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and hate taking the skid plate off each and every time they change the oil, has anyone made their own trap door in the OEM plate? On mine, there is a recess and an outline that looks like it lines up with the oil filter. I swore I saw pictures of someones truck who did this. Taking the plate on and off is a PITA an I'd rather not shell out $170 for an offroad plate. If anyone has done this, pics and a brief explanation would be awesome.:hat:
 

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Titanblue did it. Let me see if I can find his write-up.....
 

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Thanks! How did you come up with that? I tried searching for it, but couldn't even come close to finding it. You've got some serious search skills! LOL!
 

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I remembered it was embedded inside an oil change thread. I also know TB, so I remembered he had done it.

Basically I just spend way too much time on here reading about this truck! An addiction, you might say.... :D
 

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I took mine into the local weld shop. I told them to cut out the raised area and I marked it with a white marker so there would be not confusion. They charged me the minimum charge of $15 plus tax. It worked perfectly. I was going to make a door for it, but I decided not to. Yeah, there was a risk that if I had driven into a stump at that location, it could have taken out the oil filter. But that's a pretty small risk.
 

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One of the dealers i went to forgot to put the plate back on my truck after an oil change, so i dont have to deal with it at all!! (if i only knew which dealer it was i would try to get it back!)
 

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spoonman said:
One of the dealers i went to forgot to put the plate back on my truck after an oil change, so i dont have to deal with it at all!! (if i only knew which dealer it was i would try to get it back!)
I would say lucky you......but i think i would rather have mine on, some pretty important stuff left in the open there. I dont think there is anyone who has been under their titan and said "damn couldnt anyone have thought about this better" while changing their oil. I have gotten pretty good at it now. I can do it pretty quick. Now the first couple of times it was a bit cumbersome.
 

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Sounds like a good idea. Think ill do the "Skid Plate Mod" to my beast.... LOL
 

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how big is the hole if you cut it out can you actually get your arm up in thier to take the filter out and with if a wrench if necc..
 

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carver1titan4x4 said:
how big is the hole if you cut it out can you actually get your arm up in thier to take the filter out and with if a wrench if necc..
Yeah, it works fine, and I have fat hands. Sand the edges of the cut metal, to make sure you don't slice your wrists. I even put some black paint on the edges.
 

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sportbiker929 said:
can't the filter be removed from the side through the wheel well?
I doubt it, have you seen the oil filter we have? its right dead center below the engine unlike some other cars that have it to the side.
 
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