|One of the most common things people hit on their Jeep JK Wrangler’s when playing on the rocks is the lower control arm axle mounts. They are after all located next to your tires and positioned low to the ground and a simple slip off of a rock can have you coming down on them and hard. For the most part, this really isn’t that big of a deal for the factory control arms as they can take quite a bit of abuse especially at the joint but like many other JK owners I know, I have found that the axle mount flanges do have a tenancy to bend and significantly from just mild impacts. And, over time and repeated abuse, these flanges can and will break. By the time I got my Jeep JK Wrangler into Off Road Evolution, the inner flange of my control arm axle mount was already showing signs of cracking. Needless to say, I decided to have these flanges reinforced with a weld but also decided to beef them up with a set of Off Road Evolution EVO Front Lower Control Arm Skids.
Available for only $34.99, the Off Road Evolution EVO Front Lower Control Arm Skids are constructed out of 3/16″laser cut steel, CNC bent, are designed to offer maximum protection to your Jeep JK Wranglers lower control arm mounts and made specifically to fit the passenger side and driver side axle mounts separately to insure a clean factory like finish. These skids do require some welding but any certified welder should be able to install these in under an hour and for cheap.
The following write-up details the steps necessary to install a set of Off Road Evolution EVO Front Lower Control Arm Skids.