You’ve probably noticed by now that “low hanging fruit” under your jeep gets the most unwanted attention from rocks and other obstacles. The front lower control arm brackets are known for being a weak spot, bending, wearing down, and even folding over. Before you find yourself with irreparable damage, bolster them up with a pair of these ultra strong skid plates.
- 3/16″ thick
- CNC Cut and bent right here in the USA
- Strengthens the control arm mounts from the axle tube, side to side, all the way to the end of the bracket
These do require welding, but are very simple to install as shown here: TJ, LJ, MJ, XJ, and ZJ Front Axle Bracket Reinforcement Kit – Installation Instructions
We highly recommend this upgrade for every Jeep owner!
- XJ & MJ stock axles
- TJ & LJ stock axles, including Rubicon Dana 44
- ZJ stock axles
mancheechee (verified owner) –
These Trail Forged control arm skid plates are very heavy duty, made clean cut with the right amount of fold.
My XJ’s shoes are 31’s so I’m constantly hitting rocks on trails here in the east coast. I really needed to beef up my LCA mounts because I already noticed the bottom “lips” were slightly bent and it was only a matter of time before the mounts get beat up especially since I already lost a rear lower shock bracket on a rock at Potts Mountain.
Matching up the plates to the bracket was not an issue and that made the weld work easy for a beginner.
Up to now, I’ve been shy about taking my XJ on the black rated trails inside Rausch Creek OffRoad Park, but the plates have added to confidence I have for my Jeep to get through them. Don’t hesitate to beef up your rig with these front control arm skid plates!