Recently installed the Undercover Fab (UCF) 'original' 2" deep skid
. I took a different approach than most. I tried mounting it without a body lift or motor mount lift. I used the Lopro
tranny mount. I have the Rough Country long arm, so my factory shovel was already dropped 3/4" which helps with some of the clearance issues with out doing a body lift.
Stock shovel next to the UFC skid. A nice gain of just over 2.5"
Since I have the RC LA kit, I did have to modify the UFC skid. A section on the rear of the skid has to be cut out where the arms mount. After i removed my stock shovel I traced the outline on the floor and used it as a template for trimming out the new skid. Error on the side of not cutting enough off and test fit and trim a little more as needed.
I had to trim off a little on my factory tranny/exhaust mount, in addition to what the directions had me do. It was hitting the center brace on the skid. About a 1/4" was I all I removed.
I also had to trim out the skid where the muffler passed over it. When the flowmaster was installed a few months ago they clocked a bit to clear the long arms. If the flomaster was more level I would have been ok here.
Another issue that everyone runs into with Rubicons- the locker pumps. Most relocate them. That seems like a huge hassle. I made a "L" shaped bracket for the frame side and welded an extension to the skid for the inboard side. At first I was only going to add a tab to mount the inboard side of the pumps, but noticed it left them unprotected. So, I ended up attaching a 2"x8" place for the pumps to set and have protection.
Frame side (scrap from an XJ bumper)
Extension on skid - * zip tie is only for mock-up
Whenever you start moving stuff around - the shifter linkage for the TC gets all bound up. I had a adapter plate from an old body lift that worked perfect. I drilled a few holes and mounted it upside down. Shifter assembly is perfectly level.
Final mock-up before removed for paint
Nevermind the orange tranny
PO did that for some reason!
I had to have the tail pipe massaged a little. It was touching the trac bar after it was raised.