Skid Row engine skid plates require no modifications and are designed to work with or without a suspension lift. This gives you the protection you need when you're starting out with a stock height vehicle that puts your oil pan closest to the rocks. And when you're ready for that 3-4 lift, there's no need to modify your Skid Row engine skid plate or get a new one. These skid plates are made of 3/16 thick steel and are powder-coated semi-gloss black for a durable and attractive finish. They mount solidly to the Jeeps frame and are specially designed for easy bolt-up installation with no drilling. All that you need are simple hand tools.
I have never installed a skid plate before. The instructions were easy to follow. The hardware is an exact fit. Did the bolt turn around on the suspension link. Installing the skid plate with all bolts hand tight, was actually easy. The plate was a little heavy (~48lb.) but I was able to put it in place by hand. I tightened all the hardware with 1/2" drive ratchet, extensions, and a couple of wrenches. I had to do a review because it fit better than any other aftermarket part I've ever installed. Clears the power train, exhaust, and oil pan very nicely. The engine oil drain plug ends up exactly in the center of the opening. Did the complete instal without help in an easy hour. This skid plate is truly a bolt in place without modification.