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Unread 04-12-2005, 06:47 AM   #1
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transfer case skid plate

I would like to upgrade my transfer case skid plate. I have a 04 TJ SE with the RE BB 2" lift. I would like to get a little more clearance under the jeep. Which skid plate works the best and has the least amount of problems. I dont want to have to get the sye and new drive shaft just because i got a better skid plate. I am looking for one that is a little higher off the ground and has a nice flat surface. Any help would be great!

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You're probably going to need SYE with just about any flat skid as it raises your transfer case so much.
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That is correct. A flat skid will require a sye/cv drive shaft.
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Im not trying to go completly flat, id like soomething better than stock...is there a mod to the stock plate to make things better...i keep getting cught on all the ridges on the stock plate
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SYE is required for any/all skids I've ever seen (but, do post up if you find one that does not require an SYE).

You'll also have to do a BL and MML (body and motormount lifts) since you'll be raising the t-case.

As for which one...I'm looking at one by http://www.goferitoffroad.com/products.htm. Very simple design (K.I.S.S.) and reasonably priced.
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What if i were to get a 3/16" thick plat and weld it to the stock plat to "smooth" it out
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Get one of the engine / oil pan skids. They bolt to the lower front part of the tranny pan to help keep it from "Shoveling" when you go over stuff. This way you won't need an SYE.

If you do go this route, weld some strip steel onto it before you install it to make the plate a little beefier. I've ben the heck out of my warn skid.
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What if i were to get a 3/16" thick plat and weld it to the stock plat to "smooth" it out
Jeep Medic Fabrication makes one that covers your oil pan and tranny, and bolts onto your existing stock plate for your transfer case. This way it is like you have one continuous skid plate going from your oil pan to your t-case. He makes it from 1/4" steel and if you have a lift, he modifies it for you.
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