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post #1 of 11 Old 06-30-2010, 09:14 AM Thread Starter
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modifying stock transmission mount?

I've found threads mentioning that some have modified their stock transmission mount to lower the transmission down some into the stock skid. I'd like to drop mine 1/2"-3/4"(depending on clearance). Does anyone have any idea how to go about this?


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if you can figure out a way to get rid of the transmission mount itself and keep the rubber mount in place, that would get rid of about 3/4".

or maybe cut off the top part [the part with the bigger holes to accommodate a socket]. grind down the heads of the two bolts that hold it in place. then drill some holes in the rubber. that would give you about 1/2".

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PM Knuckelhead, I recall/believe he did this mod.


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If you got $100 burning a hole in your pocket, you could get one of these and gain 1".
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I've found threads mentioning that some have modified their stock transmission mount to lower the transmission down some into the stock skid. I'd like to drop mine 1/2"-3/4"(depending on clearance). Does anyone have any idea how to go about this?
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PM Knuckelhead, I recall/believe he did this mod.
Yes I did, I cut 3/4" out of the body of the mount and welded it back together. Lowered the cat hanger also. This was for my BU to keep the exhaust pipe from hitting the front right, upper frame control arm mount.


I still use the OEM style replaceable mount. I'm still using all the OEM bolts...

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Yes I did, I cut 3/4" out of the body of the mount and welded it back together.
Do you have any pics, or a write-up of what you did there?



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Do you have any pics, or a write-up of what you did there?
Sorry . I'm not at home (deployed, sorta) and that's the only pic I have available to me for that mod. If you pull the whole mount out, I think you'll get the idea of how to cut the frame of the mount and weld it back together. A few others on this forum have done the same thing, maybe they'll chime in?...

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^Thanks, I'll have to take a look at it. I think I still have a spare mount laying around, so it'll be easy to look at.



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I ordered just a replacement transmission mount from Autozone thinking this would be the part I need to modify. Clearly this isn't what yall are talking about.


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I ordered just a replacement transmission mount from Autozone thinking this would be the part I need to modify. Clearly this isn't what yall are talking about.

That doesn't look like OEM mount that I modified?
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any more input on this?

I have a ax5 and UCF TT ultra skid and the lo pro mount does not work... I am looking to get rid of my t case drop and utilize the entire skid clearance... i have to have the drop b/c my sye/ cv shaft angle is 22-23 degrees with out it

if i could modify the mount and gain 3/4 inches i would feel comfortable getting rid of the drop.
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