Savvy engine / transmission skid and UCF transfer case skid without a body lift?

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05 TJR with 42RLE. Is it possible to install a Savvy Engine/Trans skid with a UCF tcase skidplate without a body lift without too much hacking involved? Anyone here with this combo?
 

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What are you trying to accomplish? What's wrong with UCF's engine/trany skid?
 
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What are you trying to accomplish? What's wrong with UCF's engine/trany skid?

Just exploring options. Been thinking about Savvy due to the weight and design. Are there other options I should be considering?
 

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Just exploring options. Been thinking about Savvy due to the weight and design. Are there other options I should be considering?
The oil pan/trany pan skid is pretty generic, so don't see much you could improve on, IMO.
 
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The savvy skid just requires you to drill 4 (or so) holes in the transfer case skid in order to attach. It should work but if you look at the attached photos you may need to trim a bit of material off the savvy. If I was in your shoes I would likely just go with the UFC since it was designed to work with the t-case skid.
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I use the Stahlbus drain it has to have a cap removed and then the hose is inserted like an air hose chuck before it will drain. With the Fumoto I worry that a stick or debris could activate it and I would lose oil. Maybe not a likely thing, but still possible
 
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The savvy skid just requires you to drill 4 (or so) holes in the transfer case skid in order to attach. It should work but if you look at the attached photos you may need to trim a bit of material off the savvy. If I was in your shoes I would likely just go with the UFC since it was designed to work with the t-case skid. View attachment 115022View attachment 115023

Aaaah. I see what you are saying. Thanks for pointing that out.
 

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That looks good. How painful are oil changes? Did you get one of those Fumoto valves or something similar to make that easier?
I haven’t change the oil with it on yet, but mine lines right up to the drain plug. I don’t see it being a problem. I might need to put some cardboard or something there to keep it from dripping while draining
 
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I have mostly decided to go with the skid row offroad product for the 03-06 4.0 TJ. It's comparable cost wise to UCF/Savvy items but it already comes powdercoated. Hope there is not much modification needed with my UCF skid plate. Will post an update here after I buy and install in a few weeks. I will put a Stahlbus drain valve in it as well before I install to make oil changes easier.

(It already has started raining here a bit .. and this fall/winter I want to finish the stuff I had in mind for my Jeep in 2019 since I did nothing whatsoever in the summer other than to drive it)


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For anyone that is looking to do this in the future -

The UCF transfercase skidplate is NOT compatible with the skidrow offroad engine skid plate. I will be returning it and getting a UCF engine skid (that I should have gotten in the 1st place). The shapes are different and it's much too work to get them to fit together and not worth it.

I only went with skidrow for lower cost since it comes powdercoated but now I will pay for my wrong choice.

That said .. the skidrow offroad skid is beefy as hell. After seeing how heavy it is, I am going to get the 6061-T6 UCF skid.


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