We are proud to offer a heavy duty bolt on skid plate solution for the Jeep Wrangler TJ 1997-2006. This skid plate is a direct bolt on replacement for the thin flimsy sheet metal skid plate that is easily damaged while on the trail. The 1/4" steel construction of this skid plate provides the rigidity and strength needed for even the toughest of offroad conditions. Ground clearance will be increased by over 1", great for a tummy tuck to make your Jeep even more capable. Installation time is about 2 hours, all hardware is included, and the skid will bolt onto any Jeep Wrangler TJ 1997-2006 4 cyl, 6 cyl, automatic or manual transmission. This skid will move the transmission mount up 3/4", some transfer case linkage adjustments may be required. Rubicon models will require relocation of the locker air compressor. This skid plate will ship bare, and need to be painted or powder coated before installation.