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post #1 of 10 Old 07-28-2008, 03:23 PM Thread Starter
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after 4" lift (skid plate qeustion)

So when I put my 4" lift I had to take the front skid plate off due to the front driveshaft hitting it. What do you guys do to mod the stock skid plate? PICS would be great?

I really don't want to buy a aftermarket one right now. I have the auto trans if that makes a difference.

Any input?


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post #2 of 10 Old 07-28-2008, 03:50 PM
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Cut the left side arm of it off right at the edge of the plate and leave that side off. Works well. Still bolts to the passenger side and to the main skid.
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post #3 of 10 Old 07-28-2008, 04:06 PM Thread Starter
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OK, so I would have 3 bolts and not 4 correct?

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post #4 of 10 Old 07-28-2008, 08:54 PM
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I don't think I would cut the skid plate cause it just seems unsafe to do. Try a spacer kit before cutting it, I know a lot of people don't like t-case spacers but its better than cutting IMO.
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Notch that thing. Everything that gets in my way or gets dirty gets cut off. Makes the Jeep lighter and it's easier then cleaning it.

Seriously you can cut a notch in it and be ok.

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i think he means the auto trans skid, not TC skid (unless y'all do too and i'm being a little slow)

i took it off and put on a skidrow engine skid

IIRC i've seen people turn the stock AT skid into a radiator skid, which i might try now that i have a sawzall
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post #8 of 10 Old 07-29-2008, 07:42 AM Thread Starter
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Yeah I was talking about the small one it front that covers the auto trans pan.

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post #9 of 10 Old 07-29-2008, 07:45 AM
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Yep - cut the left side off almost like in that picture - works very well until one can afford an engine/oil pan skid.
Mine has taken some hits and done its job.
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post #10 of 10 Old 07-29-2008, 08:29 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks good to know, I'll sure try it.

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