The plastic evaporative canister located under the Jeep JK’s floorboard is a vital part of the Jeep’s emissions and engine management system. There are a few areas under the Jeep Jk that need protection. The evap canister is one of those areas. From 2007 to 2012 Jeep didn’t provide any protection for the evap canister. However, they finally recognized this vulnerable mid 2012 production an included a stamped steel mounting bracket/skid plate. The stock unit has exposed sides and seems fairly sturdy, but it’s not even in the same league as Poison Spyder’s Evap Skid. All sides of the canister are protected with 3/16″ plate steel. It’s well made and looks cool.
The Poison Sypder Evap Skid includes:
- JK Evap Skid
- (1) Rear Bracket
- (1) Canister Strap
- (3) 3/8-16 X 1 stainless steel button head cap screw
- (3) 3/8-16 nylon insert lock nut
- (1) 5/16-18 X 1-1/4 stainless steel button head cap screw
- (1) 5/16-18 nylon insert lock nut
Here’s the 2012 Jeep JKU stock bracket/skid plate.
Side view of the 2012 Jeep JKU stock bracket/skid plate.
Front view of the 2012 Jeep JKU stock bracket/skid plate.
Rear view of the 2012 Jeep JKU stock bracket/skid plate.
Two factory connections on the back of the canister use this type of locking fastener. I broke both of them removing the lock. Good thing I have super glue on hand.
Rear view of the canister with everything disconnected.
Here’s the factory mounting bracket/skid plate.
Here’s the 2012 Jeep JKU evap canister removed from the Jeep.
You’ll reuse the factory hardware with the new Poison Sypder Skid Plate.
The new skid gets bolted to the frame while the canister and associated hardware are bolted to it.
Here’s a unique view from inside the new skid plate. It’s my evap canister’s new view 🙂
It’s installed. The new skid looks/feels very strong. I would feel uneasy about a hit to this area of my Jeep with the factory setup. I’m no longer concerned. This thing is stout!
It looks good with the spyder logo on the ramped side. The welds are beautiful too.
Installed shot from behind.
It was a good day to work on the Jeep.
Here are the hand tools needs to complete the install.
Toxic Crush Jeep is coming together.
Even though the new skid plate isn’t readily seen, I feel better knowing it’s there.
This is Banksy, he was my little shop helper today.