche looking for a handout.

before you get bent out of shape,i like my dealer. he worked with us through and through to make sure we got what we wanted. and im sure if i was missing skids and wanted them he'd help me out..

but c'mon people, OWN THAT JEEP!!!!!!!!!!!
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sealie, I think you are little late to the party, but your comments are welcome of course. So I guess in your world, your behavior and decisions revolve around your not wanting to upset the dealer?

Chucky is spot on. Read his comments again.

The point is, for those of you who missed it, is that it appears now when you buy a brand new Jeep, you do not get what you paid for. That to me is what the Jeep world is coming to.
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sealie, I think you are little late to the party, but your comments are welcome of course. So I guess in your world, your behavior and decisions revolve around your not wanting to upset the dealer?

Chucky is spot on. Read his comments again.

The point is, for those of you who missed it, is that it appears now when you buy a brand new Jeep, you do not get what you paid for. That to me is what the Jeep world is coming to.
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