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post #1 of 27 Old 12-07-2007, 01:33 PM Thread Starter
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tummy tuck, without tuck

Edit: I figured it out, but posted new pics at bottom of thread
I just got a JB SS SYE, along with the 33 Engineering transmission bracket for the belly up skid, but I cant afford the skid yet. I think that it would work, but want to make sure. Also, my front driveshaft is rubbing the front of the skid plate, do you think the lift from the 33 Eng. bracket would lessen the rubbing?
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post #2 of 27 Old 12-07-2007, 01:44 PM
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I just got a JB SS SYE, along with the 33 Engineering transmission bracket for the belly up skid,...my front driveshaft is rubbing the front of the skid plate, do you think the lift from the 33 Eng. bracket would lessen the rubbing?...
No. It would make it worse. The transmission mount reduces the distance between the skid and the transmission/transfer case. This would reduce the clearance between the front drive shaft and the skid and make the situation worse.
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I had a tummy tuck in the mid 90's and a little liposuction and it did wonders Oops,wrong forum I thought this was the Jenny Craig forum
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No. It would make it worse. The transmission mount reduces the distance between the skid and the transmission/transfer case. This would reduce the clearance between the front drive shaft and the skid and make the situation worse.
That's right...

You could do the SYE/CV shaft though, but if it were me, I would probably just wait until you get the skid.

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I thought the mount lifts the trans, which would bring it farther from the stock skid. Wouldn't it be like dropping the skid ~3 inches? I must be missing something, too much going on right now. Currently, it only rubs off-road.
I would like to wait, but I have about 150 lbs in the back and keep a full tank of gas, just to stop vibes.

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mdm is right, that transmission mount is shorter than stock and allows you to lift the skid plate higher without also raising the transmission.

If you do the SYE and driveshaft now you may have to buy a new drive shaft after you finally do the Tummy Tuck cause the distance between the axle and transfer case will change, right?
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mdm is right, that transmission mount is shorter than stock and allows you to lift the skid plate higher without also raising the transmission.

If you do the SYE and driveshaft now you may have to buy a new drive shaft after you finally do the Tummy Tuck cause the distance between the axle and transfer case will change, right?
The way I understood it was the new mount makes it so the trans no longer connects to the skid plate. If that is right, and the mount is shorter then stock, allowing it to lift it, then the length should never change afterwards.
I am confused now

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So you are talking about using the 33 Engineering Transfer case cross member/Skid Plate frame without using any skid?
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So you are talking about using the 33 Engineering Transmission cross member/Skid Plate frame without using any skid?
The transmission/transfer case wouldnt be connected to the skid, but I would continue to use the stock skid until I can afford the actual belly up

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ok nvm, I found an answer. It does connect to the skid plate, I must of been thinking of a different one. Looks like I will have to wait

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The transmission/transfer case wouldnt be connected to the skid, but I would continue to use the stock skid until I can afford the actual belly up
I found a PDF for the install of that skid plate. It looks like the cross member that holds the transfer case/transmission uses the 6 frame holes that the stock skid plate uses. I am not sure how feasible it would be to use that and the stock skid.

http://www.getahelmet.com/bullet/manuals/33skid.pdf

It sucks having new parts in the garage but you can't install them till you get other parts.
I want that same skid and you are closer to having it than me.
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I really need it, I have about 150lbs of weight in the "trunk" so I dont get vibes

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I'm pretty sure you could install just the mount w/ your stock skid and that would help with vibes because it would lower your tranny.

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I found a PDF for the install of that skid plate. It looks like the cross member that holds the transfer case/transmission uses the 6 frame holes that the stock skid plate uses...
This cross member is part of 33Engineering's skid. The low profile transmission mount is a separate piece that replaces the stock mount and can be used with the 33Engineering skid or other skid (to include the stock skid) by drilling holes. The mount lowers the transfer case and allows you to install a belly up type skid with less interference between the transmission/transfer case and the tub. Used with the stock skid it can act as a transfer case drop to reduce drive shaft angles.
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A picture of the 33 crossmember with lowered mount. Disgregard the two aluminum spacers on top of the lower rubber mounts. I had to raise the transfer case to to fit the ebrake. Normally the Aluminum mount above the spacers is bolted to the transmission and the two lower mounts attached to the crossmember.

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