Got everything finished up tonight. I am amazed at the clearance gains with the new skid. Now up to 18½" in the center.
It required a good bit of grinding on the trans mount to get the lo pro mount in, but eventually I got it. Had to move the exhaust mount as well.
Finally got to take it for a ride. I was expecting some kind of vibration to arise from all this work. Nothing felt out of the ordinary, and the drive train seemed more responsive with the new mounts. 4x4 still engaged fine, even without going to a cable shifter like everyone recommends.
The old UCF no body lift skid is going to its new home under my friends LJ tomorrow. He is looking forward to getting the extra protection from it.
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