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Skid Row Lower Control Arm Skid Plate

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MSRP: $129.99
Average Price: $113.45
Manufacturer: Skid Row
Recommended?
Yes: 12 / No: 0

For Jeeps with Dana 30 or 44 Front Axle and Coil Springs

-1997-2006 TJ Wrangler, including Rubicon and Unlimited
-1984-2001 XJ Cherokee,
-1986-1992 MJ Comanche,
-1993-1998 ZJ Grand Cherokee

These skid plates are completely bolt-on and protect the mounting tabs of the lower control arms on the Dana 30 or 44 front axle. Why does this matter? Simply because the mounting tabs are among the first parts to hit the rocks and they are pretty easily damaged. They're made of surprisingly thin material and we've seen and heard of them being literally torn off while wheeling.

A set includes one skid plate for the left side and another for the right, as well as all mounting hardware and easy to follow instructions.

Another benefit to having bolt-on skids is that you can move them from one vehicle to another. For example, if you sell your Jeep or it gets wrecked, the skids can be removed and put on your next Jeep.....if it's one of the models they fit, of course. We've had several customers do this and they LOVED not having to pay someone to weld on another set.

These skid plates are built to take a beating! They are made from 1/4" steel plate and use custom-made, grade 5 U-bolts and carriage bolts to mount them to the axle. They fit tight against the sway bar mounting tab on one side and up against the axle housing on the other side. The are also attached using the control arm mounting bolt so there's no way they'll rotate.

These skids are designed to fit with stock or aftermarket control arms and will work with virtually any aftermarket track bar. We've redesigned the passenger side skid to create more clearance for the larger track bars that several companies are now making.

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MVintherTJ
Registered User
MVintherTJ's Reviews
10-29-2012, 12:18 PM
Price: $70.00
Pros: Very strong and easy to install
Cons: None
Recommended? Yes

Comments: They have taken A LOT of abuse and have held up very well. Highly recommend.


surfndav
Registered User
surfndav's Reviews
03-28-2012, 01:52 AM
Price: $250.00
Pros: easy to install,
Cons: none yet
Recommended? Yes

Comments: my lower control arms have been taking a beating. these were easy to install. They seem to offer good protection. I'll know this weekend, I'm off to Moab.


Milton75

Registered User
Milton75's Reviews
06-30-2010, 08:42 AM
Price: $25.00
Pros: They will save you on rough terrain
Cons: Bolts have to be cut down after installation
Recommended? Yes

Comments: These skids are very easy to install. They're perfect for no welders. The only down side is you have to cut off the bolt excess after installation. I would definitely recommend these skids.


PackDude

Registered User
PackDude's Reviews
05-28-2010, 10:16 PM
Price: $125.00
Pros: Thick steel
Cons: Cannot think of any now
Recommended? Yes

Comments: These Skid Row control arm skid plates seem quite cool. I haven't had to test them out yet to see if they really work, but I'm sure they will do a great job.


weasel796
Registered User
weasel796's Reviews
05-25-2010, 07:51 PM
Price: $138.00
Pros: protects lower control arms
Cons: haven't discovered any yet
Recommended? Yes

Comments: These look like they will hold up very well if they do hit any rocks, They also make the jeep look cleaner underneath


OAS
Registered User
OAS's Reviews
03-30-2010, 11:22 PM
Price: $115.00
Pros: very thick steel plate. easy to install (hell, if I can do it YOU can do it)
Cons: wish it covered the entire bottom of the control arm. other than that, none.
Recommended? Yes

Comments: Works with stock or aftermarket control arms. a little pricey, but well designed and very heavy duty!
Plus no welding! Can be transferred to your next Jeep.


Zakman

A locked & armored Sport
Zakman's Reviews
02-22-2010, 09:37 AM
Price: $125.00
Pros: 3/16" plate, easy install, great protection for a stock set-up.
Cons: Had to open up control arm bolt due to PC.
Recommended? Yes

Comments: Nice, simple product. Ease of mind protection for those LCA mounts. Esp for those on a stock set-up.


MoCab
Registered User
MoCab's Reviews
12-05-2009, 03:02 AM
Price: $100.00
Pros: bolt on, very stout
Cons: uses control arm bolt with requires 130 Ft/LB torque to replace
Recommended? Yes

Comments: very stout and provide excellent jack point for front axle.


Thunderstrike

Web Wheeler
Thunderstrike's Reviews

06-21-2008, 09:03 PM
Skid Row Lower Control Arm Skid Plate
Price: $120.00
Recommended? Yes

Comments: Skid Row's LCA skid save me several times. I like this design better than the weld on because it's more robust and provides solid protection. Wish they had one for rear LCA.


Pillswoj
Registered User
Pillswoj's Reviews

05-10-2008, 12:51 PM
Skid Row Lower Control Arm Skid Plate
Price: $129.99
Recommended? Yes

Comments: Bolts on using the lower control arm bolt and clamps over the axle tube. Looks like it will protect the mounts from rocks but won't know until I hit them a few times


XTC Jpr13

Registered User
XTC Jpr13's Reviews

05-08-2008, 10:17 PM
Skid Row Lower Control Arm Skid Plate
Price: $50.00
Recommended? Yes

Comments: Save my control arms from damage many times. one of my most used skids. Takes a beating ans still in great shape!


valeech
Registered User
valeech's Reviews

08-29-2006, 07:15 AM
Skid Row Lower Control Arm Skid Plate
Pros: Very easy install / direct bolt on / no welding
Recommended? Yes

Comments: These control arm skids are a must have if you plan on doing any rock crawling. They are a nice bolt on option to protect your control arms from taking a beating. These were installed in under 3 minutes with a simple set of sockets and crescent wrenches.

I have had mine on for just over a year and they have taken a beating. The powder coating hasn't held up for obvious reasons, but its better the paint goes then having to have a new control arm mount welded on and a new control arm installed...



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