The factory lower control arm mounts on the JL and JT can be easily bent on the trail, and do almost nothing to protect the lowest point of your lower control arms and control arm joints.
These lower control arm skids weld directly to your factory control arm brackets and are designed to reinforce the brackets with 1/4" high strength HROPO steel and prevent hang ups and bang ups with slippery, impact resistant UHMW (Ultra High Molecular Weight PE) skid surfaces! This is the same material we've been using under our full belly skid systems!
- Laser Cut from 1/4" high strength HRPO Steel
- CNC Formed for precision fit
- Steel contains pressed in threaded inserts for UHMW mounting (pressed in with our 110 ton CNC brake for good measure)
- Includes 1/4" thick UHMW skid/wear surfaces
- All flush/recessed hardware for UHMW mounting
- Sold as a pair of left/right
- Require painting after welding/installation is completed
If you do any rock crawling or serious off road travel in a Jeep JL and have taken the time to look under your Jeep and inspect it after, you have most likely noticed damage to the lower control arm mounting brackets. The brackets are located on the bottom of the front axle so they seem to take a beating almost every time I have been out crawling, my wife’s Jeep is the same, even If your running 37’s they just don’t have enough clearance between the ground and the bracket. We recently had the lower control arm skid brackets installed in both of our Jeeps and after just a few weeks you can already see where the skids have protected the brackets. The skids are welded directly to the axles and also have a UHMW 1/4” pad on the bottom of the bracket to help the skid to slide over rough surfaces. NO MORE BENT OR BROKEN COMPLETELY OFF THE AXLE control arm brackets. Most definitely worth it, we will be getting the rear brackets added soon along with the under belly skids. Bottom line is you have to protect your rig or you will eventually be stranded or just broken down on a trail.
All parts are manufactured right here in Grand Junction, Colorado, USA using high quality steel, aluminum and UHMW. These products are the best in the industry. Give them an opportunity and you won’t be disappointed.
Just installed and the guys who did the install were genuinely impressed at the quality and build
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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.
what our customers are saying
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
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
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!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.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
AWESOME quality and customer service. 2021 Jeep 4xe! Return customer and will return again. Thank You Dan!Columbia, SC
I like it because it lets you use factory fog lights if you want. They also have a featherweight aluminum option that doesn't have holes for fogs and is essentially a stubby bumper. I am very pleased with all of their stuff. [JL/JT Adventure Series Bumper]Author's name
Los Angeles, CA