Engine Skid Plate | 98-11 Ranger



Protect the front end of your Ranger, Explorer, or Sport Trac with a high quality front skid plate from RCI Metalworks. These plates are made entirely of 3/16” steel, then CNC cut and brake formed to provide a superior fit and finish. Protects the front cross-member, power steering unit,  engine,  and low hanging radiator.

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Underbody damage is costly. Protect your investment with RCI skids, the ultimate defense for all on and off-road hazards.

Built with 3/16” laser cut steel, this plate is custom fit to protect the front of all 1998-2011 Ford Rangers with torsen bar front suspension. Also compatible with 1995-2001 Ford Explorer, and 2001-2005 Sport Trac models with the torsen bar suspension.



  • Protects front cross-member, power steering unit,  engine,  and low hanging radiator
  • Smooth, flat surface that easily slides over obstacles
  • Incorporated vents allow cooling to the power steering unit without compromising front end protection
  • Black powder coat finish provides a durable, high quality finish
  • Installs in minutes
  • All hardware and installation instructions provided
  • Works great on body lifted vehicles as well
  • Direct bolt on addition to existing factory attachment points, no drilling required

*Some Explorer models only have 2 of the 4 mounting holes, in which case it will be necessary to drill two additional holes



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Additional information

Weight 35.00 lbs
Dimensions 32.00 × 24.00 × 7.00 in

3/16" Steel – Black Powdercoat


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