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Pic Request: Transmission Skid Plate

I was able to pull a gas tank skid plate and a transmission skid plate today at the yard. Unfortunately the front plate was missing :( Anyways, the transmission plate doesn't seem to do anything for the 3.0 engine but project the one cat just aft of the rear torsion bar assembly. I was curious to see if anyone had a picture of their tranny skid plate to see if this is correct or something worth removing altogether from the truck.
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Frank, I don't think it would do anything for you without a transfer case. IMO, it actually doesn't do that much if you do have one!
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Frank, I don't think it would do anything for you without a transfer case. IMO, it actually doesn't do that much if you do have one!

Well, it at least has my rear cat well protected, haha. I figured it was more of a benefit for the 4.0 than 3.0. I'll leave it for the time being, but if any 4.0 users are looking for one, I got the hookup.

The gas tank plate I like...something about the exposed plastic I'm not a fan of.
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I might be interested in it. I don't like not having one and our junkyard suck
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I definately need one of those.
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I definately need one of those.
I'll sell you the one I pulled if you are interested. Shipping will be killer though. Is $20 + shipping too much? I have all the mounting hardware for it as well.
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4.0 or not, it'd only benefit you if you had 4wd..... i.e. a transfer case
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I definately need one of those.
do it!

then you can come up those hills haha, mine comes in handy.. actually its currently bent up and touching the t-case..
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do it!

then you can come up those hills haha, mine comes in handy.. actually its currently bent up and touching the t-case..
I need front skid and to reroute those damn hoses to come up those. I hate those damn hoses

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I wacked my transfer skid on a submurged rock in a creek bed the first time I went out with it. It works well if you have a transfer case. If you don't have one it's only hurting your ground clearance and there is not much of a benefit.

I still need a gas tank skid but I don't want to drop the gas tank, since I would also need new hangers for the tank that would hold up the plate.
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I don't want to drop the gas tank, since I would also need new hangers for the tank that would hold up the plate.
What are you talking about????

I have a gas tank skid sitting in my shed waiting for the next run in with Griggs. I pulled it off my old FX4. It's self bracketted and bolts into existing holes in the frame. The gas tank doesn't have to be touched.

Step 1: Slide 'clips' that have a welded nut on one side onto the frame at the pre-existing mounting hole location.
Step 2: Have a buddy hold the plate into place(It's heavy and much easier with an extra set of hands).
Step 3: Tighten bolts
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What are you talking about????

I have a gas tank skid sitting in my shed waiting for the next run in with Griggs. I pulled it off my old FX4. It's self bracketted and bolts into existing holes in the frame. The gas tank doesn't have to be touched.

Step 1: Slide 'clips' that have a welded nut on one side onto the frame at the pre-existing mounting hole location.
Step 2: Have a buddy hold the plate into place(It's heavy and much easier with an extra set of hands).
Step 3: Tighten bolts

Buddy to help? Hah, I installed the damn thing by myself in 10 minutes. Crawl under the truck and get all the bolts installed first, then tighten them all down and it fits great.
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