Next Venture's state of the art engineering and design provides optimal protection for your Jeep JT Gladiator.
There is plenty of strong aluminum to protect your engine, transmission, transfer case, and fuel tank from bumps and bruises you might encounter on a day off-road. At only 10-20lbs more than factory belly skids, there is no reason not to equip your Jeep with these light weight steel but still durable Next Venture Skid Plate
Next Venture aluminum belly skids were designed to significantly reduce weight compared to conventional steel skids by as much as 150 lbs. At just 10-20 lbs increase over the factory pieces, you will have no problem turning your JT Gladiator into a full belly Jeeper without worry of hurting other components due to the advanced protection offered from this Next Venture Skid plate.
We build these skids out of 1/4" thick 5052 Aluminum for its superior formability and strength -- compared to many other alloys. The design and shape of the skids largely determine how rigid they will stay overtime. We've designed these belly skids to tuck bolt heads up and out of the way, where possible (as can be seen on the rear crossmember and fuel tank skids).
Removal of the factory fuel tank skid is required for install, netting you a 1/2" gain in ground clearance; in addition, you will lose the weight of the factory steel gas tank skid.
An access panel can be removed separately for servicing the water separator and fuel filter assembly without removing any of the large skid plate components.
We also designed these pieces to be compatible with popular aftermarket suspension kits (such as the Rock Krawler and other similar Long Arm Suspension systems), larger axles, and multiple engine choices.
Products are shipped bare metal, unless otherwise specified by the customer. Bare metal products may have scratches or surface imperfections as a result of raw material handling, manufacturing, and fabrication. However, these imperfections are easily covered up with a textured powder coat finish. Additional finishing, sanding, and prep work may be required if you wish to also have them finished with a smooth powder coat or paint.
All Next Venture Motorsports products are laser cut, CNC formed and hand-welded with pride in the USA. We are a Colorado-based business, and welcome visitors by appointment at our Grand Junction, CO headquarters. We hope to see you out there on the trail soon!