Today I installed my Rock Hard Oil Pan / Trans skid plate. I searched for a write up and couldn't find one, so I wanted to write my own for others to use.
This is on a 2008 JK Unlimited Sahara.
Here we go....
This is what comes in the kit:
Here's what's in the bag of bolts:
This is the passenger side mounting arm. This is the first thing to install.
You will use the front hole below the motor mount. It is the one that is elongated.
Here's the passenger side mount installed. Be sure to leave this loose for now. No washers came with the kit, so I just found some for the bolt head.
Here is the driver side mounting arm. The shorter length of the arm will mount to the motor mount.
Getting the bolt in the slotted hole can be tricky. This is the only angle that I was able to make work. There wasn't enough room to use a washer on this side.
Here is an installed pic of the driver side mounting arm.
NOTE: I did not have a auto trans skid. If you do, remove it now. Also remove the Transfer case skid at this time. You will re-install it at the end.
Now install the driver side catalytic converter skid.
Now bolt up the front edge of the skid to the 2 mounting arms. I did this by myself, so I was laying on a creeper with the plate on top of me. I lifted up the front, hand tightened the bolts and then secured 1 bolt in on the rear of the plate.