The plastic evaporative canister
located under the Jeep JK's floorboard is an important part of the
Jeep's emissions and engine management system. Unfortunately, Jeep
placed this unit in a vulnerable spot where it can be damaged or torn
off by rocks and other trail obstacles. Poison Spyder's JK Evap Skid
solves this issue by protecting the canister with a rugged skid plate.
The design of the Poison Spyder JK Evap Skid has been updated to fit all
year models and configurations of Jeep Wrangler JK's, from 2007 to
present, both 2-door and 4-door.
Spyder JK Evap Skid is CNC laser cut and brake-formed from 3/16" plate
steel. It completely envelopes the evap canister to protect it from the
bottom, front, sides and rear. The front surface of the skid is slanted
like a ramp to help slide the Jeep up and over any obstacles that might
reach up that far into the Jeep's undercarriage. And of course the skid
features the familiar laser cut Spyder symbol.
The unique installation method involves removing the stock mounting
bracket and securing the canister into the Evap Skid using the provided
components and hardware. This provides the added benefit of lifting the
canister enough to gain an extra 3/4" of ground clearance—including the
thickness of the skid itself! The JK Evap Skid comes powder coated satin
black, and comes with two complete hardware kits for either 2007-2011
or 2012+ installation, and install instructions.
There are several products on the market that deal with the evap
canister's vulnerability in different ways. Kits that relocate the
canister may result in engine codes that are difficult to diagnose, or
may even void your factory warranty. Other skid plate products may
protect the bottom of the canister but leave the sides and front
vulnerable. Only the Poison Spyder JK Evap Skid keeps the canister in
its factory location, with original electrical and vapor connections
intact, while fully protecting it from all sides.