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    So I have this buddy up here that just got his 5.5 LA kit. He had a 2" bb on his heep and told me that i could have the BB for free if i helped him with his install.

    so there i was, with a basically free BB sittin in my garage, thinking about selling it. then inchitis sets in and i ended up installing it today on top of my 3.5" SA lift.

    Now, i know this will not last, its just something to hold me over until i get my 6" LA kit next year.

    However, install went smooth, no curveballs.... until i drove it.

    it seems my front driveshaft is rubbing the forward crossmember that supports the shovel.

    Question is, should i just cut a notch in this crossmember, or take it off completely and remove the infamous shovel?

    i need to get this done in the morning before i go to work. so, any ideas would be greatly appreciated.


    thanks in advance,
    ryan

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    If you're not going offroad any time soon, just pull the shovel.
    You might want to start looking into aftermarket belly/engine skids now though.

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    I'd just take the front driveshaft out if you're not wheeling and you have to get to work. Then figure out a more sensible solution than taking your skid (crappy, but still something) off and cutting it up preventing you from selling it when you upgrade.

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    There's a few write ups out there on notching the stock skid to make it work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by remery829 View Post

    i need to get this done in the morning before i go to work. so, any ideas would be greatly appreciated.
    Dunno bout you Jeff, last thing I wanna do in the morning at 0500 is either cut or drop a belly pan. 8x8mm bolts and the problem is gone in 10 minutes until I have more time/daylight. He IS Air Force though, so he may not have to go in until 0900

    However, there are definitely more ways to skin a cat here so let us know what you pick brosif.

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    Quote Originally Posted by korisu56 View Post
    Dunno bout you Jeff, last thing I wanna do in the morning at 0500 is either cut or drop a belly pan. 8x8mm bolts and the problem is gone in 10 minutes until I have more time/daylight. He IS Air Force though, so he may not have to go in until 0900

    However, there are definitely more ways to skin a cat here so let us know what you pick brosif.

    That's why my 1st suggestion was to pull it off this morning.

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    The whole shovel? You're crazy

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    Quote Originally Posted by korisu56 View Post
    The whole shovel? You're crazy

    Hahaha..... yeah, I'm an idiot. It's been a while since mine's been on.
    Nothing some zip ties and duct tape wouldn't take care of though

    So yeah, do what chris said and pull the shaft.

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    I knew I wasn't crazy.....
    If he has an auto, there's an extra skid attached to the front of the shovel. It's held in place by 2 bolts at the front of the shovel and 1 on each side of the frame.
    This skid doesn't hold anything up and can be removed.

    So Chris....


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    Well, I'll dance on the manual side of the fence and stick with "you're an idiot" as my campaign slogan.

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