Skid Plates for Non-Trailhawks

Discussion in 'Renegade Modified Tech' started by Gatorade, Apr 12, 2019.

  1. Gatorade

    Gatorade New Member

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    I'd like install skid plates under my Sport 1.4 T to do some real off-roading. In shopping for the center skid plate, it appears that both ATP and Valkyrie make heavier replacement drive shaft/carrier bearing skid plates to replace the thin Trailhawk plate. Since the Trailhawk already has the mounting bolts it just a matter of removing 4 nuts and replacing the skid plate.

    Has anyone installed a drive shaft skid plate on a Non-Trailhawk? I'm not clear on where the mounting bolts are placed. Is drilling required?

    It appears that the ATP Rear Diff skid plate will bolt right on to Non-Trailhawks.

    Thanks!
     
  2. Dgr401

    Dgr401 Active Member

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    The after market drive shaft/carrier bearing skid plates are bolt-on, no drilling required. Mounting hardware is supplied. If you look under your Renegade where the drive shaft pieces come together you will see the 4 bolts that would be used to mount the plate. It is a quick installation, about 10 minutes.
     
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  3. Gatorade

    Gatorade New Member

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    Great. Thanks for the info! I'll order these today. Next up, researching the front engine skid plate.....
     
  4. GoRuggedTrails

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    Here is a write up I did after installing them this week.
    It was very simple.
     

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    Nice write-up - thanks for posting.
     
  6. GoRuggedTrails

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    I purchased the Valkyrie front motor/trans skid plate. Should arrive tomorrow.
    I'm installing it on Wednesday next week. I'll let you know how it goes.
     

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