Rock Hard 4x4 Parts Oil Pan, Transmission, And Dual Catalytic Converter Skid Plate For 2007-08 Jeep Wrangler JK And Unlimited
Rock Hard 4x4 Parts JK Oil Pan, Transmission and Dual Catalytic Coverter Skid Plate fastens to the frame in front of both motor mounts and at the main crossover in the rear for maximum protection. An extension on the left-hand side protects the normally exposed coverter which would be a very expensive fix if damaged. Also, to make oil changes easy and to minimize clean-up, this skid plate comes complete with a splash shielded oil pan drain plug access hole. All bolts at the frame crossover are replaced with tapered bolt head protectors to allow rocks to slide across them with ease and still allow you to get a socket on the bolt heads for removal. Our tests have shown stock drivelines to clear this skid at 40" of flex.
Price: $476.00 Pros: High quality, strong, light-weight aluminum skid plate and comes with rock dome washers to protect the bolt heads Cons: EXPENSIVE for $476 Model# RKHRH-6040=aluminum Recommended? Yes
Comments: This review is for the MODEL # RKHRH-6040 = 1/4" aluminum version of the steel Rock Hard RKHRH-6003. Installation is straight forward and watching the video is highly recommended. My goal was to get light-weight protection to the vulnerable oil pan and transmission that was lacking in stock JKs. Rock crawling is not on the agenda but the skid plates can be useful on trails or even road hazards like shopping carts (LOL). Honestly any skid plate is better than no skid plate but since my JK is a DD and weekend trail machine I wanted the aluminum oil/trans pan. The RH oil/trans skid plate is finished in black and bolted under the lip of the stock transfer case skid plate and mounts off the motor mount plates. New versions of either RH skid plate now come with a large trap door to access the oil drain plug. I recommend the Fumoto valve to make quick spil-free oil changes. Hardware is excellent and QC is evident.
Comments: Gives great piece of mind that your oil pan is protected. Have had entire vehicle high centered on the rear of the skid plate, with only a couple of scratches. Fixed with a bit of primer paint.