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post #1 of 32 (permalink) Old 03-09-2019, 08:09 AM Thread Starter
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TT for í06 Auto Rubicon with 1.25 inch BL, 1 inch MML, and no suspension lift?

Hello All,

Iíve been doing a lot of reading on the subject, but canít seem to pin down which unit to go with. Iím looking to replace the (somewhat mangled) factory Ďshovelí with an aftermarket skid with the least amount of effort. The goal is to not have to dimple the tunnel, modify the exhaust, replace the DS, or adjust the pinion angle. There is no suspension lift, and Iím planning on relocating the locker pumps to the engine bay. Any recommendations on brands and installation difficulty, or pointers to relevant threads are greatly appreciated.


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If you have a TJ and do a tummy tuck you will likely have to change the pinion angle and get a new rear drive shaft.

If you're just looking for a replacement I'll sell you my stock skid but I have no idea how much shipping would cost.

I installed the Savvy UAV with no suspension lift and it required all the things you don't want to replace due to it moving the drive line up so far. You might check out Undercover Fab skid plates. They have ones that don't raise the drive train up as high and can retain the stock transmission mount. However you might still experience drive line vibes due to pinion angle changing.

http://www.undercoverfab.com/transfe...te-system.html

FWIW my opinion: if you're going to do a tummy tuck why not due it right and get the drive train as high up as possible. Yes this requires getting adjustable rear control arms and a new rear drive shaft but it gives that much more clearance. If i remember correctly I gained around 4 inches under the belly when I installed my tummy tuck. Added pics showing my TJ with stock suspension and tummy tuck.

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I am happy with Under Cover Fabs (UCF) aluminum skid.
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"least amount of effort..." in that case you need to buy a Rubicon with a tummy tuck and skids already installed or have a shop do the install .


Getting rid of the factory shovel will be a huge improvement and I will second Chris's recommendation.
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I have an Under Cover Fabs (UCF) aluminum skid that I removed from my 2006 LJ. It is available at a half the cost of a new one. I installed some other upgrades that did not need the UCF skid. If you are interested let me know. If not interested, that's cool, but I'd still recommend one from UCF.
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My 97 had the UCF aluminum skid and it was great and worked without problems. You can't go wrong with it.
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I and another did exactly what you propose and have had no issues staying stock in height. I did add a 3/4 inch coil spacer in the front to help the 15 year old springs. We both have oem stock driveshafts. The rear drive shaft is original from 2004. I have 206K with tons of trail. I did go aftermarket fenders and hood for 33s. A while back someone tried to call BS on my success at staying stock in suspension, but 2 identical TJs have flourished in this way. Side note - I was just under my Jeep last week and saw I had a slight curve/dent from a rock in my AEV trans skid plate. Eeegads, that’s not a thin plate. Glad it was there!
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My bad, 160k in the Jeep...206k is my f150

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I have an Under Cover Fabs (UCF) aluminum skid that I removed from my 2006 LJ. It is available at a half the cost of a new one. I installed some other upgrades that did not need the UCF skid. If you are interested let me know. If not interested, that's cool, but I'd still recommend one from UCF.
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I have an Under Cover Fabs (UCF) aluminum skid that I removed from my 2006 LJ. It is available at a half the cost of a new one. I installed some other upgrades that did not need the UCF skid. If you are interested let me know. If not interested, that's cool, but I'd still recommend one from UCF.
If it's for sale I may be interested, will it fit a 2005 with a 6 speed ?

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