GateKeeper - WJ Radiator Skid Plate w/ 8 TubesRegular price $ 425.00 Sale price $ 395.00 Save $ 30.00
WJ Replacement Roof RailsRegular price $ 250.00 Save $ -250.00
Current Build Time: Two Weeks
The factory stock aluminum roof rails are mounted to the Jeep using 5 riv-nuts and bolts in a straight line across each roof rail. Failure of the hardware is experienced with any type of side-force applied to the aluminum factory rails and continues use of heavy pressure. We had our Frontrunner Featherlite Roof Top Tent, which only weighs 90 lbs) mounted to the factory rails for two years and camped on a normal basis up to three times per month with multiple nights out in the sticks and deserts. Eventually as time passed, the factory rails began bending causing the tents mounting bolts to hit the roof and cause a hole. One final straw witht he factory rails completely failing was when we flopped the Jeep at West lake Trail in the Sierra National Forest. When the Jeep flopped, the tent hit the floor from it's side and ripped the rails right out.
Our replacement rails are of a stronger material, have more mounting points, constructed of steel DOM Tube with 3/16" mounting plates.
GateKeeper III - Radiator Skid PlateRegular price $ 249.00 Save $ -249.00
Our radiator skid plate is called "The GateKeeper" because it acts as a gate between the rocks and your radiator support bar/radiator. The GateKeeper III is a variation of the original design with-out the 1.5" bars. Compatible with HK Overland and Krawler Bumpers, Hidden Winch Mounts and/or as a stand alone skid plate for your radiators core support. You know...that thin piece of sheet metal you bent while Offroad, the thing your radiator sits on... yeah that thing.
Through testing and banging on a few rocks we came to learn that the radiator support bar on the WJ is made of bread. Literally, thin sheet metal which can be damaged and moved by the slightest impact. We have redesigned our radiator skid plate a few times since our Overland Bumper release in December and have finally come to a design that is satisfactory and actually serves a purpose.
With our bumpers providing the perfect approach angle and strong mounting points, which reach all the way back near the sway bar bolts, it was imperative the radiator skid plate served a purpose as equal to the bumper.
The actual skid plate which covers the bottom of the radiator support bar is made of 1/4" steel plate by 4" wide. The plate bends around and up the radiator support bar to reach our bumper and it mounts to the bumper. This mounting supports the underside of the skid plate for impacts where the Jeep falls from an obstacle onto an object such as a rock.
The GateKeeper III weighs approximately 20 pounds.