Rancho Lower Control Arm Front Skid Plate

 

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The Mod:

The Rancho lower control arm skid plate that attaches to the front of the control arm.

What it does:

I bent the lower control arm rear bracket and decided to look for some armor for it. So far all I could find was s skid plate for the front of the bracket, so I decided to armor the front of the control arm for now.

Hopefully a rock that happens to find its way to the front of the control arm will now deflect off of the control arm skid instead of damaging the bracket.

Photos:

The kit is made by Rancho. The instructions were pretty good and it was relatively easy to install. Here’s the kit:

Here’s a shot of the front-end before I started:

Here’s a closer view of the front of the passenger side lower control arm:

To install, first support the control arm and use and two wrenches (only one pictured):

To take the nut and bolt off:

Slide the skid plate in place. I noticed that after I took the bolt off the alignment of the hole was slightly off, so I used a screw driver to adjust the alignment and put the old bolt in the opposite side:

Then using the old bolt to keep the hole aligned I put the new bolt (with appropriate washers) in the correct side:

Use the additional washers and nut and torque the bolt to the suggested specification:

Repeat on the other side:

All done:


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