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Old 02-20-2013, 07:44 PM   #1
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UFC Skid ultra clearance with minimal body lift...?

So I'm stuck between the Rokmen and UFC skid plates, I like the rokmen because its possible to use it with a .5 inch body lift. Its a tight squeeze as of right now getting into my garage but it looks like I'll be bale to afford another .5...but anyways I like the price of the UFC skid (cheaper than rokmen). I'm likeing the idea of the ultra high clearance UFC skid (want to be as flat as possible), but I don't want to do a 1 inch BL, and lopro is a no go since I have a 2000 auto. But I was looking under my Jeep today and it looks like I have 4+ inches above my transfercase... I have a inch drop right now. UFC takes of 3 inches from stock, (4 inches for me since mine is dropped an inch) Since it looks like I have 4-5 inches of room, can I just do the skid without a BL or just use the rokmen .5? Opinions? I would do an SYE and new driveshaft with the TT.



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Old 02-20-2013, 10:34 PM   #2
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I've got the "normal" clearance UFC TT. With that, a 1" BL/1"MML and a Rubi 241 TC, it's got about 1/2" clearance to the floor of the Jeep....and even then, I had to pound the floor for clearance in 1 spot.

My opinion is (you asked for it!) that you're not the first guy to do this, and that it's unlikely that you're going to find any "secret" way to make it all work without hitting.

Call the companies involved...they know what they're talking about. They've seen and heard it all. Listen to what they have to say, and make your decision.

Good luck!

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you could use any of the UCF stuff with no BL.

you just need to be prepared to do a lot of tub "modification".
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Old 02-20-2013, 10:50 PM   #4
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Dont forget the Novak shifter cable for your transfer case or you wont be able to shift.
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Old 02-21-2013, 07:41 AM   #5
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First, props on doing something that most people don't think to do for some reason--checking how much space they have between the t-case and tub. It only makes sense.

You should be OK on space. Get the UCF skid and give it a try. If you need a bit more room, look into a small body lift or trimming the stock trans mount. Also, get the Novak shifter.
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Old 02-21-2013, 08:47 AM   #6
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also its only sheet metal cut or take a BFH to make a little more room for yourself if needed.

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