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 up to 1" depending on year model. 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 raise the transmission mount up to 1", some transfer case linkage adjustments may be required. On Jeeps with over a 2 inch suspension lift height, a slip yoke eliminator is recommended to avoid drive line vibrations. Rubicon models will require relocation of the locker air compressor. The additional OEM automatic transmission pan skid plate on 2003-2006 Rubicon models is not compatible with this skid plate. This skid plate will ship bare, and need to be painted or powder coated before installation.