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You didn't ask,

but I've had really good luck with this (framerail to framerail) skid:

 

tms-1334-231.jpg

 

http://www.tomken.com/detail.php?id=119

 

If you're still running the factory X-member, it works pretty well to protect the T-case.

 

I liked this skid so much in my XJ, that I had a friend copy it in 1/4" (original is 3/16"), and I used the 2nd one in front of the X-member to protect the auto tranny (cutout for the cat is placed very well for ft driveshaft clearance when the skid is reversed).

 

I can't think of a single other Tomken product I would recomend,

but I really did like this setup over pretty much all the other 'engine/tranny' skids, that were more complicated, with brackets coming down from the floor, etc.

Full width coverage at less than $90 each is a pretty good deal too.

(FWIW, I trimmed down those goofy little spacer's they weld on there, to get the whole thing to sit closer to the 'frame')

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You didn't ask,

but I've had really good luck with this (framerail to framerail) skid:

 

tms-1334-231.jpg

 

 

Not the best pic ever, but to give you some idea what I'm talking about:

 

Tomken skid on right, copy in 1/4" on left.

 

 

Everything still hangs down as far as the factory X-member (= you could build a flatter setup if you ditched the factory X-member),

but if you're not planning a flat belly, it's not a bad setup to protect the tranny & t-case.

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those don't look to be too bad for the price. i like the design of the rusty's engine /tranny skid better though as it offers more protection to the tranny pan. i generally wouldn't buy anything from rusty's but a somewhat local guy has these skids for sale NIB for a good price and trying to work a deal with him

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for future reference the engine/tranny skid fits good on a mj. however the t-case skid doesn't fit too good at all. i haven't tried to install it yet but by just holding it up there the plate that bolts on the side of the frame is at the wrong angle for a mj. i'll try to get some pics tonight or tomorrow when i attempt to install it.

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