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post #101 of 110 (permalink) Old 06-01-2019, 12:03 PM
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This is another skid plate that looks very good. Curious if anyone has any experience with this.

https://www.dieselpowerproducts.com/...00hd-3500.aspx
I would be concerned on how narrow this skid plate not protecting as much as it should, compared to the stock one and other aftermarket brands.

The bolts just need to be snug with the plastic skid plate, if you crank the bolts tight the plastic will crack..
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Absolutely, but it was also finding that my OE plastic pan was already cracked around the bolt holes on a nearly new truck. I am sure it will do the job for the moment but it caused me to do some forum searches only to find that the cracking was common. A new GM plastic pan is not very expensive but it also is not going to solve the problem.
Must be an issue with the newer trucks. The plastic one on my 08 still looks great with no cracked holes, like in ur photo.

Im a "I can improve that while I fix it" kind of guy so i might have tried to use some fiberglass to repair it.

Possibly with a large area washer around the whole thing to bond it together and take the compression load.

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Mine cracked on it's own, from the factory build install.
Noticed the cracks the 1st time I removed it. They've grown over the years, to all 4 holes.

I took it off to grease the 2nd idler, thought about plastic welding, left it off and purchased one from HF. It's now one of the many items on the list to do.

It's been off for several years now. As I look at the open gap, I don't really see anything that it could protect. I'm thinking it's more of an airflow aid.

Been thinking 'bout following thru on the project, get it installed and see if it has any effect with the high speed cross wind wander I've been seemingly driving in now for months.

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Under $40 on eBay for an oem replacement. Nothing to really think about.....

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I would be concerned on how narrow this skid plate not protecting as much as it should, compared to the stock one and other aftermarket brands.

The bolts just need to be snug with the plastic skid plate, if you crank the bolts tight the plastic will crack..
I put the BDS ones on my truck a while ago and I donít recall them being to narrow. I am wondering if they look that way in the picture because they are installed with the coil over lift kit and have a different lower control arm set up. I am going to wash my truck tomorrow and I will take a look and get some better pictures.
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Thereís a hole in the bottom of the stock skid plate thatís for the lower radiator hose support to push thru.

Or did you find another way to support it?

Yes I did. I used the bracket that came with the electric fan for my car and modified it to hold the hose. It bolts on at the top center bolt for the skid plate.


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That one aftermarket skid plate company mentioned earlier says with our magical skid plates you donít need anything to support that lower hose.

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At 11k and just changed the engine air and cabin air filters. Looks like in my area these things ought to be changed every 10k. All was intact, no damage; much dirtier than expected I suppose; both Delco part#'s.....at the end of the day.....no worries and glad I changed when I did. Also re-charged the window washer fluid using Delco concentrate and distilled water.

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Sorry y’all. Not tryin to take over the thread. I’m new to all this forum stuff. But I have a 2017 L5p and was wondering what brand and type of oil and oil filter to use. I have rotella in it now and I’m gettin that damn typewriter tick from it. Y’all got any suggestions? Thanks
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