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Steering Box Skid Plate

Rugged Ridge | Part Number: RUG18003.12
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  • Rugged Ridge Part 18003.12 - Steering Box Skid Plate - Fits 1997 to 2006 TJ Wrangler, Rubicon and Unlimited - 4 Wheel Parts
  • Rugged Ridge Part 18003.12 - Steering Box Skid Plate - Fits 1997 to 2006 TJ Wrangler, Rubicon and Unlimited - 4 Wheel Parts
Part Number: RUG18003.12
  • 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

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.

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TypeInstallation TypeFinish
Steering Box SkidCutting or Drilling RequiredBlack Powdercoat

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Rugged RidgeSteering Box Skid Plate
 
4.5

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of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

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  • Easy to install (3)

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      4.0

      Required Protection

      By anthrjp

      from mid atlantic

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Install

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Rugged Ridge Steering Box Skid Plate:

          Needed item to protect steering gear when offroading

           
          5.0

          Great Armor!

          By Kenny

          from Manhattan, KS

          About Me Casual Driver, Trail rider

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Attractive Design
          • Durable
          • Easy To Install
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            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.

             
            5.0

            Easy Installation

            By The Silver TJ

            from Austin, TX

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy Install
            • Solid Construction

            Cons

              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.

                 
                4.0

                good price and easy to install

                By saulo

                from trujillo alto, PR

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Install
                • Good price
                • Great Instructions

                Cons

                  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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