"As you may know, your 2012-2017 JK came with a drivers side exhaust pipe that makes a complete 360 degree loop. We usually figure that its cheaper and easier to protect something, than it is to replace it. That's especially true if you're paying someone else to do the work! So we designed this small, easily installed, skid plate to protect that expensive exhaust pipe and to make sure that it isn't crushed on the trail. Our Rock Rated Curly Exhaust Guard is made from laser-cut 3/16" thick steel that is CNC folded for consistent quality and fit. Then its finished in an environmentally-friendly, and durable, black powder coating. It mounts solidly to your Jeeps frame and is designed for easy bolt-up installation with no drilling required. Naturally, all the hardware is included. Please note that this skid plate cannot be used with a lowered exhaust system that some suspension lifts include."