Product is a GREAT design, very well made, and most important fits perfectly on my 2019 Jeep Rubicon JLU.
I can tell a lot of RD went into this skid plate. The quality, great customer service and American Made.
Amazing Rear Diff Skid. Installed the RDS on a Friday. Tested it on Saturday. The RDS took a beating and performed flawlessly. A little rattle can and it will be as good as new.
Got only 1 set of new bolts with my order of front and rear covers and skid.
Your supplied bolts seems a little short for use though skid and cover. I bought 6 new ones 5mm longer. Not. Big fan of rivnuts. Would like to see rivnut plates go away and just use weld nuts directly on the skid.
Great Products, and even better customer service from Dan
This skid plate is thick!!! The design, welds and powder coating is top notch. If you off-road, protect that differential cover and drain plug. I foresee this skid lasting the life of my Jeep.
Great diff cover. Well built. Great guys, my wife picked up my parts and they loaded them into her car for her, I look forward to doing business with them again in the future.
Super easy swap from stock, this thing looks bullet proof!! Perfect fit! Well done.
Well built, great company. Cant wait for more products. Recommend to all Jeep JL owners.
Top notch, solidly built! There is a reason we ran both the front and rear covers from Next Venture at SEMA this year.... the product is exactly what we needed. Bullet proof for the trails.
I bought front and rear covers. Very solid and great welding. Easy to install if you can reach all the upper bolts. The sway bar and other cross beams get in the way. Great drain plug and reused existing gasket. They look sharp! No leaks. Also the price was much lower than others. Package was well protected and arrived in 2-3 days. They came with bolts that have interior hex of 5/16 I think. The drain plug takes a 1/4 ? hex ball. I picked up a ball set at Harbor freight for $7 so no issue. The top bolts do not fit with space so I used the original screws in the tight places and they are fine. 5 star stuff!
[Note from Next Venture: Current Hardware is Metric; 6mm and 8mm respectively. Top bolts may require drooping of the suspension on stock height vehicles. Thank you for the review!]
Best looking HP44 truss on the market in my opinion. I had a HP44 truss from another company in the past and thought I would try out "the new guys" on this build. I was not disappointed! Great fit and looks great on my rig. Great work NVM!
Everything fits together very nice. Arrived very fast. Just wish it came with some stickers lol
Great fit and craftsmanship!
Perfect part and perfect customer service!
Got the powder coated one. Looks great, very sturdy and secure, and was easy to mount. Realized you only need two of the four bolts to secure the plate holder to the mounting bracket. You’ll find it’s almost impossible to get to the inner bolt points next to the spare wheel, but you don’t need to use them.
Works great and good design
It's well made, and the finish was flawless.
Exactly what I needed.
First of all, these skids look amazing on my 2018 JLUR. I was able to install the skids with no problems and they fit perfect, nice and tight!!! Will be getting them on the trails this summer. Nice work Next Venture Motor sports!!
I put it on a 2008 Canyon that is 2wd, fit well, lined up with frame holes. It will give me peace of mind when travelling off-road, knowing that the oil pan and tranny are protected.
The idea alone makes it a great product. It also works with the ARB air chuck fitting (I didn't want to convert my hoses to another style). I used a brass reducer on each end of their fitting (one for the ARB and one for a brass push lock air hose barn) I did use a zip tie to pull the gas filler a little to the rear to clear the wider ARB fitting. Be sure to use anti-seize on the stainless threads, I had one gall up on me. It's cool that it's hidden and stealth.
(The missing bolt in the pic is the one that froze up on me, I don't have a pic after I replaced it)
As far as I know I am running the prototype with the receiver hitch. All I can say is this bumper is all I could ask for and more! Dan made me a stout bumper that I can “tow” with. I needed a better alternative to the previous piece of tinfoil that I was running. Hauled my pop up trailer out to Florence Junction, 75 miles one way, 14 miles into Box Canyon, and out Ajax Mine trail (2.5-3 rated trail) without a hiccup!
Since then I have barely scraped the tightly formed edges, performed a handful of extractions and it hasn’t skipped a beat!
Highly recommended, fit like a glove and the welds were so nice it made me cringe to paint the thing!
I used to have a rear bumper and receiver hitch on the rear bumper along with two shackle lugs but I hit the rear bumper MANY TIMES coming down large steps on the Rubicon trail 3 years in a row. I just got back and the Jeep TJ hit once or twice only!!!!! Not only that but we had to use the bumper shackle lugs with an 8000 pound winch to pull my jeep that was pulling a 7000 pound Bronco up the last of Cadillac Hill. Thank God the bumper was bolted to the frame on both sides of the shackle lugs. A lesser attachment system would have bent an ordinary bumper. I also purchased a pair of the custom side brackets which fit perfectly. No drilling or reaming of any holes!!!the only difficulty somewhat was getting nuts and washers waaaaaay back up into position since my hand would not fit. But I used electrical tape to tape the nut to the end of my finger and all turned out well. This was a well-made steel bumper. I would highly advise picking up one for your TJ. Also I have a small lift and 33” tires on my rig so I needed the high clearance.
Very impressed with this bumper. Fit first time and when paired with the frame tie in kit was exactly what i was looking for. Also can not say enough about the service I received, including a response to an email on a weekend when they where away from the shop and a personal call to ask if i needed any faster shipping.
Fit like a glove, drilled 4 holes in my cross member and bolted right in. Nice low profile.
Extremely impressed with the bumper! Fits very well and gave me a ton of clearance on the back of Jeep. Plus it's made in the USA! Couldn't be happier