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Anyone using their OEM Radiator Skid with the Hefty Engine Skid? How did you mount the back 2 bolts/nuts to the Hefty Engine skid?
 

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You bolted the factory Radiator skid and then the hefty engine skid? Did the 2 fit together or did the factory radiator skid have to be modified to fit like that?
 

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You bolted the factory Radiator skid and then the hefty engine skid? Did the 2 fit together or did the factory radiator skid have to be modified to fit like that?
Didn't modify anything, I'll see if I can get a better pic tonight

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Didn't modify anything, I'll see if I can get a better pic tonight

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Hopefully this helps, sorry for my ugly mug and helper, if not I'll take it from a different angle


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This definitely helps. Did you put the stock rad skid on in the stock mounting location and then put the hefty engine skid on?
 

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The skid was already there, I just slapped the Hefty skid on and bolted it in place. If you search, there is install instructions on here somewhere for Hefty skids
 

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Ok thanks, I'll have to play around with it this weekend then.
 

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It says you must drill 2 holes, does it mean the front two?


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Didn't modify anything, I'll see if I can get a better pic tonight

Hopefully this helps, sorry for my ugly mug and helper, if not I'll take it from a different angle


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you lucky so & so.... cute pooch.

did you use longer bolts or extra washers under the engine skid? I couldn't get mine to sit flush against the crossmember with the OEM skid in place. I wound up drilling & tapping 2 smallish holes for the OEM to lay against(outside) the Hefty and then used 2 grade5 self-threading bolts.

It's only a temp protection till the bumper & rad skid arrives anyway. I've 1/2 caved in my oem using it as a rock-gong/feeler gauge...

It says you must drill 2 holes, does it mean the front two?


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I believe the holes you are referring to are the ones you need to drill in the frame/crossmember. and there should be 4. all 4 corners of the engine skid should be bolted with the (IIRC) 1/2" bolts. the 14mm bolts that hold it in place really only help keep it in place while you fix the big-uns in place. They (14mm) will eventually fail if you use the skid as a skid (versus a splash/stick shield like the oem)
 
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I had the stock radiator skid in place then bolted up the hefty skid. It pushed the stock skid in a little due to the front lip but now that it is pushed in it bolts up easy.
 

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I'm trying to install my Hefty engine skid, but the front lip contacts the stock radiator skid and the bolts aren't long enough to reach the holes. Did you just force it up to be close enough to get the bolts in?
 
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