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Old 02-08-2008, 03:05 AM   #1
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TJ Body tuck

How do people do a body tuck on jeeps is there a kit or do i have to fab somthing my self. and how would that affect the drive shaft angle with a 4 inch lift. with a slip yoke installed?

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there is a kit but it is no where near bolt on. go to quadratec and check out the AEV Brute kit. you actually strech the frame two feet so you will have no more problems with angles.

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body tuck?
are you talking about a belly up? like a flat transfercase skid?

if that is the case, there are several companies that make flat tcase skids. 33 engineering, teraflex, nth* (when they were in business), claytonoffroad, skyjacker, etc.

basically require rear adjustable control arms, a sye/cv driveshaft combo, and usually a 1" BL.
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Old 02-08-2008, 08:48 PM   #4
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Body tuck

I don't know if a plastic surgeon will do one of those on a jeep but I'm sure he will do a body tuck on you
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Old 02-10-2008, 02:49 PM   #5
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sorry i didn't know the proper name. do they have a belly up kit for the gas tank. i tried searching for one but coulden't find one. unless im not looking right or something
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HHmmm i've not seen one for the gas tank yet. The only belly up kit i've seen is for the tcase and the tranny skid. For the gas tank i usually see people using another cell or whatever you call it.
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sorry i didn't know the proper name. do they have a belly up kit for the gas tank. i tried searching for one but coulden't find one. unless im not looking right or something
A belly up kit is generally something refering to the transfer case skid plate.

What your talking about in this post is a skid plate for your gas tank.

Rokmen makes a very nice one that will not only protect your gas tank but also raise it up farther.
http://www.rokmen.com/products/skid_...tank_skid.html
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Keep in mind that will require body lift.
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Old 02-10-2008, 06:55 PM   #9
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How much of a body lift would i need to make every thing work?
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Usually its minimum 1"
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a friend has a 3" BL and a flat metal plate as the TC plate.
when he makes his next TC service he will take a look if my 2" BL would be enough for that flat tranny plate.
you´ll need a modified exhaust when you install a belly-up plate.
and if you already have some lift you also need a SYE and CV driveshaft in the rear.
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oh yeah the exhaust.. the cat goes right next to the tranny. Nico he wants a gas tank lift though.
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ok, i didn´t read that.

a friend raised his gas tank about 3", but he needed to cut and weld some things for that.

btw. such a TC plate is one of my next projects:
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clean looking! hoep those bolts dont get nailed by a rock though!
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Old 02-10-2008, 07:33 PM   #15
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clean looking! hoep those bolts dont get nailed by a rock though!
i will use some other bots for that...

but i don´t know the english word for these bolts. they´re like this one:

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yeah those bolts look like they are crying to get it but yeah thats very clean setup
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Old 02-11-2008, 12:05 AM   #17
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thanx for the tip guys. also how hard would it be if i made it myself
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o wow my bad on my comment above. i read it to fast and thought you said TJ body tRuck
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It all depends on how much money you want to spend on the tank. Gen Right makes some great tanks that can give you more clearance or allow you the room to move your axle back 5", however they are about $800. Nothing is going to flatten that area out back there unless you cut the floor and move it up or compeltely move it into the bed.
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Old 02-15-2008, 06:20 PM   #20
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what if i put a body lift on would that help some. i don't want to move the axles if i don't have to.
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Old 02-16-2008, 12:36 PM   #21
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Yes, by raising your body you can also lift the gas tank up some. But only by as much as your bl probably.
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Old 02-20-2008, 12:37 PM   #22
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Would i have to change the gas tank mounts and would it affect the exaust pipe

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