Body armors & skid plates are designed to protect your truck from potential damage you may encounter when you drive. On the one hand, the armor is usually made of metal designed to deflect or absorb impact. On the other hand, skid plates are typically made of metal or composites designed to slide over obstacles or prevent your vehicle from getting hung up on them. Take note of the following while you shop for these items.
One of the first things you should do is consider the parts you want to cover with your skid plates. Transmission, front, control arms, etc., need to be covered up separately, so you'll need specific skid plates for them. If you want to cover your truck's front undercarriage, we recommend buying an integrated front bumper skid plate, as this will save you costs and installation hassles.
Installation can be a pain if you're not a DIY enthusiast, and it can set you back by a few hundred bucks. If you're installing body armor over parts of your Bronco that already have an aftermarket part, you may encounter some challenges. For instance, installing a side rocker guard may lead to removing side steps you may have installed earlier. We recommend buying items that serve dual purposes, such as a side rocker guard with steps. It's cost-effective and minimizes installation hassles.
Leave the affordable but shiny body armor you see and go for the tough but pricier ones. Most armor and skid plates for a Ford Bronco are made from aluminum, aluminum alloys, or steel. The steel materials tend to last longer than their counterparts which is why they're the most popular.
We hope this guide has given you a better understanding of armor and skid plates and how they can benefit your Bronco. For the best protection on and off the road, shop with us today!