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  • socaladam
    started a topic Any news on the 2014+ skid plate?

    Any news on the 2014+ skid plate?

    I know the 2010-2013 is out, what's the word on the 2014+ version?

    My intercooler is unprotected at this time.

  • johndestef
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    Bump.

    Any updates here? Thnx

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  • TTEngineer
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    Spoke with an AEV guy today about any possible solution for the 2013+ trucks. I was told that with the coming next gen Ram AEV will not seek to build a skid plate for 2013+.

    Looks like the majority of us will will need to either buy a different bumper or try and build a skid custom. Anyone know any shops willing to take on that project and making a run for us at a discount over a one off custom job?

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  • Wapitihunter
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    I'll have an ASFIR skid installed before hunting season. Going to have to modify the bracket that holds the 'compatability hardware' and cut the Prius catching brackets off...this will allow the part of the compatability bracket to remain, give clearance for the new skid, and maintain the right spacing to hold the bumper in place. Might also have to enlarge the bolt holes on the ASFIR side brackets from the looks of things. Only thing stopping me is time and access to a grinder to make the cuts...

    This will somewhat protect it from strikes from below, but not from bird/rock/sticks in front. THinking of ordering the remainder of the ASFIR skid and seeing if I can modify it somehow to attach to the AEV bumper. That would do it from a protection standpoint, but will interrupt cooling air flow.

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  • TTEngineer
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    Has anyone found a solution to protecting the intercooler on a 2013+?

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  • TTEngineer
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    Once again, any news on this? Is there a design issue that is preventing one being made? AEV Dave and AEV Chris

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  • TTEngineer
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    AEV Dave

    any news on this?

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  • AEVRAM3500
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    I actually checked their parts and emailed back and forth with one of their sales people. The skid plates are not cheap, but they seem very well made.

    I am not sure if the cross members on the frame are any different from the Auto to the manual and they could not tell me either. I would assume that they should be the same, so this package could also work for the G56. (so I hope)

    Really considering these skids.

    Not sure if the Intercooler skid from them will work with the steering box brace that I am planning to install. I also agree that it might not work with the AEV bumper.

    Hoping the matching AEV intercooler skid will be out soon, so I just have to worry about the under carriage protection.

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  • socaladam
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    Originally posted by RF2200 View Post
    Here is your intercooler skid/protection.
    http://www.asfir.com/dodge-ram/549075
    Well, that's a hellofadrive to Israel for a skid plate!!!

    I need to review my available mounting points as the AEV bumper may prevent this from bolting up.

    However, I thank you for the link and the info! The undercarriage protection has me very interested!

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  • RF2200
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    They also make protection for pretty much all of the undercarriage.

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  • RF2200
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    Here is your intercooler skid/protection.
    http://www.asfir.com/dodge-ram/549075

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  • socaladam
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    I'm sure that I'm just venting here, but I'm having a really hard time understanding how a company like AEV can sell a product like the front winch bumper and not have the need to protect the intercooler of a diesel truck.

    This is a $500 part (new intercooler) and there is zero protection provided.

    Why in the world would they make a skidplate for the 2010-2013 truck and not the 2014+ when the purposely sell the prospector package?

    Can anyone explain this to me?

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  • socaladam
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    No issue with leaking from the intercooler.

    Ran up the steep hill with about 1/2 ton in the bed and boost did not drop off.


    I feel like I'm playing craps. Not getting ahead but not losing either. Hopefully AEV will find it in their infinate wisdom to release the skid plate for us 2014+ owners who purchased the bumper.

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  • socaladam
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    Originally posted by Wapitihunter View Post
    i have a supposidly detuned manual tranny, and I max out at 27PSI boost, hard on ramp acceleration today. FYI
    I'm sure my boost goes much higher, but at 14psi of boost that's 2x ATM and should suffice for finding leaks.

    I'm hauling a decent load this weekend so I'll get to test out the boost on one of the big hills here.


    Still waiting on word from AEV... I'm impressed with the bumper but not impressed with that fact that it leaves the intercooler vulnerable to road debris and/or damage.

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  • Wapitihunter
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    Originally posted by socaladam View Post
    Yea, I'm sure. It's a huge dent but no hole yet.

    I got up to 14lbs of boost and no leak from what I can tell.


    Hopefully I got really lucky but I'm concerned that my luck might run out and I'll have to pay for a new intercooler or someone to fix mine.


    I'm really really hoping that AEV is able to release the 2014+ skid plate ASAP.
    i have a supposidly detuned manual tranny, and I max out at 27PSI boost, hard on ramp acceleration today. FYI

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