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08-24-2012 09:21 PM
ajones8230 I found an AEV tummy tuck on Craigslist for $150 (what a steal!). Then after installing it I had to add a 1.25" body lift and 1" motor mount lift. I still had to use some spacers due to the angle of the driveshaft, but I've fixed that now by adding an SYE kit and new CV driveshaft. It's now flush with the frame and I'm surprised by how much clearance I have now! Well worth it, but if you buy all the parts new, it is an expensive upgrade. $475 for the Tummy Tuck, about a $100 for the body lift, $100 for the motor mount lift, and then another $500 for the SYE kit and CV driveshaft. Wow, did I spend all that! Whew!
08-24-2012 09:08 PM
Wench
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Originally Posted by Imped View Post


Not difficult. Use your head. If you wheel where clearance matters, gaining inches at the belly is invaluable.

"Tummy tuck" and "Belly up" are just marketing terms. It's a skid plate, just like the one you're replacing.
dude that looks sexy as hell...
08-24-2012 10:11 AM
techflork hahahaha somebody in the world totally would
08-23-2012 10:37 AM
TnDz TJ
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Originally Posted by techflork View Post
haha creative, you'll have the ultimate ultra clearance. And probably have to cut a hole in your tub for the transmission lol
Nah.. just make a 6" drop kit and space it down after you flip it... that should work!! LOL!!!
08-23-2012 08:01 AM
techflork
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Turn the one you have on now upside down
haha creative, you'll have the ultimate ultra clearance. And probably have to cut a hole in your tub for the transmission lol
08-23-2012 07:58 AM
Imped The skid in the picture is 1/4" steel with some 1x1" rect tubing placed strategically for support. My next skid will probably be 3/8" 6061-T6 aluminum.
08-23-2012 02:24 AM
Hoagie. Turn the one you have on now upside down
08-23-2012 12:16 AM
Renagade119 Ohhh, yea I remember that now. I have looked at that but I decided that it was way to expensive an investment for my current wheeling agenda
08-23-2012 12:12 AM
rkwfxd Check out my thread on the new modular Savvy Under Armor.
08-23-2012 12:09 AM
Renagade119 I do it at school and the metal retailers give the school a discount. All the welding and machining tools/supplies are free
08-23-2012 12:06 AM
techflork 1/4 inch steel is as good as it gets. Or thick (1/4 inch??) aluminum. But it's a lot of work and money to do it from what I hear.
08-22-2012 11:01 PM
Renagade119 1/4 Steel alright? And bro, you gotta sick jeep
08-22-2012 10:15 PM
Imped
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Originally Posted by Renagade119 View Post
Wait, anybody ever tried to make their own? I have full access to a welding and machining lab


Not difficult. Use your head. If you wheel where clearance matters, gaining inches at the belly is invaluable.

"Tummy tuck" and "Belly up" are just marketing terms. It's a skid plate, just like the one you're replacing.
08-22-2012 10:08 PM
Renagade119 Sorry, a TT?
08-22-2012 10:06 PM
BLK00TJ
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Originally Posted by Renagade119
Holy crap! 1300! Well, thats an awful lot of money Im not sure Im willing to spend
Depends on how you look at it. You are gaining more clearance doing a TT than putting on 33s
08-22-2012 10:05 PM
Renagade119 Wait, anybody ever tried to make their own? I have full access to a welding and machining lab
08-22-2012 09:58 PM
Renagade119 Holy crap! 1300! Well, thats an awful lot of money Im not sure Im willing to spend
08-22-2012 09:22 PM
doclouie It is called a tummy tuck or a belly up. There are tons of threads on them. Do your homework as installing one properly will run you about $1300. There is a lot more than just the skid plate.
08-22-2012 09:12 PM
BLK00TJ
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Originally Posted by nick50471 View Post
To this UCF Ultra High Clearance Skid.

I've been looking into this one. How's it holdin' up? Scrape it over anything yet?
08-22-2012 08:00 PM
nick50471 I went from this stock shovel with a TC drop




To this UCF Ultra High Clearance Skid.

08-22-2012 07:50 PM
Border Dave Educate yourself: So you want a Tummy Tuck... - JeepForum.com
08-22-2012 07:49 PM
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08-22-2012 07:46 PM
Renagade119
Tummy Tuck Skid Plates

Eh boys, was doing a lil wheeling out at the acreage and I hit a bump and knocked my belly skid plate and it hung up a tad. Been doing some looking around at after-market skid plates and this tummy tuck thing keeps on coming up. What is this thing? Feedback, input, opinions, anybody like anything else better?

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