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Unread 04-16-2013, 06:42 PM   #42961
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Since I am putting on a SYE I am getting rid of the lowering spacer, and for the life of me I cant remember if they had anything between the frame and the skid plate. Seems like it might cause rust if it sits right on the frame.
Skid bolts right up to the frame. If the paint is worn really bad, give it a few quick coats. Make sure you lube up the bolts with some anti-seize!

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Unread 04-16-2013, 06:46 PM   #42962
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Amen to the anti seize.

Frame has solid paint, I am touching up the skid plate..

Got the frame new in 2004 and painted it with a brush and good old rustoleum. The paint has held up very well to date..
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Unread 04-16-2013, 07:17 PM   #42963
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Just pulled a 2500 duramax crew cab out of a ditch, with my "puny" jeep.
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Unread 04-16-2013, 07:25 PM   #42964
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Just pulled a 2500 duramax crew cab out of a ditch, with my "puny" jeep.
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Unread 04-16-2013, 07:29 PM   #42965
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Crap how do I redo my membership?

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Unread 04-16-2013, 08:25 PM   #42966
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Crap how do I redo my membership?

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Unread 04-16-2013, 08:35 PM   #42967
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I welded up all my exhaust leaks and tried once again to align it and still did poorly...

Then I used it to go pick up flowers for the gf since I've been a dick all week

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Unread 04-16-2013, 08:53 PM   #42968
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I welded up all my exhaust leaks and tried once again to align it and still did poorly...

Then I used it to go pick up flowers for the gf since I've been a dick all week

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Unread 04-16-2013, 09:17 PM   #42969
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Came across this on Craigslist. Just wish I had space/ could justify picking it up...
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Unread 04-16-2013, 09:25 PM   #42970
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I welded up all my exhaust leaks and tried once again to align it and still did poorly...

Then I used it to go pick up flowers for the gf since I've been a dick all week

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Good move but keep in mind that flowers are more effective as 'preventative maintenance'.
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Unread 04-16-2013, 09:40 PM   #42971
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I just made her bacon as an apology in lieu of flowers. Her mentality is centered around bacon not growing on trees.
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Unread 04-16-2013, 10:05 PM   #42972
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this front end thing is extremely puzzling.smooth up to 35 shimmy at 35-45, smooth up to 60-65 where the front tires start to bounce, then smooth all the way up to 90 which is all faster i'm willing to test.
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1997 ZJ limited - BONE stock
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my on board alternator/welder write up
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my tj 1/2 doors on a yj write up
[url]http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f12/tj-uppers-yj-half-doors-hard-top-installation-1417686/[/url]
RC vs BDS
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Unread 04-16-2013, 10:24 PM   #42973
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this front end thing is extremely puzzling.smooth up to 35 shimmy at 35-45, smooth up to 60-65 where the front tires start to bounce, then smooth all the way up to 90 which is all faster i'm willing to test.
Have u checked your wheel balance?
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Unread 04-16-2013, 10:28 PM   #42974
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Have u checked your wheel balance?
i balance them with airsoft BBs. i've never had a problem in the past doing it that way. this just started recently too
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1994 yj stretched, locked and loaded - 6.0l vortec lq4, 4l60e, np231, Dana 44s 37" interco trxus m/t, 3.5" bds front leafs, double triangulated 4 link rear on xj front coils.
1997 ZJ limited - BONE stock
2003 tj - 4in skyjacker, 33" mickey thompsons
my on board alternator/welder write up
[url]http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f12/alternator-welder-write-up-1301614/[/url]
my tj 1/2 doors on a yj write up
[url]http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f12/tj-uppers-yj-half-doors-hard-top-installation-1417686/[/url]
RC vs BDS
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Unread 04-16-2013, 11:06 PM   #42975
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Got the POS skyjacker transmission skid plate bolts out of my frame.

The heads which use a small a allen key to drive them were so rusted out after just 9yrs that 4 of the six stripped out with using very little force. I had to go with the old sawzall and cut the skid plate spacer that was not going back on anyway. Once I put the wrench to the bolts today they came out with very little effort.

Hey that makes me wonder, is there supposed to be anything between the frame and the skid plate. Since I am putting on a SYE I am getting rid of the lowering spacer, and for the life of me I cant remember if they had anything between the frame and the skid plate. Seems like it might cause rust if it sits right on the frame.
Glad I saw this, as I was planning on putting that tranny drop kit in. I'll be sure to find some stainless hex bolts to use instead.

As aside, would it make sense in your case, with removing the lowering kit, instead of just mounting the skid to the frame, to throw a stainless washer between the two?
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