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***UPDATE: We now require you to select the model year of your JL, as Jeep has made some changes for 2021 to the motor mounting brackets welded to the frame of the JL; our engine/oil pan skid does tie into these brackets***
Want to make these skid plates slippery and even more impact-resistant? Check out our Belly Skid UHMW kit here!
Want to be ready for any trail, any time? Skid plates provide advanced protection for your JL's most critical components -- your engine, transmission, transfer case, DEF tank, and fuel tank -- while you're tackling tough terrain, technical obstacles, and of course for the ride home.
When you're looking to save weight, given the added protection these skids offer over factory pieces, full belly skids become the largest piece of real estate to consider on or under your Jeep. We build these skids out of 1/4" thick 5052 Aluminum for its superior formability and strength -- compared to many other alloys. The design and shape of the skids largely determine how rigid they will stay over time. We've designed these belly skids to tuck bolt heads up and out of the way, where possible (as can be seen on the rear crossmember and fuel tank skids).
The skids shown here are a pre-production unit; production units are countersunk on all the bolt holes on the bottom faces of the skids (stay stunned for updated photos).
Removal of the factory gas tank skid is required and nets you a 3/4" gain in ground clearance; in addition, you also lose the weight of the factory steel gas tank skid and some of the other steel underbody protection that is replaced with this system. The weight of our system is 104 lbs (110 lbs with the optional e-torque skid) however the total weight gain is offset by the removal of the factory steel gas tank skid etc as mentioned above.
We also designed these pieces with compatibility in mind for popular aftermarket suspension kits (such as the Rock Krawler Long Arm Suspension), larger axles, and multiple engine choices (such as the Hemi 6.4 seen in these photos.)
*If you completed an engine swap on your JLU, please contact us before ordering so we can get everything right! We are working on JLU EcoDiesel Skids, JT Models, and JL 2 Doors, however don't have them yet. Keep an eye out for an update on our website for those!*
Will this system work with my long arm suspension kit?
These belly skids will work with Rock Krawler, EVO, and Teraflex* Long Arm kits.
*Teraflex long arm kits do require slight modification to the fuel tank skid as this suspension kit relocates the rear lower control arms underneath the frame rail where the fuel tank skid would otherwise interfere. 5 minutes with a cutoff wheel prior to installation resolves this issue.
Can I add the UHMW Kit later?
Yes; however you will have to remove your belly skids if they are already installed.