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Truck Armor & Skid Plates

For a truck that sees a lot of action on the trails, truck armor and skid plates are a necessity. Skid plates are simple sheets of metal located on the underside of the truck, helping shield the vulnerable undercarriage from sharp rocks, fallen trees, and other hazards. Meanwhile, truck armor can refer to components like nerf bars or side rails that deflect flying rocks and debris, protecting side panels and doors from dings and scratches. Together, these simple parts provide essential protection for the truck during rough and tumble off-road sessions. Not all skid plates and truck armor are created equal, though. To provide effective protection, these components have to be made tough with strong materials that are impact-resistant and can last a long time. Fortunately, AmericanTrucks offers a great selection of skid plates manufactured using heavy-gauge steel and corrosion-resistant stainless steel. As for the cab-length side rail armors, most are fabricated using powder coated steel and some even use stainless steel as well for absolute rust and corrosion resistance. In the long run, these components are worthy investments as they prolong the life of your truck’s components. If you’re looking to prep your truck for some serious off-road adventures, you should consider adding these skid plates and truck armor in your list of must-have aftermarket parts. While on the subject of truck protection, no off-road truck transformation is complete without aftermarket bumpers and bull bars that are specifically designed and engineered to withstand the grueling trails. Make an off-road beast out of your truck today.