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Old 07-10-2007, 11:02 PM
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OEM Plastic skid plate questions

I frequently look at threads where people ask for part #'s and think "Go to a dealer, they will know." I went to my dealer and left empty handed so here is my story.

My '02 SWB TB has only the oil pan skid plate -- NO radiator protection and NO fuel tank "underbody protection shield." I bought it certified used so I have no idea if somebody added just the engine shield, if somebody removed the radiator and tank shields, or if it was some wierd partial option from the factory.

My 4x4 use is about like how bartonmd's wife drives her Trailvoy. "....it won't be HARD off-roaded....Mostly down gravel roads, fire trails, fields and construction sites...While she's driving off road she hasn't REEEALLY been 4wd-ing."

After reading other skid plate threads I decided that getting the missing OEM parts would be enough for me. I went to the dealer with my VIN and ask the guy behind the counter to pull up part #12498891 - the entire set w/ hardware - hoping the computer would show all the parts with a box drawn around them and inside would be the indivual parts with their #'s.

He found the the set using the number I gave him by searching GM Accessories. That is the correct number for the entire set but there was no way to know what items were included. Then he said that accessory was no longer available.

Sorry about the long lead in.

Can anybody tell me the GM #'s for the radiator shield and for the gas tank shield?
Can you tell me what computer heading the parts counter guy should look in to find what I want? For example: Is the gas tank shield with fuel system parts, chassis parts, or should I check with the body shop?

Thanks in advance.
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Old 07-10-2007, 11:51 PM
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I frequently look at threads where people ask for part #'s and think "Go to a dealer, they will know." I went to my dealer and left empty handed so here is my story.

My '02 SWB TB has only the oil pan skid plate -- NO radiator protection and NO fuel tank "underbody protection shield." I bought it certified used so I have no idea if somebody added just the engine shield, if somebody removed the radiator and tank shields, or if it was some wierd partial option from the factory.

My 4x4 use is about like how bartonmd's wife drives her Trailvoy. "....it won't be HARD off-roaded....Mostly down gravel roads, fire trails, fields and construction sites...While she's driving off road she hasn't REEEALLY been 4wd-ing."

After reading other skid plate threads I decided that getting the missing OEM parts would be enough for me. I went to the dealer with my VIN and ask the guy behind the counter to pull up part #12498891 - the entire set w/ hardware - hoping the computer would show all the parts with a box drawn around them and inside would be the indivual parts with their #'s.

He found the the set using the number I gave him by searching GM Accessories. That is the correct number for the entire set but there was no way to know what items were included. Then he said that accessory was no longer available.

Sorry about the long lead in.

Can anybody tell me the GM #'s for the radiator shield and for the gas tank shield?
Can you tell me what computer heading the parts counter guy should look in to find what I want? For example: Is the gas tank shield with fuel system parts, chassis parts, or should I check with the body shop?

Thanks in advance.
Is there supposed to be more than just the silly plastic skid plate under the motor with the oil change inspection plate in it?
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Old 07-11-2007, 12:12 AM
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Is there supposed to be more than just the silly plastic skid plate under the motor with the oil change inspection plate in it?
Only if you buy the underbody shield option package when you get the truck. Or buy it later on Ebay, where they are sometimes (not today) available.
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Old 07-11-2007, 02:53 AM
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If you go to http://www.gmpartsdirect.com and enter the part number in their box, you will get this picture:



You can also find it here:

http://www.trailblazerpartsstore.com...oducts_id=1522

I believe that the part number is a valid and current GM Accessory part. Any dealer's parts department should be able to order it.

As for the individual pieces, I believe you are out of luck.

The 2006 I recently purchased had only the large transfer case / gas tank piece missing. The dealer said it would take too long to get that piece in so he reduced the price so that I could purchase the entire package myself online (this is the ONLY reason I would pay for this "protection" after-the-fact).

Although when I get the pieces in, I may run an idea by the board to get some opinions ...

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I'll take a look to see if there is someting that I can do.
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Old 07-11-2007, 08:56 AM
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Hell, I purchased my '07 brand spankin' new, and it didn't even have the oil pan cover on it!

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12497685 is a dicontinued part from GM, But your dealer could run it on the parts locator and find it. There are 7 dealers and ditributors that have them. If you want mor info just PM me, and that part# is for a complete kit..... The stock replacment numbers are: 15155868 for the fuel tank, 15082952 for the radiator, 15282974 for the oil shield.... but those are the plastic shields and deflectors, not the accessory kit. Pm if you want more info. Good Luck
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not to post the obvious question but... Is this plastic? the underbody kit that is... and would it fit the 04 lineup..

just pondering this as the price of skid plate material just went up....
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Old 07-11-2007, 03:57 PM
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Hmmmmmm

thinking about it, this ain't bad for a basic protection kit, and while I'm sure mine would get dinged up, a hell of a lot better than NOTHING....

Check this out, found the same kit few dollars less, and from what i gather it looks like it would fit the 04's, no real under body design variances from the listed 02-04...none that I can think of//

http://chevroletpartspeople.com/searchproduct.asp?model=Trailblazer&catid=33397333 16928932&year=03&productdesc=Shield%2C+Underbody
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not to post the obvious question but... Is this plastic? the underbody kit that is... and would it fit the 04 lineup..

just pondering this as the price of skid plate material just went up....
Exactly my thoughts... I can't find any info, but it says it's made of "thick, durable material" so my guess is, that's marketing speak for "plastic or fiberglass"

EDIT: though, if it's a high glass content plastic, it may actually be OK... Has anybody picked up the ACCESSORY set? It would seem that this is different, and possibly upgraded, from the stock underbody shield package?

If these work well, there's no sense in me doing the skid plate thing... especially since Aluminum is so crazy-expensive

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