The Skid Row engine skid plates for the '97-'02 Jeep TJ Wrangler are available for both the 4 cylinder and 6 cylinder engines. If you have an '03 model we only have the 6 cylinder models available at this time and they fit Rubicon's just fine.Skid Row engine skid plates require no modifications and are designed to work with or without a suspension lift. This gives you the protection you need when you're starting out with a stock height vehicle that puts your oil pan closest to the rocks. And when you're ready for that 3-4" lift, there's no need to modify your Skid Row engine skid plate or get a new one. These skid plates are made of 3/16" thick steel and are powder-coated semi-gloss black for a durable and attractive finish. They mount solidly to the Jeep's frame and are specially designed for easy bolt-up installation. No drilling is required for 1997-2002 models, while 2003 models require drilling of 3 holes in the leading edge of the transfer case skid plate.
These skid plates work just fine with transfer case drops and can be mounted to Jeeps with raised transfer case skid plates such as Tera Mfg's Belly-Up kit. Take a look at the May 2000 issue of 4WD&SU magazine for an article that spotlights the installation of one of our skid plates with the Tera Mfg. "Belly-up" transfer case skid plate.
We've also learned during our off-road testing that these engine skid plates help you get over obstacles by preventing your transfer case skid plate from catching on whatever you're driving over. So you not only get added protection and peace of mind, your Jeep will be more capable as well!!