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Old 12-07-2016, 01:34 AM
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Flat skid plate

I want to do a tummy tuck with a flat skid if possible. Here is my current set up:

2002 TJ, 4.0l, 5spd, 1"mml, 1,25"bl, 4" Savvy lift with all adjustable control arms, savvy shift cable kit, SYE, TW drive shaft, 35" MTR's

I was looking at the Barnes flat skid and welding in a crossmember for seperate trans mount.

Jeep TJ Flat Skid Plate

or going with this though its not completly flat but its close

Under Cover Fabworks, LLC - '97-'02 TJ Transfer Case Skid (Ultra High-Clearance)(Carbon Steel)

what are your thoughts

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Old 12-07-2016, 07:14 AM   #2
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If you look in my build thread I did a transmission crossmember and was able to do everything where I just used a 1/4" steel plate as my skid plate. Everything came out good and I gained a ton of clearance

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May be more cheaper and beneficial if you look into a local shop to do it. That way you can have it made the way you like. I ended up going with a nice beefy skid plate from Hardcore offroad LLC
http://www.hardcoreoffroadpa.com/shop-online
Really impressed with the skid plate it's taken one hell of a beating and nothing is wrong!

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If you look in my build thread I did a transmission crossmember and was able to do everything where I just used a 1/4" steel plate as my skid plate. Everything came out good and I gained a ton of clearance
I may go the same route instead of the UCF or Rokeman kit. I may get started after we get back from RC this wknd.
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I've got a completely flat skid on my 05. I made mine from 1/4" AR400 hardened steel, and reinforced with some heavy channel across the back.

It took a 1" MML and some trans tunnel reshaping to get everything to fit. I did not do a body lift, but I suspect that would reduce some of the cutting needed to make everything fit. I also have a smaller Dana 300 twin stick tcase, not the NP231/241.

Your biggest issue next to some body work is going to be exhaust. I guess it depends on how much emissions stuff your jeep has, but in addition to the 2 mini cats right after the manifold, I had to fit the 3rd cat, and get a smaller muffler to fit behind the skid plate.
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I may go the same route instead of the UCF or Rokeman kit. I may get started after we get back from RC this wknd.
I'll be at rausch on Sunday!
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I've got a completely flat skid on my 05. I made mine from 1/4" AR400 hardened steel, and reinforced with some heavy channel across the back.

It took a 1" MML and some trans tunnel reshaping to get everything to fit. I did not do a body lift, but I suspect that would reduce some of the cutting needed to make everything fit. I also have a smaller Dana 300 twin stick tcase, not the NP231/241.

Your biggest issue next to some body work is going to be exhaust. I guess it depends on how much emissions stuff your jeep has, but in addition to the 2 mini cats right after the manifold, I had to fit the 3rd cat, and get a smaller muffler to fit behind the skid plate.
How much clearencing did you have to do on the tub and where. im hoping to run a flat skid and a MML without a body lift.
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How much clearencing did you have to do on the tub and where. im hoping to run a flat skid and a MML without a body lift.
The majority of the clearancing was in the front of the trans tunnel, and a little ways up the firewall. Also around the crank sensor.
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The majority of the clearancing was in the front of the trans tunnel, and a little ways up the firewall. Also around the crank sensor.
I wonder if that could be avoided by not using a mml ? i will be using a teraflex mega sye so i will have a better drive shaft angle then a regular sye. No issues with the transfer clearing the tunnel or tub? if the only issue is around the front of the trans tunnel and firewall thats not too bad.
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Have you checked out the savvy underarmor? It is damn near flat, comes with a crossmember, and it is light weight, yet tough, aluminum.
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I wonder if that could be avoided by not using a mml ? i will be using a teraflex mega sye so i will have a better drive shaft angle then a regular sye. No issues with the transfer clearing the tunnel or tub? if the only issue is around the front of the trans tunnel and firewall thats not too bad.
The MML was probably not neccesary, but it helps a little with driveline angle, and I got lucky and it almost exactly recentered the fan in the radiator shroud. I think i measured at one point and I raised the trans mount about 4.5 or so inches over stock, and lifting the engine 1" helped get the angle of engine/trans back closer to stock.

There were a few clearance issues with the transfer case, but I'm using a Dana 300 out of a CJ (smaller, stronger, shorter, twin sticks, gear driven, etc) so they may not apply. Your going to need to install a clocking ring on the np231, and even so you will probably have to clearance the tunnel underneath the drivers seat for the housing around the tcase front output yoke.

Its a good amount of work to do this, but I think its a worthwhile one. There will be a lot of little issues along the way that need to be sorted out, but once you get the tub clearance and everything fitted the rest is not too bad.
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Love my UA so far. The crossmember is great, no need to support the trans when doing maintenance on the tcase. Hangs down just over an inch. But when I installed my UA, I ended up having to do a ton of axle work with a few other members to get my pinion angles lowered, clear coils, and eliminate drive line vibes. Worth it though...
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x2. My Savvy skid is ordered and next on the list. I have a little less lift than you, so i'm hoping the driveline will behave well.

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