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post #1 of 32 (permalink) Old 08-09-2017, 01:11 PM Thread Starter
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2005 Rubicon Skid Plate Question

I just bought a 2005 Rubicon and have a question about factory skid plates.
There are skid plates on the gas tank, the back diff, the trans/transfer case, the steering box and the front diff.
Are these aftermarket or factory?
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I just bought a 2005 Rubicon and have a question about factory skid plates.
There are skid plates on the gas tank, the back diff, the trans/transfer case, the steering box and the front diff.
Are these aftermarket or factory?
Thank You for any help.
Some pics would help figure out what you got and enable the pros here on ROF to answer you questions better.

I'm not one of the pros but my 05 had the main big skid plate and being an automatic had a transmission skid as well and no other protection. edit: The gas tank has a "skid" or outer protection but hard core off-roaders replace it with a heavier duty one.

When I got a lift the trans skid had to be removed so I put on an aluminum UCF Engine Skid Plate. Anyway sounds like you have after market skids.
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The the back diff, the trans/transfer case, the steering box and the front diff are aftermarket add-on. Unless the dealer offered them as options. Some TJ models came with a thin metal gas tank cover and some with a more heavy duty item, a "skid" of sorts that was okay. My TJ came with a formed metal gas tank skid with reinforcement ribs on it, front to back, and it was a factory item. It's taken some abuse over the years and has many dings and dents in it, but it's held up well.

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"Some pics would help figure out what you got and enable the pros here on ROF to answer your questions better."

Can you direct me to the instructions to include pics?
I've looked and can't find the info.

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"Some pics would help figure out what you got and enable the pros here on ROF to answer your questions better."

Can you direct me to the instructions to include pics?
I've looked and can't find the info.

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You should be able to drag and drop the pictures to the box below where you reply:
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If you have an automatic Rubicon you will have a transmission skid attached to the transfer case skid and a fuel tank skid.
The differential skids and the power steering box skids are aftermarket.
A manual tranny version does not have the transmission skid.
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You should be able to drag and drop the pictures to the box below where you reply:
Hey MxRubicon, I'm not the OP but the screen you show is not what I have. What I have is the pic below.

In order for me to post a pic I must download it into my image provider, Smugmug, then choose share and get an URL and paste that after I click on the image icon.

Question: Can you post a pic off your computer with the screen you show without having a secondary image provider?

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Hey MxRubicon, I'm not the OP but the screen you show is not what I have. What I have is the pic below.

In order for me to post a pic I must download it into my image provider, Smugmug, then choose share and get an URL and paste that after I click on the image icon.

Question: Can you post a pic off your computer with the screen you show without having a secondary image provider?

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Yes, I can upload pictures directly to the forum without having to go trough an image provider. I don't know why our screens are different, hopefully one of the mods will chime in.

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Mac just did on this thread:
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I've never gotten the Drag files here to attach to work for me (I use Firefox on a Windows machine.) Instead of using Quick Reply, use Go Advanced and scroll down a bit to Manage Attachments. Click on that and pick your files to upload from your PC.

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I also use Firefox on a windows pc and have no problems with the drag and drop feature.

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