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post #46 of 80 Old 07-17-2005, 06:21 PM
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Here is an aftermarket one that has a seperate tranny mount and then a skid plate. I realize it is not flat but it is very close...

http://www.rockcrawler.com/techrepor...skid/page2.asp

I really like the way this one looks....

It is above the frame rails.....leaves pleanty of roon for the FLAT skid.....in fact you could design this piece and then the skid. Then I could use 1/4 without much worry about bending or flexing....

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post #47 of 80 Old 07-17-2005, 06:49 PM
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im building mine like the 33rd enginneering one, thanks biff for that link

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phlex234,

One thing to watch out for!!!!!!!
You need to relocate rear shocks. When you roll the pinion up the sring mounts on the axle are going to hit the socks and dent them. I had clearance but at full drop I got dents in my new rs 9000's.

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One thing to watch out for!!!!!!!
You need to relocate rear shocks. When you roll the pinion up the sring mounts on the axle are going to hit the socks and dent them. I had clearance but at full drop I got dents in my new rs 9000's.

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not cool!
bit you have a TJ, and yours are bhind the axle, mine are in front, but in the same area, i will have to see what i can work out, with this, thanks for the heads up!

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anyone finish their skid yet????????


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..Also wondering if anyone has created their own flat skid for a TJ. I have some ideas, but haven't done any serious measuring to determine if I'll have enough clearance.

FWIW, I have the 1.25" bl, 1" mml, adjustable rear uca's and will have the sye and tc linkage bracket in a week.

Anyone?


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Here's mine.

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Nice job. I'll be doing something very similar to that. Few questions:

Did you re-use any parts of the factory tc mount? What kind of clearance do you have between the tub and case? Did you change the tc shift linkage?

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hootie how thick is the metal you used for the skid and how thick is the little drop pieces you used on the side? i think im gonna do a 1" drop on the sides so i wont need a mm lift or a body lift, thats just something else i would have to buy

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hootie how thick is the metal you used for the skid and how thick is the little drop pieces you used on the side? i think im gonna do a 1" drop on the sides so i wont need a mm lift or a body lift, thats just something else i would have to buy

rsm688, I used 5/16" plate and the drop pieces are 1/2". 1" drop will be very close, you may need 1-1/2" without the body lift.

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looks good, i have a friend that owns a large steel company so i get metal for cheap to nothing really, would it be worth it to use 3/8" or 1/2" steel or is that overkill?

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also is the 1/2" steel piece welded in place or is it just bolted in there?

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looks good, i have a friend that owns a large steel company so i get metal for cheap to nothing really, would it be worth it to use 3/8" or 1/2" steel or is that overkill?
If I were to do it again, I would use 1/4" plate because I had to brace the 5/16" to stop it from flexing. The 1/2" pieces are welded in.

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Did you install a tc shift relo bracket? If so, which one and how much clearance did it give you?


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Here is an aftermarket one that has a seperate tranny mount and then a skid plate. I realize it is not flat but it is very close...

http://www.rockcrawler.com/techrepor...skid/page2.asp

I really like the way this one looks....

It is above the frame rails.....leaves pleanty of roon for the FLAT skid.....in fact you could design this piece and then the skid. Then I could use 1/4 without much worry about bending or flexing....

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A problem you can have with that sort of mounting is having the bellhousing or trans case crack. The powertrain wants to be mounted in a triangle to be able to flex. As the frame flexs it can twist the trans case and crack something. The idea is good, but I'd put the rubber mount at the trans and mount the ends solidly to the frame.

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