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Unread 01-15-2012, 11:45 AM   #1
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Lower Tummy Tuck vs. 1 Inch Higher Tummy Tuck with Body Lift

I am looking at undercover fabs lineup of t-case skids and was contemplating on whether or not I would rather install a body lift and get the ultra high clearance or one that sits one inch lower that does not require a body lift. By the time I'll be installing this I'm hoping to drop down from my sagging 4inch lift to about a 2 inch lift. Maybe rubicon springs and a one inch body lift would be the ticket? any suggestions?

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Unread 01-15-2012, 11:47 AM   #2
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How are rubicon springs going to give you a 2" lift?
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Unread 01-15-2012, 11:52 AM   #3
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I've heard so many people back and forth on whether or not they actually are longer or not. If someone could clear this up for me I would really apreciate it. I've heard people say that they give a 2 inch lift, 1 inch lift, etc. Then I've seen people say that they are just stiffer. If thats not a feasible route I'd prefer some ome springs.
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I'm not going to comment on the rubi springs other than dont count on it.

Hands down, get the body lift and tuck the skid up as high as you can.
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They're not longer. Sombody posted a picture of a Sport and a Rubicon side by side (I don't know where), and the only thing thats different is that the Rubicon has the metric equivalent of 31" tires, which makes it seem a bit bigger in stock terms.
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I've heard so many people back and forth on whether or not they actually are longer or not. If someone could clear this up for me I would really apreciate it. I've heard people say that they give a 2 inch lift, 1 inch lift, etc. Then I've seen people say that they are just stiffer. If thats not a feasible route I'd prefer some ome springs.
No incremental lift from rubi springs, although they may be stiffer (there were different combinations from factory). If current springs have sagged you might get that back, but nothing more.
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They are not longer, they are stiffer and have less sag over time. Rubi springs give you no lift.
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any good recommendations for a body lift? Aluminum vs. polyurethane, etc
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The Rubi springs may bump the front of a 4 popper a tad, but otherwise I just noticed they returned me to stock height and are stiffer. Although I still needed a 3/4 inch spacer after I put on my front bumper and winch.

Personally, I'm gonna use the ultra high clearance when I have the funds. I'll use the Novak cable shifter and bend my stick shift if necessary. I think you may need to move the cat forward a tad. Imped can probably correct me if I'm wrong.

I used the performance accessories 1" body lift. Very smooth 1.5 hour install drinking beer. And only 95 dollars.
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Has anyone found it to be an advantage to do a motor lift at the same time?
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Has anyone found it to be an advantage to do a motor lift at the same time?
An extra 1" of clearance for your oilpan-- I'd call that an advantage
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Has anyone found it to be an advantage to do a motor lift at the same time?
Any reason you want a body lift? I saw on your profile an SYE was in your future mods so im guessing you have a tcase drop, so to get the high clearance skid to work you could just get an SYE to fix the angles from the lift, and a MML to fix the angles from the new skid. Personally i am not a fan of body lifts and there is pretty much always a better option around them
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Any reason you want a body lift? I saw on your profile an SYE was in your future mods so im guessing you have a tcase drop, so to get the high clearance skid to work you could just get an SYE to fix the angles from the lift, and a MML to fix the angles from the new skid. Personally i am not a fan of body lifts and there is pretty much always a better option around them
Are you saying you think retaining a TC drop is a "better option"?
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Has anyone found it to be an advantage to do a motor lift at the same time?
Yes. Just did that performance accessories body lift and brown dog 1" motor mounts the other day. Both extremely easy and straight forward. No need to fiddle with radiator brackets and it didn't cause driveline vibes on my stock height TJ with a stock height T.C.

If you're over the age of 17 and don't have the secret urge to be an F1 driver, go for rubber mounts. Brown Dog sent me the poly by accident. Its a bit much for me even at the ripe old age of 24 .

They sent me out rubber bushings and refunded me the difference though! Awesome company. Awesome product.
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