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frankske_ 04-08-2007 04:52 PM

replace 2003 skid plate with <2003
Since the 2003 skid plate is (a lot) lower than the older models, I was thinking about replacing it with pre 2003 skid plate. Is it just a matter of swapping both or am i missing something? Will I need to replace the transmission mount as well?

Bill_Dunnigan 04-08-2007 04:56 PM

where'd you hear this rumor?
they all have the same ground clearance

otisdog 04-08-2007 05:31 PM

The holes are a different pattern.
also the older ones are standard bolts while 03 - up are metric.

frankske_ 04-08-2007 05:32 PM

It's pretty obvious just looking at it, man that thing hangs low!
I also read about it a couple of times on the forum, like here and here.

otisdog 04-08-2007 05:42 PM

Yes 03 - up are lower. They call them the "shovel"
They did this to accomodate the bigger t-case on the Rubicons that started in 03 and just put them on all TJ's.

frankske_ 04-08-2007 06:00 PM

I don't mind drilling a couple of holes and getting new bolts :).
Would I need to get a new transmission mount as well or are these the same?
Could I use a YJ plate too ?(easier to find used in Belgium) ...

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