Jeep Wrangler Forum

Jeep Wrangler Forum (http://www.wranglerforum.com/)
-   JK General Discussion Forum (http://www.wranglerforum.com/f274/)
-   -   2010/11 Wrangler Owners BEWARE-missing skid plate(s) (http://www.wranglerforum.com/f274/2010-11-wrangler-owners-beware-missing-skid-plate-s-82352.html)

new_wrangler_owner 02-27-2011 10:55 PM

2010/11 Wrangler Owners BEWARE-missing skid plate(s)
 
Hello fellow wranglers :) 2010 - 2011 wrangler owners, did you check the underbody of your jeep when you received delivery?! Did you ask for your build sheet? I just purchased and received my 2011 wrangler. I specifically remember that on both the U.S and Canada Jeep site, stating that standard equipment are 3 skid plates on ALL Trims. Since I only remember checking the 2010 and 2011 jeep site, I can not speak for jeep models prior to 2010 equipped with all 3 skid plates.

After I got my jeep I inspected it and low and behold the tranny/oil pan skid plate was missing. Called chrysler - ohio plant, asked for my build sheet just to make sure. Verified all 3 skid plates should be included. Went to the dealer, hoisted my car, verified missing skid-plate, called Chrysler and told them about missing skid plate - still waiting on when the skid plate is ordered; however, while at the dealer, the shop manager/mechanic looked at all of the wranglers on the lot and ALL were missing the tranny/oil pan skid plate! Hmm.. At about 300.00?, for the price of that skid plate, times how many thousands of wranglers missing the plate?

hmm, that is a huge saving for chrysler - remember, skid plates are sourced out - purchased so the less skid plates purchased the greater the profit for Chrysler - this can be considered "theft", rip-off - remember, you are paying for this part, and notwithstanding hard core rock climbers of aftermarket skids claiming to be tougher than OEM skid plates, unless you are rock climbing the OEM skids do a great job at protecting you parts for your off-road trip; hence why they are included.

So let me know how many of you are missing your skid plates - if this is something Chrysler is doing on purpose to save money then it must be addressed because it is a rip off - dishonest and corrupt. Still waiting to hear form the dealer - though I am sure I'll get my skid plate, question is, why did all the other wranglers not have it? By the way, I have run into people here in Canada who have bought jeeps yet know nothing about them - gearing, suspension, LSD, Lockers, and so on, buy jeeps but rarely ever take them "off-roading" the way the were intended, let alone checking to see where and which Skid plates are located underneath the vehicle, maybe chrysler knows this - that some jeep owners buy jeep due to marketing but are not tech savvy about the vehicle and why it is so capable hence figuring it is unlikely the average jeep owner ever inspects their vehicle underneath or at least soon enough to do something about it, who would think that the company would forget a piece of hardware like that.
Replies please.
G.:thumb:

new_wrangler_owner 02-27-2011 11:15 PM

Missing Skid Plate form new wrangler - How many of you with 2010 -2011 wranglers are missing your skid plates?

daggo66 02-27-2011 11:19 PM

None of them come with an oil pan skid plate. IIRC it should be trans, TC, and gas tank. Definitely not the oil pan.

new_wrangler_owner 02-27-2011 11:37 PM

Hey Daggo, you are right, yes the Trans. skid was missing, I confused the skid with a other skid that covers both the trans. and oil pan. But yes, the trans is missing along with all the other wranglers on the lot missing the trans. skid plate.

yjkid95 02-27-2011 11:39 PM

Throw up a picture for us boss. That way other members will know what and where to look for.

MTH 02-27-2011 11:54 PM

My build sheet shows only a transfer case skid.

For what it's worth, it doesn't strike me as remotely plausible that this is some sort of corrupt scheme. Chrysler wouldn't have sold one less Wrangler if they struck those website references you recall, and that would've been a much easier way to save a few bucks per vehicle.

Regardless though, I hope it gets worked out for you.

new_wrangler_owner 02-27-2011 11:55 PM

1 Attachment(s)
http://www.wranglerforum.com/attachm...1&d=1298868858

new_wrangler_owner 02-27-2011 11:56 PM

Picture attached
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by new_wrangler_owner (Post 1087084)
Hello fellow wranglers :) 2010 - 2011 wrangler owners, did you check the underbody of your jeep when you received delivery?! Did you ask for your build sheet? I just purchased and received my 2011 wrangler. I specifically remember that on both the U.S and Canada Jeep site, stating that standard equipment are 3 skid plates on ALL Trims. Since I only remember checking the 2010 and 2011 jeep site, I can not speak for jeep models prior to 2010 equipped with all 3 skid plates.

After I got my jeep I inspected it and low and behold the tranny/oil pan skid plate was missing. Called chrysler - ohio plant, asked for my build sheet just to make sure. Verified all 3 skid plates should be included. Went to the dealer, hoisted my car, verified missing skid-plate, called Chrysler and told them about missing skid plate - still waiting on when the skid plate is ordered; however, while at the dealer, the shop manager/mechanic looked at all of the wranglers on the lot and ALL were missing the tranny/oil pan skid plate! Hmm.. At about 300.00?, for the price of that skid plate, times how many thousands of wranglers missing the plate?

hmm, that is a huge saving for chrysler - remember, skid plates are sourced out - purchased so the less skid plates purchased the greater the profit for Chrysler - this can be considered "theft", rip-off - remember, you are paying for this part, and notwithstanding hard core rock climbers of aftermarket skids claiming to be tougher than OEM skid plates, unless you are rock climbing the OEM skids do a great job at protecting you parts for your off-road trip; hence why they are included.

So let me know how many of you are missing your skid plates - if this is something Chrysler is doing on purpose to save money then it must be addressed because it is a rip off - dishonest and corrupt. Still waiting to hear form the dealer - though I am sure I'll get my skid plate, question is, why did all the other wranglers not have it? By the way, I have run into people here in Canada who have bought jeeps yet know nothing about them - gearing, suspension, LSD, Lockers, and so on, buy jeeps but rarely ever take them "off-roading" the way the were intended, let alone checking to see where and which Skid plates are located underneath the vehicle, maybe chrysler knows this - that some jeep owners buy jeep due to marketing but are not tech savvy about the vehicle and why it is so capable hence figuring it is unlikely the average jeep owner ever inspects their vehicle underneath or at least soon enough to do something about it, who would think that the company would forget a piece of hardware like that.
Replies please.
G.:thumb:

Picture attached, see post above :)

wsettle 02-27-2011 11:57 PM

I've got a 2011 Rubicon with an auto and sure enough, it's missing the transmission skid plate even though the window sticker says it should have one. I do have the TC skid and the gas tank skid/shield.

Thanks for the heads up. I'll stop by my dealer this week and see what they have to say as well. Here is a thread that has pics of JKs with and without the transmission skid plate... Missing something here? - JeepForum.com

new_wrangler_owner 02-28-2011 12:00 AM

Your build sheet that came with your car only states trans skid. The company website and the build sheet from chrysler - which you have to call and request states all three.
Again the Actual build sheet is sent from Chrysler upon request once you have received your vehicle. This particular build sheet is in detail - not the condensed version you got with your car form the dealer.

check out the jeep site under specification - it states all three skids are standard.

rics1997 02-28-2011 12:03 AM

My 2010 has them since the day I got mine so it wasn't all 2010's

new_wrangler_owner 02-28-2011 12:06 AM

wsettle, glad you saw it too :) yes do drop by your dealer - call and ask for your full spec build sheet too, 1800 465 2001 number I called for my complete build sheet.

richie894 02-28-2011 01:03 AM

I think I do... but I am not totally sure. I have a strut going across and something on the base of the transmission box, but not one solid piece going across like on the diagram. Does it make a difference if it is an auto or manual transmission?

http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d2...nskidplate.jpg

KSCRUDE 02-28-2011 02:47 AM

Mine looks just like yours. Just a bar going across, but no plate like on the diagram.

KSCRUDE 02-28-2011 02:49 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by richie894 (Post 1087284)
I think I do... but I am not totally sure. I have a strut going across and something on the base of the transmission box, but not one solid piece going across like on the diagram. Does it make a difference if it is an auto or manual transmission?

http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d2...nskidplate.jpg

That black thing is just the transmission pan, not a skid plate. I guess I don't have a skid plate other then that bar like yours!

daggo66 02-28-2011 07:14 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by richie894 (Post 1087284)
I think I do... but I am not totally sure. I have a strut going across and something on the base of the transmission box, but not one solid piece going across like on the diagram. Does it make a difference if it is an auto or manual transmission?

http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d2...nskidplate.jpg

That looks like the disgram to me.

KSCRUDE 02-28-2011 07:30 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by richie894 (Post 1087284)
I think I do... but I am not totally sure. I have a strut going across and something on the base of the transmission box, but not one solid piece going across like on the diagram. Does it make a difference if it is an auto or manual transmission?

http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d2...nskidplate.jpg

The diagram shows a heart Shaped plate with 8 bolts attached to that cross bar. Not a real good pic though.

richie894 02-28-2011 09:54 AM

I think I am missing it. I will go by later today to have them check. Looking at other pics I think it should be one big piece which bolts to the underside of this bar.

Jack Sparrow 02-28-2011 10:15 AM

I don't have one either, but I did see the below post on another JK forum... can anyone confirm...

Quote:

Missing skid plate
Yes, on the 2011 JKs they only install a bar across the bottom of the AT. I got a skid plate off an 08 and it fit fine. Much more protection. I was told JEEP did this to save $$ and to allow more air into the AT pan, don't know if I believe that.

richie894 02-28-2011 10:54 AM

OK I went by a local dealer and here is the scoop....

My build sheet says transmisson skid plate and that is what I have. It is the small plate pictured above. I checked the lot and all are the same. I think what the OP is referring to is a transmisson "shield". This goes across the whole underside and covers the transmisson. This is not standard and is a special order item. I am in CA, but the dealer said that back East where the weather is bad they may install those, but they are not sure.

So I am good.

Jack Sparrow 02-28-2011 11:13 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by richie894 (Post 1087755)
OK I went by a local dealer and here is the scoop....

My build sheet says transmisson skid plate and that is what I have. It is the small plate pictured above. I checked the lot and all are the same. I think what the OP is referring to is a transmisson "shield". This goes across the whole underside and covers the transmisson. This is not standard and is a special order item. I am in CA, but the dealer said that back East where the weather is bad they may install those, but they are not sure.

So I am good.

I'm a Jeep Wrangler newbie, so bare with me here :p, but in the pics below, is this what everyone's referring to as the Auto Trans Skid Plate. 1st pic I believe has it (2010 Auto) and the 2nd pic don't (2011 Auto) both wranglers... appreciate the advice by the way :D

Has it...
http://i56.tinypic.com/2mpmkjl.jpg

nothing...
http://i53.tinypic.com/ddyidk.jpg

wsettle 02-28-2011 11:42 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jack Sparrow (Post 1087785)

That pic is what mine looks like and I'm assuming the transmission skid plate is missing from that picture but I won't get to my dealer until tomorrow to confirm.

richie894 02-28-2011 11:49 AM

The transmisson skid plate is the black thing to the top right of that box, is it not?

Looks different to mine as I imagaine you have a manual transmisson and mine is auto.

NJeepChic 02-28-2011 12:09 PM

My neighbors are wondering why I am laying under my Jeep!! :wavey:

Jack Sparrow 02-28-2011 12:30 PM

these may be some better pics to help out...

http://i54.tinypic.com/2q0rgpz.jpg
http://i56.tinypic.com/33uye50.jpg

jeepjones 02-28-2011 12:32 PM

Skid plate or not I wouldn't rely on those flimsy pieces of metal to protect much.

wsettle 02-28-2011 03:07 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jeepjones (Post 1087935)
Skid plate or not I wouldn't rely on those flimsy pieces of metal to protect much.

It's better than nothing.

I'm waiting for the commercialized version of Robert Stevens 1" steel plate that runs from bumper to bumper for my "total" protective solution.

Until then I'll have to use what i have and just avoid the 3, 4 and 5 level trails.

billydjenn 02-28-2011 03:09 PM

Ok. Just verified I am missing the trans skid plate. My dealer is calling the district manager. Thanks for the heads up. Just purchased Friday

Sent from my iPhone using WF Access

new_wrangler_owner 02-28-2011 03:09 PM

Jack got the best pic. That is exactly it! The Black box you are seeing Wesettel is the oil pan, the trans is in front of it, towards the front bumper, looking at your pic, you do not have one!

Also,RICHIE, what they told you is crap! or if it is not crap than the U.S and Canada Jeep website is false advertising and my build sheet from chrysler is a misprint - point is not a misprint - I called them also to confirm. All Trims Come with all 3 Skid plates.

new_wrangler_owner 02-28-2011 03:14 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by new_wrangler_owner (Post 1087234)
Your build sheet that came with your car only states trans skid. The company website and the build sheet from chrysler - which you have to call and request states all three.
Again the Actual build sheet is sent from Chrysler upon request once you have received your vehicle. This particular build sheet is in detail - not the condensed version you got with your car form the dealer.

check out the jeep site under specification - it states all three skids are standard.

Quote:

Originally Posted by new_wrangler_owner (Post 1088214)
Jack got the best pic. That is exactly it! The Black box you are seeing Wesettel is the oil pan, the trans is in front of it, towards the front bumper, looking at your pic, you do not have one!

Also,RICHIE, what they told you is crap! or if it is not crap than the U.S and Canada Jeep website is false advertising and my build sheet from chrysler is a misprint - point is not a misprint - I called them also to confirm. All Trims Come with all 3 Skid plates.

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jack Sparrow (Post 1087933)
these may be some better pics to help out...

http://i54.tinypic.com/2q0rgpz.jpg
http://i56.tinypic.com/33uye50.jpg

Jack great pic, that is exactly the trans skid plate - pic with hand and wrench - That is the skid that is included. Again, it serves its purpose and will protect your tranny if you ever cost over a rock, bank or whatever. I have also checked this stock skids out, they are more than decent and adequate to serve a function. Hamered away at mine to see how tuff it is.:thumb:


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:13 PM.