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post #11 of 15 (permalink) Old 04-15-2019, 03:29 PM
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I attempted to install all of the skid plates from primitive on my 19 2.5. I got the snow shield, front and mid. Ill work on the rear diff end of the week.

I had an incredibly difficult time installing the mid skid plate and was only able to get one of the 2 rear mounting points secured. I found the tolerances are incredibly tight and could not get the screw to catch one thread of the threaded mounting point .

I tried what felt like everything to get it to work. I mounted the passenger side and tried to get the driver side in. I then mounted the driver side and then tried mounting the passenger side. I tried switching from the oval cut outs to the smaller round ones.. Nothing worked to get both rear points mounted. Eventually I just mounted the two front points and then tried again using the other smaller silver screw they provided as an alternative.

Anybody experience this? Any tips you guys can offer to get this squared away?

I might just dremel it to wide the mounting hole on the plate.


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how did you guys install the mid plate? I can't get the nut to thread onto the long bolt, there is not enough room between the control arm and subframe for the nut. Thank you.


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That front bolt is a pain. I just had it off to change the CVT Fluid.

I had an easier time reaching from the inside with an offset wrench holding the nut in place to thread it.
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That front bolt is a pain. I just had it off to change the CVT Fluid.

I had an easier time reaching from the inside with an offset wrench holding the nut in place to thread it.
Thanks Bruce! I will give it another try this weekend.

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how did you guys install the mid plate? I can't get the nut to thread onto the long bolt, there is not enough room between the control arm and subframe for the nut. Thank you.

I took a metal filer and filed about an 1/8" of an inch on the mounting hole of the plate. It gave me enough room to install it.

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