Engine Skid Plate | 15-Present F-150

(9 customer reviews)



RCI F150 skid plates for 2015-2024 are now available in two options, providing the right coverage for the application… 

**Not compatible with 2WD models**



Whether sliding over rocks or hitting a surprisingly deep pothole, many of your vehicles most expensive components are completely exposed below and underbody damage is costly. Protect your investment with RCI skids, the ultimate defense for all on and off-road hazards.

Many F-150 drivers have been looking for skid plates for daily driving, overlanding, and offroad. Whether you use your vehicle for work or play, we have an option that will work for your application. RCI’s F-150 skid plates are available in two popular options: 

10ga Steel– Great all-purpose protection, and the best value for the money. These make a great upgrade whether you already have the stock skid plates, or have nothing at all. Our 10 gauge skid plates are far tougher than OEM and provide significantly more coverage, especially when purchased as part of our “Full Skid Plate Package”. A heavy duty black powdercoat finish is standard on the steel option and will provide years of reliable use and great looks.

1/4” Aluminum– Excellent all around protection for any purpose, substantially stronger than factory skid plates, extremely corrosion  resistant and cannot rust means they require no finish or paint prior to installation. The aluminum skid plates are extremely lightweight yet strong and are the premium choice if you are looking for the best strength to weight ratio, while being comparable if not holding a slight edge over the 10ga steel product line.



  • Protects expensive EPAS power steering unit (new trucks), front differential, front cross-member, engine, engine bay, and low hanging intercooler (Ecoboost models)
  • Compatible with all 4×4 trucks with 2015-Present chassis
  • 6 Mounting points for extra durability
  • Mounts to frame horns behind tow hooks, not interfering with aftermarket bumpers, hidden winch, etc.
  • 2 piece design for simple installation and removal of subsections for maintenance
  • Easy access to oil filters by removal of just two bolts, allowing front panel to slide off
  • Smooth, flat surface that easily slides over obstacles
  • Direct bolt on addition to existing factory attachement points, no drilling required
  • Steel version-black powder coated for rust resistant, durable and high quality finish
  • Installs in minutes
  • All hardware and installation instructions provided
  • 15-20 F-150 Model trucks may require removal of the air dam for installation. This air dam should be re-attachable post install.
  • 2021 and newer trucks will not require the removal of the air dam for install.

*Not compatible with 4″ + lift kits


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Additional information

Weight 40 lbs
Dimensions 31 × 20 × 3 in

10 Gauge Steel – Black Powder Coat, 1/4" 5052 Aluminum – Raw Metal, 1/4" 5052 Aluminum – Black Powder Coat

9 reviews for Engine Skid Plate | 15-Present F-150

  1. Jonathan Mitchell (verified owner)

    2019 w/3.5 ecoboost
    Front speed clips are a bear to get in place. Had to remove the bolt for the intercooler support one side at a time to get the clip in. Once I got past that install was simple. Got the powder coated aluminum and I couldn’t be happier. Very substantial difference than the ones I had from another supplier. My only regret is not ordering the full package or at least the transmission plate. Good news is I’m still vertical and my truck is better protected than ever before. Thank you RCI! Keep up the good work. BTW, order processed and delivered within 4 days.

  2. Chris Luft (verified owner)

    2021 F150 Power boost: The quality of the product cannot be beat.. Product arrived quickly and in good condition. Honestly it was heavier and stronger than I thought it would be. On my 2020 one, the problem is that with the front plate on, we cannot access the oil filter for a change. The do you need to remove the front plate each time. This should be noted in the description of my opinion.. On my power boost the front gaurd fit but it was not exact. It’s almost like the truck was a little different in the angle, and the brackets didn’t line up correctly.
    I did come back and purchase the transmission cover as well, both the mid engine cover and a transmission cover fit perfectly.

  3. P Comerford

    Glad I had a lift available. Install went well. Instructions are a little hard to work with. The product itself is excellent and delivered faster than I expected. I agree with others that Ford didn’t have a better idea with Oem. Original is made of horse sh– and glue. Also, I like access to the oil drain plug.

  4. Stephen Soria (verified owner)

    Excellent product and worth every penny. Install was easy, I had order another one from American Truck and it did not fit. You were required to purchase an aftermarket bumper. With RCI Skid plate, it works with the factory bumper and that is exactly what I was looking for. Great customer service and quick ship time. My feedback would be, clearer instructions and an install video or more pictures in the instructions. It was fairly straight forward but more photos or install video would have been a great addition.

  5. Chris Bremer (verified owner)

    Just put the engine 2 piece plate on 2019 3.5L. Only negative I’d have is that the instructions could be clearer. Be nice to have a step by step video. Once I figured out the front bracket goes under the support for the radiator all was smooth, but took some time to decipher that from the small pic in installation guide. Otherwise this is a solid piece of kit and way better than the cheap crap Ford went with.

  6. Edward Guardo (verified owner)

    I received the front skid plates and am very happy with my purchase! I bought the RCI Aluminum powder coat plates and they are super thick and probably the best skid plates on the market from all of the research I have done. I am truly satisfied and am ordering the rest of the skid plates. I was surprised about the lack of protection under the truck before I installed the plates as Ford is now using cheap flimsy fiber materials as skid plates very pathetic to see cheap protection on a 65,000 dollar truck that is meant to go off road! Anything to cut weight and save gas money!

  7. chris caabro (verified owner)

    well that was excellent. I ordered it one day it shipped the next and arrived in a couple days. Well packaged, great quality hardware and fit and finish. Very easy installation can’t recommend it enough. Well done

  8. AW

    Fit and finish excellent . It took me about double than the above poster due to my 4 year old interrupted . I too crawled underneath 2019 Ford F-150 , XL with 3.5 eco boost without jacking it up. I should have purchased full set instead of front skid plate .

  9. David Nance (verified owner)

    Delivery was less than week. Just installed plates on my 2015 F-150 4×4. Did the install with stock tires and rims on the ground. Took 45 minutes.
    Great product fit and finish.


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