The skidplate system provides nearly seamless protection for our new JK’s belly. All of the skids are made of 3⁄16-inch crush-resistant Grade 50 A-572 steel plate for maximum strength while saving as much weight as possible. The skids also include Grade-8 hardware throughout. These skids are not only stronger than factory, but also span a larger distance covering more of the otherwise vulnerable areas of your Jeep’s underside. Now we don’t have to worry about that low-hanging engine oil pan. A gas tank skidplate is also available from Synergy (PN 5713 in raw steel, $400 or PN5713-BK in black powdercoat, $550).