Fits XJ Cherokee models equipped with the NP242 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. Trail Tested Tough, Rusty's XJ skid plate is constructed of 1/4" thick laser-cut steel and mounts to both the t-case crossmember and the unibody for a 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 242 version is shown here; it has an additional bend in it to match the crossmember and the lower drop of the 242 /247 /249 transfer cases. The 231 version is RA-JS15-XJ.