The next item on our agenda was to get some better protection for the underbelly of the beast. Our JK came with factory skidplates, but they are made out of thin stamped metal and don’t even reach under the low hanging and vulnerable engine oil pan. That’s a disaster waiting to happen. With a quick call to Synergy Manufacturing we were literally covered with an upgrade. In need of a lift to make the install go more smoothly, we headed down the road to Absolute Offroad in Phoenix, Arizona, to have the skidplates installed.