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OEM Skid Plates

Alright, I have gotten some conflicting information so I thought I would ask for your all's expertise. I have a 2010 S. I have the factory radiator skid plate and due to hunting, beach driving, etc, I would like to add more skid plates. I am a poor teacher so Shrockworks stuff that I see guys talk about are out of the question on my budget. I got to looking at Nissan's Parts site, and noticed that the "Cover Under-Engine" Part Number #50842 and is $26.00 and the "Cover Transmission Upper" Part Number 50884M is $22.00. So I have two questions:

According to the Nissan Parts website, these won't fit/work on my S because it's not an Off-Road series, is that truly the case?

If they would fit/work on my S, what are they made out of?

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The factory skids for the offroad/pro4x will bolt right up to any trim xterra. You will need to buy most of the hardware too.

$26 and $22 sound way too cheap though. Are you sure those are the skids?

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I just looked, those are the skids and they are that cheap
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You can always bedline them to make them a little more sturdy.


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Look at the FS pages here. A lot of people sell the OEM skids as well. The OEM skids are okay. Better than the plastic "skids" on my Blazer for sure but I'd still recommend getting a steel Hefty or Shrock engine skid though as the OEM one is very tiny and not very protective.
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The thing to be aware of is that the factory skids are very thin and are mainly used to prevent damage from lightly grazing obstacles. They definitely will not support the weight of the vehicle becoming perched on an obstacle. As long as you are aware of this, the factory skids should be fine for light to moderate adventures. The stock plates leave a lot of area under the Xterra exposed as well, some are more for looks than anything else, the transfer case "skid" comes to mind. You may want to scour around here, people seem to sell their skids every now and then.

This may be useful to you too:
https://www.thenewx.org/forum/15-how-...dpe-skids.html
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Trans, $15.87 through Boulder Nissan:
https://www.shiftnissanparts.com/nis...wAllparts=true

Front skid $36.05:
https://www.shiftnissanparts.com/nis...artcode=50810M

Oil pan skid, $17.50:
https://www.shiftnissanparts.com/nis...partcode=50842

At those rates, you can double them up, to get you a little more protection. They won't protect from hard drops, but they'll help protect against bottoming out in ruts, branches, etc.
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I wasn't looking for super heavy duty stuff, that is why I was thinking of just going with the OEM plates. The next question, how many bolts do I need? The Nissan site just shows one in the diagram, but I am really doubting each plate is only held on with one bolt each.
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I can crawl under mine tonight and look if someone else doesn't know off hand.


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Dont forget the gas tank skid, i think that one is very important, find that one used though. as for bolts, i think its about 16, but not sure, it is good to have a few extra on hand

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The site that RikRong posted has the need quantities for bolts, so I've got them now. Thanks for volunteering though jsexton! I drive through Lewis Center about once a month visiting my g/f's parents and family in Carey, nice area!
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