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Old 09-22-2011, 01:15 AM   #1
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Theoretical question! Chime in if you would like!

I have a 04 tj sport w/ RC 2.5" suspension lift and am using the T Case drop. I'm not having any vibrations or any problems but just wondering would it be worth it to get a SYE and a cv double cardan driveshaft to eliminate the T case drop.

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Old 09-22-2011, 01:28 AM   #2
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Thats an expensive trade off.. t-case drop can be had for $15.. SYE/CV DS = maybe $600+

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Old 09-22-2011, 01:30 AM   #3
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Yea I was just researching it because I didn't know how it worked (now I do) and decided to throw this question out there.
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Old 09-22-2011, 01:33 AM   #4
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Personally I don't think it's worth it for a 2.5 inch lift, in fact there are some people on the forum who claim you can lift quite a bit without having to use a t-case drop or sye/cv.. much higher than 2.5 inches.. I can't say from experience on that one however. A friend of mine has a TJ with 4 inches of lift and a t-case drop and wheels the hell out of it without issues.. So to me the money could be better spent elsewhere.. that same amount could buy you a winch and a new bumper.. or other cool stuff, sky's the limit
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Old 09-22-2011, 01:35 AM   #5
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That sounds like good reasoning to me!
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Old 09-22-2011, 01:36 AM   #6
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with only a 2.5" lift you might be able to get away with a motor mount lift and eliminate the transfer case drop. When I was running RC 2.5" springs with 3/4" spacers (3.25" total lift) I put in a 1.25" body lift and a 1.5" mml and I was able to reduce my transfer case drop from 1.5" down to only 1/4"
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Old 09-22-2011, 01:37 AM   #7
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How much are the motor mounts?
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Old 09-22-2011, 01:37 AM   #8
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heres a pic with the BL,MML and 1/4 TC drop
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How much are the motor mounts?
I made my own but you can buy them for less than $100
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but if you go with a sye then you can get a tummy tuck skid. notice the difference from my last pic.
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Do you have to get a body lift with it or did you just want to get one?
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but if you go with a sye then you can get a tummy tuck skid. notice the difference from my last pic.
Ohhh I like that
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yes because you are pushing the drivetrain up towards the floor. I already had the body lift on when I decided to do the MML though
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Sorry i meant did you need it for the MML?
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Sorry i meant did you need it for the MML?
yup
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Old 09-22-2011, 01:52 AM   #16
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Alright cool! Thanks for the info!
Sweet looking jeep by the way!
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Thanks. those are some older pics. its on 35s now
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Km2's?
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Km2's?
nope old school general grabber MTs
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the SYE/CV shaft is well worth the cost if you wheel where ground clearance and vehicle capability matters.
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Old 09-22-2011, 08:19 AM   #21
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If you knock the tummy tuck out now, and then later decide to go bigger with your lift, you will be one step closer to having it done right. Yes the tummy tuck costs a little more than if you were to leave well enough alone, but honestly how do you put a price on peace of mind?
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Old 09-22-2011, 08:49 AM   #22
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This is my only vehicle and I work 2 jobs so I'd never have enough time to do this stuff to her but it would be cool
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Gummy tuck install isn't that big of a job. Unbolt replace rebolt. Same thing with body lift. I did mine in 2.5 hours.
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Old 09-22-2011, 09:23 AM   #24
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If you decide to get a SYE you need to remove the transfer case skid anyway so installing the tummy tuck would not take any extra time.
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Old 09-22-2011, 09:44 AM   #25
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Ok so if I were to do all of this but in stages... Where would I start and what would I do on each stage?

When i say stages I mean like at least 6 months to a year apart
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Old 09-23-2011, 12:15 AM   #26
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Anybody want to chime in?
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Well. If you do an sye and drive shaft. Your driveshaft will be cut to a certain length. If you later do a TT your raising your t case x amount of inches. So you need that much more length for your drive shaft. But you can do the body lift. Mml. Then save up for the TT a tummy tuck is an expensive but I think well worth it mod. It's a major upgrade. Think about running and falling down in an asphalt parking. That's the equivalent of hitting a ledge (whils offroading) with your stock skid plate. Known as the shovel. Do the undercover fab super skinny (which makes your under carriage completely flat) and now it's like falling down on an ice rink. Does it still hurt? Yes but your not gonna smash anything. And you'll just slide. (right over that obstacle instead of getting high centered)
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I've read you can do a 1"MML without the BL as long as you relocate the fan shroud afterwards
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Well. If you do an sye and drive shaft. Your driveshaft will be cut to a certain length. If you later do a TT your raising your t case x amount of inches. So you need that much more length for your drive shaft. But you can do the body lift. Mml. Then save up for the TT a tummy tuck is an expensive but I think well worth it mod. It's a major upgrade. Think about running and falling down in an asphalt parking. That's the equivalent of hitting a ledge (whils offroading) with your stock skid plate. Known as the shovel. Do the undercover fab super skinny (which makes your under carriage completely flat) and now it's like falling down on an ice rink. Does it still hurt? Yes but your not gonna smash anything. And you'll just slide. (right over that obstacle instead of getting high centered)
Thanks for the info! So MML and body lift then do the TT. Where does the SYE and DS come into play?
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nope old school general grabber MTs
I purchase my Jeep, already lifted... How do you determine the size? Currently it has 31's on it - but am ironically interested in the General grabber 35s ...

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