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Old 02-21-2013, 04:26 PM   #1
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Tummy Tuck... Done Right

So after having my TJ for 5 months and doing a good bit of research I think that I am going to start off with doing a tummy tuck.

I want to make sure that I have a good list of expected parts needed to complete this successfully the 1st time as this is my DD and I need it.

1. UCF Ultra High Clearance Skid Plate + hardware (Grade 8?)
Under Cover Fabworks, LLC - '97-'02 TJ Transfer Case Skid (Ultra High-Clearance)(Carbon Steel)

2. UCF Low Pro Trans mount-I don't want a BL.

3. SYE & CV Driveshaft-I have stock suspension for now if I do these now will I have any issues upgrading to an OME 2" lift in the future?

What else am I missing? Please give me any advise or forewarning on issues that are possible. Thanks in advance!

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Old 02-21-2013, 06:19 PM   #2
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Adjustable rear upper control arms, angled track bar bracket or new adjustable track bar and possibly a Novak shift cable kit.

If you lift it later you will want to get the drive shaft lengthened. If you buy a Tom Wood shaft he will shorten or lengthen the shaft for like $60. Better to do the lift before the tummy tuck.

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Dang!!!!!

I wish i knew of this skid, I got the AEV one cus it was the highest tuck on marekt but i would have done this in a heart beat,

Was this not Available 10months ago?
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Dang!!!!!

I wish i knew of this skid, I got the AEV one cus it was the highest tuck on marekt but i would have done this in a heart beat,

Was this not Available 10months ago?
it was.

don't feel bad about the AEV skid. It's a damn good product.
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Old 02-22-2013, 09:18 AM   #5
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So it would be more efficient to do the lift, adjustable control arms, adjustable track bar, SYE and CV driveshaft and then do the tummy tuck?

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If you lift it later you will want to get the drive shaft lengthened. If you buy a Tom Wood shaft he will shorten or lengthen the shaft for like $60. Better to do the lift before the tummy tuck.
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So it would be more efficient to do the lift, adjustable control arms, adjustable track bar, SYE and CV driveshaft and then do the tummy tuck?
up to you. I did the the TT first.

don't fear the BL either. a 1.25" BL is a good thing...allows for a 1" MML, and a high clearance Savvy gas tank skid, and more clearance for the tires.
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I'm starting a similar build using similar components this weekend. Will be doing a thread with lots of pictures hopefully starting tonight BTW Unlimited, good call on the ZJ bump stops. Found them 1/2 mi from my house for $20 jounces and cups both sides
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You will also want the NOVAK Transfer Case Cable shifter kit.

You may also need a rear track bar bracket to account for the pinion angle change when you switch the SYE and driveshaft.
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Awesome, I will follow that for sure!

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I'm starting a similar build using similar components this weekend. Will be doing a thread with lots of pictures hopefully starting tonight BTW Unlimited, good call on the ZJ bump stops. Found them 1/2 mi from my house for $20 jounces and cups both sides

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