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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.
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Features, Description, Reviews, Q&A, Specs & Installation
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
CA Residents: WARNING: Cancer and Reproductive Harm - www.P65Warnings.ca.gov
February 01, 2020
Solid heavy powdercoated plate.they need to advise people with transfer case skid plates that they will need to make a bracket to secure one side of the transfer skid plate arm to this new gas skid plate.there is nowhere to attach it if u take original gas plate off.do not let it float in the air unattached as another here suggested!0ne big rock or hole and that unattached arm will bend upwards and u got major damage to gas tank transfer case etc.other than that it is low profile and looks way better than the stock.if you're taking stock one off beware of the falling gas tank.use stands.Helpful (1)
December 07, 2019
Exactly what she wanted :)
Our Local shop had warned us that the Stock skid plate was rusting and needed replaced. After researching different products, I decided on the Rough Country due to the many good reviews about fit and sturdiness. We were NOT disappointed. Very easy install. Looks sharp. Very pleased with the final product. And most important, the Wife is Happy :)Helpful (1)
November 17, 2019
Skid plate was of a nice gauge and well painted. I had a problem getting the old bolts out so I had my mechanic complete the installation. He indicated that one of the bolt holes was a problem to align and ultimately we did not put a bolt in it as the plate was firmly secured and I do not intend to do any off-roading. Just wanted to replace my OEM which was rusting apart.Helpful (1)
October 17, 2019
Took off old Skid Plate
My old skid plate was so rusted I had no option but to take it off and discard. Just support the gas tank and bolt up the R/C plate...worked great! Everything lined up. The arm on the transfer case skid plate will float, but its not going anywhere. R/C should make an adapter for that arm when not doing a OEM skid plate over-lay.Helpful (1)
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.Helpful (1)
June 21, 2019
It fits like a glove over the OEM.. SIMPLE TO INSTALL. DID IT BY MYSELF. USEING A FLOOR JACK AND AN IMPACT.Helpful (1)
June 09, 2019
It is good and heavy duty. Took about 2 hours to install.Helpful (1)
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 JKHelpful (1)
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.Helpful (1)
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!Helpful (5)
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
(approx) 2 Hours
Simple installation for anyone.
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