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Old 11-08-2015, 02:59 PM
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Non body lift Tummy Tuck

Has anyone made a custom TT without installing a BL ? Anyone used the UCF non BL kit, or other manufacturers ? UCF says gains 2" clearance over stock w/no BL. Thoughts, pictures ? Thanks

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what's your objection to the BL?

if you want to raise the t-case up, you need to make room somehow...a BL is generally the easiest thing to accomplish the clearance needed.

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'the Nth degree TT instructions say its possible. You would have clearance issues with the top of the trans and the pinch weld at the body seams. (They say to bend the weld with impact technology). I was going to try it however I got a good deal on a 1" BL from Amazon. Also found a 1" motor mount lift and did that as well. My tummy tucker project is nearing completion!
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'the Nth degree TT instructions say its possible. You would have clearance issues with the top of the trans and the pinch weld at the body seams. (They say to bend the weld with impact technology). I was going to try it however I got a good deal on a 1" BL from Amazon. Also found a 1" motor mount lift and did that as well. My tummy tucker project is nearing completion!
Are you fabricating your own or, any pics ?
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what's your objection to the BL?

if you want to raise the t-case up, you need to make room somehow...a BL is generally the easiest thing to accomplish the clearance needed.
Not necessarily looking to raise the transfer, just that godawful skid (probably 2 1/2" between the two) ! Anyone done this ?
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Are you fabricating your own or, any pics ?
Not fabing my own. I got a great deal on the TT on another forum. Now I have a 2" suspension lift, 1" body lift, and a 1" motor mount lift. I still need the auto trans mount for the TT and I am going to modify my transfer case linkage with the teraflex linkage kit (tera 4947100)

Don't be afraid of the body lift. I'm on 31's and its not going to be that tall (21" to the bottom of the sliders). The body lift looks almost stock. Great for a guy with short legs. I was told that the motor mount lift isn't required, it just decreases your pinion angle when your all done. You will still probably need the SYE kit for your Transfer case and a CV driveline.

after daystar 1' body lift and brown dog 1" motor mount lift:






new to me nth degree tt plate:
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Here's the UCF skid on mine with a 1" body lift. As mentioned above, nothing wrong with a small bl to get some clearance under the Jeep. This picture was taken before I added 35" tires.
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Not necessarily looking to raise the transfer, just that godawful skid (probably 2 1/2" between the two) ! Anyone done this ?
you cant change one without changing the other unless you change the trans mount to a lopro

what trans and tc do you have?
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Auto 32c, 231 transfer. My thoughts are: lo pro mount with skid formed around & up tighter to frame. I've been all over and haven't really seen what I'm thinkin. Right now leaning toward UCF mostly due to price (I've got a lot of other mods on the short list)! Thanks for all the input & pics.
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Running a tummy tuck without a body lift is as easy as a transfer case skid spacer...

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Running a tummy tuck without a body lift is as easy as a transfer case skid spacer...

Seems like that kinda defeats the whole purpose ?
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It was temporary until my SYE was purchased and installed. It worked though...
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Seems like that kinda defeats the whole purpose ?
but you just said:

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Not necessarily looking to raise the transfer, just that godawful skid (probably 2 1/2" between the two) ! Anyone done this ?
if you're not looking to raise the raise the t-case, why are you criticizing his tummy tuck - he got rid of the godawful stock skid, but he didn't raise the t-case.

what do you want? do you want to raise the t-case or not? If not, then you can get a tummy tuck and add a big t-case drop.

if you want to raise the skid, you're going to have to change your objection to a BL....or get good at sheet metal work and spend a lot of time/money modifying the tunnel.
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if you're not looking to raise the raise the t-case, why are you criticizing his tummy tuck - he got rid of the godawful stock skid, but he didn't raise the t-case.

what do you want? do you want to raise the t-case or not? If not, then you can get a tummy tuck and add a big t-case drop.

if you want to raise the skid, you're going to have to change your objection to a BL....or get good at sheet metal work and spend a lot of time/money modifying the tunnel.
I think you misread the tone of my reply, not criticizing by any means. I was
asking an honest question. Was there any ground clearance at the skid actually gained after dropping it ? His next reply about being temporary made perfect sense. I know I'm talking major fabrication work, that's why I'm wondering if anyone else has tried. Thanks
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I did my UCF tummy tuck before I did my lift. I lifted the motor and body to make things work right. But when I put my 3.5" lift on I got what more lift than I was expecting, and ended up lowering the UCF skid by a few washers to get rid of some vibes. See picture below. Over all the tummy tuck still performs as supposed to. It's just not quite as high. To tell the truth I kind of like lowering the tranny/transfer case down some. It helps to lower the passenger foot well tempeture.
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To continue, my TJ still has some pretty good ground to frame clearance.
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I recently installed the UCF UHC skid. You can likely either go LoPro mount OR use a 1" BL. I already had the body lift and, frankly, didn't want to use the LoPro, as it was more expense and has to be modified for use anyway. A 1" BL gives you just the added clearance so you don't have to modify your tunnel. A lot of folks use a 1" or 1.25" BL in conjunction with their suspension lift and other modifications. Its extremely easy to install.

Here's my setup. You can see that its pretty tight in there and that with the TT, the T-case is shoved up against the tunnel, which is where the body lift comes in-handy:



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I did the LoPro mount and the UCF skid with no body lift.
Works great with zero issues. I would Call UCF and they can get you setup.

If you decide to do a body lift I would look into Savvy. They make some nice stuff.

Mine isn't flush but it is tucked as high as it can go without a body lift.
The case sits about 1/4" from the tub underneath so I'm out of room to shove it up any higher.
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