Thursday, December 21, 2017

New Skids for My Jeep

Jeep Wrangler In the Garage
Oil Change
I am not a big shopper. I hate going to the mall. I hate trying on clothes. But...

I sure do love shopping and buying stuff for my Jeep. 

While I had my Jeep in for a much needed oil change, I made an impulse buy. New shoes for my rear control arm brackets.

Banged Up Rear Control Arm Bracket

These brackets are a low point in the rear of my Jeep. From the looks of it, I have scrapped a few rocks over the years. They aren't that badly banged up -- YET! However, they are on the road to becoming a problem. 

The bolts holding the shocks in place were getting deformed from scraping over and against the rocks.  

Adrenaline Off Road Garage
Mike Welding on Skid Plates
The new skid plates are weld ons. The first Jeep part I have welded on to my Jeep. Three years ago I would have cringed at that thought, but now I have a better understanding on what it takes to fortify my Jeep for the trails. 

Mike from Adrenaline Off Road 
These skids are constructed of 3/16″ steel, laser cut and CNC bent. These rear lower control arm skids conform directly to Rear JK Lower Control Arm brackets. 

Rear Shock

These weld on brackets give protection to your control arm joints, rear shocks and prevent your factory control arm brackets from bending.

Rear Control Arm

Looks like I need to hit the car wash. The Jeep is covered with that nasty salt concoction. 

Now what's next for my Jeep?

A big SHOUT OUT to Adrenaline Off Road for a great suggestion. I would have never known you could add this to your Jeep. Also a SHOUT OUT to Mike for being patient with me. He answered my many questions, and explained the step by step process for getting these skids welded on.