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2005 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited New Skid Plate Mocked Up

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3. With a couple of bolts on either side attaching the center to the outer control arm mounts, we temporarily bolted the crossmember assembly to the factory holes to verify proper fitment and to mark the four 1-inch holes that need to be drilled in the underside of the framerails. These holes provide clearance for the nut inserts on the backsides of the control arm mounts, which in turn allow installation of the side plate reinforcements installed in the next step.

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