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Steering Box Skid Plate

By Rugged Ridge

Part Number: RUG18003.12

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Damage to the steering box can put a serious damper on a day of wheeling. That’s why Rugged Ridge offers piece of mind with this tough skid plate. Constructed of durable 3/16” thick powder coated steel with a rust resistant E-Coating, this skid plate will keep rocks and trail debris from damaging your steering box. The low profile design keeps ground clearance at a maximum. Installation uses existing mounting locations.

Installation Instructions

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Technical Details

  • Fits 1997 to 2006 TJ Wrangler, Rubicon and Unlimited
  • Durable 5mm thick black powder coat
  • 3/16" steel
  • Mounts to existing body holes using the factory hardware

Product Specs

TypeInstallation TypeFinish
Steering Box SkidCutting or Drilling RequiredBlack Powdercoat

Customer Reviews

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Great Armor!

By Kenny

from Manhattan, KS

About Me Casual Driver, Trail rider

Verified Buyer


  • Attractive Design
  • Durable
  • Easy To Install
  • Lightweight


    Best Uses

    • Customizing The Exterior
    • Performance Driving

    Comments about Rugged Ridge Steering Box Skid Plate:

    This skid plate was a breeze to install. The entire installation took less than 5 minutes. Any TJ driver should be worried about protection for the steering box. I am no longer worried after installing this little beast. It performs very well and looks great.


    Easy Installation

    By The Silver TJ

    from Austin, TX

    Verified Buyer


    • Easy Install
    • Solid Construction


      Best Uses

        Comments about Rugged Ridge Steering Box Skid Plate:

        This install took me less than 30 minutes and the instructions were very detailed. Very happy i made the choice to buy this skid. Great product for the price.


        good price and easy to install

        By saulo

        from trujillo alto, PR

        Verified Buyer


        • Easy To Install
        • Good price
        • Great Instructions


          Best Uses

            Comments about Rugged Ridge Steering Box Skid Plate:

            bought for my 2003 jeep wrangler sahara combines great with rugged ridge front bumper. tricky to add shims but once got it in place was a quick install. great illustrated instructions and included everything i needed to install. will recomend

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