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

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  • Item J15259
  • MPN# 18003.12

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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

    What's in the Box
    • Steering Skid Plate
    • M10x30 Hex Head Bolt
    • M10 Lock Washer
    • M10 Hex Nut with Rod
    Installation Info
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    Overall Rating 4.8

    out of 5 stars

    Installation Time:Less than 1 Hour

    • Protection 4.923077 4.9
    • Fit 4.769231 4.8
    • Appearance 4.923077 4.9
    • Bang For Your Buck 4.769231 4.8



    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      January 06, 2018

      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.

      ZeroCool

      Year: 1999Submodel: Wrangler

      Helpful (2)

    • 4/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      April 18, 2017

      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!

      BrandonK

      Year: 1999Submodel: Wrangler

      Helpful (2)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      March 12, 2017

      Great look!

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

      AnthonyC

      Year: 1998Submodel: Wrangler

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      November 02, 2016

      Wam Bam

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

      BigPoppa

      Year: 1998Submodel: Wrangler

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      July 18, 2015

      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!

      BeachDog

      Year: 2000New York, Southampton, NY 11968, USA

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      June 02, 2015

      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.

      Okie

      Year: 2002Rio Vista, CA, USA

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      April 07, 2015

      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!!!!

      DAWG

      Year: 1997Indiana, USA

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      July 24, 2014

      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

      powellfam

      Year: 1997Yucca Valley, CA, USA

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      March 02, 2014

      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!

      HaveFunOutThere

      Year: 2005Denver, CO, USA

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      February 21, 2014

      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.

      Ross4

      Year: 2000Lumberton, TX, USA

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      December 20, 2013

      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!!

      Dylan77

      Year: 2000Lancaster, PA, USA

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    • 4/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      November 15, 2013

      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.

      EN3RGIX

      Year: 2005Raleigh, NC, USA

      Helpful (4)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      November 05, 2013

      SKID PLATE

      EASY TO INSTALL. LOOKS GOOD AND PROTECTS THE STEERING BOX. SHOULD HAVE PUT ONE ON YEARS AGO

      thebigkid

      Year: 2006PRICE UTAH

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