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post #76 of 80 Old 05-17-2007, 07:14 AM
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Originally Posted by KellyF
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.
How did you know you had a problem with heat, floor melting you boots? I'm assuming your referring to the exhaust.

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post #77 of 80 Old 05-17-2007, 09:55 PM
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Yes the exhaust was the heat problem, the floor would get so hot that you could hardly touch it, so I figured that the TC and Trans were getting hot also.
It didn't help that I also have the engine and trans plated too.
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I built mine for about $60.

1/4" thick with gussets across. i'm going to cut the back half off to cut down on weight and because it's not needed. Also, I have taken the TC drop out of it, but I'm getting some vibes and so i'm going to need to do something about that. I also modified the Exhaust hanger where it meets the tranny mount.

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How exactly did you modify the exhaust hanger? My plan is to cut a 1" or how ever much I need out then bolt/weld a bracket to the two pieces to join them.
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post #80 of 80 Old 10-08-2009, 08:22 PM
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Originally Posted by Dave Taylor View Post
OK....TJ Jeepers.....

Can anyone confirm if this YJ skidplate mod will work with a TJ.

Assuming a 1" body lift and 1" motor mount lift; along with SYE, CV-shaft, etc....

Is it as simple for the TJ as it is with the YJ.....

Cut out the tranny mount hole; and the front shaft hole; move the tranny mount over; drill the frame-rail holes...and go flat-belly?
on TJ, at least a 97:
Dead flat to the frame won't fit under the body due to the transfer case shifter linkage, even with the AA adapters bracket. It also depends on whether you want to have a separate trans support. Flat to frame would also likely require clocking the transfer case as a corner of the tcase hand noticably below the bottom ot the trans mount,

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