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ARB 5450100 Under Vehicle Skid Plates for 07-11 Jeep Wrangler JK with 3.8L

Developed with extensive field testing, ARB skid plate panels give protection to vital underbody components with vehicle specific models protecting engine oil pan, transmission and transfer case where applicable. Panels are easily removed for vehicle servicing and where practical, include access to oil pan drain plugs. Each panel has recessed mounting bolts in vulnerable areas to ensure ease of removal even if the panels become damaged from severe off road service. Skid plate panels are fully compatible with all ARB products such as Bull Bars, Side Rail & Steps, Airlocker and OME.

  • Designed to protect vital underbody components including steering, engine oil pan, transmission and transfer case (dependent on vehicle model).
  • Vehicle specific design.
  • Manufactured from folded 3mm laser cut steel.
  • Securely bolted to the vehicle's chassis providing outstanding structural integrity.
  • All steel components are zinc plated and powder coated in a silver textured finish.
  • Easily removed for vehicle servicing.

As the first solid axle model vehicle ARB Engineers tackled for skid plates, the Jeep Wrangler JK presented many
new issues that needed to be overcome. Among those, the skid plates panel had to mount in such a way that it
allowed full movement of the front axle and all of its locating components during suspension cycling. Next it had
to allow for the many different suspension systems and aftermarket control arms available on the market for this
popular vehicle.

Being the longest skid plate panel manufactured so far, this panel is designed to virtually cradle the entire engine oil
pan on all sides, providing the maximum amount of protection while still allowing access to the engine oil drain plug.
Toward the rear of the panel the surface area was kept as narrow as possible so as to allow for the fitment of
aftermarket long arm kits.

To support the panel, a new cross-member has been developed that bolts between the two engine mounts. Special
attention had to be paid to the design to allow the front suspension control arms to travel up fully (under suspension
compression) in an area that was very compact and didn't allow a lot of freedom in design.

In addition to engine oil pan and transmission protection, the Jeep also has a vulnerable charcoal canister (part of the
vehicle emissions system) that hangs low towards the rear of the vehicle for which a separate skid plate panel has

been developed.