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Protect Your Undercarriage with the Hammerhead Front Skid Plate

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If you’re looking to navigate through rugged and challenging environments, it’s essential to fortify your vehicle with the right equipment. In our previous blog on the Hammerhead Pre-Runner Front Bumper, we gave the full rundown on how it is designed to handle your off-road adventures. Another vital and popular component used in conjunction with the Hammerhead Pre-Runner Bumper is the Hammerhead Front Skid Plate. Let’s dive deeper into why the Hammerhead Front Skid Plate is an essential add-on to your Hammerhead Pre-Runner Bumper for your Jeep Wrangler JL or Jeep Gladiator JT.

Hammerhead Front Skid Plate installed on a 2023 Jeep Gladiator JT 3.0L EcoDiesel

What is a Front Skid Plate?

A front skid plate is a protective shield mounted beneath the front bumper of the vehicle. Its purpose is to safeguard crucial components, such as the frame and some vital steering components, from potential damage caused by rocks, debris, and steep inclines encountered while on the trail. By taking the brunt of impacts, the skid plate acts as a guard to help prevent damaging vital vehicle components.

Hammerhead Front Skid Plate 600-56-0836

The Hammerhead Front Skid Plate

Hammerhead Armor is renowned for its commitment to quality and durability, and the 600-56-0836 Front Skid Plate is no exception. It’s crafted from 7-gauge high-tensile steel that is laser-cut, formed, and welded to ensure maximum strength and longevity. Additionally, Hammerhead goes the extra mile with an industry-exclusive 9-step powder coat process. This ensures your skid plate can withstand even the toughest terrain. It is designed to be a perfect fit direct bolt-on accessory to your Hammerhead Pre-Runner Bumper, with no cutting or drilling required. In addition, its tailored fit minimizes the risk of snagging on obstacles and maintains optimal ground clearance.

Hammerhead safety chain mounting

The Benefits of Hammerhead

One of the primary benefits of using the Hammerhead Front Skid Plate is the peace of mind it offers. Once installed the skid plate drops down and angles backwards adding roughly 10 inches of extra protection to the lower front end of the vehicle. This will help to shield the frame and vital steering components, preventing costly repairs caused by impact and debris. Furthermore, the skid plate is not only functional but also enhances the overall appearance of your vehicle. With its sleek and rugged design, it adds a touch of aggression to the front end of your Jeep. This skid plate integrates seamlessly with the Hammerhead Pre-Runner Front Bumper. Additionally, it features the necessary provisions for the mounting of safety chains in flat towing applications.

Precision designed and engineered to withstand any terrain; The Hammerhead Front Skid Plate is a must-have for anyone that also has the Hammerhead Pre-Runner Bumper 600-56-0775. To get your Hammerhead Front Skid Plate, shop today! To learn more about the Front Skid Plate, watch the full installation video on XDP’s YouTube channel.