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Unread 05-14-2009, 03:01 PM   #1
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Rock Hard Skid Plate

Anybody install one of the oil pan transmission catylitic converter skid plates on a Rubicon? The instructions they sent me were kind of generic. It says to remove and discard the forward crossmember. My rubicon does not have a forward crossmember it only has the crossmember that goes under the transmission. I think the instructions are for all versions of the wrangler. Does the x and Sahara have a forward crossmember.

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Unread 05-14-2009, 03:05 PM   #2
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I know this sounds like a silly question. When you bought the skid, did you specify for a JK?
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Unread 05-14-2009, 03:18 PM   #3
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I installed one on my 4 door rubi, and definitely had to remove the forward crossmember. It is the one that has a plate in the middle of it right under the front driveshaft.

Maybe yours was previously removed?
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Unread 05-14-2009, 03:39 PM   #4
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I know this sounds like a silly question. When you bought the skid, did you specify for a JK?

I haven't ordered it yet I just told them to fax me a copy of the instructions so I could look them over before I ordered one to see what all was involved with the install.
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Unread 05-14-2009, 03:40 PM   #5
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I haven't ordered it yet I just told them to fax me a copy of the instructions so I could look them over before I ordered one to see what all was involved with the install.
I think the other guy has the right answer for you.
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Unread 05-14-2009, 03:48 PM   #6
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I installed one on my 4 door rubi, and definitely had to remove the forward crossmember. It is the one that has a plate in the middle of it right under the front driveshaft.

Maybe yours was previously removed?
I have a 2 door. I purchased it brand new a couple of months ago so unless the factory forgot to install it I can't see why it wouldn't be there. I would take a picture and post it but I suck with computers and can't figure out how to load them. The only cross member i see under mine is the one that my tranny mounts to and it just seems like a bad idea to remove that one. Not to mention in the picture the back of the skid plate is bolted to the one that is under my jeep. Maybe I am just not figuring it out. I have never worked on jeeps before but I have been a helicopter mechanic for 14 years in the Marine Corps so I don't think it should be that hard to install but when it starts telling me to remove parts that arn't there I get a little nervous.
If you have an e-mail address you could pm to me I could send you a picture and you could tell me if you see it or not.
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Unread 05-14-2009, 04:02 PM   #7
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If you have a manual trans, you won't have that POS.
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Unread 05-14-2009, 04:30 PM   #8
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Start a photobucket account and then upload your pictures there. Copy the link to the photos here and we can usually fix them.

Edit: I'm too ignorant to answer your real question.
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Unread 05-14-2009, 09:21 PM   #9
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If you have a manual trans, you won't have that POS.
That is kinda what I was thinking but wasn't 100% sure. I guess I will go ahead and order the thing if someone else here has installed it I know it is possible. Add it to the list. I already got a bumper, winch, front skid plate, and cb to install before next weekend. Thanks for the info Terrahawk
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Unread 05-14-2009, 09:23 PM   #10
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Start a photobucket account and then upload your pictures there. Copy the link to the photos here and we can usually fix them.

Edit: I'm too ignorant to answer your real question.
Thanks for the advice with the photobucket. What part of WV did you live in? I grew up in Wheeling.
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Unread 05-15-2009, 02:05 PM   #11
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I think they are referring to the automatic transmission cross member/skid plate.
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Unread 05-15-2009, 03:31 PM   #12
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That is kinda what I was thinking but wasn't 100% sure. I guess I will go ahead and order the thing if someone else here has installed it I know it is possible. Add it to the list. I already got a bumper, winch, front skid plate, and cb to install before next weekend. Thanks for the info Terrahawk
I have the skids on the 6 speed, no cross memeber to remove. Should have pointed that out, sorry.
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