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Old 05-11-2011, 12:04 AM   #1
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belly up skid and drive shaft length

does adding a belly up type skid plate require any change in driveshaft length. if you are raising the transfer case up this is requiring more length in the drive shaft so in theory it would require a longer drive shaft but in the product descriptions of the skids i am looking at all it really says is that an sye kit is required. since i am currently looking at doing sye and cv shaft to my jeep and eventually will be doing a belly up skid i just want to make sure im not buying 2 different drive shafts. thanks for any input

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it depends how much travel is built into the driveshaft that is built for the SYE. theres no way anyone can tell you a definitive answer. you'll need to fully cycle the suspension with the driveshaft in the final configuration to figure out if you need a new shaft or not.

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More than likely yes. Just depends. You will need an SYE unless you have a Rubicon then you won't. You will need upper control arms if you are buying Rokman control arms because there is enough thread to get the pinion angle right. Anyone else you will need both upper and lower control arms. The right thing to do is by upper and lower even if you are getting Rokman. It is also a good idea to do a Motor Mount Lift with a tummy tuck and a 1 inch body lift. Who's skid plate where you looking at?
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i think i read somewhere about the motor mount lift and body lift my main concern was driveshaft length because i want to do the sye and cv next. i really haven't been looking at any specific brands or skids yet just know that it is something i want to do. any recommendations on brand. also i currently have adjustable lower control arms from my lift. is there still a need for a new set of lower control arms? finally any recommendations on brands of sye or cv shaft
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