97-06 Jeep Wrangler Smooth Belly Skid


Regular price $399.99

Estimated 5 weeks to Ship

97-06 Jeep Wrangler Flat Belly Skid


Looking for better protection and a significant gain in clearance? Improve your rigs break over angle with Next Venture's TJ/LJ Belly Skid!

    • Truly flat bottom: even the mounting hardware has been moved from the bottom to the side of the frame rail.

    • Over 4 inches of clearance gained over the factory skid plate!

    • Laser cut from 1/4" steel

    • Flanges front and back for additional strength and to prevent the skid from digging into/catching on any obstacles.

    • Cad designed and CNC bent for the right fit every time

    • Ships bare metal - will require paint prep and paint/powder coat.


Installation notes:
There are no holes pre-drilled for transmission mounting options; you are free to choose any mounting method. We suggest welding in a separate cross member so you can drop the skid plate separately and maintain a completely smooth bottom. Look for next venture cross member kits in the near future. 4 Speed Automatic TJ transmission pans may require 2" of body lift and/or slight modification of the front flange of the skid plate to prevent transmission pan to skid plate interference.

*Update: we'll be releasing a cross member that can be optioned with this kit*

*1.25" to 2" body lift is required and is not included* ( Manual transmissions typically need 1.25"; 1.5-2" may be required with automatic transmissions)

*1" Raised Motor Mounts are required and are not included*

*SYE KIT may be required*

*Not compatible with Rubicon/Unlimited Rubicon models with the larger 241 transfer cases - without extensive modification*

Why choose 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.

the team

what our customers are saying

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

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