Bronco Aluminum Belly Skids
Bronco Aluminum Belly Skids
Bronco Aluminum Belly Skids
Bronco Aluminum Belly Skids
Bronco Aluminum Belly Skids
Bronco Aluminum Belly Skids
Bronco Aluminum Belly Skids
Bronco Aluminum Belly Skids
Bronco Aluminum Belly Skids
Bronco Aluminum Belly Skids
Bronco Aluminum Belly Skids
Bronco Aluminum Belly Skids
Bronco Aluminum Belly Skids
Bronco Aluminum Belly Skids
Bronco Aluminum Belly Skids

Bronco Aluminum Belly Skids

NV-FBR-00040-FB


Regular price$2,799.99
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  • Net Weight Gain: 45 lbs
  • Net Weight Gain with UHMW: 80 lbs
Factory Transmission Crossmember Bracing
UHMW Option
Wheelbase/Configuration
  • Estimated Lead Time: 5-7 weeks

Ford Bronco U725 Aluminum Belly Skid Plate System (2 & 4 Door Now Available!)

When you want to be ready for any trail any time, skid plates are important. They protect your Bronco's most critical components -- and you want your engine, transmission, transfer case and fuel tank in good shape while you're tackling tough terrain, technical obstacles, and of course for the ride home.

Given all of the added protection these offer over factory pieces, full belly skids whether they're made of aluminum or steel become the largest piece of real estate to consider on or under your Bronco when you're looking to save weight. We chose to build these out of 5052 Aluminum for it's superior formability and fatigue strength compared to many other alloys -- as the design and shape of the skids largely determines how rigid they will stay over time. We designed these belly skids to locate bolt heads up and out of the way where possible as can be seen on the rear crossmember and fuel tank skids. 

Removal of the factory gas tank skid is required so you lose the weight of the factory steel gas tank skid. The fuel tank itself remains in place during installation however.

 

Ford Bronco Aluminum Belly Skid System Features

This skid system is intentionally designed with as few gaps and openings to catch your skid plates on rocks/obstacles. Each skid fits very tightly up against the next. The skid plate system consists of the following separate components:

  • Engine and Differential Skid
  • Transmission and Sway Bar Skid
  • Transfer Case Skid
  • Fuel Tank Skid
  • Additional Crossmember at rear of Transfer Case Skid that extends beneath Fuel Tank Skid

 

OPTIONAL BRACES FROM TRANSMISSION CROSSMEMBER TO FRAME RAILS

Your vehicle may be equipped with or without optional braces that extend from the transmission crossmember (near the center of the vehicle) to each frame rail. This is not something easily changed as it's configured this way at the factory. Please see our image in the photo gallery above to see a diagram/3D scan with these braces highlighted to determine how your vehicle is equipped.

UHMW - THE ULTRA HIGH MOLECULAR WEIGHT OPTION

Want to make these skid plates slippery and even more impact-resistant? Select the UHMW Option! UHMW stands for Ultra High Molecular Weight. It's the 3/8" thick black cutting board like material that can be optioned onto these skids; it is more abrasion resistance than carbon steel, and it's fairly light weight. It helps to better distribute and absorb impacts, and keep you sliding along rather than getting stuck or hanging up on an obstacle since it's slippery and self lubricating. If you select this option, the UHMW will come pre-installed on the bottom of the aluminum skids. The UHMW option will add approximately 35 lbs to your skid configuration.

 

This system will not fit Bronco "Sport" vehicles -- as it's entirely different platform.

UHMW - The Ultra High Molecular Weight Option

Want to make these skid plates slippery and even more impact-resistant? Select the UHMW Option! UHMW stands for Ultra High Molecular Weight Polyethelene.

It's the 3/8" thick black cutting board like material that can be optioned onto these skids; it is more abrasion resistance than carbon steel, and it's fairly light weight. It helps to better distribute and absorb impacts, and keep you sliding along rather than getting stuck or hanging up on an obstacle since it's slippery and self lubricating. If you select this option, the UHMW will come included in your skid systems packaging ready to bolt on to each skid.

uhmw faq

will the uhmw hardware damage the fuel tank?

No: The UHMW panels are secured to the 1/4" aluminum skid using small nylock jamnuts. Countersunk bolts of very specific lengths are used to avoid excessive threads on the backside (top) of the skid. We also provide rubber snap on covers to provide additional protection to prevent wear on the fuel tanks!

bronco belly skid FAQs

No lift is required for installation of these belly skids

Yes; however you will have to remove your belly skids if they are already installed in order to place the UHMW onto your bare metal system. We carry special washers to fill the previously countersunk aluminum areas of the skid that are required before installing the UHMW. Contact us for more details!

Additional Details

Our products are designed and fabricated to fit vehicles that have varying tolerances from the factory, minor hand fitting may be required.

Products are shipped bare metal unless otherwise specified by the customer. Bare metal products may have scratches or surface imperfections as a result of raw material handling, manufacturing, and fabrication. However, these imperfections are easily covered up with a textured powder coat finish. Additional finishing, sanding, and prep work may be required if you wish to also have them finished with a smooth powder coat or paint.

Projected lead times are estimates only, and are subject to changes due to production realities, including material and labor availability and sudden variability in order volume. Lead times are not guaranteed, but we do guarantee that we are hard at work trying to produce the best product we can and get it into our customers’ hands as quickly as possible.

All Next Venture Motorsports products are laser cut, CNC formed, and hand-weld with pride in the USA. We are a Colorado-based business, and welcome visitors by appointment at our Grand Junction, CO headquarters. We hope to see you out there on the trail soon!

What our customers are saying

2023 Braptor Owner

"HOLY HELL!!! These things are beefy!! The packaging was great. Just from first look and feel. The price is justified! Once these are on the protection will be awesome!! Now to figure out how they all go on!!" -Tor A.
what our customers are saying
We love hearing what you guys think when you open the box, and when you hit the trails. Not all feedback lives on our website; someone forwarded this link from the Bronco6G.com forums. 

Customer Reviews

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Scott Weisen
Quality, Quality, Quality

There I said it. Quality. I am so impressed with the design and quality of these skid plates. The packaging was also incredible. I can’t wait to put these belly skids to the use on trail. Having these on, I am confident in the protection of the underside of my bronco raptor👊🏻👊🏻

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Robert Bendt
Takes a beating and keeps everything safe

Had a chance to really use these on the trails outside BV during the Bronco Super Celebration event earlier in Sept. I was very glad I had them installed because the one trail we were on (Grizzly Lake) had some serious rocks as well as the gate keeper at the start of the trail. Bronco came down with some rock rash but the skids with the UHMW did their job. One thing that was exciting is coming off of the gatekeeper (about 3' rock waterfall) I slide to the bottom on the UHMW. Would have turtled without how slick the UHMW was. Great skids. Now to get an aluminum bash plate up front to replace the plastic crap that came on this '22 Wildtrak.

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Marty Grabijas
Tyler and Crew are Pros!!!

While I haven't tested the utility of the full skip plate kit and sliders yet, Tyler and crew were total pros. I had them do the install, and everything was on-time, and as promised. You would think that degree of "deliver what you promise" is a given. However it seems to be rare in today's environment.

Fit and finish are really well done.

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Charlie McCombs
Fantastic fit and finish. Super high quality!

Really happy with this purchase. Build quality is amazing. I highly recommend. I am really good looking and these skid plates are really good looking, you should buy them.

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Howard Tucker
Would not have been able to drive home if I didn't have these skids!

I sent it a bit too hard at Trail Hero at Sand Hollow. My front factory bash plate was destroyed. My full NVM belly skids with UHMW deflected the rock I hit at 35mph. I would have lost sway bar disconnect and potentially my oil pan. The aluminum did not fail. The UHMW took the brunt of the impact. The steel bracket behind the skid added strength. No rust concerns with aluminum! UHMW allows you to slide over obstacles while rock crawling. The welding and design are works of art. 5052 is ideal for this application. Customer service was excellent. I know that these cost more than other options, but they provide better coverage with a superior design. A good value.

Why next venture?

parts inspired by the trail

Our team got into the game after rock crawling, wrenching, fabricating and being inspired to design and build parts for what we love to do: hit the trail.

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what our customers are saying

★★★★★

After this go around with Moab and Holy cross, the diff skids did their job and protected my Jeep. My rear aluminum bumper performed phenomenally on the trail!

Rennato Lopez
Colorado Springs, CO
★★★★★

Can’t say enough about Dan and his ultra skilled team! Dan was able to get us in for a skidplate with UHMW & sliders for our JKUR. The fit, finish and quality are just out of this world! Can you say “stacked dimes”? Absolutely gorgeous welds…

Lance Wende
Montrose, CO
★★★★★

2 years later I'm writing this review. I've beaten the crap out of this thing hitting rocks, winching, draging it down obstacles, and now exposed to the Florida elements. The bumper looks like it did the day they sent it. You will not find a better company to work with that cares about their clients and their products!

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Kelly Colwell
Panama City, FL
★★★★★

My rear Next Venture diff skid takes a beating! Best rear diff skid available. Well done!

Lee Bower
★★★★★

Quality is amazing, items fit perfectly. Couldn't be more happy; these are gonna help out a lot between the tons and LS1.

Austin Besnier
Lakeland, FL
★★★★★

Without a doubt, Next Venture Motorsports is my first stop for epic Jeep parts. Their JL aluminum front and rear featherweight bumpers are solidly built, easy enough to install, and crafted to perfection. I can't wait for more products for my 2 door JL!

Michael Collette
Kimberly, WI
★★★★★

They invited me and my whole crew in for a tour of the facility on our way to Moab. These guys not only produce amazing armor for your Jeep, they are really good people. So, I’ve been running their rear diff skid for 9 months and it has easily held up to everything I’ve thrown at it.

Gary Swogger
Felton, DE
★★★★★

AWESOME quality and customer service. 2021 Jeep 4xe! Return customer and will return again. Thank You Dan!

Jeffrey Smith
Columbia, SC

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