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Timberman 09-25-2009 01:11 PM

2005 Wrangler X Skid plate replacement
 
Hello All!

A buddy and I are planning on replacing his "Gnarled" 2005 TJ "X" stock skid plate tomorrow and I was wondering if any of you can clue me into the Support Points while performing this change.

I know that the skid plate is a transmission / Transfer case support, but I have no idea as to where to place the jack stands and Transmission jack.

Thanks for the help!

Timber

jdhallissey 09-25-2009 01:40 PM

Go right infront of the skid plate and put a jackstand holding the front part of the tranny up. Pull the skid plate off and put the new one on. Are you going with a tummy tuck verison?

Timberman 09-25-2009 01:47 PM

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Originally Posted by jdhallissey (Post 448244)
Go right infront of the skid plate and put a jackstand holding the front part of the tranny up. Pull the skid plate off and put the new one on. Are you going with a tummy tuck verison?

Thanks Hallissey!

Well, he was initially going to do a belly-up after thrashing his oil pan and stock skid his first time wheeling rocks on 31X10.50s, but decided to go with the Skid Row, new oil pan, and a replacement Stock Skid.

We were able to mount the skid-row to his gnarled stock plate which isn't good, but got us through a rally.. Now we are mounting it up correctly..

Also, we are going to throw a banks monster on while we have the skid plates down...

So, just one support point on the front of the Tranny huh!

Thanks again sir!

Timber

jdhallissey 09-25-2009 01:53 PM

Really what your doing is holding the back of the motor up. Since the motor is on a pivoting joint at 2 places the motor wants to let the tailshaft of the tranny fall to the ground when the crossmember is takin out. So get one support on the the tranny and you will be good

Timberman 09-25-2009 02:02 PM

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Originally Posted by jdhallissey (Post 448263)
Really what your doing is holding the back of the motor up. Since the motor is on a pivoting joint at 2 places the motor wants to let the tailshaft of the tranny fall to the ground when the crossmember is takin out. So get one support on the the tranny and you will be good

Right on! Thanks again for the Help Sir!

I thought it was way more complicated than that.. Another friend is loaning us a transmission jack, so it should be butter.

Timber

jdhallissey 09-25-2009 02:03 PM

yup if you have an engine hoist that would even work too. just hook the hoist up to the back of the motor and jack it up with it still bolted to the truck. I love my redneck workings lol.

Timberman 09-25-2009 04:41 PM

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Originally Posted by jdhallissey (Post 448284)
yup if you have an engine hoist that would even work too. just hook the hoist up to the back of the motor and jack it up with it still bolted to the truck. I love my redneck workings lol.

Yup, love that redneck ingenuity.. I actually spent 5 years about 5 hours south of you in Lovely Terre Haute, Indiana.. Most of my buddies were gearhead/rednecks and no automotive job was impossible.. Well, at least not without a 5th of Wild Turkey!! :D

You don't know redneck until you have witnessed a squirrel taken out of an oak tree from 30 yards with a bow on a residential street! I miss those days!

I just wish we could get decent Biscuits and Gravy out here in the west..

Thanks again JD!

jdhallissey 09-25-2009 04:44 PM

haha yea but I am a born and raised socal kid. Broke too thus the redneck engineering :D

Timberman 09-25-2009 05:04 PM

Wow.. SoCal to North of Chicago.. You must love the winters my friend!!!


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