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post #16 of 55 Old 01-09-2019, 06:50 AM
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I have the ultra thin UFC and it drops maybe an inch below the frame. Had to fab the transmission mount and massage the floor a little but it's been great.

how much "massaging" we talking here?

they recommend at least a 2" BL. I have a 1" going on soon and already have a 1" MML installed with the stock 30rh automatic.

did you clock your tcase?

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how much "massaging" we talking here?

they recommend at least a 2" BL. I have a 1" going on soon and already have a 1" MML installed with the stock 30rh automatic.

did you clock your tcase?
I was wondering the same thing. I have a 1 MM lift I just put in.(Gotta love just using common spring bushings for the motor mount) and I am about to do a 1 body lift. I have been trying to figure how flat I can do with my skid since I need a new one soon I had to use fender washers on it to keep it up. Sounds like a 1 inch drop would about fit the bill to keep from having to massage the floor.

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Been a while for this thread, but this seems like a good time to post up my TDK skid pics. A little less clearance than some of the others, but damn hard to beat for workability. It's a 2 piece unit with the flat plate separately attaching to the 'pan' portion. Around town I drop the plate off as it's 1/4 steel and weighs about 60 lbs.

I also drill and tap the frame for studs, and use conical nuts to hold it on. That'll work better for stock plates because it eliminates the rust-in-the-hole issue. TDK holes are flat so I flip the nuts.
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Been a while for this thread, but this seems like a good time to post up my TDK skid pics. A little less clearance than some of the others, but damn hard to beat for workability. It's a 2 piece unit with the flat plate separately attaching to the 'pan' portion. Around town I drop the plate off as it's 1/4 steel and weighs about 60 lbs.

I also drill and tap the frame for studs, and use conical nuts to hold it on. That'll work better for stock plates because it eliminates the rust-in-the-hole issue. TDK holes are flat so I flip the nuts.
HOw did you tap the frame and get a good bite. The frame is only about 1/8th inch. Doesnt seem like you would get more than 2 threads?

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HOw did you tap the frame and get a good bite. The frame is only about 1/8th inch. Doesnt seem like you would get more than 2 threads?
I ran a 1/2 x 20 SAE thread. It goes through the frame and rethreads the nut behind it as well (factory frame). The TDK frame has a tall nut welded flush that gets retapped to the 1/2 x 20. Gives just shy of 1/2" of threaded area. I use double sided studs with 1/2 x 20 (frame) and 1/2 x 13 (nuts). Blue Loc-tite in and use Eastwood Amber over the inside.
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As much as I appreciate another option... I want as much clearance as possible and the UCF skid seems to fit the bill.
@jbolty I am wondering if transmission option matters when it comes to clearances. Or is it a case of the TC? I would prefer not to have to do as much as clocking the TC. This project can only work for me if it's as quick, painless and cheap as possible. I have no issue with massaging with a BFH. But would like a definite answer on if it would be enough to make the 1" Ultra thin UCF skid work. Or even a full on Barnes flat skid.
@Awesome can you chime in here with your experiences?

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how much "massaging" we talking here?

they recommend at least a 2" BL. I have a 1" going on soon and already have a 1" MML installed with the stock 30rh automatic.

did you clock your tcase?
Not much. Some one fussy might cut the floor and build a little house but I just smacked it with a 5# hammer a few times. The drive shaft yoke was hitting the floor; that's it.
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As much as I appreciate another option... I want as much clearance as possible and the UCF skid seems to fit the bill.
@jbolty I am wondering if transmission option matters when it comes to clearances. Or is it a case of the TC? I would prefer not to have to do as much as clocking the TC. This project can only work for me if it's as quick, painless and cheap as possible. I have no issue with massaging with a BFH. But would like a definite answer on if it would be enough to make the 1" Ultra thin UCF skid work. Or even a full on Barnes flat skid.
@Awesome can you chime in here with your experiences?
I have an auto trans so the mount is a little different but that made it easy to modify. Cut an inch out of the bracket, smacked the floor a few times and presto.

thinking about it now I had to modify the exhaust bracket too, just to raise the pipe. All in all not a big job. We put the same skid on a TJ with a rubicon transfer case and did have to cut the floor for that one.

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I have an auto trans so the mount is a little different but that made it easy to modify. Cut an inch out of the bracket, smacked the floor a few times and presto.

thinking about it now I had to modify the exhaust bracket too, just to raise the pipe. All in all not a big job. We put the same skid on a TJ with a rubicon transfer case and did have to cut the floor for that one.
Do you know if the Auto sits higher than the manual?

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Do you know if the Auto sits higher than the manual?
it might. I used the original rubber mount and cut an inch out of the bracket. Can't find a picture. you could also cut a little off the front lip of the skid and gain an inch.

found a pic of the oricinal auto bracket. this is 1/8 thick and bent into a sort of flat top pyramid.
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As much as I appreciate another option... I want as much clearance as possible and the UCF skid seems to fit the bill.
@jbolty I am wondering if transmission option matters when it comes to clearances. Or is it a case of the TC? I would prefer not to have to do as much as clocking the TC. This project can only work for me if it's as quick, painless and cheap as possible. I have no issue with massaging with a BFH. But would like a definite answer on if it would be enough to make the 1" Ultra thin UCF skid work. Or even a full on Barnes flat skid.
@Awesome can you chime in here with your experiences?
I have an auto trans so the mount is a little different but that made it easy to modify. Cut an inch out of the bracket, smacked the floor a few times and presto.

thinking about it now I had to modify the exhaust bracket too, just to raise the pipe. All in all not a big job. We put the same skid on a TJ with a rubicon transfer case and did have to cut the floor for that one.
Thank you.

I also have an automatic. These were my concerns as most belly ups I have seen involved the manuals.

So the tcase yoke is the issue. No problem.

Stop whining about the 'ride' - If your YJ ain't wrangling your soul free, then might I suggest you buy a stationwagon... at least you can fit all your bull**** in the back.
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Do you know if the Auto sits higher than the manual?
it might. I used the original rubber mount and cut an inch out of the bracket. Can't find a picture. you could also cut a little off the front lip of the skid and gain an inch.
Interesting. An inch out of the bottom of the bracket I am assuming.

I will look at photos of the UCF skid once more to see if I can understand how cutting an inch from its lip would help. Can't visualize it right now

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