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I just noticed that on WK2 Jeeps the 2015 options are listed and the United States GC Summit does not have the skid plate group option but the Canadian GC does. Is the underbody skid plate available through Mopar parts for the 2014 models?

Canadian Summit Edition

C. SKID PLATE GROUP (RH1) (MSRP $300 / INV. $ 261)



  • FRONT SUSPENSION SKID PLATE (XEU)
  • FUEL TANK SKID PLATE SHIELD (XEE)
  • TRANSFER CASE SKID PLATE SHIELD (XEF)
  • UNDERBODY SKID PLATE (XF3)

 

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On that same site for MY 2014 the skid plates are not listed as a Summit option in either the US or Canada.

I can't speak for why it's mysteriously appearing as an option in 2015 for Canadian Summits. Maybe some Canadian regulation requires them to be available as an option due to some of the road conditions up there? Either that or it's a typo.

Skid plates weren't offered in the US on the Summit because the Off Road Adventure I and II groups aren't available on it. On other models the skid plates are included with ORA I or II. They were not available as a standalone option. However, that wouldn't prevent anyone from ordering the parts from Mopar and installing them.

With that said I'd have to imagine that skid plates from 2014 should work on the 2015's. I can't can't think of anything offhand that would be different on a Summit and prevent them from bolting up.

Contact your dealer's parts department and see what they say.
 

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MDBones,

Thank you for the reply. I was also wondering if the harsh road conditions that can present themselves in Canada may have been behind the decision for that option.

Before I ordered my Summit I was aware that the ORI and ORAII packages were not an option for me and that there were just a few items included in those packages that were not standard on the Summit which the sales person at the dealership was unaware of. After realizing that the Summit was being marketed as a "Luxury" vehicle I understood why there were no skid plates, tow hooks, or trail rated badge. I am just glad that those items can be added if I choose.

I am going to see what the local parts department says about the underbody skid plate availability since it seems that the other plates are available from many online retailers. I am thankful that I found this forum as it has provided me with some wonderful information. Thanks again!!!
 

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You're very welcome.

This is only the second GC that I've had that didn't have the UpCountry suspension (today's ORAII) with skid plates, as well as QuadraDrive. I thought I'd miss the QuadraDrive but didn't have any problems during this last brutal winter. Skid plates are a nice thing to have even if you never leave the pavement. Just a little extra peace of mind in case you kick something up on the road.

Your dealer should have the part numbers for you. They won't be cheap though. Hmmm... they actually have aftermarket skid plates for the new Jeep GC's?
 

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MDBones,

Thank you for the reply. I was also wondering if the harsh road conditions that can present themselves in Canada may have been behind the decision for that option.

Before I ordered my Summit I was aware that the ORI and ORAII packages were not an option for me and that there were just a few items included in those packages that were not standard on the Summit which the sales person at the dealership was unaware of. After realizing that the Summit was being marketed as a "Luxury" vehicle I understood why there were no skid plates, tow hooks, or trail rated badge. I am just glad that those items can be added if I choose.

I am going to see what the local parts department says about the underbody skid plate availability since it seems that the other plates are available from many online retailers. I am thankful that I found this forum as it has provided me with some wonderful information. Thanks again!!!
Did you find that the skid plates are available from Jeep for 2014 GCs?
As a group or individually?
 

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Remember that the most fragile component on the underside of ALL 2014 GC diesels, even ORA 1 & 2 equipped, is the DEF Injector and wiring. It hangs down unprotected behind the right front tire and, once damaged, renders the vehicle inoperable with a "no restart after 200 miles" message. There is no factory protection available. A member on the Jeep Garage forum is offering a bolt on plate. I bought one.

Let's hope they are adding a factory plate in 2015.
 

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Are those the Aussie plates?
No. They are made in California. They were designed and tested from Jeep Garage forum participant's requests and input, including myself. The plate is laser cut aluminum and covers the injector, line, wiring, and has vents for heat. Its nearly 2 feet long.

Jeep has released a TSB with parts kit to address the DEF injector vulnerability. It consist of 3 wire ties....no joke. It is NOT what we need. To my knowledge the only true solution is Dom42's plate, as I mentioned in a previous post.
 

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2015 AWD Overland owner - does anyone have the MOPAR/Jeep part numbers for the skid plates that come with Off-Road Adventure II Package - specifically for the EcoDiesel?

Thanks much in advance.
 
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