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Old 09-26-2011, 07:59 AM   #1
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Rubicon Owners and Belly-up skids

If you are a TJ rubicon owner and have installed the Teraflex Belly up skidplate or similar, please let me know how it went. I have heard conflicting things about how the installation went. Did you have to re-route exhaust? Did you install a 1" body and 1" MML? How much did you have to extend the rear driveshaft by??

This is set for my next mod and I'm trying to get my ducks in a row...If you can share any info with me..i would be thankful.

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I don have a rubi but i had to do the 1" bl, you may want to go 1.25" with the air pump under there. Also, i think u may have to get a bracket to mount that thing. The teraflex comes with a mml that straightens everything out. I also had to do the radiator lowering that came with the bl to keep the shroud in line.

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Old 09-26-2011, 11:23 AM   #3
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The that set-up the best thing is the 1"BL and 1" MML to help keep good driveline geometry. I would get the Rokmen or UCF skid since I think it has provisions for the locker pumps to mount
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Old 09-26-2011, 12:28 PM   #4
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The that set-up the best thing is the 1"BL and 1" MML to help keep good driveline geometry. I would get the Rokmen or UCF skid since I think it has provisions for the locker pumps to mount
The tera comes with the 5/8 spacer i believe. It also cocks the rear of the transmission down to help reduce driveline stress. Really well thought out design, but there are alternatives. I got mine because i plan on running the tera long arm down the line, and its designed to fit that system.
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My Jeep already has a 1" body and MML. I also have a 4" rock krawler on it as well.. I'm not worried about the driveline..I'll have to adjust the pinion to fix it...hints why I was wondering about the driveshaft extention
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My Jeep already has a 1" body and MML. I also have a 4" rock krawler on it as well.. I'm not worried about the driveline..I'll have to adjust the pinion to fix it...hints why I was wondering about the driveshaft extention
U will have to actually lower your motor mounts to run the tera, believe it or not. A 1" will shove the bell housing into the firewall i tried. I didn't have to re route my exhaust, just enough clearance with the body lift to keep the rear cat from rubbing. Do you have a manual or auto?
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U will have to actually lower your motor mounts to run the tera, believe it or not. A 1" will shove the bell housing into the firewall i tried. I didn't have to re route my exhaust, just enough clearance with the body lift to keep the rear cat from rubbing. Do you have a manual or auto?
Manual...

Did you have to relocate the fan shroud??
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Yep, you may not have as many issues with a manual.
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I didnt think so...I read over the "de" stuctions and it said something about a mml for mannys...
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Don't forget to factor in the cost of a new rear drive shaft. The tera lifts the transfer case by about 2.5" ....which in your case would be like running a 6.5" lift.
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Don't forget to factor in the cost of a new rear drive shaft. The tera lifts the transfer case by about 2.5" ....which in your case would be like running a 6.5" lift.
All I'll have to do is send my DS back to tom wood and he will extend it for me for 65 bucks...so thats just an afterthought

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