While out on the trail, AEV’s Fuel Tank Skid Plate adds an extra layer of protection against punctures and other fuel tank-related damage. This Fuel Tank Skid Plate is made of Hot Stamped Boron Steel and is both lightweight and highly sturdy.
The AEV Fuel Tank Skid Plate comes standard on the ZR2 Bison, but it’s also compatible with other 2015+ Colorado Z71 and ZR2 models (with the exception of the crew cab with a 6.5′ bed). The AEV Fuel Tank Skid Plate must be installed in conjunction with the AEV Transfer Case Skid Plate. It is proudly built in the United States and is E-coated for optimum corrosion protection.
Hot Stamped Boron Steel (HSBS) is a press hardened, ultra-high-strength steel that is most typically utilized in automotive applications for passenger impact protection due to its low weight and high yield strength (approximately 200,000 ksi vs. mild steel at 25,000 ksi). This material was chosen by AEV for the skid plate package on the Colorado ZR2 Bison not only because of its excellent strength-to-weight ratio but also because of its hardness and resistance to gouging.
Please note The AEV Transfer Case Skid Plate is required for proper installation of this product. Crew Cab/Long Bed vehicles are not compatible with this item.
- Fits Colorado Z71/ZR2 models from 2015 and up (excluding CC/LB).
- Both gasoline and diesel engines are compatible.
- Boron Steel, Hot Stamped – The strength-to-weight ratio is quite high.
- For optimal corrosion protection, it’s E-coated.