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post #1 of 52 Old 06-01-2008, 03:54 PM Thread Starter
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What's the best Tummy Tuck Skid? What CV Shaft to get? Etc?

I cant stand it anymore, I Have to get rid of the stock Skid/Scoop.

I dont even have my Jeep lifted yet, want to at least get the stock tires burned off first.
But I am pretty sure I want to go ahead and tummy tuck it.
I ground out on the factory skid continuously, and last week I busted one of the locker pumps all to hell in a creek bed.

Seems that everyone likes the Nth Skid alot.
https://secure.aev-conversions.com/s...ode=NTH14021AA
But I think its the most expensive one out there.
What alternatives are there, and are they even worth looking at?

I also know that there are a few things I need to get and do in order to make this work properly,
but I wanted to check here to make Sure I know every single thing involved in this before I get started.
So far, I think I need a 1" body lift, 1" motor mount lift, and a CV shaft.

So, that leads me to my second main question,
What CV shaft should I get?

BTW, this is for an 05 SWB Rubicon, that will eventually have a 3" spring lift, and JKS adjustable arms all around. With 33" tires.
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post #2 of 52 Old 06-01-2008, 04:01 PM
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I used an xj front shaft and had it cut down to fit my rear d/s application with sye. A lot cheaper than buying a tom woods imo.

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i like the 33 engineering skid. here is a link to it.http://www.offroadtoystore.com/Merch...ory_Code=33eng
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Hm that one is interesting, seems you can take the skid off, and the tranny is still secure.
Though it seems smaller front to back, seems its not covering as much?

Oh BTW, I have a 6 speed manual, and I have a Skid Row oil pan skid that I would like to still use.

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I have an '01 with a 33 engineering skid and my SkidRow engine skid bolted right up to it, made a nice smooth skid from the front to rear.

I highly recommend the 33 engineering skid (and SkidRow) they've taken a beating.

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The Rokmen skid will be available soon. I have their gas tank skid and it is well made.

http://www.rokmen.com/products/skid_...tank_skid.html

I used a Teraflex Belly UP skid on my TJ since I also did a mml/bl and it was available locally and was cheap (craig's list). It adds a lot of clearance and probably wouldn't work without the mml/bl but it appears well made and was easy to install but I did have to make a mounting bracket to reposition the locker pumps.

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JeepMedic used to be the best, but since they are out of business....then i'd look at Rokmen + a long arm Skid Row engine skid plate. its the closest combo to the awesome JeepMedic setup (i love mine!)


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JeepMedic used to be the best, but since they are out of business....then i'd look at Rokmen + a long arm Skid Row engine skid plate. its the closest combo to the awesome JeepMedic setup (i love mine!)
Yep love my medic as well.

Clayton makes a nice skid, 33 is nice as well.

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With the Nth skid and stock suspension on a Rubicon you will NOT need a cv driveshaft and rear adjustable UCAs. This is due to Nth's low profile tranny mount. Later when you lift these items would be required. Check out the 'Nth TT' link in my sig for a writeup. The Nth skid is an outstanding piece of workmanship. Depending on the terain you wheel in, the Nth is a far superior design strength wise to 33 Engineering. Anyone who has seen both would not disagree, but if your not on rocks it wouldn't really matter.


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I figure I should still do a 1" body and motor lift anyway though, correct?
Or is there no reason to, if the Nth Skid doesnt need the body lift?
Yea, I could hold out of the CV shaft till I actually do the lift.
The 33 Engineering one seems very low profile, but doesnt seem to cover as much.
I will definitely be on the rocks also, at the very least, we do alot of stream beds here.

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Yep love my medic as well.

Clayton makes a nice skid, 33 is nice as well.
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We went with a TeraFlex Belly-Up Skid Plate and their ESS (Extreme Short Shaft) SYE. It has worked very well for us. We scored a 702 on a 30-degree ramp this weekend at a show and took 3rd place in the Daily Driver category. Not bad for a 3" lift.

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I have an '01 with a 33 engineering skid and my SkidRow engine skid bolted right up to it, made a nice smooth skid from the front to rear.

I highly recommend the 33 engineering skid (and SkidRow) they've taken a beating.
I don't suppose you have a picture of the 33 skid with the Skid Row one. Just curious how they mate up and if its a smooth interface.
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I built a custom belly up. I had it between 1/2" and 2" below the frame. It's currently 2" because of my control arm mounts. Rocks were getting caught between them. I also have a MML and a BL but i'm going to try to take the BL off and leave the MML.

I have the early model JB super short and a woody shaft that was rebuilt locally when i damaged it because it was cheaper to do it that way. it did void the woods warranty by having it done locally.

since you have a rubicon you may be able to get by with out having to do a shaft kit.

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I don't suppose you have a picture of the 33 skid with the Skid Row one. Just curious how they mate up and if its a smooth interface.
I can snap a couple tomorrow, just got in from a long day.
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