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What you see in the picture is how the Activ is configured. No door for access. Just a cut out.
Definitely makes it faster. 馃憤 Is the skid plate steel or aluminum?
 

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It's steel. I'd say it's about 1/4" thick. I'll take more pictures of it when I get home and start a new thread. I don't think there is a thread on the skid plate yet.
Thank you. Pictures and details help us all learn about the Trailblazer. A new topic would be a good idea so the info doesn't get buried here. I can also take more pictures of the plastic splash shield that the RS and other models have.
 

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I wonder what the thought process is for leaving the filter area open on the ACTIV model but covered on others? You would think that since that is the more rugged model, it would be covered to keep debris out.
Looks like a bigger opening, but I would still remove the shield. Oil never drains straight down for me, and I don't want to have dripping afterwards. Just my OCD馃榿
 

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I wonder what the thought process is for leaving the filter area open on the ACTIV model but covered on others? You would think that since that is the more rugged model, it would be covered to keep debris out.
Looks like a bigger opening, but I would still remove the shield. Oil never drains straight down for me, and I don't want to have dripping afterwards. Just my OCD馃榿
That's why I take the whole shield off, ocd here too, lol.
 

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BE ADVISED 0w-20 oil is LIKE WATER, and once you twist that plug off, it's going to gush out LIKE WATER. Be ready for it. Just did mine, and I'm used to threaded plugs giving you time to reset the container if necessary. DO NOT count on that.
 

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The drain plug is also bigger than most threaded plugs so it does come out fast. I recommend replacing the o-ring after a few oil changes to help prevent leaks. The o-ring part number is 12667457.
 

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Yes, however the filter might be a little more difficult to remove and install since it's harder to get your hands around it. I used a filter wrench/socket that fits the PF66 perfectly to remove and install the filter. With the right tools it's easy to do the oil change with the splash shield installed, but without the wrench/socket it would definitely be easier with the whole shield removed.

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What size filter /socket it take ? 74/76
 

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What size filter /socket it take ? 74/76
I believe the 74/76 is correct, but I'd double check that using the PF66 filter for reference. I'm just using a universal one that uses a 3/8" ratchet with self adjusting arms that fits all sizes. They're fairly cheap at Wal-Mart, but most stores have this style.

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ZR2LIFE,
How do you like those UPF66R Ultraguard Gold Filters? Do you feel they are better than PF66 filter?
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Dale
They are supposed to filter out smaller particles (micron rating), but that's the only difference I see. I always try to use the best filters available which is usually K&N for me, but they don't make a replacement for the PF66 yet. Royal Purple and Mobil 1 also make good filters.
 
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