WK2 Sump Protection Plate (Bushing Upgrade Kit)

by: Chief Products

Chief Products Bushing Upgrade Kit was designed for older versions of our WK2 Sump Protection Plate (purchased before February 2016). It uses an extremely easy-to-install poly bushing system to eliminate creaking that can be caused by prolonged metal to metal friction.

  • Chief Products Bushing Upgrade Kit was designed for older versions of our WK2 Sump Protection Plate (purchased before February 2016). It uses an extremely easy-to-install poly bushing system to eliminate creaking that can be caused by prolonged metal to metal friction.

    Most industry bash/protection/skid plates are bolted to the vehicle metal-to-metal, (i.e. metal plate bolted to a metal frame member). The paint on each of these parts provides a barrier, but over a prolonged period that paint barrier can wear through, creating direct metal-to-metal contact that can produce creaking. For occasional off-roaders this isn't a problem since there isn't enough rubbing during normal driving to wear through the paint barrier. For more adventurous off-roaders who take long trips over corrugations or regularly perform off-roading that causes significant chassis flex, we found during our in-the-field testing that creaking can develop after 1-2 years. While most in the industry ignore this problem, (it often occurs outside of the warranty period) we decided to engineer a solution.

    All of our new WK2 Sump Protection Plates (sold after February 2016) are designed to avoid the creaking issue, so this kit is not needed. We’ve decided to offer this kit at our cost as a convenience for customers with older versions of our WK2 Sump Protection Plate.

  • In rare cases you may need to elongate the rear mounting holes on your WK2 Sump Protection Plate for these bushings to fit correctly.

Category: Kit New WK2


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