Ordered a UCF ultra high clearance skid plate in 1/4" alum. Also got some 1" tapered spacers from UCF. My hope is that I can run the skid plate and the spacers until I can afford a SYE, CV rear shaft, and adjustable rear control arms. Then I can hopefully remove the spacers and hammer the floor up a bit to clear the transfer case. I do not want to run a body lift if I can avoid it.
I highly recommend calling Matt at under cover fab if you want to rid your jeep of the factory snag they call a skid plate.
I also remover the front drive shaft and took it to have the CV rebuilt. Local guy who specializes in drive shafts did it for $110.
I have the drive shaft back now but will wait for the skid plate to come in to install both at the same time.
When I had the factory skid plate off to remove the drive shaft I noticed the bottom of the frame, especially around the nutserts had quite a bit of rust. When I take it off again I will be sure to wire wheel the rust and put a few heavy coats of paint under there and hopefully kill the rust before it gets bad.
I will try to take pics when I do the install.