How close is the skid to the bottom of the oil pan? Mine is within 1/4" or so and I find that the skid flexes up against the pan and that's as far as it goes. A nice even distribution across the pan won't hurt it and it gives a ton of support to the skid.
Or you could rip it all apart and let tvjunkie build you a new one.
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