(approx) 1 Hour
Simple installation for anyone.
Features, Description, Reviews, Q&A, Specs & Installation
Benefits.The Rugged Ridge Black Front Skid Plate is designed to protect all front steering components of your jeep while off-road driving.
Construction. This Jeep Wrangler skid plate is constructed of 1/4-inch powder-coated steel for durability. It also has E-coated finish to provide rust resistance.
Installation. It includes special gussets and welded brackets for easy mounting. It is designed to fit Rugged Ridge front bumpers or even factory front bumpers of 2007-2018 Jeep Wrangler JK models.
Fitment: 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 Details
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October 14, 2019
good for rubicons
after 3 months of use it has more scratches than i can count including one deep gash, im glad i bought it as half of those would of damaged my electronic sway bar disconnect. a little weird looking as its kinda hanging down but a 1/4'' to 1/2'' less clearance is well worth not having to buy a new sway bar disconnectHelpful (1)
October 07, 2019
Looks Great and adds a personal touch to your Jeep. The only problem I had was that I had to drill out the bolt holes on the sway bar brackets to line up the holes.Helpful (1)
April 02, 2019
Heavy duty skid plate
When I swapped out my bumper for an aftermarket the OEM skid plate had to be removed. I was looking for a replacement option that was heavy duty but not excessively expensive where you wouldn’t want to use it. This definitely fits the bill. This plate is thick, heavy, and mounting was a breeze. Took about an hour to install solo. Definitely worth the money.Helpful (2)
April 01, 2019
Didn't fit Rubicon
They designed this to protect the electronic sway bar disconnect, but unfortunately it puts so much pressure against it that it may cause it to fail. I would not recommend using this on a Rubicon.Helpful (4)
December 23, 2018
I put this on my 2016 Wrangler. I changed the front bumper and the plastic dust cover had to go. I wanted somethig to protect the under side. This was the only skid plate that would fit with my new bumper. Only issue I had was having to drill a hole in the frame to attach the last bolt. Not a big deal just had to go slow. It looks great and gives me the extra protection I wanted.Helpful (5)
October 14, 2018
Sway bar motor skid
Very sold skid and fairly easy to install. I did have to cut some material off of the crash bar because I have a 2012 but not a big deal.Helpful (4)
September 22, 2018
Great Swaybar Disconnect Protection
I took a hard hit from a rock which bent up my front bumper and crash bar. The hit also nearly crushed my electronic swaybar disconnect. After that event I shopped around from some armor to protect it. I finally settled on this skid even though I knew it probably wouldn't be a direct bolt-on to my '16 Rubicon. This definitely wasn't a 30 minute bolt-on. It did take some cutting with a cut-off wheel, a touch of grinding, and I had to drill one hole in the crash bar. It took about 3 hours to install, and if you have the tools, it's not that bad of a job. This is a really beefy skid and does a great job of protecting the Rubicon electronic swaybar disconnect. This also reinforces the crash bar, which if you have ever hit on a rock, you'll know how easy it bends. All-in-all, I'm really happy with this skid. If you need to protect your swaybar disco, have an angle grinder and aren't afraid to use it, then this is a great option.Helpful (4)
April 29, 2018
Not a true bolt on IMO.
This is NOT a true bolt on, at least on my 2017 JK. Had to do a lot of grinding on front cross member and had to oval out the front two holes on the rear brackets. Plus with my Rugged Ridge front bumper no way to get to front bolts with out removing the bumper. I have no intention of buying Rugged Ridge products again. I will spend the extra money for better engineered/designed parts.Helpful (9)
April 25, 2018
While I did have to modify my frame just a little for the plate to fit up, I like this one a lot better than the others I've installed. I did not have to remove the bumper to install this and it works with 98 of the bumpers on the market. If you are looking for a front skid plate and you have an odd front bumper like me, I highly suggest this one.Helpful (5)
February 08, 2018
Bolt holes don’t line up
I have it installed on my 17 sport JK but it was a little bit of a pain and two bolt holes don’t line up. Has 6 nuts and boots so missing two still allows for installation. Wouldn’t recommendHelpful (5)
Will this work with Rugged Ridge XHD Front Bumper Kit w/ Stinger Bar Stubby Bumper Ends on my 2017 Jeep JKU?
The Rugged Ridge Front Skid Plate will fit the XHD Front bumper kit.
Will this work with a front receiver hitch (Draw-tite or Curt)?
It is unlikely that the Rugged Ridge Front Skid Plate will work with a front receiver hitch, it looks as if the hitch and skid plate would mount up in similar locations as well. We have not test fitted the Rugged Ridge Front Skid Plate with a front receiver hitch so we would be unable to confirm fitment between the two.
Will this fit a factory front bumper on a 2018 jk unlimited?
This will fit the factory front bumper on all 07-18 JK models.
How much does it weigh?
This weighs approximately 40 lbs.
Will this work with the barricade trail force HD bumper?
The Rugged Ridge Skid Plate Front is designed to fit with Rugged Ridge and stock front bumpers and has not been tested to fit with any other brand.
Hello, we will need more info about your build and bull bar to help you with your question about this Rugged Ridge Skid Plate Front. Please feel free to give us a call or send us an email so we can help you with your question. http://www.extremeterrain.com/contact.html
Hello, yes this will work with the Spartacus Front Bumper
Yes, this Rugged Ridge Skid Plate Front, Black (07-17 Wrangler JK) will fit with the stock front bumper.
(approx) 1 Hour
Simple installation for anyone.
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