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Old 05-03-2013, 01:19 PM
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I was fairly impressed with the skids after I ordered them, they are a good thickness and provide good protection against bumps and scrapes. Here are the part numbers:

Skid plate (You'll need 2) = 68089777AB
Cross Member (1) = 52022046AG

I paid a total of about $100 after shipping. In reality I thought it was all pretty cheap, and I just went to my local Lowes for the right size grade 8 bolt.

In regards to turbohawk, yes you'll need to tap the holes. But on the good side you wont need to mark and drill; the hole is there but it is to small and is un-threaded. Hopefully that makes sense.

Also if any of you guys want any pictures, I'll be more than happy to go take of few when it's daylight.
Eric32688 - I am currently trying to get the skid plates from my dealer but after they called Chrysler this morning, they were told that nothing is in the works to specifically fit the 2013 Express. Would you post some pictures of yours? It might make the search a little easier. Thanks in advance for your time........
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hey guys,

I am also interested in this. I just order a crew cab 4x4 sport and I am pretty sure it doens't come with skid plates??

does anyone know if you can add them to this truck?

I may call the dealer as we have some time before the truck comes, but I want to make sure I don't get BS info or ripped off.

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Breathing Borla: I ordered my skid plates for my Express about 1 1/2 weeks ago. The parts guy said it could take a couple of weeks so it's getting pretty close. Total ran me $76 which isn't too bad. When I get them and install them, I'll post what I did and try to post some pictures as well as part numbers. Little by little...............
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UpToNoGood and Turbohawk: I just picked up my skid plates from the dealer today and will install them this coming weekend. The total cost was $76.55 but I got my son's discount because he works there. To the guy off the street, it would be $107.55 plus whatever tax your state collects. You will need 2 of part# 68089777AB (Front axle skid plate) and 1 of part# 52022046AG (Skid plate cross member). As stated previously in other replies, the bolts are metric, M8X1.25X30. I highly recommend using only Grade 8 nuts and bolts. I tried Photobucket but wasn't too happy with the results so will probably not be posting pictures. Besides, Eric32688 already did a great job of that. Good luck, use cutting/tapping fluid (such as Cimtap) and be careful when tapping the holes. Let us know when you're done..............
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Thanks for the update Shooterjim.

I have found them online for about $95 total and free shipping and no tax. I will probably order them in 2 weeks or so.
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Thanks for the update Shooterjim.

I have found them online for about $95 total and free shipping and no tax. I will probably order them in 2 weeks or so.
Thanks ShooterJim and UptoNoGood, where are you ordering yours from at that price? And are you getting 3 pieces or 2? I'm confused since when I dropped by my dealer they showed only 2 plates...I'm really wanting to put something to protect those shiny parts down there.

Anybody have any luck finding a fuel tank protection solution? I've got an idea to fabricate one fairly inexpensively (need a large press though to do it cheaply for several units) but if someone's already making one reasonably priced, I'll look into that route.
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Thanks for the update Shooterjim.

I have found them online for about $95 total and free shipping and no tax. I will probably order them in 2 weeks or so.
care to share where?
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Hey guys: I think I figured a way to post pix. here's a couple of my tow hook install. They're right out of my Facebook album. Hope it works! The URL is pretty long though.

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are you guys using some kind of stainless bolts or something so they don't rust?
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If you use cad or zinc plated fasteners, you will be OK but make sure they are grade 8 for the strength factor. If you do decide to go the stainless route, make sure you use some sort of anti seize so the threads won't gall up. Me personally, I will use grade 8 cad plated fasteners.
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