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Old 02-21-2013, 11:13 AM   #1
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Any high clearance T-Case skids that replace OEM

with no other mods needed? I have a bud who wants to replace the shovel but does not want to lift the body nor replace the control arms with adjustable...

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Old 02-21-2013, 11:20 AM   #2
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There are none. "High Clearance" impacts the driveline, which will always require a degree of modification to bring the pinion angle back in phase.

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yea, I know about the link thanks for the repost. I guess I was not clear, he is looking for one that is not nessesarily "high clearence" just better clearence than OEM.

He was adding up all that I had done and could not pony the cost. (I told him he had to pay to play...)lol
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yea, I know about the link thanks for the repost. I guess I was not clear, he is looking for one that is not nessesarily "high clearence" just better clearence than OEM.

He was adding up all that I had done and could not pony the cost. (I told him he had to pay to play...)lol
UnderCoverFab sells a "no body lift required" t-case skid that gains a little clearance over stock, but depending on other modifications (like a lift) that has already been done, he'll likely need a SYE/CV shaft and control arms.

as IslandTJ said, you're changing driveline angles. If you don't want to address the driveline problems that arise as a result, then don't change them with aftermarket stuff in the first place.
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cool, thats what I told him, but figured I'd ask anyways...
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Old 02-21-2013, 11:52 AM   #7
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Keep the shovel then; there really isn't much point to replacing the stock skid with one that hangs down the same amount. If you end up beating the skid so much that it eventually needs replaced, there are plenty out there from people who have upgraded. I just don't see the point in replacing the stock skid with one of the same profile. Kind of a waste of money.

Just my 2cents.
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Depending on the current lift and modifications to the Jeep in subject, one could always do what I did, prior to my SYE upgrade.

This is still not a zero modification solution and some clearance is sacrificed but your net clearance is still higher compared to stock height.



Within the image above, I have a UCF "no bodylift" transfer case skid AND a 1" transfer case spacer. I was successfully running this combo with the OEM rear driveshaft and the OEM fixed upper and lower control arms and I did not have any vibes.

If your buddy, is looking at replacing his OEM transfer case skid and the Jeep is not lifted, the above may be a viable solution.

Note, with the above combo, I was running a 2" suspension lift and 1.25" bodylift with a 1" motor mount lift (MML). Because of the suspension lift, if I didn't have the MML, I would probably have vibes despite the 1" transfer case drop.

With the installation my SYE, I have since removed the spacer and my skid is up where it should be .
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Old 02-21-2013, 07:38 PM   #9
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hey thanks I will pass that along...

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