You're the president of an offroad organization. I know you're in college, and most likely none of the guys in the club are professional mechanics, but haven't you had anyone else check it out to see what they think before having someone come pick it up on a trailer?
I hope it's nothing...
I haven't really read into your symptoms, but when I heard "skipping teeth," I re-lived the sound it made when I broke my spider gear in the D35. It made an awful noise and jolt periodically--which gradually got worse and worse.
'99 TJ Sport | Rampage Frameless | 33x12.50x15 Goodyear MTR/K's | Poweraid TBS | Flowmaster 40 series | Herculined | 15% tint | LED interior lighting | AtoZ front/rear bumper | AtoZ tube rocker guards | Kenwood Excelon KDC-X993BT | Kicker 6.5's in soundbar | Alpine Type-R 4x6's in dash.