Off-road Capability: Protecting the lowest points of contact on your Jeep is crucial for the serious off-roader.
Steel Construction: Constructed from high-strength, low alloy 1/4-inch steel to glide over any obstacle without worry.
Durable Finish: Powder coated red to resist scrapes and add visible style to your axles.
- Skid Plate Pair
- Features: Powder Coated, Steel
- Color: Red
- Shipping Weight: 5lb
- Shipping Dimensions: 8in x 7in x 6in (L x W x H)
Jeep Wrangler 2-Door (JL)
- 2020 Jeep Wrangler 2-Door (JL)
- 2019 Jeep Wrangler 2-Door (JL)
- 2018 Jeep Wrangler 2-Door (JL)
Jeep Wrangler Unlimited 4-Door (JL)
- 2020 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited 4-Door (JL)
- 2019 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited 4-Door (JL)
- 2018 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited 4-Door (JL)
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Rancho Rear Shock and Control Arm Skid Plates Reviews
These are a snug-fit, so much so I could not get them installed on my first try.(i.e. ran out of daylight). To be quite fair, the Installation Instructions mention this by indicating such: "NOTE: On some vehicles the weld or weld spatter may protrude down into the bracket mounting area. If required remove spatter or grind glide plate."
However in my case, not seeing any weld splatter, I didn't think it applied to me when trying to install them on my 2019 JLU. After removing both the shock bolt and the lower control arm bolts on the driver's side, I was surprised to realize that the 'glider' would not slide all-the-way UP into place. It was mighty close (i.e. within 1/32" inch), but the lower control arm bolt would not go into place through the glider. The issue was, in my case, the glider will not go up far enough to line up the hole in the proper position for the lower control arm bolt to be installed. The fix? When I have more daylight, I will look closer for any weld splatter (to grind away) and/or probably round out the elliptical holes at the top of the gliders a bit. As I said, it would almost line-up...just not quite. If I can't find any weld splatter that's causing the glider not to slide up into place any higher, then I'll be getting a die grinder out to re-edge the elliptical holes for a bit more room.
The look like very well made, beefy skid plates (i.e. gliders, per the instructions) and should do a better job of protecting things once I've got them in place and bolted up.
HINT/TIP: When you remove the lower control arm bolts (one at a time), you may well find that the rear axle untwists a t-i-n-y bit. By that I mean, you may find that you cannot re-insert the lower control arm bolts into place since the lower control arm will not line-up with the holes in the frame.
To cure this, the bottom of the axle needs to come towards the front of the jeep, just an ever-so-tiny amount to raise the lower control arm mount (on the rear axle) up just a tad. I tried using a crowbar and while I could bump it, i could not hold everything into place -and- get the bolt back in.
So instead, I ran my winch cable back underneath the jeep and used it to pull the bottom of the axle forward a teeny-tiny bit. By doing this, the holes in the lower control arm mount (welded to the axle) line-up with the rear of the control arm so one can easily reinsert the bolt back into place.
Once I get them installed, I'll come back and try to update my review. Nice product, just a little finicky to get mounted into place...so far.