Fits XJ Cherokee models equipped with the NP231 transfer case only
The factory transfer case skid plate, if it's even present, really doesn't do much to protect the transfer case. If you do even mild off-roading, you should seriously consider upgrading to Rusty's Transfer Case Skid Plate. Our latest design is truly Trail Tested Tough! The Rusty's XJ skid plate is constructed of 1/4" thick laser-cut steel that has been pickled and oiled for even more strength. The skid plate mounts to both the t-case crossmember and the unibody for solid protection. You can run this skid plate with our 1" drop transfer case crossmember, which will allow you to drop the transfer case without losing ANY clearance. A black powder-coated finish provides lasting durability and good looks. It comes with all the necessary hardware and complete installation instructions.
We have different versions of our Transfer Case Skid Plate for the 231 and 242 transfer cases. The 231 version is shown here; the 242 / 247 / 249 version, RA-JS16-XJ, has an additional bend to match the crossmember and lower drop of the 242 transfer case.