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post #1 of 10 Old 07-18-2011, 10:20 AM Thread Starter
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who makes the best yj belly up skid plate

i have an 89 yj with like three inches of lift and a 1 inch bl and my goal is to keep this set up and run 35s with metal cloak fenders. i also want to run a belly up pan but im not sure as to which one to get two of my buddy's run belly ups on their tjs and the clearance is great. im just looking for yalls opinions on which company makes good belly up pans for the yj.


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post #2 of 10 Old 07-18-2011, 11:02 AM
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I have the ultra thin one form Undercover Fab and like it a lot.

They say you need a 2" body lift for it to fit but I was able to make mine work with a 1" BL and a few hammer smacks.


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Felt the urge to reincarnate a thread.

Jbolty, or anyone who has the UCF ultra clearance skid, did you buy their low-pro mount too or were you able to make it work with a 1" BL without their mount just using a hammer?

They have a 25% off sale on their skids until tonight so I put in an order for their t-case and engine skid combo and added the low-pro mount too. Considering I bashed the hell out of my downpipe yesterday I figured it was a good time to move to a TJ style downpipe and go with a better skid system than my stock shovel. Just curious as to everyone who owns a UCF skids experience.

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I was able to re fabricate my trans mount with a little cutting and welding to gain another inch. I have an auto trans, so I'm not sure how it would work otherwise.

When I put mine on I took off the whole exhust, then towed the jeep to a custom shop to have the header, down pipe and all the rest relocated to fit up in the new skid. Turned out great.

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I was able to re fabricate my trans mount with a little cutting and welding to gain another inch. I have an auto trans, so I'm not sure how it would work otherwise.

When I put mine on I took off the whole exhust, then towed the jeep to a custom shop to have the header, down pipe and all the rest relocated to fit up in the new skid. Turned out great.
Awesome, thanks for the input. Did you ever add their engine skid or are you just running the t-case skid?

I ordered a stock TJ downpipe that wraps the oilpan that I'll route to my current cat/muffler/tailpipe after I get the skid in.

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no engine skid yet, but I have parts to make one.

Funny, but the engine and oil pan look extra exposed without the exhust pipe passing under it. No that it offered any protection but it was at least there.

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no engine skid yet, but I have parts to make one.

Funny, but the engine and oil pan look extra exposed without the exhust pipe passing under it. No that it offered any protection but it was at least there.
Yeah, I bet it does.

The one good thing about bashing up my downpipe is now it at least matches my oilpan and gas tank skid.

My Jeep has been pretty good about telling me what to upgrade next...

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Felt the urge to reincarnate a thread.

Jbolty, or anyone who has the UCF ultra clearance skid, did you buy their low-pro mount too or were you able to make it work with a 1" BL without their mount just using a hammer?

They have a 25% off sale on their skids until tonight so I put in an order for their t-case and engine skid combo and added the low-pro mount too. Considering I bashed the hell out of my downpipe yesterday I figured it was a good time to move to a TJ style downpipe and go with a better skid system than my stock shovel. Just curious as to everyone who owns a UCF skids experience.
They don't make the low pro for the YJ that last time a gave them a call.

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They don't make the low pro for the YJ that last time a gave them a call.
I'll have to call and see which one I actually selected tomorrow and make sure I got the right one, thanks for the heads up.

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After reading their site more closely I think your right. Their ordering options for the skid system are a little confusing.

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