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09-23-2011 05:03 PM
KidRock171 I'm in the same boat. I want to do the tummy tuck. But I need a new sway bar first. New front springs. And new tires have to come first.
09-23-2011 02:30 PM
willjeep4free Thanks again! I'm hoping to do the MML and body lift soon but who knows when I will be able to do the rest.
09-23-2011 01:52 PM
KidRock171
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Originally Posted by willjeep4free

Thanks for the info! So MML and body lift then do the TT. Where does the SYE and DS come into play?
Same time as TT with the plate plus the drive shaft and sye. AND the adjustable rear control arms that you will also need. It turns into a 1K mod. It's very expensive but if you think about it, the difference with the t case drop to a full tummy tuck is something like 5 or more inches of ground clearance between your axles. And it's better protection for your jeeps vitals.
09-23-2011 12:30 PM
jtitcomb
Question....

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Originally Posted by solman View Post
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 ...
09-23-2011 12:22 PM
willjeep4free
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Originally Posted by KidRock171
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?
09-23-2011 11:39 AM
MikalCarbine I've read you can do a 1"MML without the BL as long as you relocate the fan shroud afterwards
09-23-2011 11:05 AM
KidRock171 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)
09-23-2011 12:15 AM
willjeep4free Anybody want to chime in?
09-22-2011 09:44 AM
willjeep4free 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
09-22-2011 09:23 AM
solman 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.
09-22-2011 09:15 AM
KidRock171 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.
09-22-2011 08:49 AM
willjeep4free 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
09-22-2011 08:19 AM
SirGeorgeKillian 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?
09-22-2011 08:15 AM
UnlimitedLJ04 the SYE/CV shaft is well worth the cost if you wheel where ground clearance and vehicle capability matters.
09-22-2011 02:06 AM
solman
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Originally Posted by darkproximity View Post
Km2's?
nope old school general grabber MTs
09-22-2011 01:58 AM
darkproximity Km2's?
09-22-2011 01:54 AM
solman Thanks. those are some older pics. its on 35s now
09-22-2011 01:52 AM
willjeep4free Alright cool! Thanks for the info!
Sweet looking jeep by the way!
09-22-2011 01:51 AM
solman
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Originally Posted by willjeep4free View Post
Sorry i meant did you need it for the MML?
yup
09-22-2011 01:47 AM
willjeep4free Sorry i meant did you need it for the MML?
09-22-2011 01:42 AM
solman 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
09-22-2011 01:41 AM
willjeep4free
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Originally Posted by solman
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
09-22-2011 01:40 AM
willjeep4free Do you have to get a body lift with it or did you just want to get one?
09-22-2011 01:39 AM
solman but if you go with a sye then you can get a tummy tuck skid. notice the difference from my last pic.
09-22-2011 01:38 AM
solman
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Originally Posted by willjeep4free View Post
How much are the motor mounts?
I made my own but you can buy them for less than $100
09-22-2011 01:37 AM
solman heres a pic with the BL,MML and 1/4 TC drop
09-22-2011 01:37 AM
willjeep4free How much are the motor mounts?
09-22-2011 01:36 AM
solman 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"
09-22-2011 01:35 AM
willjeep4free That sounds like good reasoning to me!
09-22-2011 01:33 AM
darkproximity 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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