JL Skid Plates The Jeep Wrangler JL brings many upgrades over the best-selling 2007 - 2018 JK, but also has it's own unique undercarriage short-comings. It lacks any skid plates! A selling feature of the JL is also a hint at a major flaw: the suspension capabilities and increase fender flare clearance require less lift to increase tire size. This means wheelers can install larger tires and tackle tougher trails without having to install a traditional suspension lift kit. Less lift means more dragging your undercarriage and drivetrain all over the rocks.
Belly-Pan Design To help you make it to the end of the trail, we're offering our most comprehensive and largest skid plate system we've ever designed. This is a true "belly pan" system that protects all your vital drivetrain components. The new JL 8-speed transmission drives fantastic, but is very long and pushes your drivetrain further back underneath your rig. To protect your transmission and transfer case, we had to increase the size of our skid plates. This is where our "belly pan" design gets to work. From frame rail to frame rail and oil pan to exhaust resonator, our design is comprehensive and complete.
Dual Crossmembers Jeep had a brilliant idea to make the JL frame rails out of a new harder material, but trail testing has exposed a major flaw: thinner walls but stronger material twists! Early in 2018's Easter Jeep Safari exposed major flexing and twisting in rigs coming back off their day's runs. To prevent this plus strengthen our larger skid plates, we include 2 new 1" by 2" thick steel crossmembers. These CNC machined crossmembers extend from driver to passenger side frame rails and not only give our skid plates the foundation they need to protect your drivetrain, but also take twist and flex out of your frame.
Complete Skid Plate System Oil Pan / Transmission Skid Plate Transfer Case Skid Plate Resonator Skid Plate Fuel Tank Skid Plate Dual 1" x 2" Steel Crossmembers Tapered Washers Hardware
Features 3/16" thick plate steel 100% bolt-on design Dual 1" thick x 2" wide steel crossmembers Powder coat included All hardware included Exclusive tapered bolt head protecting washers Exclusive oil change access door
Specifications Steel Skid System Weight: 260 lbs.
Components Laser cut oil change access door.
Dual 1" x 2" thick steel crossmembers
Laser Cut and CNC bent motor mount braces
Laser cut and CNC bent resonator skid plate braces
FAQ: 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? No.
Love the Rock Hard products I have tried for my 2019 Rubicon. I have also purchased their rock rails, muffler skid and front & rear control arm skids. Heavy-duty, and well made in the USA! I had a small scuff on my rock rails and on the recent skid plates I had a couple missing bolts. Still giving 5 stars because in each instance, a quick phone call had parts overnighted to me. Excellent cust
chris willatt from HIGHLANDS RANCH, CO United States
January 16, 2019
Cannot say enough good things. I ordered parts that I needed quick for a trip, and they made sure to expedite the whole thing and get my 140 lbs of skids across the country in a matter of days. Rock Hard believes in customer service!