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Is this tranny mount safe to cut?

The tranny mount from AA is too long and it only clears my yoke for the front driveshaft by about 1/16", unless i'm doing something wrong. There are only two holes that line up with the tranny. I've got the cat. conv. on one side and the driveshaft on the other. Is it safe for me to cut this down and drill a new hole? I just want to make sure I'm not weakening it by doing this. Any of you that have done the nv4500 with a 231 t-case have this problem?

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Re: Is this tranny mount safe to cut?

If that's too long, I might suggest what I did on mine. I'm running the CJ polyurethane mount on mine. It bolts right up to the tranny, and is narrower than the AA version.

Not sure what other issues you would run into, but it's a thought.

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Re: Is this tranny mount safe to cut?

Just to make sure I'm putting this on right, is this how it goes together.(see pic) I then bolt it in the middle straight to the two holes in the tranny, drill two holes in the skid plate, and run the large bolts through the skid plate. If this is correct then I will still have two small bolts left that don't fit anything and it is too long. I don't mind cutting it, or maybe just grinding some to add some clearance. I just want to be sure it's right before I do.

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Re: Is this tranny mount safe to cut?

I think you are going to be fine with that setup, even if you need to shorten he bar.
Here's a pic of mine ...
Yours will have better torque roll snubbing which is good!



There is just a short section of 2" square channel welded to to the skid with the two bolts going into the trannie mount inside the square.
Just make sure you have plenty of clearance between your front drive shaft and the front of the skid plate! [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/smile.gif[/img]
And don't worry about chopping and drilling the skid/trannie mount ... you'd have to Swiss cheese it pretty good before you had anything to worry about. [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/smile.gif[/img]

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