Belly Pan Skid Plates

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  1. BillyG

    BillyG Full Access Member

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    I have seen quite a few Wranglers with a full belly pan skid plate set up and was wondering if anything could be fabricated for the Liberty. I have searched online for something pre-made but there is nothing for my 2007 other than the engine, transmission and transfer case skid plates.

    My issue is there is a lot of room around the Liberty skid plates for branches to get caught or rocks to get kicked up and bounce around. I am not interested in rock crawling, more backwoods trail riding.

    I have heard that the transmission needs air moving over it to stay cool so I do not want to have a solid belly pan. Would a large sheet of aluminum work? Lowes sells some that could work.

    This is way over the top, but the middle piece is kind of like what I was thinking.
    https://afxmotorsports.com/products...NB8HMmcLsg8ZSJZLb4iNr4vn7Tc4pE2waAvXwEALw_wcB
     
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    Lowes does not sell anything close enough to work for a good skid
    and you do not need a full belly unless you are doing extreme rock crawling
    I run a mixture of skids ( skid row, matrix , Kilby ) and all are very heavy duty, covering from bumper toengine skid which attaches to the transmission skid, then one over the transfer case and then a Kilby gas tank skid
    Going any further back and you run into driveshaft, exhaust etc
     
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    Grab a lot of cardboard and mock it up. Then go to a meta fab shop and have it made. Find good mounting points to make for easy removal.
     
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    My 2006 Liberty Renegade came with a bunch of OEM skid plates that I believe the "Sport" did not have... You might want to search a few salvage yards or car-part.com for a donor Renegade...
    Dave
     
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    tommudd Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    Not all Renegades came with skid plates
     
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    My sport has engine, trans, transfer case, and gas tank skids. Might have been part of some upgrade package, but I'm curious if the renegade's are any different?
     
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    Thanks for all the feedback!

    I need new hardware for my transfer case skid plate as the ones I pulled from the salvage yard are just not holding up too well. I have been looking for a transmission skid plate but have yet to find one.

    I live in Virginia and shipping from Detroit (or really anywhere out of state) for just the transmission skid plate would be a huge cost.
     
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    Nope. It was all an option all thing. Some people checked the box...some didnt...
     
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    78 bucks and free shipping here:

    https://www.morris4x4center.com/skid-plate-steel-transmission-82210003.html

    93 on amazon with free shipping
     
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