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Unread 07-03-2010, 02:17 PM   #1
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UFC engine skid install help please...

Hey all,
Just got the aluminum one from a member on here. Looks pretty easy to install. But I was wondering for those of you who have the stock TC skid, did you bolt engine skid on top of TC skid or bottom? some pics might help. Thanks.
BTW, 04, 4" SL, no MML.

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Unread 07-03-2010, 02:25 PM   #2
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Bolt it to the bottom of it. Loosely bolt up the front brackets and then use a floor jack to hold the skid under the TC skid to mark the holes you need to drill. Drill holes and tighten all bolts.
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Unread 07-03-2010, 03:02 PM   #3
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Alright, thanks Jay.
Yeah it looked like it didnt fit right if I went on top of TC skid.
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Unread 07-03-2010, 04:47 PM   #4
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Glad it finally made it!
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Unread 07-04-2010, 12:05 AM   #5
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Oh yeah, thnx Bender!! I been meaning to PM u and let u know I got it. Just slipped my mind. Nice skid man!! time to put it on and beat it up a little. Thnx for a great deal on a great skid.
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Unread 11-03-2010, 09:35 AM   #6
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Can I see pics of the UCF engine skid mounted to the stock TC skid? Mine doesn't look like it is going to fit well.
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Unread 11-03-2010, 10:42 AM   #7
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Can I see pics of the UCF engine skid mounted to the stock TC skid? Mine doesn't look like it is going to fit well.
Maybe look at this thread: http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f9/uc...ifold-1085303/

That was my neighbor. As described in thread he had to do a little messing around but ended up nice.
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Unread 11-03-2010, 11:53 AM   #8
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Maybe look at this thread:
Thanks for the link biffgnar. Mine setup doesn't look the same, but maybe I can get responses from others in that thread with the same setup.
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Unread 11-03-2010, 11:27 PM   #9
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Hey PP,
Mine fits exactly like the one in the pics.
Stock TC, no drop.

Like someone else said, bolt up the brackets, (might sound stupid, but make sure brackets are on there right), hold up the skid with a jack or something and push/pull/manuever it to exactly where you want it to bolt up to the TC skid. It took a little while for me to get it perfect. Mark, drill, bolt and you should be good to go.

Mine is also hitting the exhaust pipe so Im gonna need to do sme cutoff work. I dont really think it would hurt the pipe, but its kind o annoying to listen to. so I would recomend doing that before you bolt it up.

The skid is pimp so I hope you can get it right, cuz if its possible to love a skid, you will love this one.

Good luck.
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This is what I am working with. What do I do?




I can't move it forward any further.
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You need to move it WAY farther forward. I just installed that skid and I drilled into the very front of the skid. Give me a minute and I'll get you pics.
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If I move it forward it will hit the exhaust.? Does it go under below the exhaust?
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Here is how mine is mated to the transmission skid.
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Here is a photo from the UCF web site. This was the only thing I used as directions, since mine didn't come with any. I don't think any of them do. Pay VERY close attention to how the brackets are installed under the motor mount as well as which side the mounting bars go, both on the skid and on the mounts.

Once I installed everything up front to match this photo EXACTLY, the back just lifted right into place (with me pushing a bit). I drilled two holes, and BAM! Done.
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If I move it forward it will hit the exhaust.? Does it go under below the exhaust?
You want to get the lip of the engine skid just in front of the exhaust. CPT Jeep beat me to it.

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