Although several important components underneath the Ram HD trucks have some level of protection from the factory, I believe these trucks come critically unprepared to prevent damage to the most essential (and expensive) components of the drivetrain – the Engine and Transmission themselves. This skid applies particularly to those trucks used in forested, snowy and rocky areas. This component is designed to offer protection to several critical components – the Engine oil pan, the Transmission oil pan, the front Driveshaft, the Transmission Oil Lines, and the exhaust tube as it crosses in front of the Transmission crossmember. This Skid is really an insurance policy.
Construction: The Skid is manufactured from formed 3/16″ HRPO steel plate that runs the length of both oil pans, and has a cutout surrounding the Engine oil drain to allow for easy oil changes without removing the Skid. Works with aftermarket oil drain valves such as the Fumoto Valve, and the Skid will now protect your valve from being damaged or torn off during offroad use.
Installation: The Skid is a bolt-on part. All necessary hardware is included.
- 2019+: These years are completely bolt-in. Works with factory skid plating. NO DRILLING REQUIRED.