thats the front skid. its held in with 4 bolts to the frame and goes around the sway bar iirc. its not bad at all to put on, however i dont know what size bolts it needs
'96 ZJ Orvis 5.2L (Mossy Oak Edit.)- UC+2" BB, Thrush Turbo, 2 12s, Lots Of Stickers
You drive a tj, we drive a zj. We have more power while you get more shower. We get the v8 while you get there too late. You have 2 doors well, we have 2 more. Ours costs a grand while yours has a price we cant stand.
What did you add? The slightly green piece of metal? And I heard they are usefull for somewhere to secure quick disconnects to.
2"square tube actually when i found the skid in the JY it was already welded on, it has saved my steering once or twice & yes thats where you can put the pins to secure the disconnects (which i have yet to do). make sure before you install that the threads in the "frame" are clean i have 3 broken bolts in the 94 i got to drill out now to be able to reinstall the skid they take the same bolts as the crossmember & radsupport so just pull a few extra at the yard and you can use them
The first thing I thought was also that this rubber mat was to catch oil.
But look at the location, it's below the front part of the oil pan covering the axle and steering stabilizer. Looks like it could also be for air flow or wind turbulence.
I guess it could be to keep oil off the parts below it. But I don't really see why this would be needed on a new vehicle.
In this photo you can also see where my transmission oil pan was leaking and how my front skid plate is different.
Also any ideas on installing a transmission oil pan skid plate?
Only those who will risk going too far
can possibly find out how far one can go.
I swapped all 4 coils to IRO 3.5" lift coils, put in a full set of IRO fixed control arms, adjustable trackbars, JKS quicker discos, JKS barpin eliminators, Rough Country Nitro 9000 shocks, a Tenneco steering stabilizer, and i swapped those pita front upper control arm bushings that are pressed into the axle. It rides a lot better than my BB, but it needs an alignment for sure. I also had it up to 60 mph after the install on the highway and I did not experience any DW. I am somewhat disappointed in JKS though. They don't supply the Nylock nuts needed to install the disco retainers on the front skid plate. So, I have discos installed that I can't use because I have nowhere to fix them to for now.
sprayed a second coat of truck bed liner on the tub...gotta spray another coat or two, clean all the interior plastics and possibly figure a way to do some sound deadening inside the plastics. they seem pretty brittle now and i'm worried about them creakeing when i reinstall. maybe some thin jute pad from a fabrics place and just heat glue it to the inside....hmmm!!!