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Unread 07-24-2013, 09:47 PM   #1
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Skid plate bolt question..

My Jeep has the tcase drop kit installed and i also have a cv rear ds and sye so i am removing the drop... Question is, how long are the bolts supposed to be without the drop? Are they the same bolts? I figured they'd be longer since there are the 1 inch spacers between them. I attempted to put the bolts back without the spacers and they go until there is about 1/8 inch left and then stop.. I could probably crank them down but want to make sure they aren't too big... The bolts i have are approx 2 inch long. Thanks!

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Unread 07-24-2013, 10:11 PM   #2
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The are not the original bolts. They are likely longer, and you are probably bottoming out the shoulder.
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Unread 07-24-2013, 11:08 PM   #3
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They are longer bolts. 1" longer approx. So you'll need to get shorter ones by at least a half inch.
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Unread 07-25-2013, 06:52 AM   #4
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The overall length of the bolt isn't the issue.

If the bolts look like this then they should be OK. (Threaded all the way to the head of the bolt.)

If the bolts look like this (not threaded all the way) then they may not work. The unthreaded portion may be bottoming out on the nutsert in the frame before the skid plate is tight against the frame..
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Unread 07-25-2013, 08:25 AM   #5
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I used the same ones when I removed mine, so they may work. Pull one and look and the threads/length first.
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