Jeep CJ-5 and M38A1 Hi Line U-Bolt Skid Plates – CJ5 1954-1971, M38A1 1952-1971


The U-Bolts on a Jeep CJ are among the most common parts to get hung up on rocks and obstacles from off-road use. Our U-bolt skid plates move the U-bolts up and above the bottom of the leaf spring to avoid hanging up on rocks and other obstacles. 

The U-bolt skid plates are constructed of 3/16-inch laser-cut steel and are made for the stock or lift kit 1-3/4″ wide leaf springs. They also include new shorter U-bolts as well as a raised shock mount. These skids are Rubicon-tested and add serious clearance to the CJ5 and M38A1.

Our U-bolt skids are available in two different ways: A do-it-yourself weld-together kit, or as complete welded together assemblies. With the un-welded kits, we do all the forming and breaks in the parts; you just need to weld the parts together, remove your old U-bolts and plates and install the new Hi Line Plates. With the finished and fully welded versions, you simply just need remove your old U-bolts and plates and install the new Hi Line Plates. All mounting hardware is included with both welded and un-welded assemblies, In all cases the U-bolt plates ship raw and uncoated; you will need to paint or powder coat them once received.

Please Note: The lower shock mount is moved up 1″ from the stock location. You may need to lower your bump stops down to avoid the shock bottoming out before the axle tube hits the bump stop.

Price includes RF, LF, RR, LR, 8 new U-bolts, shock mounts and lower shock mount hardware with Free shipping to your door in the USA.

Kit Includes:
(8) New U-Bolts
(8) New Shock Mounts
All Hardware

CJ5 1954-1971

M38A1 1952-1971

Free shipping anywhere in the US

Installation instructions

Year Range

CJ5 1954-1969 & M38A1 1952-1969, CJ5 1971-1972 & M38A1 1970-1972


Unwelded, Welded