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How to Install a Rugged Ridge Transfer Case Skid Plate on your 2007-2017 Jeep Wrangler JK

Tools Required
  • Basic Hand Tools Required
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Skid Plate (1)
M12 x 35mm (4)
M12 x 60mm (1)
M12 Washers (5)


Step 1. Remove the factory skid plates (If equipped). If your vehicle is equipped with an engine skid plate, it will have to be temporarily moved out of the way.

Step 2. With the factory skid plates removed, begin mounting the new transfer case skid plate. Using (3) of the supplied M12 x 35mm hex bolts and M12 washers, fasten the skid plate to the vehicle cross member. Leave these bolts loose at this time. 

Step 3. Using (1) of the M12 x 35mm hex bolts and M12 washer fasten the skid plate to the fuel tank guard. Leave this bolt loose at this time.

Step 4. Using the M12 x 60mm hex bolt and washers install the skid plat to the driver side of the frame. Once all of the bolts have been started tighten all of the bolts to 55 ft•lbs. Replace any skid plates that have been removed and tighten to factory specications.