I know the steering box had to go somewhere on the Wrangler, but why did they put it hanging down like bait for a rock to snag, I’m not sure I’ll ever know. Look at it below, just begging to take a beating from the first rock you see!
Hold up the skid and finger tighten the bolts so that it’s in position. There is also a 3rd hole (not pictured) in the skid facing the passenger side that lines up with the stock cross member. The kit comes with a self tapping screw, but first you’ll need to mark the spot and drill out a 5/16’s (I think that’s the right thickness) hole.
Once you’ve drilled out your pilot hole, install the skid using the front star bolt, the horizontal 16mm bolt, and the self tapping bolt. Tighten those three bolts and that’s all there is to it. There you have it. A nice chunk of metal protecting your steering box from any rocks you might come down on.