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Old 06-11-2008, 06:27 PM   #1
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my next jeep investment....

After a recent wheeling trip down to Disney Ok, I've relized I NEED MORE STEEL! Bent up the trans/t-case skid. Took chunks out of the front and rear diff's, and smacked the gastank skid a couple times.

These pic's suck and dont show the damage very good .. the tank skid has a new upward dimple. and the trans/t-case skid is all jacked up.






I'm lucky I got a steering box skid on there before i left...it took two good hits.

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i don't see the problem they're working perfectly.

looks like normal trail marks to me, i wouldn't go out and spend a bunch of money, you can make a diff skid plate real easy.

i like seein some twisted metal, good job

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Old 06-11-2008, 07:07 PM   #3
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Yep you need some skid plates. I own ALL of them so if you need some advice just let me know.
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Yep you need some skid plates. I own ALL of them so if you need some advice just let me know.
how bout i just trade you my factory junk for your aftermarket stuff ...since you dont need it and all.

All that extra wieght on your rig has to be damaging your kitchen floor... stress cracks aint cool ...yep you should give them to me.



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Old 06-11-2008, 07:33 PM   #5
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i don't see the problem they're working perfectly.

looks like normal trail marks to me, i wouldn't go out and spend a bunch of money, you can make a diff skid plate real easy.

i like seein some twisted metal, good job
I plan on making my own. It aint rocket sience. And i like making sparks. I like to built what ever i can.
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Old 06-11-2008, 07:41 PM   #6
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how bout i just trade you my factory junk for your aftermarket stuff ...since you dont need it and all.

All that extra wieght on your rig has to be damaging your kitchen floor... stress cracks aint cool ...yep you should give them to me.




Ok, nevermind, I won't help.
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but, but, but, ....thats what your here for!
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Old 06-12-2008, 04:09 AM   #8
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your trans skid is pretty straight mine is really jacked up compaired to yours and its not as bad as some that Ive seen
before I got my gas tank skid I had a bigger dent then that in it
as for the diff your just shaving it down for more clearance
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Pick the spots it took the hits on and weld on or bolt on some extra beef.
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if you make your on diff guards could u post up soem pics, b/c i ahve the time this summer to do that, but i dont know quite how to do it
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Nothing to get excited about or lose sleep over.

However, if you intend to abuse your diff on a regular basis, I woud suggest an upgrade. The belly pan is barely scratched.
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AS STATED above the pic's dont show the damage that good. And the "belly pan" trans/t-case skid is smashed upward Cant tell in the pic's.

New armour is in the works. I dont jimmy-rig my junk. It'll be done right the first time.
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my wifes junk is beat up worse than that. Does she need new ones too
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no your selling it....this is just my way of justifacation for belly up and new toys. lol

By the way Andy does BTF make brackets for a 8.8 for a tj swap? If you know.
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I don't think they look exactly like the stocker TJ brackets but they do have enough brackets available to weld it in place. If you are looking for a complete kit you should check out RE or MORE. I want to say they are relatively similar in cost.

http://www.rubiconexpress.com/Produc...=A570FA6243552

Dirk can get you either if you so desire.
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no your selling it....this is just my way of justifacation for belly up and new toys. lol

By the way Andy does BTF make brackets for a 8.8 for a tj swap? If you know.
Ohhh...so your neighbor just put in an 8.8 so now you have to have one.
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it is best to upgrade those things before they go south!!
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my wifes junk is beat up worse than that. Does she need new ones too

Man, I could make some bad jokes here!!!
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Ohhh...so your neighbor just put in an 8.8 so now you have to have one.
who pushed the 8.8 on you before you broke your heep?
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who pushed the 8.8 on you before you broke your heep?
Well Ya its easy to say.. "Hey you need this or you need that."

So......... You need 35's and an LS1 why don't you go get them.


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Well Ya its easy to say.. "Hey you need this or you need that."

So......... You need 35's and an LS1 why don't you go get them.


35's are small and a LS7 is better.
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Well its good that you know that. Now get to it.

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