TJ/LJ Long Arm Skid Plate Center Section, Late Model ('03 - '06)

The MetalCloak TJ Long Arm Skid Plate Center Section is 1/4" plate steel that provides protection for the vulnerable underside of the Jeep and adds chassis Strength when used in conjunction with the frame mount brackets.

Features include:
  • 1/4" Plate Steel Control arm Mounting Points
  • Stiffens Chassis when combined with frame brackets
  • Provides Easy Access to Transmission & Transfer Case
  • Works with MetalCloak Boat-Sided Style 1/4" Steel Plate frame brackets
  • Smooth flat skid surface with recessed hardware
  • Front & Rear Approach and Departure Ramps Designed to Slide Up & Over the Rocks
  • Stock or Aftermarket Transfer Cases OK
  • Two Center Section Versions Available - Early or Late Model TJ's
  • Finished in premium Black Texture Powder Coat
  • Made in the USA
When used with the Frame Mount Brackets the 3 Piece 1/4" steel skid plate create [click for more...] a strong, smooth surfaced belly pan system with built in approach and departure angles that still provides convenient utility with easy access to the transmission & transfer case for servicing.

Hardware is recessed to keep snag free and is easily accessed. The center section is finished in our premium black texture powder coat.

The complete system will work with stock or aftermarket transfer cases

The long arm skid plate center section also comes in a early model ('97 - '02).

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Fully Integrated 3 Piece Belly Pan

  • 1/4" Plate Steel Mounting Points
  • Stiffens Chassis
  • 3 Piece Belly Pan Provides Easy Access to Transmission & Transfer Case
  • Boat-Sided Style 1/4" Steel Plate Angled for Approach & Departure
  • Front & Rear Approach and Departure Ramps Designed to Slide Up & Over the Rocks
  • Stock or Aftermarket Transfer Cases OK
  • Late Model TJ's
Low Articulation Joints

Ultimate In Strength

1/4" Plate Steel provides the Ultimate in Strength while providing bolt-on Control Arm Geometry.

TJ Belly Pan Skid

3 Piece Belly Pan Ride Height

The MetalCloak 3 piece belly pan fits aftermarket transfer cases (*i.e. Atlas) with no floor modifications or body lift. MetalCloak's 3 piece belly pan is as tall as the factory belly pan allowing you to lose no ground clearance.

Late Belly Pan Specs

What's in the Kit?

  • Center Skid Plate
  • Transmission Bracket
  • Skid Nut Plates
  • All Required Hardware
Rear Bump Stops


Items Details
Compatibility 1997 - 2006 Jeep TJ Wrangler | LJ Wrangler
Center Skid Plate 1/4" Hot Rolled Steel Plate
Steel Coating Black Powder Coat


Welding: This Kit Requires Welding at the Rear Axle.

Suspension Alignment: We recommend you have a suspension specialist align your Jeep once a MetalCloak suspension is installed.


Installation Difficulty Difficult - Licensed Installer Recommended
Body Modification Cutting & Welding
Time to Install 2 - 3 Hours
Installation Instructions Click Here to see a full list of MetalCloak Installation Instructions.

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