Did we mention a clunking noise? After we pulled the stock skidplate we found the true cause of that clunk. The stock transmission mount had not only come apart, but the safety bar that is supposed to hold the thing together if the rubber fails had also been torn up. Wow! It turns out we had been a bit hard on the little TJ. If it weren’t for gravity and luck, the tranny would probably have fallen out of the Jeep.