Custom designed to protect the steering component, this overbuilt skid plate is a must for those off road adventures. Constructed of durable �� 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.
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.
It's always better to protect your steering gear / components from the unknown, than not at all....
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.
Will this skid plate work with a Warn Elite Series bumper on a 2013 Unlimited Sahara JK?
Asked by LD from Denver on
Thanks for the inquiry LD, the Rugged Ridge Front Skid Plate part # RUG18003.30 we are not sure if they would work together.
Answered by from Denver on
What is the weight of this item? Thanks.
Asked by SJF from Florida on
Hi SJF The Front Skid Plate weighs 39 pounds. Thanks
Answered by LWiff ext 4804 from Florida on
does this require any cutting, grinding, drilling to install on a 2012 unlimited? thanks!
Asked by Denison from United States on
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 by Jason l from United States on
Rugged Ridge was established in 2005 by the company Omix-ADA to focus on innovative aftermarket Jeep accessories. Many of Rugged Ridge's recent designs are so innovative they have been patented. This includes their floor liners, snorkel and XHD Modular Bumpers. Since 2005 Rugged Ridge has developed and manufactured over 3,000 kinds of Jeep related products. All Rugged Ridge Jeep accessories are trail rated. The Omix-ADA founder came from a family that owned a small Jeep dealership. It was the founder's dream from a young age to own a company that made accessories for Jeeps. The founder manifested the dream in 1992. Shop Rugged Ridge Now