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Old 01-01-2014, 08:00 PM   #1
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Tranny skidplate differences?

I was out wheeling today and noticed another tj and asked
about his tummy tuck. He said that he was stock. He has a
Stick compared to my auto, mine hangs down way more
than his does. Is there a difference between the two? I don't
know if he is a 2.5 or 4.0.

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Old 01-01-2014, 08:30 PM   #2
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I believe the skid plates on the 2003-2006 models are lower than those on the 1997-2002 models (maybe because the auto tranny changed from the 32RH to the 42RLE). I have heard some people refer to the later skid as "the shovel" because it hangs somewhat lower. Was your friend's Jeep one of the earlier models?

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Old 01-01-2014, 09:11 PM   #3
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I believe so because it looked like it was already tucked. Could you use an earlier
plate for a tuck, that was the first thing that i thought of.
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Old 01-01-2014, 09:18 PM   #4
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Your profile indicates you have a 2004 LJ, so I don't believe there is any way to make the earlier skid plate work because of your tranny (LJs are awesome, by the way). Some of the more experienced Forum members can probably tell you about your options for an after-market skid plate or a tummy tuck.
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Old 01-01-2014, 09:54 PM   #5
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Thanks I do love my LJ. I was just wondering if I could use the earlier one that someone took off as a project just to see if I could. I really don't want to lift it, just tuck it and the gas tank and I would be happy.
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Old 01-01-2014, 11:09 PM   #6
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The bolt holes are a different pattern between the two skids. It won't work without fab and by that time, you could get an aftermarket skid for the time and money spent.
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Old 01-02-2014, 12:01 AM   #7
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I don't really care about the time I put into something. If I could find one that was not being used, then why not see if I could put it together. If nothing else I out some nuts/bolts/washers/pencil lead. Anyone got a spare skidplate laying around?

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