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willjeep4free 09-22-2011 01:15 AM

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.

darkproximity 09-22-2011 01:28 AM

Thats an expensive trade off.. t-case drop can be had for $15.. SYE/CV DS = maybe $600+

willjeep4free 09-22-2011 01:30 AM

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.

darkproximity 09-22-2011 01:33 AM

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

willjeep4free 09-22-2011 01:35 AM

That sounds like good reasoning to me!

solman 09-22-2011 01:36 AM

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"

willjeep4free 09-22-2011 01:37 AM

How much are the motor mounts?

solman 09-22-2011 01:37 AM

heres a pic with the BL,MML and 1/4 TC drop
http://i1194.photobucket.com/albums/...4/CIMG8395.jpg

solman 09-22-2011 01:38 AM

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Originally Posted by willjeep4free (Post 1592587)
How much are the motor mounts?

I made my own but you can buy them for less than $100

solman 09-22-2011 01:39 AM

but if you go with a sye then you can get a tummy tuck skid. notice the difference from my last pic.
http://i1194.photobucket.com/albums/...4/CIMG8485.jpg

willjeep4free 09-22-2011 01:40 AM

Do you have to get a body lift with it or did you just want to get one?

willjeep4free 09-22-2011 01:41 AM

Quote:

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

solman 09-22-2011 01:42 AM

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

willjeep4free 09-22-2011 01:47 AM

Sorry i meant did you need it for the MML?

solman 09-22-2011 01:51 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by willjeep4free (Post 1592601)
Sorry i meant did you need it for the MML?

yup

willjeep4free 09-22-2011 01:52 AM

Alright cool! Thanks for the info!
Sweet looking jeep by the way!

solman 09-22-2011 01:54 AM

Thanks. those are some older pics. its on 35s now :)

darkproximity 09-22-2011 01:58 AM

Km2's?

solman 09-22-2011 02:06 AM

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Originally Posted by darkproximity (Post 1592626)
Km2's?

nope old school general grabber MTs
http://i1194.photobucket.com/albums/...lman94/35s.jpg

UnlimitedLJ04 09-22-2011 08:15 AM

the SYE/CV shaft is well worth the cost if you wheel where ground clearance and vehicle capability matters.

SirGeorgeKillian 09-22-2011 08:19 AM

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?

willjeep4free 09-22-2011 08:49 AM

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

KidRock171 09-22-2011 09:15 AM

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.

solman 09-22-2011 09:23 AM

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.

willjeep4free 09-22-2011 09:44 AM

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

willjeep4free 09-23-2011 12:15 AM

Anybody want to chime in?

KidRock171 09-23-2011 11:05 AM

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)

MikalCarbine 09-23-2011 11:39 AM

I've read you can do a 1"MML without the BL as long as you relocate the fan shroud afterwards

willjeep4free 09-23-2011 12:22 PM

Quote:

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?

jtitcomb 09-23-2011 12:30 PM

Question....
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by solman (Post 1592632)
nope old school general grabber MTs
http://i1194.photobucket.com/albums/...lman94/35s.jpg

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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