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Old 06-03-2010, 08:05 PM   #1
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Looking for more clearance...

A little background - I already have an OME 2.5" suspension lift and JKS 1.25" BL + 1" MML with 33" tires. Im not looking for more lift or bigger tires - Im happy with what I have and how it rides.

Im looking for more clearance.

Item 1 is obvious: I still have a tcase drop (from PO's lift). Ive ordered parts to replace the mounting hardware (nutserts and bolts) so I can kick the drop and reclaim that 1" of clearance. Im starting to wonder though, if I already have the skid removed, how much more would a tummy tuck entail? Would it negate the gain from my MML and require a SYE + CV shaft + rear upper control arms?

Second place Im looking is at my gas tank skid. Ive read numerous places that an aftermarket gas tank skid can utilize the BL and gain me about 1" of clearance in the rear. Im looking at the Warn gas tank skid for this one because its about the same price as its competitors and because of Warn's good reputation. Rokmen also has a good reputation and is in the same price ballpark, but then I would have to paint it I think (maybe painting it isnt a big deal? idk), so thats the main turnoff there.

Anywhere else I should look to increase clearance? Am I missing anything obvious?

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Disregard the tummy tuck part, answered my own question here. Now if I end up w/ driveline vibes after i get rid of the tcase drop, I may decide its worth the expense.

Still interested in a gas tank skid though and any other options for additional clearance.

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The only true way to get more clearance is bigger tires. A lot of people say they want the clearance when in reality if you drive carefully you can get away with a lot less than most people think.
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Replace the t/c drop with a 1" Motor mount lift.This would do the trick,but there's nothing like a TT when it comes to belly clearance.
That's where i'm heading...$$$$$
You'se gonna need a BL 1"-1.25"(most likely)and this is going to help you raise the tank skid.
I might copy this(cause i live on the other side of the planet and S+H would kill me,but you can get it for some 130$)...simple,lighter,practical...


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I would pass on the sun skid.. no side protection of the tank base on the pic.
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exm38a1er- the plan is already to replace the tcase drop since I already have a MML installed.

4Jeepn- Agreed on the gas tank skid, which is why Im pretty well set on either Warn or Rokmen.
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Could also look at the Genright Crawler stuff. It is designed specifically for clearance and protection.

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Are you looking for ground clearance (Axles, T-case, Gas Tank) or are you looking for tires clearance at the fenders???

I would do the Tummy Tuck and Gas Tanks skids, it gets them up and out of the way and plus it's additional armor or protection.

If your looking for fender clearance then get a set of flat fenders or the Xenon Plastic ones.
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You could also fuel cell your Jeep and youll have no more tank under there..

But really the tummy tuck will only get you about an 1" under there, doesnt seem like enough for all the money.

Id just look at better lines, Ive done some might crazy stuff with stock suspension and 31's and have only dented the stock skid on the tank once.
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Im pretty well set on either Warn or Rokmen.
You may also look into the savvy skid. It is aluminum but still damn strong, so it would save you a pretty noticeable amount in weight vs. warn or rokmen. Just something to consider
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But really the tummy tuck will only get you about an 1" under there, doesnt seem like enough for all the money.
Rokmen claims 2.5" of clearance with their tummy tuck.


But tummy tucks can be pretty expensive since you have to look into a SYE and new driveshaft

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