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Old 10-17-2012, 05:43 PM   #1
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Front drive shaft rubbing skid plate mount?

Just installed 3 inch suspension lift, 1.25 inch body lift and motor mount lift. And now my front drive shaft is hitting my skid plate. What could be the cause of this?

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Old 10-17-2012, 05:54 PM   #2
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It's the angle everything is at now..take the skid off, it will damage your driveshaft...the instructions for my zone lift specified not to put it back on

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Old 10-17-2012, 05:56 PM   #3
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ETA - I was wrong about the angle thing, but there's the explanation.

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Alright thanks man! I thought that's what I had todo but wanted to make sure ya know
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Old 10-17-2012, 06:57 PM   #5
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Alright thanks man! I thought that's what I had todo but wanted to make sure ya know
I hear ya..I actually just asked AOR about a replacement skid for lifted TJs..he sent me a link to one but it was like $350 (ouch!) Next warm weekend I have over here I'm going to see if there's some way to just fab up the old one so it won't hit. I'll let you know if I figure anything out, kinda sucks losing the peace of mind of the skid plate up there.
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Old 10-17-2012, 09:06 PM   #6
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I was thinking I could fab somethin up to where it won't hit. Looks easy to do. Definitely a project for a nice day out. Let me know if you figure a good way out!
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Old 10-18-2012, 05:45 AM   #7
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Which skid plate is the front driveshaft rubbing? Is it the tranny skid on an automatic TJ or the transfer case skid?
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Old 10-18-2012, 05:55 AM   #8
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tranny skid, i got an 03 auto. I just took it off

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