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Old 02-16-2013, 06:48 AM   #1
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2013 Wrangler and Demco Baseplate

I am looking at a Demco baseplate for my 2013 Wrangler Sahara JKU. In the installation instructions is says that the belly pan on the Jepp comes off and is not reused. This differs from the Blue Ox baseplate which says the pan just needs some trimming.

Has anyone had experience with trimming the pan to make it fit with a Demco base plate?

My concern is that I understand that the Jeep's hood will bounce with the belly pan off as well as a lot of debris will end up in the engine compartment.


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Old 02-16-2013, 09:17 AM   #2
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Old 02-16-2013, 09:31 AM   #3
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Belly shroud

I have a 2012 JKU that I installed a Roadmaster tow bar mount, then later a custom bumper. I discarded the plastic belly shroud. It made no difference with hood flutter or noise. It's purpose is for airflow for gas mileage.
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Old 02-17-2013, 05:05 AM   #4
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My '08 Rubicon I installed a Blue Ox Base Plate and very little trimming to the lower front shroud.
My '12 has a factory steel shroud/skid plate and needed no trimming (thankfully) with a Blue Ox base plate. On Rubicons, this plate protects the sway bar disconnect from debris.
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