| While the all new Jeep JK Wrangler does come complete with skid plates for the transmission, transfer case and gas tank and all of which are more than adequate for hard trail use, for some reason, Chrysler decided to leave the oil pan completely exposed. Of course, left unprotected, a significant hit to your oil pan can immobilize your Jeep and leave you walking.
In the two and a half years we’ve been wheeling our JK, there have been at least two separate occasions that we’ve hit our oil pan and hard enough to leave dents in it. Since that time, we’ve been looking for a skid plate to protect this vulnerable spot but was never thrilled with what we were seeing. Most of the solutions available today are HUGE pieces of steel that covers way more area than is needed and all we really wanted was something basic that’ll get the job done and nothing more. Fortunately for us, we were able to find the Rancho Rock Gear Oil Pan Skid Plate.
Designed much like a helmet, the Rancho Rock Gear Oil Pan Skid Plate is light weight, fits over your Jeep JK Wrangler’s oil pan perfectly and offers substantial protection just where you need it. Best part of all is that this skid plate is extremely affordable and super easy to install.