Defensive Body Cladding That Looks Nice, Too

Reinforced exterior protection is what XRC body cladding is designed for.

It is fun for a lot of Jeep owners to get their vehicles out on the terrain to quench their off-roading thirst. But there is one area that remains vulnerable, and that is the side of the Cherokee. Whether it is rocks, pebbles, or some other type of debris, XRC body cladding provides a shield against all of it.

The intent of XRC body cladding is to give the OEM or aftermarket lower quarter panels additional defense. It is installed to trace the outline and curve of your Cherokee’s body along the lower sides. And unlike knockoff aftermarket Jeep body parts, Smittybilt body cladding is constructed of the toughest material. Each section is crafted from 1/8″ of cold-rolled steel to demonstrate an impenetrable plane. Smittybilt includes a limited lifetime warranty with each order of their Cherokee body cladding.

Given the location of Smittybilt body cladding, you can combine it with rock sliders for a more aggressive brand of protection. When installed, rock sliders are located at the very bottom of the door panels to block dirt and debris. Used in conjunction with Smittybilt body cladding, your Cherokee shows off both a higher level of toughness as well as an individualized appearance. Installing both of these Jeep body parts together is common for off-road enthusiasts, but not necessary.

There is also the finish to consider. Smittybilt employs a two-stage process when it comes to finishing their Cherokee body cladding. Powdercoated in matte black, it presents a sleek, custom look and is also resistant to rust and wear. You even receive a 5 year limited warranty on the finish of Smittybilt body cladding. It is hard to find many Cherokee accessories which offer that level of confidence.

You can install Cherokee body cladding on your own. There are no major modifications to make in order to do so, however, you will have to drill. What you will have to do is place the Jeep body cladding on your Cherokee or Wrangler where it belongs, mark the holes, and test fit. After that, you will simply drill the holes and then insert the washers and nutcerts. You will need a drill (bit size may vary), an Allen wrench, and space to work. Hardware is included.

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