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Front Skid Plate

Rugged Ridge | Part Number: RUG18003.30
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  • Technical Details

    • Fits 2007 to 2015 JK Wrangler, Rubicon and Unlimited
    • 2 and 4-door models
    • Black powder coat
    • Rust resistant E-coating
    • 1/4" steel construction
    • Hardware included

Custom designed to protect the steering components on all 07-13 Jeep Wrangler’s, this overbuilt skid plate is a must for those off road adventures. Constructed of durable ¼” Black powder coat painted steel with a rust resistant E-Coating, this Skid plate is designed to take whatever the trail throws at you! Designed to fit with all Rugged Ridge front bumpers (looks amazing with the XHD Bumper system!) or all factory front bumpers, this skid plate provides protection for all front steering components including the very expensive electric sway bar disconnect system found on Rubicon models. Easy to install frame mount design incorporates special gussets and welded brackets to ensure long life and great off road performance.

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TypeInstallation TypeFinish
Front SkidCutting or Drilling RequiredBlack Powdercoat

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By The Lone Wrangler

from Canada

About Me Jeep Enthusiast, Offroader

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  • Attractive Design
  • Durable


  • Difficult To Install
  • Not As Much Coverage

Best Uses

  • Offroading

Comments about Rugged Ridge Front Skid Plate:

It's a very sturdy skid that looks the part. It required some cutting & drilling to install on my particular year of Jeep (2012 JKU - I think cutting and drilling required for 2010+), so not bolt on. It didn't cover as much of the front end as I expected, but still a solid front skid.


Nice Fit

By Puma

from Texas

About Me Truck Enthusiast

Verified Buyer


  • Attractive Design
  • Durable
  • Easy To Install


    Best Uses

    • Performance Driving

    Comments about Rugged Ridge Front Skid Plate:

    Product fits nicely without modifications. Be sure to leave all of the bolts nice and loose before tightening any one of the. Heavy duty with a nice powder coat finish.

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      does this require any cutting, grinding, drilling to install on a 2012 unlimited?
      Asked on 9/13/2012 by Denison from United States

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        Denison, looking at the install instructions I don't see where you need to do anything except bolt in the Rugged Ridge Front Skid Plate. http://jo.my/installation_instructions

        Answered on 9/14/2012 by Jason l from Ohio
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