This Rockhard Skid Plate gives you complete protection. Skid fastened to the frame at both motor mount locations and at the main crossover in the rear. Bolts at frame crossover are replaced with tapered bolt head protectors so they will slide across rocks. Skid plate has an extension on the left-hand side that protects that normally exposed converter. Stock driveline clears skid at 40 inch of flex.
mounts very solid very heavy duty easy to install
Did the install myself with floor jack and bottle . scissor jacks. Instructions were poor however OK to figure out once I spent time under the Jeep. Haven't had a chance to try it out yet.
Let's be honest here. This is a big slab of steel that has been cut, bent, powdercoated, and stuffed in a box with some nuts & bolts and stuff. Kind of expensive when you think of it, but way cheaper than a laser cutter, hydraulic press, and powdercoating equipment so I'm cool with that. It showed up, I dumped it out of the box, then unfolded said box and used it so I could slide under the Jeep because the grass was wet. It bolted straight up easy-peasy, no big deal. It is pretty heavy, but I was able to pin it to the chassis with one arm and my right knee while I was threading the crossmember bolts. The next day I took it out into the woods and bashed it on some rocks. Scraped the powdercoat right off, but some rattle-can undercoat fixed that right up. Otherwise really didn't hurt the skid, because huge slab of steel plate. I plan to get the rest of the kit, because my factory skids aren't doing so well. Also came with a cool sticker, and who doesn't like stickers? Get that Jeep a sticker. Jeeps love stickers.
Excellent quality and engineering.
Will this skid plate work with a jeep having a manual transmission? Also will this work with a teraflex full flexarm suspension lift kit with upper and lower flexarms?
Asked by Anonymous from on
Hey Anonymous, the Rock Hard 4x4 Parts Oil Pan/Transmission/Catalytic Converter Skid Plate will work for a manual trans and will work with the teraflex flexarm kit. Thanks for your question.
Answered by Devin B. ext 4835 from on
Does this part along with the other RH skid plates RH6003, RH6004 & RH6005 add too much weight for stock jeeps or 2.5" Rubicon Express lift kit and do they trap too much heat? What is suggested to do prior to installing these products. What lift kit and anything that would be needed with that, What to do about the heat? If anything? Thanks
Asked by FRODO from MESA,AZ. on
Frodo, the Rock Hard 4x4 Parts Oil Pan/Transmission/Catalytic Converter Skid Plate will work just fine on all Jeeps, stock or modified. They don't trap enough heat that you will even notice it. You won't need to do anything before putting these on. Hope this helps!
Answered by Zach O. ext 4939 from MESA,AZ. on
Is it really painted yellow? I don't want to attract bumblebees. :)
Asked by Zenrock from Space Coast Jeep Club on
Zenrock, the Rock Hard 4x4 Parts Oil Pan/Transmission/Catalytic Converter Skid Plate is actually a black powder coat. No worry about the bees. Thanks a lot!
Answered by Zach O. ext 939 from Space Coast Jeep Club on
The concept for Nebraska-based Rock Hard 4x4 Parts was hatched back in the 1980s and evolved from DIY cage installation to a full-service manufacturing facility. Employing state-of-the-art CNC machining centers, outstanding craftsmanship and laser cut precision, Rock Hard takes the bolt-in design of bumpers, skid plates, cages and sliders to the next level. Their patented locking collar distinguishes itself in the aftermarket industry and all of their exterior products make off-roading in Jeeps safer and smoother. Protection is paramount on the trail and Rock Hard's products are easy to install, affordable and exude superior style. Shop Rock Hard 4x4 Parts Now