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Does anybody in the forum have a photo, diagram or information how to install the brackets for the front skid plate?
While the install for the other plates is straight forward I can not figure out how the brackets for the front one go together and where they are attached to the frame.
Thanks for any info.
 

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Nope, no answer from Jeep, client service, or the forum. Parts for the front axle plate are still sitting in my garage. The installed however ones already served me well.
Are you planning to install the skidplates?
 

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Nope, no answer from Jeep, client service, or the forum. Parts for the front axle plate are still sitting in my garage. The installed however ones already served me well.
Are you planning to install the skidplates?
I'd like to. I've been looking into swapping some of my front end pieces to get the tow hooks installed since mine did not have the tow package. Looks like the bolt holes are all there in the frame and I figured if I was going to try and get the hooks installed that I might as well see if I could do the skids as well. I wish I could even find a picture of a Wagoneer that shows the skid plates underneath but even on press pics with the jeeps showing some belly shots while crawling I'm not seeing any front skid plates on what seem to be builds with the advanced all terrain group.
 

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I’m interested in skid plates and front tow hooks. Can you guys share links of what you’re using? im not finding much in the aftermarket world yet. Not doing any serious offroading but it’ll see a lot of use on old logging trails and fire roads. Just want to protect it if the ruts get deep.
 

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Go the Mopar online store, I ordered it there. Still no info about the front skidplate attachment though , maybe they sent me the wrong parts but they look like the ones in the drawing.
I recommend the plates if you go on rutted or rocky trails, the underbody incl. the transmission is wide open. They have served me well so far after 2000 + miles off the road. And at least the middle ones and the tank protection are straightforward to install, which are more important due to the wheelbase.
It is a lot of fun driving this machine on trails, the low end torque and the smoothness of the 6.4 are amazing and with slightly bigger Yoko AT's she is very capable for a big and heavy rig like she is.
The tow hooks on the GW III are attached to the frame so the boltholes should be there. They are extremely strong, survived a tough Kinetic tow.
SNBI_07, what's the deal with the German flag? You could not possibly drive one of these in Germany without being arrested for environmental damage, lol.
 

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SNBI_07, what's the deal with the German flag? You could not possibly drive one of these in Germany without being arrested for environmental damage, lol.
I’m definitely USA but on a work trip to Germany now, guess it’s tracking me.

I did crawl under recently and see the bolt holes in the frame for the tow hooks so it can definitely be retrofitted as long as you make the modifications to the bumper. Looks like those portions clip in and out.
 

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That makes sense.
Good luck with the install.
If you ever figure out the skidplate attachment please let me know.
Maybe when some of the front plastic fascia is removed it becomes more obvious where it goes.
I have looked underneath a lot of times to look for bolt holes for the front attachment but also to replace the fascia support bracket, a cheapo 8 dollar plastic piece that already disintegrated twice when driving on trails.
Safe trips!
 

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Waiting on the items to arrive and will give the front one a shot, but wanted to confirm that this long list here is all the available Mopar skid plates and necessary bolts/screws/washers?

I'll type them out here as should be able to buy from any dealer, assuming this is the full list:

Skid Plate Front End Module - 68455449AA
(Left) Front End Module Skid Plate Attaching - 68465233AB
(Right) Front End Module Skid Plate Attaching - 68465234AB
Skid Plate Front Axle - 68425479AB
Sheild Splash - 68602383AA
Skid Plate Transfer Case - 68430493AB
Skid Plate Fuel Tank - 68551088AB
Skid Plate Fuel Tank Sheild - 68424172AC
Skid Plate Front Left - 68505432AB
Skid Plate Front Right - 68505433AB

Necessary screws/washers/nuts:

4 x 06104414AA
2 x 06104717AA
2 x 06523612AA
4 x 06105049AA
 

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Waiting on the items to arrive and will give the front one a shot, but wanted to confirm that this long list here is all the available Mopar skid plates and necessary bolts/screws/washers?

I'll type them out here as should be able to buy from any dealer, assuming this is the full list:

Skid Plate Front End Module - 68455449AA
(Left) Front End Module Skid Plate Attaching - 68465233AB
(Right) Front End Module Skid Plate Attaching - 68465234AB
Skid Plate Front Axle - 68425479AB
Sheild Splash - 68602383AA
Skid Plate Transfer Case - 68430493AB
Skid Plate Fuel Tank - 68551088AB
Skid Plate Fuel Tank Sheild - 68424172AC
Skid Plate Front Left - 68505432AB
Skid Plate Front Right - 68505433AB

Necessary screws/washers/nuts:

4 x 06104414AA
2 x 06104717AA
2 x 06523612AA
4 x 06105049AA
 

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Thanks for the list, it will be valuable for everybody who want the skidplates, which are highly recommended going off road.
However, I got all the parts installed in April minus the front plate with the two brackets. The rear end of the plate fits right on the crossmember but do you or anybody have any idea how and where the two brackets are attached to the frame and how they fit on the front plate?
The diagram does not really show any info in regard to the installation, dealers and Concierge have no clue.
 
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