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    Factory Skid Plate vs SkyJacker Belly Up

    I have had my 3.5" RE lift installed for awhile now. I was going to purchase a 33 Engineering Skid Plate from Offroadtoystore but I got a real bad feeling when I started talking to them. My question is why will the stock skid plate not work with the lift and where can I buy a Skyjacker belly up T/C skid (Price)? I will be doing a 1" BL & MML, AA SYE and an XJ Shaft for the rear.
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    I'm lost at

    "My question is why will the stock skid plate not work with the lift"

    I'm running that lift and I've run the stock skid, a modified stock skid for belly up, and also a Tera Flex TT

    I don't think you want to try a TT without the SYE and DS changed

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    At the time of the install the installation instructions had a warning that the stock skid plate will not work with the lift. At the time I assumed that the warning was for the front driveshaft making contact with the skid when the swaybar was disconnected and at full flex. Also, as stated above if I go with a TT a 1.25" JKS BL, 1" MML, SYE and double cardon shaft will be used.

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    Mock it up and see what happens.

    There's tons of steel on the stock skid plate, if it hits or looks like it's going to hit take out a grinder and cut some material away.
    If it's going to move at all it will be up down, not much side to side.

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    I'm running the same lift on my Rubi with the stock skid and no transfer case lowering kit, I've never had an issue with it even fully flexed out. The only thing the skid plate rubs on is the ground.
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