This shows the trail editions front skid plate with the lower trim removed.
Factory Skid Plate This shows the trail editions front skid plate which I removed when I replaced the front end with the new front bumper / brush guard.
Removing the front skid plate Front factory skid plate is fastened on with 6 bolts.
Removing the front skid plate Remove the Front skid plate tubular braces.
Removing the front skid plate Front skid plate tubular braces are fastened on with 3 bolts.
Factory Front Skid Plate It's made from stamped out sheet metal and is easily bent.
Factory trasmission skid plate Supports The factory transmission skidplate tubular suppost brackets that go between the t-case cross member and the frame are removed.
Factory trasmission skid plate
Paint I like to use oil base heavy primer and oil base black. The skids don't show and will get all scratched up. Every fall clean the bottom and slap some paint on the scratches with a cheap throw away brush.
Shrockworks Skid Plates This is what you get. I ordered mine bare metal instead of powder coated. When you scratch them up, and you will, it's easier to touch up paint than powder coat. You're going to paint the inside so scrape all the labels off.
Shrockworks Skid Plates Clean all the parts with solvent before painting. This shows the t-case skid plate and the T-case cross member spacer.
Shrockworks Skid Plates Left to right, Engine with oil filter cover, transmission and transfercase skid plates and T-case cross member spacer all primed. The hole at the rear of the engine cover is access to the oil drain bolt.
Shrockworks Skid Plates Drying paint.
4 years later Looking at the front. Time to do a touchup.
4 years later From the passenger side rear. The ground clearance is the same as before. Nothing hangs lower than the bottom of the diff.
4 years later From the passenger side rear.