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post #1 of 31 Old 07-26-2010, 07:33 PM Thread Starter
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Rough Country high clearance skid?

Anyone tried it yet?

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post #2 of 31 Old 07-26-2010, 08:07 PM
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Look alright, but what is it made out of? Also, the holes looks like it could catch up on stuff or let it bend easily...

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Look at under cover fab, i trust them alot more than rough country.

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post #4 of 31 Old 07-27-2010, 09:12 AM
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Ours is one of the only ones in the market that is 1/4 inch.

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I disagree. Rokmen and UCF, the guys who sell the most belly skids, manufacture 1/4" skids. With that said, your skid looks nice and I'm sure it would do the job just as well as the next guy's. But where's the differentiation? I feel like that segment is already crowded.

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Imped I agree but most come standard 3/16 and only offer an option of 1/4.

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Imped I agree but most come standard 3/16 and only offer an option of 1/4.
I see your skid shows a MML AND BL is required. I do not want a body lift but I don't mind doing the MML. Is there no way it will clear? If not I can get the same 2" of clearance with the UCF without a body lift or clearance issues, but I wouldn't mind giving yours a shot if it will work.

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Im pretty sure it fits the 97-02 with no bl but is very close.
Here are some more pics of the skid installed.


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Im pretty sure it fits the 97-02 with no bl but is very close.
Here are some more pics of the skid installed.

These pictures show it on a Jeep with your long-arm kit. If I remember right, this long-arm kit lowers the skidplate down 3/4", so in reality this jeep's transfer case is now only raised up 1.25 inches (not two inches) if the skidplate itself gives a two-inch lift. Which would actually be a good thing for folks wanting to get your long-arm kit and raise the skidplate up a little and maybe not have to add a body lift. You guys should offer it as part of a package with your long-arm kit (and have it modified if needed so you don't have to trim it like you do a factory skidplate).
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There are no mods needed for this to bolt up to our LA.

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Im pretty sure it fits the 97-02 with no bl but is very close.
Here are some more pics of the skid installed.

Do yall sell those rocker and corner guards or was that a one-off piece?

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Front fenders, rear corners and flares are all Gen-Right. Rockers we cut here.

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Just got the skid plate today!!
Thanks Jeff $300 shipped with mml's.
What I noticed first is that it's much smaller than the stock skid and maybe 10-15 lbs more in weight. At 1/4in it’s an over kill for the rocks, about right to support the frame. The skid as a whole looks thin. Its painted with a med grey textured paint, edges are chipping not a problem since its getting sanded and going flat black. Not too happy about the amount of metal taken off to incorporate the Rough Country logo on each side of the skid, that has to weaken it to some degree.

I purchased the 1"mml and am attempting to do the install with no body lift. I did some shaving to my AA shift bracket to get ready for this install.

Test fitting went well, a few problem areas I have to work on tomorrow.
My exhaust hanger that attaches to the TC bracket needs to be bent down because its pushing everything up and to driverside. the hanger is causing the front corner of the TC to come in contact with the skid. Plenty of room!!! No need for the Body lift on a 02 TJ.
One major plus is the fact that now I have complete non restricted access to my shift levers. I can service items around the AA bracket without dropping the skid

I could not get to Bent Metal Fabrication here in OC today, maybe tomorrow so here are a few images of what it looks like. And before we waste keystrokes, I just installed my SYE and have yet to correct my driveline angle in the rear.
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post #15 of 31 Old 08-04-2010, 07:09 AM
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More info as you have it please! I am considering this.
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