If you are going to take your truck off road, you are going to have to make some provision to protect the undercarriage. The Skyjacker Skid Plate is the perfect addition to your vehicle if you want to keep your expensive engine and drive train intact. Manufactured from 3/16th inch steel, this easy to install skid plate is just the thing to allow you to skip off of rocks and branches that would otherwise tear out the bottom of your engine or transmission. The Skyjacker Skid Plate has a zinc finish that not only will protect it from corrosion, but it will also match the rest of your engine components, most of which will have some kind of zinc finish. If you have a stock skid plate, it may hang down considerably, reducing your ground clearance and forcing you to use that skid plate more often. The Skyjacker Skid Plate is designed specifically for off road use, so the designers took the ground clearance into account. In some instances, the Skyjacker Skid Plate can give you up to two inches more ground clearance over a stock skid plate. Installation is a breeze, and just about anyone should be able to install the Skyjacker Skid Plate in just a couple of hours. An extra set of hands can be helpful to manhandle it into place. You always want first-rate technical help when they buy quality automotive parts. For all our customers, we make available a round-the-clock sales support desk to support all your questions. Nobody likes to pay for shipping, so we always provide free shipping on every order $50 or higher. If you spot a lower price elsewhere, tell us - we will beat any price advertised elsewhere.