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Old 08-11-2010, 11:35 AM   #1
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Need recommendation on new belly pan



I have installed OME 2" lift and AEV highline fender kit with 35's. Notice in the photo, the stock belly pan hangs low, having been spaced back downward by spacers included with the OME kit. Also the front of the stock belly pan is shaped like a scoop shovel. This '06 will see rocks and boulders.

First, which brand (tummy tucker) gives best results. I'm studying AEV and Rokmen. Others?

Second, if I do a tummy tucker, what (and how) am I going to have to address regarding pinion angles and driveshafts. Adjustable control arms? New drive shafts? What else?

Thanks for any advice.

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am i wrong or does that look like a transfer case drop? IMHO, tranfercase drops defeat the purpose of lifting a jeep...Its best to spend the money and get a SYE and CV driveshaft or in your case just a CV driveshaft becuz the rubi's already got a dampener at the end of T/C. Per Jerry's advice to me a while back...go see Tom Wood's website at http://www.4xshaft.com

with that being said...you can take those spacers off the skid plate and raise it back up. If you are wanting MORE clearance... you can go with a "Belly up" skid by teraflex... will get you an inch higher but you will have to do a 1in body lift and/or motor lift. I dont recommend motor lifts though.....

just my thoughts...


then again..i could be completely wrong with what i see...im just going from what ive been reading and word of mouth....infact dont listen to me...i know nothing.

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In fact, yes, that is about a 3/4" transfer case drop that is supplied as part of the OME 2" suspension lift kit. Yes, it does defeat the purpose of the lift in that area. I think they do this because they think customers will start breaking u-joints if they lift the transfer case the full 2".

So yes, that's what I'm sort of confused about. I'd like to get that transfer case and belly pan lifted up out of the way, but maybe because OME is worried about my joints and shafts, then I should be too. Obviously, folks put big tall lifts on and somehow deal with the resulting angles.
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Yes, you do not need that TC drop. Not for a 2.5" lift. You can just get a CV Driveshaft and call it a day.

For a tummy tuck, to be affective with any brand attached to it, its going to need a 1" BL, maybe a 1" Motor mount lift, which isnt a bad thing at all, just more money. I'd personally go Rokmen, I am running a skid and tie-ins of theirs and they are HD for sure!
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And thanks, I will review the old posts, Jerry's advice, and the Tom Wood site. I'm interested in why you're not an advocate of engine lift. I'm just trying to learn stuff.
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Ive heard different things..but mostly is messes with the radiator fan placement....however if you are doing both a 1 in body lift, 1inch tummy tuck to the skid plate, and a 1 inch motor lift....you SHOULDNT have a problem...

I guess its all about keeping the engine, tranny/tc, and body at the same level as each other.

just my two cents..

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