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

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      Review & Installation Video

      Product Information

      Features, Description, Reviews, Q&A, Specs & Installation

      Features

      • 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

      Description

      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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      Customer Reviews (25)

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      Ratings Summary

      4.2 out of 5 overall rating from 25 customers

      Installation Time: Afternoon





      • October 14, 2019

        4 2013 Rubicon - ethan3300 Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

        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 disconnect

        Helpful (1)
      • October 07, 2019

        4 2015 Wrangler - Rufus43 Installation Time: Afternoon

        Looks Great

        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

        5 2018 Wrangler - Jake624 Installation Time: Afternoon

        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

        1 2010 Rubicon - 2muchpressure

        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.

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      • December 23, 2018

        5 2016 Wrangler - AmyW Installation Time: Afternoon

        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.

        Helpful (5)
      • October 14, 2018

        5 2012 Rubicon - TravisA Installation Time: Afternoon

        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

        4 2016 Rubicon - MCA Installation Time: Afternoon

        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.

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      • April 29, 2018

        1 2017 Wrangler - Eric Installation Time: Afternoon

        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

        4 2014 Rubicon - ChaseD Installation Time: Afternoon

        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.

        Helpful (5)
      • February 08, 2018

        1 2017 Wrangler - WillS Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

        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

        Helpful (5)

      Questions & Answers (8 answers)

      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.

      Helpful (1)

      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.

      Helpful (0)

      How much does it weigh?

      • This weighs approximately 40 lbs.

      Helpful (0)

      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.

      Helpful (0)
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      Installation & What's in the Box

      Installation Info

      What's in the Box

      • Skid Plate
      • Mounting Brackets
      • Hardware

      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