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Unread 09-29-2012, 09:57 PM   #841
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Here are some different views of the clearance on the skid plate. One of the best mods you can do.

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Unread 09-30-2012, 06:44 AM   #842
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Those are great pictures of that skid. Thanks for posting them. What is that "spacer" between your skid and the frame?

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Does anyone have a picture of UCF's "No Body Lift" skid installed?
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Unread 09-30-2012, 07:54 AM   #843
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That spacer is part of the Rough Country long arm setup he has. It connects the LCA mounts together.

How much clearance was gained at the skid from stock with that setup?
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Unread 09-30-2012, 09:01 AM   #844
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That spacer is part of the Rough Country long arm setup he has. It connects the LCA mounts together.

How much clearance was gained at the skid from stock with that setup?
Looks like he has UCF's "original" clearance skid.......plus the spacer.......he probably gained 2" clearance over the stock shovel skid.

I have the UCF "Ultra clearance skid" and no spacer.....so I have about 3.5-4" gain in clearance over stock skid.
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Unread 09-30-2012, 09:29 AM   #845
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Those are great pictures of that skid. Thanks for posting them. What is that "spacer" between your skid and the frame?

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That spacer is part of the Rough Country long arm setup he has. It connects the LCA mounts together.

How much clearance was gained at the skid from stock with that setup?
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The skid plate is the Original Extra-Clearance Carbon Steel 3/16" Skid Plate. The spacer is part of my long arm set up. It is only 1/2" thick. I probably gained about 3" over stock.
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Unread 09-30-2012, 09:52 AM   #846
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Here is a pic from a distance. The clearance is incredible.
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Unread 09-30-2012, 11:29 PM   #847
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Here's a 1/4" (stock shovel is 1/8") ultra high clearance ucf and some comparison pics. Matt's oil pan skid is hanging on the wall waiting to be installed. Has 2 mounting points to take advantage of a mml for 1" additional skid clearance. Plan on picking up his 1" raised gas tank skid for a nice set with more clearance than the next guy . Did a rough country bl, jks mml, novak cable shifter, and all the works from currie and Adams driveshafts for a sye which was NEEDED for just the skid on stock springs, no spacers. Learned the hard way, spend the extra 40$ to get a jb conversions sye. They have the shortest yoke of all sye's with a double sprung seal that won't leak like the joke of a sye rugged ridge sells. The output seal has soaked my skid in tranny fluid. Lube for sliding over rocks? Haha
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Unread 10-01-2012, 07:06 AM   #848
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Yep, love my UCF system, I have the Ultra clearance skid with the engine skid and 1" gas tank tuck skid. Fantastic products.
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Unread 10-02-2012, 11:28 AM   #849
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2003X, looks good, I had almost the same setup as you, but I sat on my tummy tuck skids for months until I could get around to welding on the control arm brackets and getting rid of the stupid bolt on Rough Country bracket.

I would have not taken the corner out of the skid to fit around the bracket, but that's just me. There are many things inherently wrong with that bracket like it acting as a TCase drop, and only securing the skid with 4 of the 6 intended bolts. Even worse, is now the rear section of that skid is compromise strength wise. There is a reason the skids are corner boxed like they are, it is what enabled them to take hits without deforming. I guarantee if you hit the back end of the skid on something its going to bend upwards, ask me how I know.

Anyways, here is a side picture of the one I just finished. I definitely have room for a higher clearance skid, but I wasn't going to argue with a gently used Jeep Medic skid for 1/4 of the price they are new.

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Unread 10-02-2012, 11:50 AM   #850
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2003X, looks good, I had almost the same setup as you, but I sat on my tummy tuck skids for months until I could get around to welding on the control arm brackets and getting rid of the stupid bolt on Rough Country bracket.

I would have not taken the corner out of the skid to fit around the bracket, but that's just me. There are many things inherently wrong with that bracket like it acting as a TCase drop, and only securing the skid with 4 of the 6 intended bolts. Even worse, is now the rear section of that skid is compromise strength wise. There is a reason the skids are corner boxed like they are, it is what enabled them to take hits without deforming. I guarantee if you hit the back end of the skid on something its going to bend upwards, ask me how I know.

Anyways, here is a side picture of the one I just finished. I definitely have room for a higher clearance skid, but I wasn't going to argue with a gently used Jeep Medic skid for 1/4 of the price they are new.

Nice job on the control arm bracket install! Now you need the Ultra High-Clearance skid.
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Unread 10-02-2012, 12:59 PM   #851
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Thank you -
The skid plate is the Original Extra-Clearance Carbon Steel 3/16" Skid Plate. The spacer is part of my long arm set up. It is only 1/2" thick. I probably gained about 3" over stock.
If its the orignal skid, plus the half inch spacer means you gained about 2". THe original skid plate is 2.5" over stock roughly in gained clearance without the spacer.
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Unread 10-02-2012, 08:21 PM   #852
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Jeep medic 1/4 inch I wish I had measured before I dropped the old skid but stock + TC drop = the suck. A bit higher and a lot stronger. Only thing was it was off of a late model TJ so I had to drill and set new nutserts in the right spots.



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Unread 10-02-2012, 08:58 PM   #853
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Same pic.
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Unread 10-03-2012, 11:47 PM   #854
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A bit higher and a lot stronger.
And something you didn't mention. SMOOTH! The factory transfer case skid (on my manual transmission anyway) is horrible at grabbing on to rocks and things and holding on tight. With those ribs that are bent into it, it's not a slider at all, it's just protection, that's it. Even if it's no higher up than stock, smoother is better
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Unread 10-07-2012, 03:55 PM   #855
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So I installed the UFC UHC skid on my '01. Even with a 1.25" BL and 1" MM lift and stock MM's the fan still hit the lower half of the shroud. I changed out the mounts and installed Brown Dog Mounts and the fan now clears by about 1/4". Any one else run into this issue? I am worried about when the drive train flexes it may hit.
My options I see so far would be to lower the shroud, trim the shroud or place a small spacer under the 1" MM lift to gain me another 1/4" or so.
It seems that on the '01 with the stock transmission mount and UHC skid the transmission may now be higher than the engine.
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