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Renagade119 08-22-2012 06:46 PM

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?

Big Cole 08-22-2012 06:49 PM

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Border Dave 08-22-2012 06:50 PM

Educate yourself: So you want a Tummy Tuck... - JeepForum.com

nick50471 08-22-2012 07:00 PM

I went from this stock shovel with a TC drop

http://i89.photobucket.com/albums/k2...-04-27_535.jpg


To this UCF Ultra High Clearance Skid.

http://i89.photobucket.com/albums/k2...-17-41_427.jpg

BLK00TJ 08-22-2012 08:12 PM

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Originally Posted by nick50471 (Post 2713491)
To this UCF Ultra High Clearance Skid.

http://i89.photobucket.com/albums/k2...-17-41_427.jpg

I've been looking into this one. How's it holdin' up? Scrape it over anything yet?

doclouie 08-22-2012 08:22 PM

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.

Renagade119 08-22-2012 08:58 PM

Holy crap! 1300! Well, thats an awful lot of money Im not sure Im willing to spend

Renagade119 08-22-2012 09:05 PM

Wait, anybody ever tried to make their own? I have full access to a welding and machining lab

BLK00TJ 08-22-2012 09:06 PM

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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

Renagade119 08-22-2012 09:08 PM

Sorry, a TT?

Imped 08-22-2012 09:15 PM

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Originally Posted by Renagade119 (Post 2714053)
Wait, anybody ever tried to make their own? I have full access to a welding and machining lab

http://i460.photobucket.com/albums/q...w/IMAG0661.jpg

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.

Renagade119 08-22-2012 10:01 PM

1/4 Steel alright? And bro, you gotta sick jeep

techflork 08-22-2012 11:06 PM

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.

Renagade119 08-22-2012 11:09 PM

I do it at school and the metal retailers give the school a discount. All the welding and machining tools/supplies are free :)

rkwfxd 08-22-2012 11:12 PM

Check out my thread on the new modular Savvy Under Armor.

Renagade119 08-22-2012 11:16 PM

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

Hoagie. 08-23-2012 01:24 AM

Turn the one you have on now upside down;)

Imped 08-23-2012 06:58 AM

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.

techflork 08-23-2012 07:01 AM

Quote:

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

TnDz TJ 08-23-2012 09:37 AM

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Originally Posted by techflork (Post 2715252)
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!!!:rofl::eek::facepalm:

techflork 08-24-2012 09:11 AM

hahahaha somebody in the world totally would :doh2:

Wench 08-24-2012 08:08 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Imped (Post 2714108)
http://i460.photobucket.com/albums/q...w/IMAG0661.jpg

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...

ajones8230 08-24-2012 08:21 PM

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!


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