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Old 08-29-2011, 07:49 AM   #2
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I got mine new for $30

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Old 08-30-2011, 09:54 AM   #4
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I literally just sat down at the computer to find this after re-installing my skid plates...

They're on, although it took some time.
First off - the ONLY time I have ever taken my skid plates off was for the diff drop kit install which was done about 3 months ago,
and I just now got around to re-installing them because I'm headed out on a road trip to Colorado tomorrow morning.

I started with the front 3 bolts (the middle one first because it's the longest) and worked my way back.

2 things that I noticed:
1.) The holes toward the back of the front main skid plate and the two on the secondary skid plate didn't want to line up exactly, but I was able to coax the bolts in - hopefully without ruining the threads.
2.) speaking of threads, the diff drop kit comes with two new longer replacement bolts paired up with a block spacer & 2 washers for each bolt.
These go in the main (front) skid plate, it'll become obvious when you see it. The heads on my replacement bolts were 13mm, which is a little bit of a nuisance because all the other bolt heads are 12mm. The threads on the two replacement bolts I received did not play nice with the holes in which they belong. I pulled one of them & compared side by side to one of the factory bolts - the threads seem to line up exactly, the only difference being that the factory bolt threads are much shorter & round while the threads on the new bolts are more pointy & a bit taller when viewed from a side profile.
I only got the replacement bolts in about 5 turns.
Good enough to hold in place (extremely tight) until I can find something different.
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Oh, intall... I didn't do it.

I had a torn CV boot, so while my mechanic was installing new CV shaft I had him put in my TOYTEC coil overs, diff drop kit and power steering rack bushing kit.
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