Just finishing up a 4 in lift. Front driveshaft is about 2 inches to the trans skid on level ground. Has anyone else had this problem and what did you do. I saw that someone had notched the skid adournd the shaft, but am worried that it will weaken it too much. Any suggestions/ help. Thanks, Joel
Thanks y'all. I guess I will just grind it. I am still a little worried about strength but if it becomes a problem I can always upgrade, right. I do not want to drop the skid after just finishing a lift, but thanks for the suggestion.
I have the same problem, I took my skid off but plan to have one made by a buddy who does that kind of work, Skid Row sells a skid that takes care of this problem, unfortunately I don't have the link but you can check it out on their site, it's kind of pricey, about $280 but guess a punctured pan would be lots more
Another option is to swap in a cherokee front axle.. its a stronger axle to begin with, being high pinion, it'll get the ds up and out of the way of rocks and such on the trail too.
Stock yjs run high pinion and the skid plate is much shallower than the deep tj shovel, and even when you lift them the driveshaft never touches the skid, so following the same concept on a tj would be beneficial.