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Old 09-26-2010, 12:03 PM   #1
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hows this setup sound to you guys.

So im planning out the next big steps for the jeep later down the road. Shes all stock now minus some lighting and steering box skid. My plans are to first install an SYE. Can i install the SYE without dropping the whole transfer case? Next im going to do a 1inch body lift so i can get a tummy tuck. finally, a 2inch lift ( cant decide on coil or just spacers yet) and a nice set of 31's or maybe 32's.

hows that setup sound to you guys? anyone running something similar? Ide like to hear what you guys think

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Why do you want to do the SYE if you are only doing a 2 inch lift and running 31 or 32 inch tires. You can still do the small lift and the 1 inch body lift and save yourself a bunch of money by not doing that part. Do the body lift and add the 1 inch motor mount lift and your skid plat can remain right where it is.

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He needs the SYE and CV driveshaft if hes doing a tummy tuck. To me it sounds like you have a good setup there. If I had a tj or lj id go for low center of gravity but tons of clearance and big tires check out rokemens tummy tuck skid. They would have some stuff you'd be interested in.
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[QUOTE=yjkid95;789176]He needs the SYE and CV driveshaft if hes doing a tummy tuck. To me it sounds like you have a good setup there. If I had a tj or lj id go for low center of gravity but tons of clearance and big tires check out rokemens tummy tuck skid. They would have some stuff you'd be interested in.[/QUOT


You hit the nail on the head Plan is to keep a LCG while gaining as much clearance as possible. That and if i decide to go taller in the future im set. not a big fan of dropping the transfer case lower then it already is soooo counter productive
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Yes you can install the SYE without dropping the entire t-case, just remove the rear case half and it's an easy job. I'd rather do it that way than remove the entire transfer case as it's faster and easier. Back the Jeep up onto a pair of car ramps so you'll have more working room underneath.

And make sure you have a set of snap ring pliers that open widely enough. Not many do, most do not. Note that I did not say "high quality" snap ring pliers, that's not necessarily the same as having them being able to open widely enough. I couldn't find any that opened widely enough in my local tool supply stores. I ended up buying mine from a tool truck parked at one of my former Jeep dealership clients. I think it was a Snap-on tool truck.
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thanks jerry thats exactly what i was hoping dumb question but where to i find a CV drive shaft to go along with the SYE? or do some SYE kits come with it?

EDIT: nvm i answered my own question with a little search on quadratec. HOLY F***. they are not cheap lol.
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I know tom woods cv style drive shaft is a popular choice i think its one of those things where you'd install the SYE then measure how long of one you need and place the order. I could be wrong though.
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X2 on getting your SYE kit and CV driveshaft from Tom Wood (not Woods). Tom is a gentleman and not only provides great quality parts, his pre and post-sales support is unsurpassed. I met Tom years ago and he is truly a refreshing individual.

http://www.4xshaft.com/index.html
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thanks guys ill look on to the tom wood and what he offers
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Is there a way to figure out the length of driveshaft required before the lift is installed? From what I was reading on Tom Wood's website the measuring has to be done after the lift is installed.

Also what are the differences in quality or advantage/disadvantages between the Advance Adapters, Super Short, and Super Duty conversions? It looks to me like the XB configuration is the best for longevity, anyone have any experience in the result of installing that option?

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Tom knows the length driveshaft needed for most lift/transmission/axle combinations. Talk with him and see if he won't already know the length needed for your combination.

Most SYE kits are very similar quality. The one I would personally not install is a Super Short. First, you don't need that for any commonly installed lift heights. Second, and my biggest objection, is that you lose the speedometer gear and its easy speedometer calibration ability with a super-short SYE which requires you buy an extra cost ($80-200) electronic speedometer calibrator that has to be wired in.
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if you are gonna do the 1" bl and 2" spacers then you should get 32s or even 33s
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if you are gonna do the 1" bl and 2" spacers then you should get 32s or even 33s
3" of clearance (1" BL and 2" spacers) isn't quite enough for 33" tires for offroad use. It's barely adequate for street use and 33" tires. 4" is strongly recommended for 33" tires for a TJ that actually does offroad trails tougher than a fire access road or dirt road.

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