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post #196 of 1102 Old 01-15-2010, 10:02 PM
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Ah crap, anyone want to buy a 1/4 steel UCF skidplate, never mounted, anyone?
How much is that going to cost?


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post #197 of 1102 Old 01-15-2010, 10:40 PM
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Ok... So I was proposed an interesting offer. Now I need to figure out if I really need all of the things listed in the first post. The biggest question I have is about the sye/ds associated stuff. My jeep sits at stock height, and 2.5" of lift at the belly can't really be that much that I need to worry about it, is it? I would say I should be fine without anything to reduce vibes. If I do have vibes 1"mml should take care of that right? The UCF website suggests a 1" BL to help clearance, but I would rather dimple the tunnel for now if needed. my main reason for getting a TT RIGHT NOW as in before any building occurs would be that I need to get rid of the acursed 42rle stocker vibe. When I start building I would opt for a savvier solution that gets more clearance and is lighter.


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post #198 of 1102 Old 01-15-2010, 10:46 PM
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I'll admit there is no logic. I just figure that if 3 out of my 4 skids are going to be aluminum I might as well purchase an aluminum steering box skid so the 4th one matches. Yes, I'm anal.
I'm in agreement, I'm the same way.

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Most people won't replace their steel skid if they already have one but if they're just beginning to armor up and they're looking at an aluminum TC skid and fuel tank skid they might as well buy an aluminum version of the steering box skid.
Most convincing bit of logic yet. I hadn't taken the thought process that far out.

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Well... after receiving a PM from undercover fab, the skid only raises the drive train about 1.5". That is such a little mount that there should be no issues with needing a BL, or sye and associated stuffs. I would snap one up for my next few years before a proper one went in, I just need to see if I can get away with spending some more money on the Jeep now. Its real owner was flipping out that I spent an extra $20 in gas. I will just have to take her for a ride and point out the horrible annoyance.

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I'm in agreement, I'm the same way.



Most convincing bit of logic yet. I hadn't taken the thought process that far out.
I would think anyone who bought your aluminum front bumper would want an aluminum steering box skid. I wonder if you could build it all into one piece, would that be to hard to install if they were both connected?

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I would think anyone who bought your aluminum front bumper would want an aluminum steering box skid. I wonder if you could build it all into one piece, would that be to hard to install if they were both connected?
I guess I keep going back to the intended use of the bumpers, and in fact most of our products.

Nothing is intended to be left unpainted, or in it's natural state with the exception of the plated steel flanges for the gas tank skid.

With that in mind, I guess I just figured if you paint the bumper black and your steel steering skid is painted black, does it really matter?

As far as making it one piece, that will never happen. You need to look at some of the parts in the flat pattern before they get formed and look at how many you get on a sheet of material. Obviously the more parts you get per sheet, the better your material costs are going to be. With a narrow 12" extension hanging off of one side, your nesting would go to hell in a hurry.

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Well... after receiving a PM from undercover fab, the skid only raises the drive train about 1.5". That is such a little mount that there should be no issues with needing a BL, or sye and associated stuffs. I would snap one up for my next few years before a proper one went in, I just need to see if I can get away with spending some more money on the Jeep now. Its real owner was flipping out that I spent an extra $20 in gas. I will just have to take her for a ride and point out the horrible annoyance.

Now we're talking. Let us know how that works out.

If you get permission....

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Now we're talking. Let us know how that works out.

If you get permission....

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YEAH!!!!.... about that. My mom flipped when she saw that I put the $20 bucks for gas on my credit card, and then spent $10 of the $20 I was given for driving to go snowboarding (I put $40 on the card, and I was given $20 by the passengers). She went into a rant about how I can't be trusted, and how I was supposed to put the money in the bank to pay for the gas. I said I wasn't going to put the money in the bank just to take it back out so I had money to spend, but she didn't understand. Looks like I won't be taking care of the 42rle vibe yet

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I recently installed the skyjacker TT and I am slightly concerned that there are only two mounting holes on each side of the skid? It is not what they have in their pic. Also my transmission bolts now hang below the skid. anyone else have one of these.
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post #205 of 1102 Old 01-17-2010, 08:38 PM
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I recently installed the skyjacker TT and I am slightly concerned that there are only two mounting holes on each side of the skid? It is not what they have in their pic. Also my transmission bolts now hang below the skid. anyone else have one of these.
i run one and dont have the problems that you are describing.

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post #206 of 1102 Old 01-18-2010, 11:58 PM
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Rear lower shock mount extenders- Anybody had to run these with nth degree tt? I have 3" suspension lift and 1" BL and all JKS arms so adjusting is not a problem. I am very close to pulling the trigger but don't want to mess with shock shifters.

To really do tummy tuck on my Jeep right now I only need the TT and DS. But just want to verify I am not going to run into any surprise.
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Rear lower shock mount extenders- Anybody had to run these with nth degree tt? I have 3" suspension lift and 1" BL and all JKS arms so adjusting is not a problem. I am very close to pulling the trigger but don't want to mess with shock shifters.

To really do tummy tuck on my Jeep right now I only need the TT and DS. But just want to verify I am not going to run into any surprise.
It all depends how much your pinion has to be rotated and how thick the can of your shock is. You probably will need it, having a TJ with a 3" lift and all. They are a really easy mod, 1 hole needs to be drilled and are very very easy to istall.

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Rear lower shock mount extenders- Anybody had to run these with nth degree tt? I have 3" suspension lift and 1" BL and all JKS arms so adjusting is not a problem. I am very close to pulling the trigger but don't want to mess with shock shifters.

To really do tummy tuck on my Jeep right now I only need the TT and DS. But just want to verify I am not going to run into any surprise.
If you can put your shock cans on the top instead of the bottom you shouldn't need them, or you can cut your spring perches so your shocks don't hit.

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Just cut the perches. Effective and free.

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