Shrockworks Rear Lower Control Arm Skid
These rear link skids provide a slightly different approach to protecting the rear lower link mounting tabs on the FJ Cruiser and 5th generation 4Runner. Rather than wrapping a sheet metal skid around the back of the mount, these skids use high strength CNC machined stainless steel cups to add significant reinforcement to the mounting tabs. The cup is conical on one side with a recess for a grade 8 bolt, and has a built in offset bearing surface on the other side to clear the tab. The cups are CNC machined from 17-4 stainless steel for high strength and toughness. A close fitting 9/16" fine thread grade 8 bolt, high strength washers and accompanying lock nut round off the package. The bolt head is protected by the recess and the conical sides of the skid deflect rocks that would normally bend or smash the link mounting brackets. The large bearing surfaces and grade 8 hardware lock the mount, skid and link assembly firmly in place. Since most links feature very thick sections or even integrated skid surfaces on the bushing mount, these skids are a great compliment to stock or aftermarket links.