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How to Install Rugged Ridge Control Arm, Skid Plates, Front - Pair, Black on your 2007-2018 Wrangler

Tools Required
  • Basic Hand Tools Required
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(2) Universal front skid plate brackets
(2) M14-2.00 x 120 graded bolt
(2) M14-2.00 Lock Nut
(4) M14 Washer
(4) M14 Spacer

1. Please read instructions fully prior to installing the JK Front Control Arm Skid Plates (18003.35). The skid plates have been designed to be a no drill application for ease of installation. Take your time when installing to insure proper fitment and tightening of bolts. PLEASE NOTE that this kit will not fit vehicles equipped with alignment cams.

2. Put vehicle in gear, set the emergency brake and block tires before proceeding with installation.

3. Support lower control arm and remove original axle bracket attachment bolt and nut (pic.1)

4. Place skid plate over axle bracket as shown. Please that these brackets are universal in regards to the left side (drivers side) and right side (passenger side) axle brackets. Place tab over axle bracket and align skid plate mounting holes with axle bracket mounting holes

5. Insert one of the 4 spacers provided on each side of of the bracket. Place control arm back into axle bracket and attach skid plate with supplied M14 bolt, washer, and nut (Pic.3).

6. Tighten nut and bolt to 130 ft. lbs.

7. Repeat steps 2-6 for the other side. After installing both side double check that both bolts have been tightened to the specified setting of 130 ft. lbs.

8. After 200 miles inspect all bolts and tighten to 130 ft. lbs. if needed