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post #1 of 30 Old 04-28-2016, 03:50 PM Thread Starter
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Trimming a 231 tcase

Working on installing my savvy skid plate and am having issues with the cross member. I need to take a dremmel to it so it fits over the poppet bore (where my pointer finger is at), but a chunk of metal from the tcase is right in the way of my mounting location for the transmission mount (where my middle finger is at), can I take an angle grinder to that and trim that piece down a bit? Curious if there is anything under (or inside it) that would cause any issue...






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Working on installing my savvy skid plate and am having issues with the cross member. I need to take a dremmel to it so it fits over the poppet bore (where my pointer finger is at), but a chunk of metal from the tcase is right in the way of my mounting location for the transmission mount (where my middle finger is at), can I take an angle grinder to that and trim that piece down a bit? Curious if there is anything under (or inside it) that would cause any issue...
I had to take an angle grinder to the crossmember in that same spot. Also needed to shift the transfer case over to the driver's side with a ratchet strap.

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Bump for the OP.

Any insight or opinion on grinding the t-case nub?
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Bump for the OP. Any insight or opinion on grinding the t-case nub?
I would grind the crossmember before grinding the tcase. Looks like his drivetrain also needs to shift over to the driver's side some more too which will yield more clearance for the nub go fit in the crossmember cutout.

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I would grind the crossmember before grinding the tcase. Looks like his drivetrain also needs to shift over to the driver's side some more too which will yield more clearance for the nub go fit in the crossmember cutout.
That nub that sticks down doesn't do anything of value and removing it won't hurt the case. Grinding the cross member takes away some strength.

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Thanks, fellas.

Off with the nub!

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Thanks, fellas.

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What does the instructions or someone from savvy say?

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That nub that sticks down doesn't do anything of value and removing it won't hurt the case. Grinding the cross member takes away some strength.
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What does the instructions or someone from savvy say?
Someone from Savvy already answered.
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Someone from Savvy already answered.
That guy doesnt work for savvy and has repeatedly said that.

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That guy doesnt work for savvy and has repeatedly said that.
But he does provide them a lot of technical support and assistance.
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That guy doesnt work for savvy and has repeatedly said that.

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Well he doesnt, and multiple times he has said he doesnt state what Gerald wants to do with the company. Granted, Gerald would probably defer in this case to what Blaine said.

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That guy doesnt work for savvy and has repeatedly said that.
So what? Either way he's designed most of their products, what better word do you want?
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