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post #1 of 17 Old 05-18-2014, 02:12 PM Thread Starter
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front skid for 2012

Whats a good metal skid for a 2012, ive seen the rugged ridge one, is that about my only option for just a metal one without company names cut into them? Is it a direct bolt on or do I need to cut anything? Took the splash shield off just now, trying to find something decent to cover it up with.

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post #2 of 17 Old 05-18-2014, 02:28 PM Thread Starter
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Is that look like the plastic one? I have not seen a Mopar one yet.
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Whats a good metal skid for a 2012, ive seen the rugged ridge one, is that about my only option for just a metal one without company names cut into them? Is it a direct bolt on or do I need to cut anything? Took the splash shield off just now, trying to find something decent to cover it up with.
I have that one on my 2012 Rubi. There is a few issues with it on the rubicon and the rest.

You need to flush the over metal on the crash bar. wee bit of grinding easy.

On the rubicon as this thing tucks right up to the crash bar. The skids lip at the rear i found will contact the flange material on the E-sway bar motor. To clear that i removed a section of the lip and made sure that the motor housings flange would clear it, or it would bind the sway bar. about a 2"x.5" section to grind out. It has held up well though on rocks and shows it even when you back of ledges and smash down on rocks below. Installed back in early 2012 and since.

this pics was year and half ago.



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Thanks for the info, do you know what brand skid i could just bolt on without cutting anything?
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well since the factory left that metal hang down anything that tucks up against the crash bar will need to be ground. So that will be a call i can not make on another brand. but to bolt to that it must be cleaned up were the factory left it shabby. With a small angle grinder it is like a 5 minute job. If you replace the front bumper you will have to cut or grind off the cav pump mount too. then relocate that. If you get a low mounted winch or even a mid mounted.

The other mod as seen in pick two is a Rubi thing only. the other models will have just a solid sway bar, mute.

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Looking to just bolt something on if i can find something similar to the Mopar one, using a stock bumper to. No plans to change that just need to get a winch plate for it, probably go with the rock hard plate.
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Anyone with other ideas of brands? Need to order something within the next few days.

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The mopar one is the bomb dot com

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Anyone know if the mopar skid will work with a PSC bumper or just Mopar bumpers?
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I put one on mine. It says skid row offroad on it. Try skidplates.com
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I like the Hanson Offroad skid plate. It comes in aluminum (the one I have) or steel (black).

Sorry this is the only pic I have of it.
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Do you know if it works on a OEM bumper?
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I put one on mine. It says skid row offroad on it. Try skidplates.com
Thanks for the info. Looks like it's only 1/8" thick. I'm looking for something a little heavier.

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I like the Hanson Offroad skid plate. It comes in aluminum (the one I have) or steel (black).


Sorry this is the only pic I have of it.
That looks great. Fits the full width PSC. I have the mid. I'm going to have to see if they have one for that. I really don't feel like pulling my winch and bumper to install the PSC skid. Thanks.

Just emailed them.
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Do you know if it works on a OEM bumper?
I don't remember exactly how the stock bumper connects. Here is a picture of how the skid plate connects. It hangs down about 1/2" before it angles down.


Hope that helps.
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Thanks for the pics, still need to find something. Dont know what happened with the Mopar one I was going to buy.
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