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05-15-2013 05:25 PM
LJMJ The re-enforcement.
05-15-2013 05:23 PM
LJMJ A few more pics.
05-15-2013 05:00 PM
LJMJ
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Originally Posted by yoopone View Post
That is exactly what I was looking for. Picture is great. I can get with my welder now and make something up. Thanks!
Remember, I cut the Auto Trans skid plate to put in that loop, you probably don't want anything that crazy for the T-Case skid.
Have fun! I love welding stuff up like that!
05-15-2013 04:56 PM
LJMJ Yeah, you definitely don't want to weaken the Transfer case skid too much, as it is the support/mount as well. As suggested above, I think a small notch with some reinforcement would be fine. That close to the t-case, the flange/u-joint end of the the drive shaft actually only drops a bit compared to the axle end.
05-15-2013 08:48 AM
yoopone That is exactly what I was looking for. Picture is great. I can get with my welder now and make something up. Thanks!
05-14-2013 08:37 PM
jeepers29
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Originally Posted by LJMJ View Post
To my knowledge, the '98 w/manual trans didn't have a skid plate under the trans just the transfer case skid/support, which won't really affect your front drive shaft at all. Do you have an after-market skid on there? Maybe a pic. of it would help.
On my LJ w/auto trans, I cut off the left front support (where it went under the drive shaft) and welded in a loop up over the top of it. Not quite as strong as the original, but I have balance the weight of the Jeep on it and it didn't crush into my trans pan.
It is the stock transfer skid/mount. The pics are of the jeep sitting flat on level ground. Not the best pics, but there is really only about an inch or so of clearance. Attachment 249288 Thanks for your response.
05-14-2013 07:31 PM
tkfx I cut a notch in the area that is rubbing, then rewelded a nice thick plate under the notch to keep it strong. No rub anymore
05-14-2013 07:27 PM
LJMJ That "rub" line on the drive shaft was from before I cut the skid (it's not hitting the new section, but it is close at full stuff).
05-14-2013 07:25 PM
LJMJ To my knowledge, the '98 w/manual trans didn't have a skid plate under the trans just the transfer case skid/support, which won't really affect your front drive shaft at all. Do you have an after-market skid on there? Maybe a pic. of it would help.
On my LJ w/auto trans, I cut off the left front support (where it went under the drive shaft) and welded in a loop up over the top of it. Not quite as strong as the original, but I have balance the weight of the Jeep on it and it didn't crush into my trans pan.
05-14-2013 07:49 AM
jeepers29 Anyone had this issue?
05-13-2013 09:24 AM
jeepers29 Hey y'all, just finished a 4 in currie lift on my 98 TJ w/ manual trans. My front driveshaft only has 2 inches of clearance sitting on level ground, so will be rubbing big time at droop. Has anyone else had this issue and did you notch the trans skid? If so, how much? Does notching the shod weaken it enough to be worried? Thanks!
04-16-2012 07:45 PM
LJMJ Thanks, I definitely want to keep a skid (it's an auto, and I do go wheeling occasionally). I've put some replacement skids on my "list" (it just seems to get longer everyday ).
For the time being, I'm working on a design to cut and reinforce the stock one.
04-16-2012 07:20 PM
Duramaxxed
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Originally Posted by LJMJ View Post
I just discovered that my 06 LJ front drive shaft is rubbing the skid plate (2-1/2" lift) at full drop.
What was your solution?
I Removed the Skid Plate for the Transmission.

I have an Auto 42RLE. It's only a Skid Plate, not a Support, so for me, it's not an Issue to Drive without it since my Jeep is Used for On-Road & Beach Driving only. Not too many things I need to Worry about Smashing the Trans Pan.

But if you Wheel your Jeep Off-Road, I would def. try to Find a Skid Plate that Works with Lifted Jeeps with an Auto Transmission.
04-16-2012 06:57 PM
LJMJ
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Originally Posted by Duramaxxed View Post
It's all Good. The Problem is Fixed now, and you Learn as you Go.
I just discovered that my 06 LJ front drive shaft is rubbing the skid plate (2-1/2" lift) at full drop.
What was your solution?
04-04-2012 06:22 PM
Duramaxxed It's all Good. The Problem is Fixed now, and you Learn as you Go.
04-04-2012 06:06 PM
GoldenSahara00
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Originally Posted by Duramaxxed

Yep, everything is Straight / Centered and not Bent.
Apparently they changed the skids in 03 and that's why yours did it. Sorry man. Thank jruss. And dark had a good suggestion.
04-04-2012 06:02 PM
darkproximity Could look into getting a high pinion d30 from an xj, bolts right in.. They're 97 bucks at the junk yards here.. Just get a matching gear ratio. Not only are you solving your problem you're also getting a stronger axle
04-04-2012 06:02 PM
Duramaxxed
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Originally Posted by GoldenSahara00 View Post
And axle is centered front to back and side to side as it should be. No bends in control arms.
Yep, everything is Straight / Centered and not Bent.
04-04-2012 05:35 PM
GoldenSahara00
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Originally Posted by jrussblues
Yeah, I looked at his profile. 05'. There are a bunch of nick knacky (expensive to address) changes through the 03-06 years.

Look at you goin the extra mile
so i have heard, which is why I'm glad I have a 00.
04-04-2012 05:31 PM
jrussblues Yeah, I looked at his profile. 05'. There are a bunch of nick knacky (expensive to address) changes through the 03-06 years.
04-04-2012 05:28 PM
GoldenSahara00
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Originally Posted by jrussblues

I gotcha, the problem is that the skid design changed in 03 to accommodate the rubicon 241 and air pump. They new design becomes problematic over 2" of lift. There are a couple of companies that make a skid that will mount right up to the factory design. I'm just trying to keep the op from getting confused and I didn't want to repeat some of the stuff said before. Not meant to be short, just trying to help.
Alright. I didn't know about the redesign because it hadn't been mentioned and I didn't remember seeing the year of the jeep either. I had no way of knowing if it was an older Tj or a newer Tj or LJ.
04-04-2012 05:18 PM
jrussblues
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Originally Posted by GoldenSahara00

Yes and no. They are the same but spring rates and a few other things are different including overall length that could account for a change in weight distribution due to the wheel base. I'm trying to find every difference between him and me and then figure out what difference is the cause. You can't just assume right off the bat that something doesn't matter because it appears so on the surface.

I was thinking if it's an LJ and it's sagging more in the rear than a Tj would because it's longer then the angle of the body would be up, meaning the angle of the front driveshaft would be larger in relation to the body and due to that, the skid plate.
I gotcha, the problem is that the skid design changed in 03 to accommodate the rubicon 241 and air pump. They new design becomes problematic over 2" of lift. There are a couple of companies that make a skid that will mount right up to the factory design. I'm just trying to keep the op from getting confused and I didn't want to repeat some of the stuff said before. Not meant to be short, just trying to help.
04-04-2012 04:56 PM
GoldenSahara00
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Originally Posted by Duramaxxed

Stock Control Arms and it's a TJ.
And axle is centered front to back and side to side as it should be. No bends in control arms.
04-04-2012 04:55 PM
GoldenSahara00
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Originally Posted by jrussblues

Tj/lj makes no difference. They are the same from the front bumper to the rear transfer case yoke.
Yes and no. They are the same but spring rates and a few other things are different including overall length that could account for a change in weight distribution due to the wheel base. I'm trying to find every difference between him and me and then figure out what difference is the cause. You can't just assume right off the bat that something doesn't matter because it appears so on the surface.

I was thinking if it's an LJ and it's sagging more in the rear than a Tj would because it's longer then the angle of the body would be up, meaning the angle of the front driveshaft would be larger in relation to the body and due to that, the skid plate.
04-04-2012 04:46 PM
jrussblues
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Originally Posted by GoldenSahara00
Are you running stock control arms. And is this a Tj or LJ?
Tj/lj makes no difference. They are the same from the front bumper to the rear transfer case yoke.
04-04-2012 04:44 PM
Duramaxxed
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Originally Posted by GoldenSahara00 View Post
Are you running stock control arms. And is this a Tj or LJ?
Stock Control Arms and it's a TJ.
04-04-2012 04:41 PM
GoldenSahara00 Are you running stock control arms. And is this a Tj or LJ?
04-04-2012 04:27 PM
Duramaxxed
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Originally Posted by GoldenSahara00 View Post
I'm running 3+ inches of lift and don't rub on mine, I have light brushed it a handful of times when full drooped on drivers front but. Not enough to worry. I wonder why yours rubs so much.
I dunno? I got a nice Shiny Ring around the Driveshaft right where it Rubs. It's not a Gash or Deep at all, just a Fresh Rub Spot.

It really Surprised me Today when I Scraped just making a Left Turn and giving it Gas. Sounded like my Trans was Grinding Gears.
04-04-2012 04:24 PM
GoldenSahara00 I'm running 3+ inches of lift and don't rub on mine, I have light brushed it a handful of times when full drooped on drivers front but. Not enough to worry. I wonder why yours rubs so much.
04-04-2012 03:42 PM
Duramaxxed
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Originally Posted by UnlimitedLJ04 View Post
the front skid only came on autos. It must be removed when a lift is installed because the driveshaft obviously hits it.

Replace it with an aftermarket full length engine skid, like UnderCoverFab.

www.undercoverfab.com

Alternatively, some people cut off the drivers side of the skid mounting arm...but this leaves the skid pretty much weak for support. If you did hit it hard enough, it will bend into the tranny pan, destroying the pan.
Yep, I just took it off.

It'll stay Off until I can get a Good Aftermarket Skid.
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