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Rugged Ridge Engine & Transmission Skid Plate (12-18 3.6L Jeep Wrangler JK)

Item J21423
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    Features & Details

    • Engine and Transmission Skid Plate
    • 3/16 Inch Steel
    • Black Powder Coat Finish
    • Protects Engine and Transmission
    • Bolt-On
    • Fits 2012-2018 Wrangler JK

    Construction. Rugged Ridge gives you the body and drivetrain protection you need with their engine and transmission skid plate. Made with 3/16 inch steel and a black powder coat finish and featuring a special rust resistant e-coating, it can handle whatever obstacles pop up while wheeling.

    Protection. The skid plate was designed by Rugged Ridge to protect both the engine and the transmission on Dana 30 and Dana 44 equipped Wrangler JKs. It's a must have for those who wheel their Jeep and need that extra protection for the trail.

    Application. Fits 2012-2018 Wrangler JKs using bolt-on installation and existing frame mounting locations. 2.5 inches or more of lift is required to prevent drive shaft rubbing.

    Fitment: 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 Details

    MPN# 18003.51

    CA Residents: WARNING: Cancer and Reproductive Harm -

    What's in the Box
    • (1) Skid Plate
    • (1) Left Support Bracket
    • (1) Right Support Bracket
    • Hardware
    Installation Info
    Tech Specs
    Will it fit my Wrangler?
    • JK Rubicon 2 Door - 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18
    • JK Rubicon 4 Door - 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18
    • JK Wrangler 2 Door - 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18
    • JK Wrangler 4 Door - 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18

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        Questions & Answers (2)

        2 Top Rated Questions

        Does this protect the oil pan too?

        • This skid plate will offer protection for the engine and transmission.

        Helpful (1)

        Has there been any issue with the bolts on the access door for the drain plug rusting?

        • We are not aware of any rusting issues of that nature.

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          Customer Reviews (8) Write a Review

          Overall Rating 3.9

          out of 5 stars

          Installation Time:Afternoon

          • Protection 4.875 4.9
          • Fit 3.625 3.6
          • Appearance 4.75 4.8
          • Bang For Your Buck 4.375 4.4

          • 4/5

            Installation Time: Afternoon

            October 09, 2018

            Effective but confusing

            This is my first Jeep (2018 JK Unlimited Sport). The plate itself looks and feels bulletproof. Not super heavy but very robust. We used a lift which made it easier to install. Instructions could use more explanation. The arms need to be marked left and right. Took off the factory cross member ("skid plate") and can not reinstall it. The rear of the plate does not mount flush on the cross member. But was able to get holes aligned. We had to disconnect the front drive shaft at the diff to be able to get the driver side arm mount installed. We put it to good use on Jeep Jamboree/Palo Duro Canyon. Worked great.


            Year: 2018Submodel: Wrangler

            Helpful (7)

          • 3/5

            September 08, 2018

            Did not work for me

            Wouldn't work without having a higher lift than I had!


            Year: 2018Submodel: Rubicon

            Helpful (8)

          • 3/5

            Installation Time: Afternoon

            July 10, 2018

            It's Ok

            My biggest complaint on this is the fact that you have to drill a hole in the skid plate to be able to bolt the stock transfer case skid plate back into place. That is a design flaw, because it is a heavy duty skid plate and to drill a hole is not an easy task even with the right drill bit and drill. Overall should do what I need to do.


            Year: 2014Submodel: Wrangler

            Helpful (9)

          • 4/5

            Installation Time: Full Day

            April 06, 2018

            Skid Plate

            We had to drill an extra hole in order for it to work. this should be displayed some where when you check it out to be mounted. When you are knew to all this it is hard when something does not work like it is suppose to be. Better explanation of install would make the purchase and build better


            Year: 2017Submodel: Rubicon

            Helpful (10)

          • 4/5

            Installation Time: Full Day

            December 17, 2016

            Good Protection Hard Install

            I did not find this to be an easy install, the bolt holes simply did not line up. I had to elongate three holes in order to get the skid plate to mount. Another problem that was not addressed in the instructions was what was to become of a skid plate cross member found on Rubicon's. After conversing with staff at Extreme Terrain, and watching a video on youtube I finally determined that the skid plate cross member found on Rubicon's was to be discarded. Overall when finished this skid plate should provide excellent protection to the engine oil pan and transmission.


            Year: 2013Submodel: Rubicon

            Helpful (11)

          • 4/5

            Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            November 21, 2016

            Solid skid, great price

            This thing is solid! Great protection for the price. I only gave it 4 stars because the holes for the cross member didn't completely line up so I had to drill one hole. Not a huge deal, still great protection with easy access to oil drain plug.


            Year: 2016Submodel: Wrangler

            Helpful (9)

          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            October 15, 2016

            Heavy Duty

            Everything fit perfect except the passenger side bolt hole for reinstall of transfer case bolt. Had to longate hole in new skid plate to fit. No big thing only took a minute. Otherwise excellent protection.


            Year: 2015Submodel: Rubicon

            Helpful (10)

          • 4/5

            Installation Time: Afternoon

            May 14, 2015

            Great product, confusing instruction

            This thing feels very tough and I suspect will protect my transmission & oil-pan quite nicely. Install is a little awkward in the driveway, but manageable. Instructions are not very clear on which braces go on which side, but figured it out once under the Jeep.


            Year: 2015Austin, TX, USA

            Helpful (11)