Nice close fitting skid plate made from 1/8" steel formed to fit 9" 3rd members to housings. This protects the seam area between the 3rd member and housing. Sacrifice a 1/4" of ground clearance and let the rocks beat on the Autofab skid plate instead of expensive rear end components. Bolts to common pinion supports, except for countersunk allen head pinion supports. 2 tabs are welded to the back of the housing to provide rear support. Welding is necessary to install the Autofab 9" skid plate. Tabs and bolts included for this.