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Rugged Ridge Steering Box Skid Plate (97-06 Jeep Wrangler TJ w/ Power Steering)

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    Features & Details

    • Steering Box Skid Plate
    • 3/16 Inch Thick Steel
    • Black Powder Coat Finish
    • 7 lbs
    • Protects Steering Box
    • Rust Resistant E-Coated Primer
    • Low Profile Design
    • Includes Installation Hardware
    • Bolt-On with Some Drilling
    • Fits 1997 - 2006 Wrangler TJs

    Construction. Rugged Ridge uses 3/16 thick steel for this steering box skid plate. The plate is first primed with a rust resistant e-coating, and then finished with a chip resistant black powder coating. Rugged Ridge engineered this plate for maximum ground clearance so as not to interfere with your off-road journeys.

    Protection. This skid plate protects your TJ's steering box from sharp boulders and other hazards by taking the edge off impacts. Stay safe and mobile with this skid plate.

    Accessories. This plate comes with bolts and washers needed for installation.

    Application. Installing this plate requires you to drill one hole in your Jeep's frame, but the remaining bolts utilize OE mounting points. This plate fits on 1997 - 2006 TJ Wranglers with power steering.

    Fitment: 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 Details

    MPN# 18003.12

    CA Residents: WARNING: Cancer and Reproductive Harm -

    What's in the Box
    • Steering Skid Plate
    • M10x30 Hex Head Bolt
    • M10 Lock Washer
    • M10 Hex Nut with Rod
    Installation Info
    Tech Specs
    Will it fit my Wrangler?
    • TJ Rubicon 2 Door - 03, 04, 05, 06
    • TJ Rubicon Unlimited 2 Door - 05, 06
    • TJ Wrangler 2 Door - 97, 98, 99, 00, 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06
    • TJ Wrangler Unlimited 2 Door - 04, 05, 06

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          Ratings Summary

          4.9 out of 5 overall rating from 14 customers

          Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

          • October 30, 2018

            5 2006 Wrangler - BobG Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            Great part

            Heavy duty part, easy to put on. You can tell it could take a good hit.

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          • January 06, 2018

            5 1999 Wrangler - ZeroCool Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            Good unit

            Easy to install and protects my sterling control. Would buy this again. Also like the fact to bolts too my frame which they give u a bolt on a stick.

            Helpful (6)
          • April 18, 2017

            4 1999 Wrangler - BrandonK Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            Good simple skid plate

            Good product, would have bolted on to a stock jeep easier than mine. I had to cut the front lip off and ended up welding it directly to my custom front bumper because it was in the way of the mounting holes. Works great though!

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          • March 12, 2017

            5 1998 Wrangler - AnthonyC Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            Great look!

            Easy install! Great addition to my Jeep. Looks nice and will help protect the steering box while off road.

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          • November 02, 2016

            5 1998 Wrangler - BigPoppa Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            Wam Bam

            Great fit. Bolted right on. No issuses. Great price. I would recommend

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          • July 18, 2015

            5 2000 - BeachDog Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            Steering box skid plate

            So glad I purchased this skid plate. I took my tj through some rocky trails and I'm very happy with the overall product. My steering box was well protected and after painting the box red my jeep looked even more rugged. If you are going to do any rock crawling with your jeep, this is a must have!

            Helpful (7)
          • June 02, 2015

            5 2002 - Okie Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            Steering skid plate

            Steering skid plate arrived on time. I noticed that the box was kinda heavy opened the box to see that it was well built one piece item. It was very easy to install 3 bolts total and you have to drill one through the bumper. I installed the one bolt where the bumper mounts to and the other one that through the steering box and marked the one that i need to drill. I drilled the one through the bumper without tacking the other 2 out installed the last bolt. Went out the next weekend did some rock crawling bumped it a few times held up well.

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          • April 07, 2015

            5 1997 - DAWG Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            Fits great, looks good and strong as......

            Bought this skid and I knew if I was wheeling it was the least I would need in protecting the underside of my TJ. The plate was delivered quickly and packaged well. The fitment was great and installation was a breeze. Now, time to go find some trails!!!!

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          • July 24, 2014

            5 1997 - powellfam Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            works like a champ

            Put this skid plate on. Took 5 minutes really easy. Went out and hit some rock trails. After first hard hit on a rock I thought it was done. It scratched the paint nothing else. Got home washed it off and repainted it. Looks like new still. Great product

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          • March 02, 2014

            5 2005 - HaveFunOutThere Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            Easy install and Strong!

            Simple install. Literally three bolts and one hole to drill. When it on it is sturdy and offers good protection. One thing the directions don't say is to put some sort of protection on the hole you drill in the frame to stop it from rusting. Other than that, its a good investment!

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          • February 21, 2014

            5 2000 - Ross4 Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            Steering Box Skid

            I was impressed with the build quality and the finish of the Rugged Ridge steering box skid plate. It was easy to install and the instructions were simple to follow. It almost looks too nice to scratch up on the trail.

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          • December 20, 2013

            5 2000 - Dylan77 Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            This skid plate is great!

            I went online to extreme terrain the day after I was on a trail and scraped my steering box,. Since installing it, I've found that it does protect it very well. With the way it bolts onto where other bolts already are, it makes it very easy. The only downfall that it has is you have to drill one hole, but other than that it's great!!

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          • November 15, 2013

            4 2005 - EN3RGIX Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            Fit not quite right.

            Great little steering box skid. Had a bit of an issue with the fit. The hole that needs to be drilled into the frame crossbar didn't quite line up with the hole in the skid plate. Had to fabricate a wedge to fill the gap for the 10mm bolt.

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          • November 05, 2013

            5 2006 - thebigkid Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            SKID PLATE


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