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    belly up skid plate

    i am looking for a belly up skid plate. i have 2000 tj 4L 5sp nv 3550 trans.

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    I was thinking of looking into this as well over the winter.... In thinking about it logically, the best scenario would be:

    - 1" BL
    - 1" Motor mounts
    - Belly up skids.

    SYE / 1" BL is already in place for myself anyhow. I am thinking optimally, the 1"motor mounts would push the driveline back to stock (Along with the BL), thus eliminating any shifter linkage issues.

    I really like the looks of a nice flat underside
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    I was thinking about it as well, and should be pretty much set for it after this week (SYE, DS being installed, already have 1" MML and BL).

    Only thing missing now is the $800 that manufacturers seem to want for steel plate.


    Think I'll just make my own (or as said above, have a shop with laser/water cutting trace it)
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    I believe you will also need to address the exhaust routing, tuck it up a little highter...

    This is also something I am slowly working towards
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    Yeah, forgot about the exhaust. I guess you could shorten the 2 mounts on the rear...

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    There's plenty of space for exhaust I believe. The hangers are really flexible as well.

    I believe the only concern should be the rear drive shaft - because I have a 1"BL and 1"MML, and I know that if I switched to a belly-up, then the angle would be noticeably different. Right now the 4.0L I have sitting in my bay is at quite the rake with the stock skid.
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    Hmm, must be nice, my belly up is going to consist of me chopping out EVERYTHING to make room!!

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    talk to trail head he can make the plate . did mine 1mml 1bl sye drive shaft ajustable control for pinion * did need advanced adapture linkage on tc stock exhaust is ok . cheers Ed

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    1/2 inch

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    Thanks guys, just curious there are 4 bolts/nuts on the skid plate do you no what they are for?

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    Who out there makes skids that are TRUE rail skids? Most seem to still drop down a bit. I am trying to see if any make basically a flat plate that bolts to each rail....

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    Quote Originally Posted by GreySkull View Post
    Thanks guys, just curious there are 4 bolts/nuts on the skid plate do you no what they are for?
    The 4 nuts attach the trans mount to the skid plate, The skid plate is the only thing holding up the rear of your drive line and must be supported before you remove the 6 bolts from the skid.
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    I think if you want a flat belly you gotta make it yourself. And beat the crap or trim your tub in spots for the tcase possibly.

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    Flat Skid

    I made one for my TJ this past spring, and it worked great!

    -Bought a pc. of 1/4" plate
    -Made cardboard template for test fit.
    -cut plate using template (circular saw w/ steel blade in it worked great.)
    -welded up some 1"x1"x1/8" tubing for rigidity.
    - made 1/2" thick plate w/ 4 x 1-1/4" holes to protect tranny mount bolts
    -bolted up with allen head bolts.

    I already had a 1-1/2" BL, 1" MML, SYE, Novak 231 Shifter, and AX-15 Short Throw shift installed. The was fine with a bit off banging and bending.

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