|06-03-2013 08:58 PM|
|tigerblood||Dropped my belly skid off for Powdercoat Saturday. Impatiently waiting to for a phone call|
|06-03-2013 06:25 PM|
|05-23-2013 09:23 AM|
|95YamJam||Cool! every inch helps. I had quite a few times where the stock skid would hang me up.|
|05-22-2013 06:34 PM|
|tigerblood||well I wont be quite as cool as you flat belly fellows, but I just ordered teh undercover fabs high clearance belly skid, they have 15% off everything for a memorial day sale, their stuff isnt cheap so 15% can save quite a bit. I suppose I better get myself a SYE asap.|
|05-14-2013 05:24 PM|
|05-14-2013 02:46 PM|
|denisbaldwin||I used the stock bolts, as they fit right in. When I later did my t-case drop, used the bolts that came with my kit.|
|05-14-2013 02:38 PM|
|05-13-2013 06:32 AM|
|05-11-2013 05:19 PM|
Found some pics of it off and took some of it on...
Not great pics...
|05-11-2013 02:30 PM|
My bad...Barnes does have bent edges front/rear:
Jeep YJ Flat Skid Plate
|05-10-2013 04:42 PM|
|95YamJam||Dang. I mine is actually tilted up front and rear with gussets on the sides. I need to find the pics of it.... but it started at a piece of flat 1/4" plate.|
|05-10-2013 09:32 AM|
|StanF||Barnes is $120...I might try to find the stock and make one. They're the cheapest option I've seen. It's just flat 1/4" plate|
|05-09-2013 04:30 PM|
yes your exhaust needs changed. A couple of pics you can see mine... I would have run a stock rear tailpipe but my shock bar got in the way. I cold make a tail pipe that would fit but the turndown is no worse than what i had. Also i have a 4cyl and no cat and it seems ok!
All else sounds about right to me.
Whats the barnes flat skid consist of? I have about $25 in mine.... 1/4 plate.
|05-09-2013 12:48 PM|
Maybe 3 weekends, depending on the driveshaft timing.
If I was really efficient (and lucky!), I could get it done in one weekend + a few days to get the rear DS shortened locally. Murphy will never let that happen
|05-09-2013 11:56 AM|
|Ianbeaulieu||I want to do this so bad, with it being a dd I'd rather wait|
|05-09-2013 08:03 AM|
My general plan:
1) 1" BL (done)
2) 1" MML (done)
steps 3-7 all at the same time
3) Install SYE
4) Install Clock Ring (if necessary)
5) Make Crossmember
6) Adjust pinion angle
(shortened XJ in rear; new in front because my slip joint is worn and I'm getting vibes)
8) Flat Skid from Barnes 4x4
BFH (big f***ing hammer) will be used as needed during any of these steps
Exhaust system adjustment will have to happen in there somewhere. Maybe after driveshafts.
Thoughts? Am I missing anything?
|05-08-2013 08:31 PM|
Yes, i get more vibration. Not too bad but i am gonna try to dampen it some here and there.... No clock on t case.
|05-08-2013 07:42 PM|
Did you notice any additional vibration from the more solid transmission mount? The factory mount is thick and "squishy". I'm asking because my Brown Dog poly motor mounts transmit a bunch more engine vibe into the Jeep.
Also, what method did you use to clock the TC?
|05-08-2013 06:47 PM|
|95YamJam||thanks! Tough as nails too! I looked at some that you can buy and they seemed a bit weak. I am sure they work great but for about $10 in steel and a little time i get them the way i want them.|
|05-08-2013 06:46 PM|
|tigerblood||I was wondering if they were home made, theyre pretty sweet|
|05-08-2013 06:44 PM|
|95YamJam||Made them. I have pics of them going together. Just can't find them right now. sry. I'll get em eventually. LOL!|
|05-08-2013 06:33 PM|
|tigerblood||YAM- what spring plates/skids are you using?|
|05-08-2013 06:30 PM|
|tigerblood||is anyone using the Kilby skid? Im kind of liking it.|
|05-08-2013 06:29 PM|
|05-08-2013 06:28 PM|
Best pics i could get for now with no skid. Skid ones to come later...
|05-08-2013 05:36 PM|
|Tyler92yj||kilby has a nice belly skid and no need for cross member|
|05-08-2013 05:19 PM|
Crossmember Mounting Set
Gen-Right 4 Link Rear Bracket Kit
|05-08-2013 10:56 AM|
|95YamJam||I can get some pics up. I have them but need to go thru them. I have about a thousand to go thru... Basically. The crossmember consists of a piece of c channel. I used all 4 trans bolt holes into that. Then took two jeep control arm bushings and used Dom tube to make holders for the bushings. Welded them to the c channel and welded brackets on the frame. I'll get some pics up asap. Sounds simple but there was quite a bit of measuring and doodleing...|
|05-08-2013 10:00 AM|
|05-07-2013 10:45 PM|
|95YamJam||Gotta do what you can. Every inch counts IMHO.|
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