The 3/16 inch (.188 inch thick) top plate and bottom plate provide far superior protection against dents and bends than the stock cross member, which is made of a piece of 1/8 inch (.125 inch thick) and 14-gauge (.083 inch thick) stamped sheet metal. Incredibly, the Chrysler engineers decided to put the much thinner 14-gauge piece along the bottom, making it crumple at the mere sight of rocks.
The steel used in the Poison Spyder cross member is 33 percent thicker on the top plate, and 2-1/2 times thicker on the bottom plate. And the 3/16 inch steel plate of the Poison Spyder Extreme Duty Cross member has brake-formed corners all the way around-there are no welds on the box corners.
Inside the cross member, Poison Spyder fabricators have welded in four DOM tubing spacers to provide crush-proof strength at the cross member mounting bolt locations. These are made of .120 inch wall DOM tubing. Compare that to the stock cross member, which uses stamped sheet metal spacers.
The Poison Spyder Extreme Duty Cross member matches the external dimensions and bolt locations of the stock cross member. All stock skid plates that were attached to the stock cross member attach to the Poison Spyder Extreme Duty cross member. Any other manufacturers aftermarket skid plate system that attached to the stock cross member should still attach to the Poison Spyder Extreme Duty Crossmember.
The Poison Spyder Extreme Duty Crossmember is shipped as bare steel, ready for you to paint or powdercoat in the color of your choice. This part number is for year model 2007-2011 JKs, both 2-door and 4-door, with either manual or automatic transmission.
- 2012-2018 Jeep JK Wrangler, Rubicon, and Unlimited
- 2-Door and 4-Door Models
- Works with automatic and manual transmissions
- Bare steel
- Made from 3/16 inch steel plate
- Very heavy duty crossmember
- Sold Individually
- Poison Spyder Customs Part Number: 18-56-025
- Fitment: Direct Fit
- Finish: Bare Steel
- Type: Undercarriage Skid
- Installation Type: No Cutting or Drilling Required