This is the version where a 1" body lift is required; or highly recommended. UCF also offers skids that do not require a body lift. You can also choose between aluminum, carbon or stainless steel. Nice!
See their website for details: Under Cover Fabworks, LLC - undercoverfab.com - Main Page
The skid arrived sans a shipping carton:
This one is titled, Beauty and the Beast.
Minor clearance issue with my exhaust. Nothing a little grinding can't fix. Matt at UCF is looking at adding a cutout in future.
And the obligatory before and after shots:
Except for having to clearance for the muffler, this was a quick and easy mod.
Overall clearance gained was 1 5/8" over stock (note: as measured from the absolute lowest point on both skids). A little less than advertised but I'm not complaining considering the price of this skid.
Up-travel in the drive train came to 1.5"; measured from tranny mount stud to the ground.
Drive shaft length did not measurably change.
Took the jeep for a test spin and felt nary a vibe. Shifting even feels better with less strain on the boots after the BL. Granted I had all the pre-reqs for this mod so your mileage may vary.
FYI, I have no connection to UCF. Just a satisfied customer... so long as this bad boy can take a lickin'.
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