Rock Hard 4x4 is very proud to offer the Heaviest Duty Oil Pan and Transmission Skid Plate for the Jeep Wrangler JK 2/4DR 2007 - 2017.
Hardcore rock crawlers and light duty fire road explorers alike need to add the Rock Hard 4x4 skid plate system to their build list. Protect your extremely vulnerable engine oil pan from trail debris and obstacles with our 3/16" thick plate steel skid plate. Your Transmission is equally exposed and one good knock on it renders your Wrangler completely disabled. Thanks to our unique design we are also the only skid plate system to fully protect your Dual Catalytic Convertor system on 2007 - 2011 3.8L engines!
Total Weight: 57 lbs.
Our 3/16" thick skid plate is made from a solid sheet of steel then bent, formed, and hand welded into it's highly protective shape. Designed to fit both the 2007-2011 3.8L and 2012-2017 3.6L engines plus transmission and dual cat system.
Proven by the most hardcore Jeep JK drivers on trails like the Rubicon, Moab, Rausch Creek and more, our skid plate system's design is the key to it's popularity.
With creature comforts like laser cut access door to your oil drain plug to RH4x4 exclusive "rock dome" bolt head protectors for the supplied mounting hardware - our skid system is undoubtedly the industry's premium package.
Our system is cut and formed from a single sheet making it smooth and seamless. This gives you a true skid plate without rock catching and high centering flaws found in low-budget alternatives. We do more than just protect your oil pan, transmission, and dual catalytic converter system from straight on impact though - we have flared the sides of our skid plate upwards for side impact protection that also helps glide you off the obstacle rather than high center.
RH4x4 was the first to use laser cut and precision bent drop brackets that use your frame, not motor mount, as front support locations. This means our skid transfers zero engine and transmission vibration thought your chassis. This allows your motor and transmission to continue to flex in their mounts naturally without bracing them to your frame rails - completely negating the cushion motor and transmission mounts are designed to provide. This makes for a smoother and quieter ride like factory without the creaks, ringing, vibrating, and harsh performance of inferior systems.
The rear of our skid plate mounts to your transmission cross member. Included in our RH-6000 and RH-6000-LA hardware kit are exclusive and in-house produced "rock dome" bolt head protectors. These domes keep your bolt heads safe and accessible and versus damaged and sheared off.
NOTE: Aftermarket cross members may require customer supplied bolts. The pattern is correct however some manufacturers are using different thread patterns.
Our skid plate system is the industry standard because of the confidence it instills in each and every customer. Each skid is laser cut from 3/16" thick steel coated in our weather and debris resistant powder coat finish. Strength is proven on virtually all Jeep enthusiast forums with glowing reviews. Since 2007 our skid plate system has been the undisputed leader in undercarriage protection.
RH4x4 skid plates are very recognizable for two major reasons: beefy unmatched strength and laser precision fitment. What makes up a RH4x4 skid plate is what makes it so strong.
Laser cut oil change access.
Exclusive Catalytic Converter Skid Plate Protection on 2007 - 2011 3.8L models.
Laser cut and bent frame drop brackets.
Exclusive bolt head protectors.
What comes in every kit:
- Oil Pan/Trans/Dual Cat Skid
- Support Brackets
- Rock Dome Bolt Head Protectors
- Installation Instructions
Three Reasons Why:
- Protects Oil Pan, Transmission, and Dual Cats
- 3/16" thick plate steel
- Unmatched quality and fitment
NOTE: The most current editions of our RH4x4 Oil Pan skid plate include a hardware secured access door - not laser cut round cutout.
Fitment update regarding Ultimate Dana 60 front housing: oversized cooling fins on the U60 housing are causing a clearance issue with our skid plate. It does not appear our skid plate is compatible with this housing. This issue has not been reported to us with a Currie or Dynatrac front housing.
Long Arm or Short Arm skid plate?
To determine which skid plate you need, simply look at your suspension goals. If you are or have relocated your control arm mounts on your frame, then you need the long arm skid plate. If your control arms are in their OEM locations, as in you did not cut off and weld in new control arm mounts, then go with our short arm skid plate.
Do I experience any driveline vibration or noise?
No. Our oil pan / transmission / dual cat skid mounts away from all driveline components giving you factory like performance. You'd never know the skid was even installed!
Do I have to remove or replace my factory cross member with an aftermarket one to install this skid plate?
I've read I have to remove my crossmember to install this skid plate. Is that true?
No, it's a common question. On newer Jeep Wrangler JK's there's a factory "skid" that takes up the same real estate as our skid plate. That must be removed to install our skid plate.
Will this skid work with my HEMI swap?
We offer HEMI swap specific brackets. Please click here.
Is any welding required?
No. Our mounting method allows for a DIY no-weld, truly bolt-in install.
Is my 3.6L exhaust loop covered?
No. Your exhaust loop produces enormous amounts of heat that can be trapped by a skid plate in that area. If it becomes too hot it will crack and fail.
What finish is available?
Rock Hard 4x4 skid plates ship powder coated black with a semi-smooth, semi-gloss finish.
Where is this mount made?
This product, like all RH4x4 parts, was designed, developed, tested, manufactured, and if applicable, powder coated, and shipped in the USA. And we don't mean the 75% legal standard to be able to say Made in USA. We are 100% Made in the United States of America!