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Lieutenant Johnson
10-11-2011, 01:33 AM
So was thinking first to buy a high clearance skid to replace the " shovel" of a stock one. Then I met with a buddy with a TJ and he persuaded me to just do a flat DIY skid plate.

So anyone do the same ?
It does make sense as I have a 2" body I believe I have motor mount lift. Gains would be close to 4".
I have researched a couple different versions with countersunk holes.

Would anyone in Lower mainland have access to flat 1/4 steel for cheap/beer
Cheers

4skin
10-11-2011, 01:43 AM
alder steel is cheepest place

Lieutenant Johnson
10-11-2011, 10:58 AM
Thanks Bruce

homeboy
10-11-2011, 06:09 PM
do it, flat bellys are win

m j
10-11-2011, 06:31 PM
raising your motor makes no sense
you take the heaviest part of your vehicle and move it up your center of gravity goes up

1/4" is pricey, like $200 for a 4'x4'

Lieutenant Johnson
10-14-2011, 12:06 PM
Just gonna go with the UCF skid. 3.25" of clearance, no Motor mount lift needed or body lift. $330 usd shipped to my buddies in WA. Got a deal for Jeepforum members. 1/4" thick upgrade too. Looks sexy and beefy... Like Bleepinjeep's Mom!

BleepinJeep
10-14-2011, 12:33 PM
Just gonna go with the UCF skid. 3.25" of clearance, no Motor mount lift needed or body lift. $330 usd shipped to my buddies in WA. Got a deal for Jeepforum members. 1/4" thick upgrade too. Looks sexy and beefy... Like Bleepinjeep's Mom!
So your the bastard thats been sniffing her panties:ballsmack

Nice skid plate though dude!

Balls First
10-14-2011, 02:57 PM
Screw the skid plate, where's the pics of this mom?

BleepinJeep
10-14-2011, 03:05 PM
You would never get rid of the nightmares.....ever.[31]

4skin
10-15-2011, 01:54 AM
raising your motor makes no sense
you take the heaviest part of your vehicle and move it up your center of gravity goes up

1/4" is pricey, like $200 for a 4'x4':confused0006:
raising the drive train a couple inches to gain ground clearance
doesnt change the center of gravity as much as lifting the whole truck up
to gain the same clearance