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Rough Country Gas Tank Skid Plate (07-18 Jeep Wrangler JK 2 Door)

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    Features, Video & Details

    • Gas Tank Protection
    • 3/16 Inch Plate Steel
    • Black Powder Coated Finish
    • 49 lbs
    • Undercarriage and Gas Tank Protection
    • Includes Mounting Brackets and Hardware
    • Bolt-On Grade 8 Hardware Mounting with Brackets

    Review & Installation Video

    Review & Install Video

    I'm Ryan from extremeterrain.com, and this is my review and installation of the Rough Country Gas Tank Skid Plate, fitting your 2-door, 2007 and up JK. Today, we're gonna talk through the installation of this skid plate, which is a very simple one-out-of-three-wrench install. This is going to bolt directly onto your Jeep without the need to drill or cut anything, so you should be able to get this installed in right around an hour, but we'll talk more about the install in just a second. I'm also gonna talk through the construction and a few of the features of this skid plate. Skid plates offer you a couple of things when you're off-road. One, they offer you, of course, protection in the event that you do get into a situation where you come down hard off of an obstacle where there's that rock or stump that you forgot about, but what they also do is give you confidence to do things that you otherwise might not tackle, knowing that the often soft and unprotected underbelly of your Jeep is not going to become damaged, which will leave you on the trail or keep you from getting home. These skid plates are going to give you confidence so you can have more fun out on the trail without worrying about doing major damage to your Jeep. Now, the gas tank does come from the factory with a skid plate, but that factory skid plate is a little bit flimsy. It doesn't attach in as many locations as this one does. This is going to do a nicer job of protecting your gas tank, which, of course, is one of those areas that you definitely wanna protect. I would say the gas tank is right up there with the oil pan, and then the transmission. These are all important areas that you certainly want to offer a lot of protection to, and oftentimes, that factory skid plate just doesn't give you the protection you're after, and that's where an item like this comes in. This is also going to be significantly less expensive than some of the other gas tank skid plates on the market, and while the other ones might have a slightly beefier bracket to them, I think that this is still going to do an excellent job of protecting your Jeep, and will save you some money for those other mods. This skid plate is made from 3/16-inch steel and it's covered in a textured black powder coat finish. Now, that finish may not hold up very long if you're gonna be dragging the Jeep over the rocks on the trail, however, it is a nice touch. It is going to look good and it's also going to help the skid plate resist rust and corrosion. If you do end up banging this up on the trail, it doesn't hurt to hit it with a little bit of black from a rattle can, which will help to keep it from rusting even after you peel the powder coat off of it. This does have a couple of welded nuts on the inside of these two bracket locations, which is a really nice feature. Of course, you don't have to try and get a wrench in there to hold the nut on the backside. You can just drive your bolt right in, making install a little bit easier. And, as I said, this does install in a couple of additional locations where that factory skid plate doesn't. So, along with being thicker, it has some additional mounting points which are going to give it some additional strength. This does come with all the mounting brackets you need to get it installed, as well as all of the hardware. Along with the factory hardware, you're going to have everything you need to get this bolted up. As I said before, installing this on your two-door is going to be a very simple process. All you need to do is first remove that factory skid plate by removing the couple of bolts that hold it in place. Then, you can hold your new skid plate in location, either with a friend or with some jack stands, and reinstall the bolts that go in those factory spots. After that, it's just a matter of removing a couple of additional bolts that hold the gas tank in place, not the factory gas tank skid but the gas tank itself, installing the brackets that are included with this kit, and finally, using the included hardware to bolt this skid plate to those brackets. Again, those additional brackets are just going to give even more strength and make this even tougher. As I said before, very simple one-out-of-three-wrench install. It can be done in about an hour in your driveway, and you won't need any specialty tools, just your traditional hand tools. As I said before, this skid plate does come in at a little bit less than some of the others on the market. Some of the other skid plates may be from name brands that are known for their armor, they might have a little bit of a beefier bracket that comes along with them, but for me, for my money, at a little under $200, this is still going to do an excellent job of protecting your gas tank. And I've said it before, but it just gets the job done without completely breaking the bank. So, if you're going out on the trail and you wanna protect your gas tank against those little slip-ups that can happen, and you don't feel like that factory gas tank skid plate is going to be enough, this is an easy-to-install and fairly priced option. So, that's my review of the Rough Country Gas Tank Skid Plate, fitting all 2007 and up JKs, that you can find right here at extremeterrain.com.

    Construction. Rough Country Gas Tank Skid Plates are created from strong 3/16-inch plate steel held secure with grade 8 hardware that equips your Jeep with durable gas tank protection.

    Protection. Designed to provide lasting gas tank protection, these skid plates can withstand the most rocky off-road conditions!

    Accessories. Includes Mounting Brackets and Hardware

    Application. Fits 2007-2018 Wrangler JK 2 Door - Rough Country Gas Tank Skid Plates come complete with all the hardware and mounting brackets so there is no drilling needed! With instructions included, easy installation is assured!

    Freight Notes. Freight items can only be shipped within the continental 48 states, no expedited methods.

    Fitment: 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 Details

    MPN# 794

    CA Residents: WARNING: Cancer and Reproductive Harm - www.P65Warnings.ca.gov

    What's in the Box
    • (1) Skid Plate
    • (1) Middle Bracket
    • (1) Inside Rear Bracket
    • (1) Outside Rear Bracket
    • Hardware
    Installation Info
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        5 Top Rated Questions

        Do any of you know how much ground clearance you lose? If this goes OVER the factory plate, obviously it's going to be lower than the factory plate. Thanks

        • The Rough Country Gas Tank Skid Plate will replace the OEM gas tank skid plate. This will sit approximately 3" below the frame rail.

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        Does this gas tank skid have a spot to connect the stock transfer case skid to ??????????

        • The Rough Country Gas Tank Skid Plate will have provisions for mounting the OEM transfer case skid plate.

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        will this work with smittybuilt Xrc engine,transmission and transfer case skid plates on 07 jk

        • We have not verified fitment but they should work together.

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        Would you explain in a little more detail about the provisions for attaching the OEM transfer case skid plate to your gas tank replacement plate? My OEM gas tank plate is cracked and there’s no reason to leave it in place.

        • Further installation details can be found at the link below. This will not require removal of, and will be fully compatible with your OEM transfer case skid plate

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        Why do so many reviews say not to remove the factory skid plate. Mine is pretty rusty down the middle. Do I need the factory skid plate?

        • Thank you for your question! You can install the skid plate alone, or over the factory skid plate. The manufacturer recommends to install over the factory skid plate for reinforcement.

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          Customer Reviews (26) Write a Review

          Overall Rating 4.3

          out of 5 stars

          Installation Time:Afternoon

          • Protection 4.8 4.8
          • Fit 4.56 4.6
          • Appearance 4.76 4.8
          • Bang For Your Buck 4.72 4.7



          • 3/5

            Installation Time: Afternoon

            September 21, 2019

            Well built but terrible directions

            Product arrived on time and in good condition. Installed as per directions but directions that came with product were not the same as the ones that are on their website. Confusing and a bit frustrating.

            sweetjourney

            Year: 2008Submodel: Wrangler

            Helpful (0)

          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Afternoon

            June 21, 2019

            Skid plated!

            It fits like a glove over the OEM.. SIMPLE TO INSTALL. DID IT BY MYSELF. USEING A FLOOR JACK AND AN IMPACT.

            dean

            Year: 2010Submodel: Wrangler

            Helpful (0)

          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Afternoon

            June 09, 2019

            Fit fine

            It is good and heavy duty. Took about 2 hours to install.

            JWelton

            Year: 2009Submodel: Wrangler

            Helpful (0)

          • 4/5

            June 05, 2019

            not compatible with RC differencial skid

            looks like good protection. won't fit with my Rough Country differential skid plate. not enough room between differential skid and gas tank on 2007 JK

            4x4

            Year: 2007Submodel: Wrangler

            Helpful (0)

          • 3/5

            Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            May 23, 2019

            Rough country gas tank skid plate review

            The product itself seems to work great but unfortunately there is nowhere to bolt the factory transfer case skid plate like there is on the factory skid plate. This is surprising to me because it wouldn’t be an inconvenience to add that piece on, it was just simply overlooked in production.

            Jared

            Year: 2009Submodel: Wrangler

            Helpful (0)

          • 3/5

            Installation Time: Shop Install

            March 18, 2019

            Good product, tricky product description

            I needed a fuel tank anti skid plate for my 2009 Jeep because original rusted out. The description of this plate on your website made it seem like it was to replace the original when in reality this plate covers the original anti skid plate for added protection. Tricky, tricky. I had to go out and buy the original plate ($500.) mount it, then your plate mounts over that. Since I don't go four wheeling it wasn't really necessary to add this extra plate but the hassle of repacking a 50 lb plus steel plate and shipping costs wasn't worth it. Perhaps you should change your plates name to something like a "Secondary anti skid plate protector and state that it adds an extra layer of protection for ones gas tank!

            anotherhappyday

            Year: 2009Submodel: Wrangler

            Helpful (2)

          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            March 13, 2019

            Perfect fit and protection

            Can’t beat the price for the added protection it gives, this is way better than the oem skid, had to switch it out since mine was rusted through, with a small modification it was put on in no time, just remember if you are using this as a replacement your tank will drop.

            DixieN

            Year: 2007Submodel: Wrangler

            Helpful (0)

          • 5/5

            February 07, 2019

            Great product, great price

            The skid plate is really as good as they say it is. I would not hesitate to recommend this to anyone going off road in Arizona. The factory skid will not stand up to aggressive off roading. Do yourself a favor and install one before you realize you should have. The review and install video is showing 2 guys dropping the skid plate without any word of caution as to the fact the skid plate is all that holds the fuel tank in place. The tank will come down with the factory skid. Use extreme caution. Other people on the wrangler blog said they had the tank falI on them. I removed the factory skid in order to pound out a few deep dents. I used ratchet straps to support the fuel tank while straightening the skid plate. Also in the video you can see the bolt is missing for the transfer case skid due to the fact the nut is an intragal part of the factory skid. There is no reason I can see to remove the factory skid. Mine fit over the existing skid and tank like a glove. Very tight fit and even doing it on the driveway was no issue using a floor jack. Except it was a little tricky getting some of the bolts and brackets in place. Took me a little longer than it shows but it was really quite easy.

            JerryR

            Year: 2015Submodel: Rubicon

            Helpful (2)

          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            November 20, 2018

            Skid plate

            I replaced the factory gas tank skid plate with this. Had no problems whatsoever.

            EdwardL

            Year: 2009Submodel: Wrangler

            Helpful (5)

          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            October 26, 2018

            Baragain part

            Like some other reviewers have written, the factory skid plate on my '09 JK had rusted away and delaminated. I tried to order the factory replacement, which was backordered for six months (even the dealers couldn't get them). Meanwhile, my fuel tank was getting more and more exposed every day. The vast majority of the aftermarket skid plates I looked at are built to go over the factory one. For obvious reasons, this was a non-starter. Then I found this one, a direct replacement, remove the original, on ET. I was a little apprehensive due to the low cost; it's roughly 1/3 the price of the OEM part. Installation was less than an hour, having a lift helped. It can be done from underneath with jackstands; have a second set of hands available. It's 3/16" steel and powder coated. I expect it will hold up better than the painted one from the factory. Fit was perfect, the bolts and brackets just kind of fell into place. Overall, I couldn't be happier with this purchase.

            MichaelG

            Year: 2009Submodel: Wrangler

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          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Afternoon

            October 08, 2018

            Tight fit, great product.

            Really like the way this looks on my jeep. Unclear whether to take old skid plate off beforehand.

            AustinS

            Year: 2012Submodel: Wrangler

            Helpful (8)

          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Afternoon

            September 28, 2018

            Good deal

            Bolts over top of the OEM skid plate for better protection against anything that you climb over, at least a quarter inch thick steel plate probably could just remove OEM skid plate but why if your trying to protect your $1k gas tank, good price for what it is I'd recommend this for anyone who isn't a MALL CRAWLER,

            BelaL

            Year: 2010Submodel: Rubicon

            Helpful (5)

          • 4/5

            Installation Time: Afternoon

            September 25, 2018

            Skid plate

            So far so good. It is much thicker then the stock plate. Install simple if you go over the stock plate. If you remove and replace the stock skid plate (like the install video shows) you will have to make modifications. I had to weld a bracket inside the plate to attach my transfer skid plate back in its original place. Closely check out the install video, they do not show them re-installing the transfer case skid plate??? I called Rough Country and they do not have a fix for the issue because the plate should be installed over the stock plate. I wanted to reduce weight therefore I remove the stock plate and welded the bracket onto the new plate to secure the transfer case skid plate. if you replace make sure you have an empty tank of gas.

            JohnS

            Year: 2013Submodel: Rubicon

            Helpful (5)

          • 4/5

            September 15, 2018

            Install review

            Install helps to have 2 people.. instructions? U need to disconnect transfer case skid prior to lifting in place! Also use a jack to hold it up not jack stands.. Approximately 1.5 hr total...

            TimM

            Year: 2012Submodel: Wrangler

            Helpful (5)

          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Afternoon

            August 05, 2018

            Great replacement

            Easy installation no issues. It's a two person job so invite a friend

            RobertT

            Year: 2009Submodel: Wrangler

            Helpful (5)

          • 3/5

            Installation Time: Afternoon

            July 28, 2018

            It's ok

            If your older skid plate is rusted I do not recommend this skid plate, it was harder to install

            07jk

            Year: 2007Submodel: Rubicon

            Helpful (6)

          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            June 17, 2018

            skid plate

            My factory thin stamped steel gas tank skid plate had rusted very badly and needed replaced. This one was great replacement. Much heavier duty and fit well. Unfortunately if you use this to replace rather than augment the existing factory plate, you will lose one of the attachment points for the factory transfer case skid plate.

            RobertW

            Year: 2010Submodel: Wrangler

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          • 4/5

            Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            June 08, 2018

            Great Fit and look

            Added a few coats of undercoating prior to install. Fits perfectly and easy to install

            RobN

            Year: 2011Submodel: Rubicon

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          • 1/5

            Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            January 26, 2018

            It’s okay

            The skit plate it very nice and well built but the directions that came with the package was a complete waste of time!!! Rough country needs to improve that

            Rgk

            Year: 2012Submodel: Wrangler

            Helpful (7)

          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Weekend

            July 01, 2017

            Five stars

            Sold fuel tank skid. Was not hard to install. Fast shipping and come in

            JohnO

            Year: 2009Submodel: Wrangler

            Helpful (8)