When I recently bought my 03 Wrangler, it already had a 4" lift and the guy who I bought it from had the transmission skid plate off because it was hitting the front driveshaft. I went under the Jeep and held the skid plate in place and can see where it was hitting. It hits the cross brace on the driver's side. The driveshaft basically goes right through where the cross brace would be if it was bolted in place. I could just cut the cross brace off on that side, but then it wouldn't be very strong. I thought about spacers on the cross brace, but then it would hang way down and hurt ground clearance. I thought about welding the cross brace so it has "U" shape in the cross brace so the driveshaft could fit in "U", but I'm not sure if that would be strong either. Any suggestions?