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Unread 04-08-2007, 05:52 PM   #1
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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?

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Unread 04-08-2007, 05:56 PM   #2
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where'd you hear this rumor?
they all have the same ground clearance
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Unread 04-08-2007, 06:31 PM   #3
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The holes are a different pattern.
also the older ones are standard bolts while 03 - up are metric.
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Unread 04-08-2007, 06:32 PM   #4
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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.
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Unread 04-08-2007, 06:42 PM   #5
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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.
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Unread 04-08-2007, 07:00 PM   #6
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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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