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post #61 of 80 Old 01-25-2006, 06:51 PM
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Did you install a tc shift relo bracket? If so, which one and how much clearance did it give you?
No I did not install a shift relo bracket. I hav'nt had any problems with the shifter.


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post #62 of 80 Old 01-28-2006, 06:28 PM
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Has anyone with a completely flat skid run in to issues with the DS operating angles and needed grind work or a special shaft? If so, how much lift are you running?



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post #63 of 80 Old 02-01-2006, 11:57 PM
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Ok, I wanna do this with just a 1" BL. I think with some time I can get it to fit fine, but my question is how bad will it throw off the angle of the drivetrain and will it mess me up?

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post #64 of 80 Old 02-02-2006, 08:13 AM
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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.
ummm...isnt 1/4" smaller than 5/16"? since 1/4" is the same as 4/16"?

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ummm...isnt 1/4" smaller than 5/16"? since 1/4" is the same as 4/16"?
yes, but since even the thicker plate had to be braced you could use the slightly thinner material and save some weight. at least that's how i read that

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post #66 of 80 Old 06-11-2006, 08:50 AM
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To keep the flat skid fab notes in this thread...

I'm currently working on mine - 1/4 with a single 1 1/5" x 3/16" angle welded across the center for support. Camera's down, so pics are coming as soon as they're developed.

There must be some differences with the 2003+ 42RLE trans, because there is NO room above the bellhousing*. I clearanced the area directly above the top boss cast into the housing along with the areas above the left rear part of the TC and directly above the output shaft. I still need to drop the skid 1" or so.

Note I didn't pull the trans and transfer case, which is the only way to do it right and make enough room for the flat skid.

Also, the skyjacker bracket is great, it's nowhere near the tub.

*My setup:
1.25" BL
1" MML
Tera ESS SYE
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Well, I guess I spoke too soon. I was able to get the skid on with no drop.

There's still some interference between the tunnel and bellhousing, so there's a minor vibe. I'll have to either work over the tub some more in that area or just drop the skid with a couple washers.

I don't have many pics, but will try to put together a more detailed writeup.


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post #67 of 80 Old 10-08-2006, 08:59 PM
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anymore on this? id like to see some pics, i think im going to build somthing like this on my rig...
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i wanna make one

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post #69 of 80 Old 05-10-2007, 08:34 AM
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There are some pics in this thread of how I set mine up:

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f37/tc-crossmember-fab-wrangler-355186/

I actually ended up dropping mine back down for exhaust clearance and to smooth out the transition between my belly and low-hanging Clayton arm brackets. I don't have any new pics of that setup.

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I am in the process of designing a flat skid for my stock unlimited. First I am making a BMML the adding a 1.25" BL. I will then see how high I can raise my T case and trans with out contacting the tub. Can anyone comment on me doing this WITH OUT a SYE and CV? Keeping in mind I have a stock height Unlimited. I think I will have to add the SYE when I put on a lift next summer or when ever that time comes, but I would be doing that anyways. As for now I think I will be fine.
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I have a 4" lift on my unlimited and when I put on the clayton skid, the driveshaft was long enough, but was getting short. With my Clayton skid on, and no BL, the transfer case did not hit the body, but the Round cat of my 06 and the Cat exhaust hanger did hit the tub. I can either put a BL on there, or do some exhaust work. After a 4" lift and a TT, a SYE is needed on the LJ.

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I have a 4" lift on my unlimited and when I put on the clayton skid, the driveshaft was long enough, but was getting short. With my Clayton skid on, and no BL, the transfer case did not hit the body, but the Round cat of my 06 and the Cat exhaust hanger did hit the tub. I can either put a BL on there, or do some exhaust work. After a 4" lift and a TT, a SYE is needed on the LJ.
I am thinking I would cut about 1" out of the middle of the hanger, weld it back together and weld or bolt a brace to it. I was going to have a 1" X 2" spacer tube between the skid and frame but now I am thinking I might just bolt the skid straight to the frame. If I have vibes I can add spacers until they are gone. My main concern is with the shifter mounting. I would like not to have to order a relocation bracket but whats $40 when I am saving $30 on my BMML and $250+ on the Flat Skid. Like those savings, lets me order some good rocker guards, as I'm not ready to show off my fab skills where people can see them every day

Thanks for the info on the DS
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post #73 of 80 Old 05-16-2007, 05:28 PM
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could you get away with a completely flat skid without the body lift? I dont mind beating on the floor with the BFH.
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Problem is getting to those areas with a BFH. You might have to remove the transfer case,tranny mount, and exhaust all the way to the header.

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You can bend the tub by placing a small spacer between the TC and the tub and then jacking the TC up. I was able to gain some clearence by doing this. The TC would hit the tub when I was in high torque. I was able to flat pan a Rubicon. I did have to put in a CV driveshaft and relocate the shifter + 1 1/4" Bodylift. Biggest trouble I had with a flat pan was the heat would build up. I eventually lowered it 5/8" to allow for more air flow.
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