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Rugged Ridge Front Skid Plate - Black (07-18 Jeep Wrangler JK)

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    Features, Video & Details

    • Protects Steering Components of Your Jeep
    • Constructed of 1/4-Inch Steel for Durability
    • Has E-Coating for Rust Resistance
    • Designed for 2007-2018 Jeep Wrangler JK Models

    Review & Installation Video

    Review & Install Video

    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

    MPN# 18003.30

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    What's in the Box
    • Skid Plate
    • Mounting Brackets
    • Hardware
    Installation Info
    Tech Specs
    Will it fit my Wrangler?
    • JK Rubicon 2 Door - 07, 08, 09, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18
    • JK Rubicon 4 Door - 07, 08, 09, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18
    • JK Wrangler 2 Door - 07, 08, 09, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18
    • JK Wrangler 4 Door - 07, 08, 09, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18

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        Questions & Answers (8)

        5 Top Rated Questions

        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.

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        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.

        Helpful (1)

        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.

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        How much does it weigh?

        • This weighs approximately 40 lbs.

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        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.

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          Customer Reviews (23) Write a Review

          Overall Rating 4.2

          out of 5 stars

          Installation Time:Afternoon

          • Protection 4.478261 4.5
          • Fit 3.956522 4.0
          • Appearance 4.478261 4.5
          • Bang For Your Buck 4.565217 4.6



          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Afternoon

            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.

            Jake624

            Year: 2018Submodel: Wrangler

            Helpful (1)

          • 1/5

            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.

            2muchpressure

            Year: 2010Submodel: Rubicon

            Helpful (2)

          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Afternoon

            December 23, 2018

            Looks cool

            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.

            AmyW

            Year: 2016Submodel: Wrangler

            Helpful (3)

          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Afternoon

            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.

            TravisA

            Year: 2012Submodel: Rubicon

            Helpful (3)

          • 4/5

            Installation Time: Afternoon

            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.

            MCA

            Year: 2016Submodel: Rubicon

            Helpful (3)

          • 1/5

            Installation Time: Afternoon

            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.

            Eric

            Year: 2017Submodel: Wrangler

            Helpful (8)

          • 4/5

            Installation Time: Afternoon

            April 25, 2018

            Easy Fit

            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.

            ChaseD

            Year: 2014Submodel: Rubicon

            Helpful (4)

          • 1/5

            Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            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 recommend

            WillS

            Year: 2017Submodel: Wrangler

            Helpful (4)

            • Response from ExtremeTerrain

              We apologize for the inconvenience. Rugged Ridge's product do carry a warranty.

              XTJEFF, Customer Service

          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Afternoon

            January 28, 2018

            Works Great With DV-8 FS-11 Front Bumper

            I have ‘10 Rubicon so I needed a sway bar skid plate to protect the ESD that would go with my DV-8 FS-11 bumper. Tried others but this is the only one that fit minor cutting and drilling. Just what I needed. Quality is solid as noted by other reviews. For me, couple of beers to install including cutting, painting and shooting the breeze with the neighbor. Posted some pics.

            Gomez

            Year: 2010Submodel: Rubicon

            Helpful (5)

          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Afternoon

            December 11, 2017

            Rock Solid however requires some finess

            As asked in the QandA, it does fit with a Draw-Tite/ Curt front hitch mount. My 2014 had the "extra" end caps welded on the factory frame that had to be ground down/off to allow the skid to fit properly without a gap in the factory frame. I also had to drill and widen the hole on the passenger side frame for the bottom bolt to fit. The brackets coming off the sway bar mount had to be pried to allow the skid bolts to fit. Once mounted and bolts tightened up it looks like a factory fit. The skid is solid and should take some serious abuse!!

            KevinB

            Year: 2014Submodel: Wrangler

            Helpful (8)

          • 5/5

            October 31, 2017

            This front skid plate is a must have

            Installing this skid plate covered up a nasty previous collision bend caused by large boulders. After straightening the bend and installing this plate I have since bounced this plate over more objects and I would not Jeep without it. Installation would be easy for most.

            Toddski

            Year: 2014Submodel: Wrangler

            Helpful (6)

          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            October 23, 2017

            Easy install

            Skid plate was easy to install. It gives way more protection to the under-side front than the stock bumper and "dust cover" The finish is durable and looks good.

            SteveD

            Year: 2017Submodel: Wrangler

            Helpful (6)

          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            September 01, 2017

            Very good product!

            Fairly easy to install. Be sure to follow the instructions and attach the back bolts first, but leave them loose enough to be able to get the front bolts in too. Blends well with the bumper and is very sturdy.

            Will

            Year: 2014Submodel: Wrangler

            Helpful (4)

          • 4/5

            Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            July 27, 2017

            Skid plate

            Makes my jeep look sharp. Much better than the plastic piece that came standard. Had to do some drilling, but an easy install.

            SaraO

            Year: 2017Submodel: Wrangler

            Helpful (5)

          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Afternoon

            July 18, 2017

            Worth it!

            It was exactly as advertised!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

            Steven

            Year: 2014Submodel: Wrangler

            Helpful (5)

          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            May 16, 2017

            Quality Construction

            The skid plate was easy to install. Does a great job of protecting the sway bar disconnect. Also dresses up the front end. Went well with the Barricade HD bumper.

            HeathM

            Year: 2008Submodel: Rubicon

            Helpful (6)

          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Afternoon

            August 17, 2016

            Great Product

            This is a rugged skid plate that bolts on easily. I did have to drill one hole on the passenger side crash bar and do some trimming of the frame, where it is welded to the crash bar. This was minor and is covered in the directions. Make sure to follow the directions and tighten bolts in the order specified and you will be fine. I bought this to go with a Warn Elite full width front bumper and it fit perfectly. Took a couple hours to install, but I took my time and a couple of breaks.

            Frank

            Year: 2014Submodel: Wrangler Unlimited

            Helpful (4)

          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            April 29, 2016

            Requires Mods

            Make sure you have a sawzall, a drill and some black paint for the later models (Post 2010) as you will have to trim some of the brackets to get this to fit. The details are provided in the installation instructions that are provide with the plate. It is the ONLY skid plate to work with the Barricade bumpers and is way better than not having any protection in a critical area of the Jeep. Construction is rock solid. Looks great as well. Very happy with this overall

            BlueOvis

            Year: 2015Submodel: Wrangler

            Helpful (6)

          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Afternoon

            January 10, 2015

            Good, heavy skid plate

            This skid plate is a good, heavy product. It was a fairly easy install and adds protection as promised.

            Harley

            Year: 2014Little Rock, AR, USA

            Helpful (7)

          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            February 20, 2014

            Skid plate

            Installed quick you do need do some cutting. Less then 30 minutes install painted cause I had to some cutting I have a pant my jeep befor installing it.

            David

            Year: 2013Las Vegas, NV, USA

            Helpful (6)