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Old 11-29-2015, 10:05 AM
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Smittybilt Transmission Skid Plate

I bought a Smittybilt Transmission Skid Plate for my 2013 Rubicon. I went to install it and found that where the drivers side bracket that attaches to the skid plate is too close to the front diff, about 1/16". It is close enough that if I drove it, the diff would hit the bracket. I was wondering if anyone else has any experience with Smittybilt skid plates. I did take the plate off since I dont want to run the risk of damaging the front diff.

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I have been considering buying the same skid plate. This is the only review I can find about it anywhere on the internet. Did you ever figure anything out about this? Was it an error that they have since corrected?

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I bought a Smittybilt Transmission Skid Plate for my 2013 Rubicon. I went to install it and found that where the drivers side bracket that attaches to the skid plate is too close to the front diff, about 1/16". It is close enough that if I drove it, the diff would hit the bracket. I was wondering if anyone else has any experience with Smittybilt skid plates. I did take the plate off since I dont want to run the risk of damaging the front diff.
I have the skid on my 15' willy's 2 door. It only has a D30 in the front not the 44. I have had no issues with it that were not my fault. (I did not tighten the bolts enough.) It has never hit the diff on or off-road and it has saved me once or twice. If your looking for a good "starter skid" I would go with it because its cheap. If your going to be wheeling your jeep a lot on rocks. I would look for another company, because it does not cover your drivers side exhaust loop.
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I have since removed it and replaced it with a M.O.R.E skid plate. Better quality and lots of clearance.
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