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nicolas-eric 12-01-2007 02:56 PM

Front Driveshaft Rubbing
 
hello!

today I installed some additional 2" spacers to get more Lift, some 2" bumpstop extensions and some stainless steel brake lines.

everything works fine and it handles loke before.

but there is one problem:
when i accellerate with full throttle from slower speeds there is a metallic sound. it sounds like somone is cutting some metal with his air-tool.
i looked around and saw that the front driveshaft is only 0.5" away from the automatic tranny skidplate. when the front comes up when i accellerate the driveshaft rubs at this skidplate. wtf !!!

then i tried to lower this skidplate with some 1" aluminum pucks. but damn. ths left skidplate bolt at the frame turns in both directions but i can´t loosen it.
i think that the nut that´s welded to the frame came off. but how can i get this bolt out of the frame?

is there another skidplate available that i can use instead of the factory auto tranny skidplate with that the driveshaft will not rub?

thanks in advance for your help.

nicolas-eric :wavey:



tha axle comes down that much more when i loosen the front driveshaft (that´s with the 2" OME shocks. the 4-5" OME shocks are ready to be installed):

http://jeep.cfasp.de/upload/689015.jpg

Scout 12-01-2007 03:17 PM

http://i55.photobucket.com/albums/g1...e20Sawzall.jpg

nicolas-eric 12-01-2007 03:26 PM

if i cut it off at the place where it rubs the auto tranny skidplate it only mounted on the TC plate and on the right side of the frame. i don´t think that will be strong enough.

MR.CLIFFORD 12-01-2007 04:15 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Scout (Post 165278)

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4point 12-01-2007 06:50 PM

After he cuts it wont he have to fab to resupport the trans?

MR.CLIFFORD 12-01-2007 06:53 PM

No. You only cut out a section of the skid plate enough to clear the shaft.


I don't understand why you are having this problem.

jeeperx2 12-01-2007 07:01 PM

I diconnect mine and mine rubs when passenger side wheel is up? 4" lift,short arms,automatic trans? often wondered why nobody else had this problem. even sitting level its close to skid?

nicolas-eric 12-01-2007 07:07 PM

is the Warn Oil Pan Skid Plate installed like the Rustys Engine/Tranny Skid?

i mean one side to theTC plate and the other side to the mounting bracket that goes over the front driveshaft?

rustys skidplate:

http://rustysoffroad.com/mm5/media/s.../jstj15_02.jpg

jeeperx2 12-01-2007 07:10 PM

http://i135.photobucket.com/albums/q...djeep005-1.jpg
http://i135.photobucket.com/albums/q...djeep004-1.jpg

nicolas-eric 12-01-2007 07:16 PM

i can´t cut only a section.
it´s not the normal TC skid, it´s the auto tranny skid that´s monted before the TC skid.
here´s another pic:

http://jeep.cfasp.de/upload/689024.jpg

if i cut the small metal thing under the front driveshaft it´s not strong enough to protect the tranny.

MR.CLIFFORD 12-01-2007 08:15 PM

and your junk won't go anywhere in 2wd. Ditch it and find something different. The new pictures make more sense. Looks like you will gain 14" of clearance if you wash your jeep tho :p

4point 12-01-2007 08:21 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by MR.CLIFFORD (Post 165426)
and your junk won't go anywhere in 2wd. Ditch it and find something different. The new pictures make more sense. Looks like you will gain 14" of clearance if you wash your jeep tho :p

That is a pile of mud there, I bet you would loose 30lbs if you washed it out of there. :rofl:

MR.CLIFFORD 12-01-2007 10:02 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 4point (Post 165427)
That is a pile of mud there, I bet you would loose 30lbs if you washed it out of there. :rofl:

It might feel like regearing!

4point 12-01-2007 10:10 PM

I used to operate a Unimog with a digger derrick on it. The thing was god awful heavy, 26k lbs I think. Any way the brakes always felt as though the weren't working so I pulled the front wheels off. They were completely impacted with sand and gravel around the calipers, they NEVER worked the whole time I operated it. :D

Triple88a 12-02-2007 03:02 AM

Jeeperx2, why are those body lift pucks so big? I thought the 4" pucks go right between your rear tires not under your doors.

Maybe cut at the red.. maybe even yellow and the blue piece would be the metal plate that connects it for support? as you can see the metal plate on the far right connects the first tcase skid bolt w/ the second one and then connects to the center of the skid it self.
http://i205.photobucket.com/albums/b...88A/689015.jpg

nicolas-eric 12-02-2007 04:20 PM

i ordered the warn skid plate and it wil be here at the end of the week.

http://www.4wd.com/productdetails.aspx?partID=9717

http://jeep.cfasp.de/upload/690925.jpg

jeeperx2 12-02-2007 08:44 PM

those are the medium sized pucks in that picture


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