Hi Ken,Hmmm I have this same skid plate, and just got the Mopar 2" lift installed on my Rubi. Guess I am going to have to go out this weekend and take a look now.
Hard to tell from your pic if mine is that way or not. It been so long since I installed the skid plate.
Is your driver side bracket installed in the forward or rear motor mount?So finally getting under the Jeep to see what this random clunk noise I have is. Ever since the lift, and now 35's were installed if I hit a bump just right it would clunk in the front.
Turns out I was hitting the axle housing!!! The skid plate has no damage, but the axle housing has some chunks take out nowI do not recall any noise before the lift though, and have taken it off-road plenty of times. Thinking the shop that did the lift didn't adjust the skid plate correctly.
I went and re-adjusted the skid plate to move as far over to the passenger side as possible, and so far so good. I need to go back after work today and add some tape to the skid plate so I can see if its still hitting. I went over some bumps after the adjustment, and no noise thus far. Next I need to find a spot where I can flex more and see if anything hits.
If I still hit after flexing then the skid plate is coming off and buying rockhard. Just have to make sure it works with the rest of the skid plates I have.
I moved my driver side bracket to the rear hole in the motor mount which moves the bracket over the driveshaft instead of the pumpkin.So added tape around the area last night and will watch over the next couple days to see if it rubs again.
Also the drivers side mount is on the front hole closest to the front of Jeep. May look at moving that to the rear hole instead.
The passenger side mount is on the rear hole closest to the rear of the Jeep.
If I continue to hit the next step before I trash the thing is to make a new hole either on the skid plate passenger side farther back, or put a new hole on the mount bracket for the passenger side higher up. This would would move the whole skid plate over to the passenger side and up.
I need to look at Rockhard to see how their skid plate mounts and if it covers the same area. I bought the whole skid plate kit from smittybilt and love the skid plates, but the mounting needs to be redone
AZDane, did you ever get your skid plate to never hit? Also how close is the corner of the skitplate to the axle housing now?
It's surprising to me that you would have this problem with the driver side bracket mounted in the rear hole on the motormount.So I went to adjust the skid plate again last night, and that did not go well. If I try and move the driver side to the rear hole is makes it much worse as it moves the whole skid plate closer to the diff where it was hitting. If I move it to the front hole it seems to work better, but still not that far from the side of the diff. The biggest issue is the drivers side bracket. That bracket needs to be about 1" longer and would solve all the issues.
I don't think I will have an issue on top of the diff, but on the side is what is getting hit and taking chunks out. I may end up taking the skid out and making 2 new holes for the mounts to go through. This would allow me to move the skid plate more to the passenger side and not be close to the diff.
I have a friend coming over later tonight to help hold/shim the skid plate over while I bolt it all up.
Overall I like the skid plates I bought as it was the whole set, but should not have this many issues with it
I looked at Rockhard skids and they mount the same way, but wonder if their brackets are better designed.