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ReconBubba6 03-08-2012 11:58 PM

Zone 4.25" + SYE/CV
 
I'm planning on getting the Zone 4.25" lift and I was also going to get the Tom Woods SYE/CV kit to go with it...Is it necessary or recommended to have the SYE/CV even though I'm going with the BL? Also, will I have to do purchase a different SYE/CV kit if I do a Belly up conversion at a later time?

jeepjones 03-09-2012 05:03 AM

A body lift has nothing to do with the suspension it just lifts the body, so yes a CV driveshaft would be your best bet. When you do the belly up all you will need is adjustable upper control arms which you should already have to adjust the angle of the diff for your CV driveshaft. If you do not have adjustable upper control arms you will never get the driveline angle proper regardless of what type of driveshaft you have.

ReconBubba6 03-09-2012 10:19 AM

Thanks for that...it actually answered exactly what i was looking for...I'm gonna order the Zone 4.25" and get currie adjustable UCA and a Tom tail shaft + CV conversion kit to round it out...Does that sound about right, or am I missing anything? I have a Zone lift and I like they're products and I don't do HEAVY wheeling so I felt it was plenty for me, and the CAs + CV finished it off IMO...

Anyone's input is more than welcome

TheTJRod 03-09-2012 10:32 AM

Sounds like your doing it right. 2.5-3" SL is where a SYE kit is recommended. You must get adjustable CA's when you install a SYE to, as mentioned, adjust your pinion angle.

Oh and doing a tummy tuck pretty much requires a SYE and body lift.

ReconBubba6 03-09-2012 11:29 AM

I figured that much, that's why I decided to go ahead with the CV + SYE...

Another question...If I have the CV + SYE, do I still need the T-case drop?

TheTJRod 03-09-2012 11:34 AM

You won't need the drop. The t-case drop is just a bandaid and the SYE is the cure.

ReconBubba6 03-09-2012 11:53 AM

Perfect...thank you for the help!

Also, is there such thing as a low profile skid...that is not a belly up conversion? Now i'm trying to think farther ahead after all the goodies are installed

TheTJRod 03-09-2012 11:55 AM

The two are the same. Low profile skids are called tummy tucks or belly up skids.

Check out this site for some good skids to choose from. Also look at Rokmen and Savvy.
http://undercoverfab.com/5-transfer-case-skid-plates

ReconBubba6 03-09-2012 12:01 PM

Ok, thanks...I wasn't sure...Again thanks for the help...You just solidified my decision on the lift, UCAs, and CV+SYE as soon as I return to the states :D

oIIIIIIo 03-09-2012 12:08 PM

I believe you will need to install MML and BL for a tummy tuck.

TheTJRod 03-09-2012 12:10 PM

You don't need a MML for tummy tucks. It's just recommended, it's also recommended with a BL. UFC has a no BL skid, but I think it's in your best interest to get the BL and go with an even slimmer skid.

I forgot that the kit comes with a BL so he doesn't really have to worry about that.

oIIIIIIo 03-09-2012 12:15 PM

Here is mine...just to give you an idea.

Undercoverfab ultra high clearance tc pan
TW ds
Savvy upper and lower rear CAs
AA SYE

http://s14.postimage.org/t06hesaqp/IMG_1094.jpg
image hosting

ReconBubba6 03-09-2012 12:21 PM

Did you do the lopro tcase mount or do you have the bl+mml?

ReconBubba6 03-09-2012 12:22 PM

Also, am i gonna need adjustable LCAs right away, or will I be alright with the Zone LCAs provided in the lift?

oIIIIIIo 03-09-2012 12:24 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ReconBubba6 (Post 2121461)
Did you do the lopro tcase mount or do you have the bl+mml?

I have the Browndog MML and the JKS BL.

oIIIIIIo 03-09-2012 12:28 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ReconBubba6 (Post 2121464)
Also, am i gonna need adjustable LCAs right away, or will I be alright with the Zone LCAs provided in the lift?

You can do by with the Zone LCAs provided in the lift.

oIIIIIIo 03-09-2012 12:29 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by TheTJRod (Post 2121420)
You don't need a MML for tummy tucks. It's just recommended, it's also recommended with a BL. UFC has a no BL skid, but I think it's in your best interest to get the BL and go with an even slimmer skid.

I forgot that the kit comes with a BL so he doesn't really have to worry about that.


Cool, thanks for the clarification. :thumb:

ReconBubba6 03-09-2012 12:30 PM

Alright, thank you both for the valuable information...you just made everything make sense and answered every question and doubt i had!

ReconBubba6 03-09-2012 12:35 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by TheTJRod (Post 2121420)
You don't need a MML for tummy tucks. It's just recommended, it's also recommended with a BL. UFC has a no BL skid, but I think it's in your best interest to get the BL and go with an even slimmer skid.

I forgot that the kit comes with a BL so he doesn't really have to worry about that.

I wrote this earlier, but I decided since then to go with the 4" SL since it provides new lower control arms. I'll do more research on the Lopro T-Case mount before I decided on what to do as far the skid plates go

oIIIIIIo 03-09-2012 12:39 PM

I really like the UCF ultra clearance tc skid. Good luck on your project.

ReconBubba6 03-09-2012 12:47 PM

Thanks! Only a month and a half and I'll be reunited with my jeep!!

Big Cole 03-09-2012 03:24 PM

UCF offers a 10% discount to forum members. Just received my no-body lift required UCF T-Case skid and its a solid piece of equipment.

ReconBubba6 03-09-2012 10:49 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Big Cole (Post 2122068)
UCF offers a 10% discount to forum members. Just received my no-body lift required UCF T-Case skid and its a solid piece of equipment.

Did you get the Lopro mount too? If so, will you let me know how the install went and how you like it. If I can get away with doing a TT w/o a BL I'm all for it.

TheTJRod 03-09-2012 11:03 PM

Under Cover Fabworks, LLC - No Body-Lift Needed Skids

A 1" body lift isn't all that bad. With it you can get an even shallower skid. Also allows raising the gas tank by 1".

UCF No-Body lift skid. Ground clearance increase by 1 1/2"
Under Cover Fabworks, LLC - '03-'06 TJ/LJ Transfer Case Skid (No Body-Lift Req'd)(Carbon Steel)

UCF Ultra High clearance skid. Ground clearance increase by 3 1/2"
Under Cover Fabworks, LLC - '03-'06 TJ/LJ Transfer Case Skid (Ultra High-Clearance)(Carbon Steel)

Though they say you can install their Original skid with the LO-Pro mount and no body lift
UCF Original skid. 2 1/2" clearance
Under Cover Fabworks, LLC - '03-'06 TJ/LJ Transfer Case Skid (Extra-Clearance)(Carbon Steel)

TheTJRod 03-09-2012 11:04 PM

Edit: Ops.. double post.


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