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Unread 08-26-2008, 04:03 PM   #1
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Engine Skid Plates?

What are the thoughts on engine skid plates, specifically with a Chevy v8 installed? Is this something I would need to fab up, or are there good solutions already out there?

On a totally different subject, I just recently ran across a hitch mount for a hijack but can't seem to find it now. Any experiences with that kind of setup out there?

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Unread 08-26-2008, 08:56 PM   #2
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How much lower does the v8 set than a 4.0? I would think you still could use a skid made for a 90 yj.
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Unread 08-26-2008, 10:18 PM   #3
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Not sure about how much lower, did not measure before I took out the 6. Here is a shot of what it looks like below.

I'm also curious if most folks that do trails/rocks have engine skid plates? Thanks.

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Unread 08-27-2008, 06:38 AM   #4
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I don't see why a engine tranny skid wouldn't work. Skid row makes one and rustys has one.

It all depends on $$$ and if that is what they are looking for. I know we put on on my buddys TJ and it was great! He had an auto though.

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Unread 08-27-2008, 06:51 AM   #5
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You can fab one up. Did mine about a week ago. Honestly the hardest part was figuring out where (and more importantly how) to mount the front supports.
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Unread 08-27-2008, 07:28 AM   #6
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Yeah, using chevy junk, they need all the protection they can get. Installing it in a jeep where's it is surounded by good metal is all ready more protection than whatever it came out of hee hee.
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You could just weld some 1/4" stock to the flat bottom of the pan. All you are looking if protection from a rock tearing the thinner sheet metal. My GM pan is aluminum, so my fix was a taller lift and higher motor mounts .
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Yeah, using chevy junk, they need all the protection they can get. Installing it in a jeep where's it is surounded by good metal is all ready more protection than whatever it came out of hee hee.
Yeah, but it wanted it to be somewhat reliable, that's why he went with Chevy over Ford.

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