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post #7156 of 45351 Old 01-14-2012, 06:58 PM
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That is indeed the front skid plate right? What size grade 8 bolts do I need for this?
Not sure, I've never found a smokin deal on one yet. It looks like the front skid. Try googling it, I know I read somewhere how it goes on. Kind of a pita if I remember right.


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post #7157 of 45351 Old 01-14-2012, 07:01 PM
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thats the front skid. its held in with 4 bolts to the frame and goes around the sway bar iirc. its not bad at all to put on, however i dont know what size bolts it needs

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post #7158 of 45351 Old 01-14-2012, 07:16 PM
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Ill buy it. I was going to buy one from a local guy but he didnt respond to me the 2 times I pm'ed him
yeah it's rather useless on a lifted zj unless you ad a little more like this
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post #7159 of 45351 Old 01-14-2012, 07:20 PM
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Ill buy it. I was going to buy one from a local guy but he didnt respond to me the 2 times I pm'ed him
Sent the guy another email stating I would buy it.. Will see what happens

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post #7160 of 45351 Old 01-14-2012, 07:24 PM
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yeah it's rather useless on a lifted zj unless you ad a little more like this
What did you add? The slightly green piece of metal? And I heard they are usefull for somewhere to secure quick disconnects to.
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post #7161 of 45351 Old 01-14-2012, 08:07 PM
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What did you add? The slightly green piece of metal? And I heard they are usefull for somewhere to secure quick disconnects to.
2"square tube actually when i found the skid in the JY it was already welded on, it has saved my steering once or twice & yes thats where you can put the pins to secure the disconnects (which i have yet to do). make sure before you install that the threads in the "frame" are clean i have 3 broken bolts in the 94 i got to drill out now to be able to reinstall the skid they take the same bolts as the crossmember & radsupport so just pull a few extra at the yard and you can use them
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post #7162 of 45351 Old 01-14-2012, 10:38 PM
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thats the front skid. its held in with 4 bolts to the frame and goes around the sway bar iirc. its not bad at all to put on, however i dont know what size bolts it needs
15mm bolt heads - not sure on the length but around 1"- 1 1/4" if my memory serves me right

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post #7163 of 45351 Old 01-15-2012, 12:00 AM
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I found this on Craigslist for $20... Would you guys buy this? This is for a 93-98 ZJ.. I jsut don't know how it goes underneath I've never paid attention to see how it would mount

I'm not sure if the harware is included.. If not what hardware do I need?

Pic of the front skid plate for sale
Its a front engine skid. I bought one a cpl weeks ago at jy.
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post #7164 of 45351 Old 01-15-2012, 01:57 AM
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they put it there to hide all the oil leaks
The first thing I thought was also that this rubber mat was to catch oil.
But look at the location, it's below the front part of the oil pan covering the axle and steering stabilizer. Looks like it could also be for air flow or wind turbulence.
I guess it could be to keep oil off the parts below it. But I don't really see why this would be needed on a new vehicle.

In this photo you can also see where my transmission oil pan was leaking and how my front skid plate is different.
Also any ideas on installing a transmission oil pan skid plate?


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post #7165 of 45351 Old 01-15-2012, 07:59 AM
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I swapped all 4 coils to IRO 3.5" lift coils, put in a full set of IRO fixed control arms, adjustable trackbars, JKS quicker discos, JKS barpin eliminators, Rough Country Nitro 9000 shocks, a Tenneco steering stabilizer, and i swapped those pita front upper control arm bushings that are pressed into the axle. It rides a lot better than my BB, but it needs an alignment for sure. I also had it up to 60 mph after the install on the highway and I did not experience any DW. I am somewhat disappointed in JKS though. They don't supply the Nylock nuts needed to install the disco retainers on the front skid plate. So, I have discos installed that I can't use because I have nowhere to fix them to for now.

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post #7166 of 45351 Old 01-15-2012, 09:35 AM
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First good snowfall this weekend. Now its time to clean her off.

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post #7167 of 45351 Old 01-15-2012, 12:42 PM
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sprayed a second coat of truck bed liner on the tub...gotta spray another coat or two, clean all the interior plastics and possibly figure a way to do some sound deadening inside the plastics. they seem pretty brittle now and i'm worried about them creakeing when i reinstall. maybe some thin jute pad from a fabrics place and just heat glue it to the inside....hmmm!!!

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post #7168 of 45351 Old 01-15-2012, 01:59 PM
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also found a front skid plate. might pick it up tomorrow.(not enuff tools today) Is this one any good???


and an HP 30 from an XJ, with Ujoint style axles, and ABS. dont know if these ujoints are small/large.

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post #7169 of 45351 Old 01-15-2012, 03:59 PM
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Went to the yard today and got 4 more 703 injectors, transfer case skid, durango air hat, and an awesome rear door off of an old Jeep DJ.
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post #7170 of 45351 Old 01-15-2012, 04:56 PM
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wheeled it without rear bumpstops

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