Anyone have issues installing these skid plates?
I have a 2015 JKUR, stock suspension. I had my local shop do the installs for these skid plates, rear control arm plates, both differential covers and the transmission crossmember. I was going to do them myself, but waiting on my beefy jack stands, so for a couple hundred I thought I'd save myself the frustration.
Good thing I took it to them, the L brackets just don't fit correctly. The driver side is close, but the passenger side is way off. If the L bracket nuts were cranked down with force, the mechanic said the shock mount would have some tension since the bracket would be pulling it at angle or something like that.
You can see in the photo, how far off the bracket is, the smaller nut is tight, but the larger one with the big space is loose. The angle is just wrong, and the brackets hit the rounded lip of the control arm and doesn't sit flush like it does on the driver side.
Here's the driver side where it sits better.
So for now I just have the skid plates on there without the bracket, they'll stay on, but I can't go off road like this. The guy at Skid Row who made the brackets is out til Tuesday so I have to call back then.
My mechanic said he can modify the brackets and get it to work with washers for another $80, but I really don't think it's right that I have to pay extra for parts that don't fit correctly, that should be easily bolted on.
Anyone have any ideas?