If you're going to really get out on the trails or off in the desert -- there's nothing that will change the rhythm of your day quite like losing your rear shocks. These shock skid plates are designed to give a smooth ramp up and over obstacles while also protecting your rear shocks. The rear shocks on the Ford Bronco are some of the lowest hanging fruit on the entire vehicle for trail and desert obstacles to catch on -- since they are mounted in front of the axle housing, and hang down lower then anything else on the axle. These not only protect the front of the shock, but fully cover the bottom and wrap up and around at the departure to allow protection if you find yourself backing up and over something that might otherwise find your shocks.
These skid plates are laser cut from 1/4" thick high strength HRPO steel, and CNC formed for a precision fit. Installation does not require removal of the rear shocks and uses existing holes and additional provided hardware to attach. These skid plates are sold as a pair of left and right skids that ship bare metal and will require painting or coating unless ordered otherwise.
These shock skids were designed to work with stock suspension. Will not work with Hoss 3.0 or 4.0 options.
Solid construction and easy to install. Should help provide rock protection for the incidental dragging when the rear doesn’t track as planned! Love the look and design!!
I've had these on for several months and they have taken a beating on a few trails. Some people talk about other manufacturers skids and having to torque the shock bolt. I kindly tell them these are simple install and you don't need to remove the shock bolts. Honestly, you get what you pay for. Heavy duty product and it works.
Very solid build, beautiful plate finish; big hands are a liability when trying to get the small hardware started in a tight spot.
Can’t wait to see how they perform.
Only recommendation is to include torque specs in installation instructions.
This is a completely necessary add-on if you plan on taking your Bronco anywhere off-road. I spray-painted them with black rustoleum textured finish paint to avoid rust, and it worked out amazingly well. These skids have saved my rear strut reservoirs at least a half dozen times already. Solid parts, easy installation, absolutely worth the investment!
Very happy with my Bronco rear shock skids. From the packaging, design and quality, A+. Easy on, except for the little outside bolt and nut, LOL! Sprayed a coating of Fluid Film on my bare metal skids and wiped off the excess. But my fingers were still a little slippery trying to start that little nut. Couldn't be happier. Highly recommended.
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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