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Deegan 38 Skid Plate for D38 Front Bumper (18-21 Jeep Wrangler JL)

Item J123340-JL
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      Video Review & Installation

      The Deegan 38 Skid Plate for the Deegan 38 Front Bumper is for those of you that have a 2018 and up JL that have that Deegan 38 front bumper installed on it and want a piece that is going to add a little bit extra to that bumper, a little bit more protection but also a bit of a more finished look. As with the JK, this skid plate isn't really protecting a whole lot unless you have one of those Rubicon Edition Jeeps with the sway bar disconnect and even then it's a little bit difficult to get something up in there and get it banged up. This is really something that's more going to replace that plastic splash shield that's on the Jeep and give everything a more finished from the front side, but it will offer a little bit of protection as well. This is going to be a very simple, one out of three wrench installation, it bolts directly onto that Deegan 38 front bumper with these holes here and bolts onto the frame of the Jeep with these tabs here. Has all the included hardware. Very, very simple to get installed and I'm gonna show you how to do it in just a second here. So, in general, skid plates are all about protection. I already mentioned that this one also has a heavy aesthetic part to it, so this is very much going to be for finishing off the Jeep from a protection standpoint. It is going to be a nice heavy steel, has that same powder coat finish that your front bumper does have. And because it bolts directly onto the bumper, it really gives everything one cohesive finished off look. Comes in right around that $250 mark. For something that isn't actually offering a ton of protection, it's really going to come down to you and your budget whether a $250 skid plate that's really more of a visual mod is going to be worth it or not. But if you do have that bumper and you're looking for something to finish off the look, this is going to do a great job of that. So, I said before, easy one out of three wrenches. Let me show you how to do it. Man 1: Tools used for this installation are as follows. We have a small impact driver and ratchet or you can use two hand ratchets, Allen key supplied with the kit or your own personal key for your nut driver, a 13-millimeter wrench, a 16-millimeter socket, a 13-millimeter socket and a roll of tape. All right. Now, we're ready to get our skid plate installed. But first, if your Jeep is still equipped with this factory, I guess you can call that a skid plate also, we're gonna have to go ahead and get that out of the way. And it's very simple, two bolts remove it. It's gonna be a 16-millimeter, we'll just snag that out of there and get it out of the way and we'll get our new one in place.Now, with our 16-millimeter socket, we're just going to remove the two bolts on either side. Lift this out of the way. All right. Now, with the factory one out of the way, we're ready to go ahead and get our new skid plate up into place. But it is a little heavy so we're gonna go ahead and get the assistance of one of our friends to help us lift it up and get a few bolts in and started. Then we'll go ahead and get the rest of them finished along the front. And after that, I'll show you how to get the bolts in through the side rails on our new skid plate. And to do those, we're gonna utilize a little bit of a different technique, something you might have done at home, something you might not have, but you're definitely going to need some tape. All right. Now, to get our inner brackets in place to get the nut on the inside of the frame rail what we actually do is we put a piece of tape over our 13-millimeter wrench that we're gonna use. This way to actually hold the nut in place and you don't have to worry about dropping it or fighting with it when you're trying to get it tightened down inside the frame rail. What we're gonna do is just slide the wrench inside the frame rail, line it up with that hole, then we insert our bolt from the outside in and then tighten it down. You can also go in the bolt and put it outwards. I like to do it this way, that way it'll protect our threads inside the frame rail in case ever down the line we need to remove this from maintenance on your Jeep. Let's go ahead and get these installed. Just go ahead and slide your wrench up in your frame rail, get your bolt lined up. Now, just remember this step for all four bolts. Now, with your 13-millimeter socket and wrench, go ahead and tighten them up. All right. Now, with our 13-millimeter wrench again, we're gonna go ahead and tighten up all our bolts on the front of our skid plate, but we're also gonna use an Allen key. Now, the kit does come with one so you can tighten all these up. But I'm gonna go ahead and use my own on my little electric nut driver, this way we could tighten down a little bit quicker. All right. Now, with all your hardware tightened up, you're finished. For more parts and videos like these, visit us at

      Product Information

      Features, Description, Reviews, Q&A, Specs & Installation


      • Provides Superior Undercarriage Protection
      • Perfect for the Serious Off Roader
      • Fabricated Steel Plate Construction
      • Premium Two Stage Textured Black Powder Coated Finish
      • Direct Bolt-On Installation
      • Intended for use with Deegan 38 Front Bumper Part# J108786-JL
      • Fits 2018-2021 Jeep Wrangler JL Models with Deegan 38 Front Bumper


      Extra Off-Road Protection. Designed for use on 2018-2021 JL Wranglers equipped with a Deegan 38 Front Bumper, this Deegan 38 HD Skid Plate is a great way to add additional undercarriage protection to your Jeep. This Skid Plate will guard your Wrangler's front axle, sump and engine from large rocks and hazards found along the trail.

      Heavy-Duty Construction. Deegan 38 manufactures its HD Skid Plates to precise specifications from heavy-duty steel plate for superior strength making it ideal for off-roading. This Deegan 38 HD Skid Plate is completed in a durable two stage finish using epoxy pre-coating and high-grade textured black powder coating for long lasting corrosion resistance.

      Simple, Bolt-on Installation. The Deegan 38 HD Skid Plate was engineered to be a direct bolt-on upgrade using just basic hand tools. There is no cutting or drilling required for a clean straight forward installation that can be completed in about an hour.

      Application. This Deegan 38 HD Skid Plate is specifically designed to fit 2018-2021 Jeep Wrangler JL models equipped with the Deegan 38 Front Bumper only (part# J108786-JL).

      Deegan 38

      Fitment: 2018 2019 2020 2021

      Deegan 38 J123340-JL

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      Installation & What's in the Box

      Installation Info

      What's in the Box

      • (1) HD Skid Plate
      • (4) M8 x 1.25 40mm Hex Head Bolts
      • (9) M8 x 1.25 25mm Button Head Screws
      • (11) 8mm Lock washers
      • (18) 8mm Flat Washers
      • (11) M8 Hex Nuts
      • (4) 8mm Large Washers
      • (1) Allen Wrench

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