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Old 10-26-2012, 07:23 PM   #1
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Tummy Tuck

Maybe I am asking for the impossible..

I want to do a tummy tuck.. but I dont want to do a BL or really much of anything else.. can this be done with a bolt on? suggestions?

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Old 10-26-2012, 07:28 PM   #2
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Does your rig already have an SYE/CV shaft and adjustable rear upper control arms? If not, do you plan on installing these items? I am totally satisfied with the UCF aluminum skid I installed on my rig. A couple extra inches of clearance makes a significant difference.

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Old 10-26-2012, 07:35 PM   #3
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Sure, but it won't be much of a tuck.
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Old 10-26-2012, 07:49 PM   #4
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Does your rig already have an SYE/CV shaft and adjustable rear upper control arms? If not, do you plan on installing these items? I am totally satisfied with the UCF aluminum skid I installed on my rig. A couple extra inches of clearance makes a significant difference.
I dont and was hoping to not have to do it either
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You're making the mistake of only associating better, adjustable control arms, a fixed yoke and double cardan shaft with a flat skid. You're not taking into consideration all of the other benefits they provide. Trying to cut corners won't get you very far in this hobby. You'll only be able to gain an inch or so at the belly without having to do much of anything else....at that point, what's the point?
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Oh.... you need the SYE, CV shaft, Adj rear uppers ( I recommend lowers as well ), rear CV track bar bracket and/or adjustable rear track bar.

Look at a TT and what it does to your driveline angles.... moving the t-case up 2-4" is just like adding a suspension lift of the same height. You need to accommodate the change with components to correct and adjust everything when complete.

If you have no mods like these.... you are looking at well over $1000 to do it right....

there are many posts on TT's.... do a quick search.....

http://www.wranglerforum.com/f5/tumm...-s-173589.html

http://www.wranglerforum.com/f5/tumm...le-178112.html

Here is cut and paste from the above thread....

There is a lot of info out there for 'what is required' when installing a TT.... For the record, I will list it.

High Clearance skid ( of course)
Minimum of 1" BL for tub clearance
1" MML ( Motor Mount Lift)
Adjustable Rear Upper and Lower Control Arms ( I recommend both )
SYE ( recommended if you run over 3-3.5" of lift )
Rear CV style Drive-shaft ( required with SYE )
Rear shock re-locators
Adjustable rear track bar and/or angled track bar bracket to allow pinion rotation

and 'possibly' a Novak shift cable for t-case... ( not sure yet )

There may be some mods involved with exahaust.. guess I will find out

All in all... you are looking at about $1200-$1500 for a complete install if you are starting from scratch.
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If you are wanting to do a tummy tuck and nothing else I think the answer is don't do it. There is quite a bit involved with the tuck and to do it right is in the $1300 range.
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If you are wanting to do a tummy tuck and nothing else I think the answer is don't do it. There is quite a bit involved with the tuck and to do it right is in the $1300 range.
I may be leaning this way.. I am trying to improve upon the stock skid plate, and gain some space at the same time. What I am finding out is that you might have to do a lot of other mods with it that make it a bit pricey.

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