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Unread 05-31-2012, 02:46 PM   #691
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Not sure if I posted the photo link correctly, but did want to share my flat skid I recently completed with inspiration from "Imped". I used 1/4 in 6061 alum for both the engine and transfer case skid, with angle to reinforce. I have a 02 TJ with 5 sp, with 1" MML and BL. I had plenty of room and ended up using the factory transfer case mount without much trouble. The only real pain was adjusting the exhaust to clear the front control arm bracket. No vibes with lots more clearance
How did you support the front edge of the engine skid?

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Unread 05-31-2012, 03:25 PM   #692
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I came off the underside of the moter mounts with angle iron then ran them down to the front of the side. With the connection between the plates and the front bracket the plate is very solid and should hold to a good pounding.
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Unread 05-31-2012, 03:27 PM   #693
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Excuse my ugly Alum welds--my first project Mig welding alum. By the end of my project they did get some better
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Unread 05-31-2012, 03:59 PM   #694
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Excuse my ugly Alum welds--my first project Mig welding alum. By the end of my project they did get some better
They look damn good to me. Thanks for posting that. I bought the front mounting hardware from Matt at UCF just to save some fab time. Same concept.

What size angle iron did you use to support the engine skid along the long sides?
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Unread 05-31-2012, 04:52 PM   #695
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I used 1 1/2 inch angle on the engine skid and and 1" on the transf case skid.
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Unread 06-01-2012, 07:08 AM   #696
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Awesome skid conquest255! As much as I love the Savvy UA, I really wish I would have spent the money on a welder and made my own just to say that I did. I think on my project Jeep I'll be doing something very similar to what you've done. Very nice work.
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Unread 06-01-2012, 07:16 AM   #697
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I used 1 1/2 inch angle on the engine skid and and 1" on the transf case skid.
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great job, hopefully i can come up with a solution similar. my 42RLE pan may be my determining factor.

care to share what the 1/4" Aluminum sheet cost?
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Unread 06-01-2012, 09:36 AM   #698
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I'm glad to see this thread is still used. When I first made it, when I was 19, it almost became a "sticky" thread. Keep up the discussion and maybe one day it will. I hope I've talked people in and out of jumping into a tummy tuck, as most can see it's one of the best mods you can do, while being one of the most expensive.
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kudos to you for starting it...

lots of helpful advice.
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Unread 06-01-2012, 10:34 AM   #700
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[QUOTE=jeepinhokie;13655023]thanks,

great job, hopefully i can come up with a solution similar. my 42RLE pan may be my determining factor.

care to share what the 1/4" Aluminum sheet cost?[/QUOTE

As I live in Hawaii we pay a bit of a premium for such items--came out to $15/sf. All-in with the angle, plate, and misc bolts, I had about $300 into the project plus my time, which my son and I built together.
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thanks,

great job, hopefully i can come up with a solution similar. my 42RLE pan may be my determining factor.

care to share what the 1/4" Aluminum sheet cost?[/QUOTE

As I live in Hawaii we pay a bit of a premium for such items--came out to $15/sf. All-in with the angle, plate, and misc bolts, I had about $300 into the project plus my time, which my son and I built together.
now i'm even more jealous of you!!!

just for everyones clarification, $300 is just for the skids. not the work to make it possible to tuck the t-case up (CA's, SYE, DC DS, shifter, etc)
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Unread 06-01-2012, 11:01 AM   #702
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now i'm even more jealous of you!!!

just for everyones clarification, $300 is just for the skids. not the work to make it possible to tuck the t-case up (CA's, SYE, DC DS, shifter, etc)
Very True--I'd done all the other item prior, including Novac Shifter cable, Adj rear upper CA, MML, BL and SYE. I could not have gone flat without the prior mod's.
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Hey all you TT gurus, I have a question for ya!

First off, I started reading through this thread to see if it was already answwered, but after several pages, I gave up.

06 Rubicon 6 spd., 4" short arm R.C. lift, Savvy adjustable upper rear control arms, R.C. adjustable lowers., New Tatton's D.C. rear shaft, lower shock mount extenders.

I have no BL or MML yet, and want a TT. I'm currently running the stock rubicon rims on 33's, but have a set of 35's ready to go. Is the 4" lift going to be too much in combination with the TT? It was already installed when I got the TJ, so don't want to replace it unless I have to, but am thinking that the rear shaft angle is going to be too much with the addition of the TT. What do you all think?
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Hey all you TT gurus, I have a question for ya!

First off, I started reading through this thread to see if it was already answwered, but after several pages, I gave up.

06 Rubicon 6 spd., 4" short arm R.C. lift, Savvy adjustable upper rear control arms, R.C. adjustable lowers., New Tatton's D.C. rear shaft, lower shock mount extenders.

I have no BL or MML yet, and want a TT. I'm currently running the stock rubicon rims on 33's, but have a set of 35's ready to go. Is the 4" lift going to be too much in combination with the TT? It was already installed when I got the TJ, so don't want to replace it unless I have to, but am thinking that the rear shaft angle is going to be too much with the addition of the TT. What do you all think?
a few things come to mind without actually having a definite answer to your question.

tire size will not change your drive shaft angles.

not sure you will be able to tuck that 241 T-case up without a BL. its big...

hopefully someone with your set up will comment.
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a few things come to mind without actually having a definite answer to your question.

tire size will not change your drive shaft angles.

not sure you will be able to tuck that 241 T-case up without a BL. its big...

hopefully someone with your set up will comment.
Yeah, I realize about the tire size vs. angle thing, but I was just trying to throw out all the mods I'm doing so it might save some time later. I agree that a TT and BL go hand in hand from what I'm seeing so far. I will even have to purchase a TC shifter, but for now my only concern is to NOT have to replace the 4" springs with something like 2 1/2" springs due to the steepness of the drive shaft.

Last night I install the Metal Cloak front fenders, and boy that makes those 33's look small...
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