1 Clean the surface of your oil pan. You may want to
test fit the skid plate and see exactly where the contact points
are. You'll notice that the pan's side flanges are slightly bent
inward, so they squeeze the pan for extra hold.
3 Apply the RTV to the skid plate.
5 Carefully, press the skid plate into place, making
sure it's lined up correctly front to rear. (Nice action photo,
7 Press the skid plate into place firmly and hold for a
2 Apply the RTV liberally to the oil pan and to the
skid plate. Though we probably didn't need to goop it up quite
this much, we really wanted the plate to stay on for good.
4 Now apply even more RTV to the sides of the plate and
on the bottom. Hold your nose with your other hand. RTV stinks in
a big way!
6 Once your plate is in place, make sure all the
contact points were siliconed well. You still have a moment to
pull it down and retouch your RTV.
8 Sit back and admire your skid plate. In 10 minutes
you can go drive it. We played very hard in Moab and though we
never crashed down on our plate, we're sure glad we had it there