Hey, guys. It's Sara from extremeterrain.com. And today, we have a review and install of the Barricade Front Skid Plate in Textured Black, fitting your 2010 through 2018 Jeep Wrangler JK. This skid plate features heavy-duty stainless steel construction with a textured black powder coat finish providing protection to the underside of your Jeep. So, it is worth noting that the skid plate is specifically designed for this Barricade Trail Force HD front bumper. It will not work with the factory bumper without extensive modifications. But if you already have this bumper or if you're in the market for a bumper, this skid plate is a nice add-on to give you a little extra protection.Coming in at around $15, this is a budget-friendly way to add protection to the underside of your Jeep, especially if you take your Jeep off-road frequently. I'm giving this install a one out of three wrenches on the difficulty meter. It can be done in approximately one hour and features direct bolt up installation. All right, with that said, let's jump right into our install. For this install, we used an impact gun, 3/8 ratchet, 16-millimeter wrench, a deep and also shallow 18-millimeter socket, deep 17-millimeter socket, and a swivel.All right, so, the first step in our uninstall is to remove the bumper by removing all the 18-millimeter bolts on either side of the crash bar. And also you need to unplug your fog lights to get this off. Remove the connectors from each fog light. And then with your 18-millimeter socket, remove the nuts on the back of your crash bar. Repeat that process on the other side. With all the bolts removed and our fog lights unplug, grab the bumper and remove it from your Jeep.Now, we can grab our skid plate and the supplied hardware and get it bolted up at the back brackets behind the craft bar on the Jeep. Line up the bracket on your skid plate with the back of the crash bar on your Jeep. And using the smaller provided hardware, get it bolted up. And we're gonna leave these hand tight for now, because we do have to get it lined up in three other mounting positions. Repeat that on the other side, again, leaving at hand tight until we have all of our bolts in. So, using the provided hardware, we're gonna slide one of the larger bolts into the front crash bar here just to keep it lined up while we tighten down the bolts of the back of the skid plate. Using a 16-millimeter wrench and a 17-millimeter deep socket, tighten down the bolts at the back of your crash bar. Repeat that with the other bolt.At this point, you can remove the bolt that you put in here just to make sure it was lined up. At this point, we can grab our bumper and get it lined back up on our Jeep. Replace the hardware over your studs and tighten them down with an 18-millimeter socket. Don't forget to plug back in your fog lights. Repeat that process on the other side. All right. So once you've tightened down all the hardware holding on your bumper, that's gonna do it for the review and install of this skid plate. Remember for all things Jeep, keep it at extremeterrain.com.
For Use with OEM and Barricade Trail Force Bumper Only
Fits 2010-2018 Jeep Wrangler JK Models, Does NOT Fit JL Models
Off-Road Protection. The Barricade Off-Road Front Skid Plate for 2010-2018 Wranglers provides additional undercarriage protection for your Jeep's front axle, sump and engine, even when traveling down the roughest trails with a rugged steel construction.
Heavy Duty Construction. Manufactured from heavy-duty stainless steel for it's long lasting durability, this Barricade Off-Road Front Skid Plate is completed in a textured black powder coat finish for aggressive good looks and corrosion resistance.
Easy, Bolt-on Installation. The Barricade Off-Road Front Skid Plate is engineered to be a direct bolt-on upgrade for the original stock factory bumper using just basic hand tools, so there is no drilling or cutting required for a clean straight forward installation.
Application. This Barricade Off-Road Front Skid Plate is specifically designed to fit 2010-2018 Jeep Wrangler JK models equipped with the OEM factory bumper or a Barricade Trail Force Bumper only. This Skid Plate will not fit with any other brand or model of bumper, nor will it fit JL Wranglers.
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Liz F, 2013 Jeep Wrangler JKQuality and Training Analyst I have always loved the outdoors and with my camping experiences, it brought me into the Jeep world. It has always been a dream to own a Wrangler of my own and recently I was able to acquire one of my own! We’ve already been off roading and camping, and each time I come up with a new mod to do when ...