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post #1 of 10 Old 11-12-2007, 11:07 PM Thread Starter
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Skid Plate over transfer case

I am curious about something. I have a 06 Rubicon and I took it off roadin yesterday and the skid plate over the trasfer case was caked full of mud and huge rocks that had to be pulled out by hand and some pounded out even. I myself have never seen one that isnt angled a certain way so that stuff doesnt get in through the front... just sort of boggles my mind I think more than anything.

Anyone else ever have to crawl under and dig stuff out? It was sort of funny after I started washing the mud away on the ground I found some interesting stuff LOL!!!

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post #2 of 10 Old 11-12-2007, 11:31 PM
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ive cleaned over 40 pounds of mud out of mine before, getting a smooth one helps a lill, but at a min its easier to clean it out
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post #3 of 10 Old 11-13-2007, 04:44 AM
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post #4 of 10 Old 11-13-2007, 07:31 AM
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Yeah it happens. When you get stuck in a mod hole and spend some time spinning in the much, you bring a bunch home with you. if it's a problem you could take a peice of plastic or rubber and secure it like a sheild in front of the plate.
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post #5 of 10 Old 11-13-2007, 07:45 AM
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first time out...whoops.

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I've Had so much mud up in my before, that I broke front driveshaft yoke right off the drift shaft. Thats was expensive.. Try and clean that stuff out right away...

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I've got an idea, stay out of the mud!!

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It has to be one of the worst designed components ever. Jeep could have easily done a better job that made a respectible skid. Well, at least it is good for the aftermarket manufacturers.

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post #9 of 10 Old 11-13-2007, 11:18 AM
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Originally Posted by TJgreg
first time out...whoops.

After my first time out, I bent the mess out of it, not as bad as yours, but close, now I'm waiting for my new 1/4" thick skid plate to come in. Ill post some pic when I pull the old one down.


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post #10 of 10 Old 11-13-2007, 11:22 AM
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I bent the crap out of mine first time out too. The skid row engine skid was the first skid plate I bought for the TJ. I love it.

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