: Skid Plates-driveshaft painting



48548m
11-24-11, 10:38 AM
I added the factory skid plates and thought I would show some pictures... all I had to do was tap the factory holes with a 10m 1.5 tap and bought the bolts for 24$ at the hardware store for button head stainless bolts and got the skid plates from the dealer for less than 70, but I can check exact prices if someone needs them and part numbers as well. Also nice that the factory driveshafts are not painted and look like crap soon from the rust.. Well since my vehcile was new, I also painted them with dull aluminum engine paint, not the best, but looks much better than the rusted look....



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48548m
11-24-11, 10:40 AM
a few more pics I use filtermags on my tranny, rear end and oil filter to help catch the metal, and you can reuse them as well....

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SouthernCaddy
11-24-11, 12:21 PM
The black pastic one under the radiator will break around the bolts soon. I know been through 2 of them. But GM makes a metal one to replace it.....but it is $$. The plastic one is 17 bucks to replace. Yours look good but I am not going off road so I dont think I will need them.

48548m
11-24-11, 08:10 PM
I got them for protection from road crap and stuff.... I would like to get a metal one for the front if I could find a part number... The main thing was to get rid of the lack of a painted drive shafts as the stuff will look crap in a week from water and stuff... GM really needs to step up and paint them from the factory or make them out of aluminum...