Lower Tummy Tuck vs. 1 Inch Higher Tummy Tuck with Body Lift - JeepForum.com

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 25 Old 01-15-2012, 11:45 AM Thread Starter
stinkbait87
Registered User
1997 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Carbondale, IL
Posts: 330
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?

stinkbait87 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 25 Old 01-15-2012, 11:47 AM
fromme
Registered User
 
fromme's Avatar
2004 LJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Posts: 1,347
How are rubicon springs going to give you a 2" lift?

"The Wicked Flee When No Man Pursueth, But The Righteous Are Bold As A Lion."
fromme is online now  
post #3 of 25 Old 01-15-2012, 11:52 AM Thread Starter
stinkbait87
Registered User
1997 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Carbondale, IL
Posts: 330
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.
stinkbait87 is offline  
post #4 of 25 Old 01-15-2012, 11:55 AM
fromme
Registered User
 
fromme's Avatar
2004 LJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Posts: 1,347
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.

"The Wicked Flee When No Man Pursueth, But The Righteous Are Bold As A Lion."
fromme is online now  
post #5 of 25 Old 01-15-2012, 11:57 AM
B52dude
Registered User
1999 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Posts: 346
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.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Ripper3494 View Post
i think we should chase him around with yjs, its like being chased by zombies, slow, crippled but for some reason still scary as heck lol
Red Jeep Club #614
B52dude is offline  
post #6 of 25 Old 01-15-2012, 11:59 AM
biffgnar
Moderator
 
biffgnar's Avatar
2006 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Westchester, NY
Posts: 19,938
Quote:
Originally Posted by stinkbait87
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.

#LetGaryDebate
biffgnar is online now  
post #7 of 25 Old 01-15-2012, 12:00 PM
jeepinmichguy_
Registered User
2003 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: The Sticks
Posts: 7,381
They are not longer, they are stiffer and have less sag over time. Rubi springs give you no lift.

ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ

Quote:
Originally Posted by TheBoogieman View Post
Jeepinmichguy is a jerk.
Quote:
Originally Posted by mrblaine View Post
How about this, if you had the Jeep Spirit, you wouldn't abuse the rest of us trying to enjoy a nice day out wheeling by bringing your brokeass broken down junkyard crap out to play where it can't handle it?
Quote:
Originally Posted by JeepForum123 View Post
you all have nice rigs, stop being f****** a**holes.
jeepinmichguy_ is offline  
post #8 of 25 Old 01-15-2012, 12:04 PM
Imped
Registered User
2004 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Indianapolis
Posts: 20,311
If you're gonna tuck, tuck.

OlllllllO
Float Test Build
IndyORV
Imped is offline  
post #9 of 25 Old 01-15-2012, 12:11 PM Thread Starter
stinkbait87
Registered User
1997 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Carbondale, IL
Posts: 330
any good recommendations for a body lift? Aluminum vs. polyurethane, etc
stinkbait87 is offline  
post #10 of 25 Old 01-15-2012, 12:12 PM
sailsurf7713
Registered User
1999 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Rhode Island
Posts: 1,117
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.

'99 SE: The "It could be worse..." jeep

Quote:
Originally Posted by 97flexy View Post
...I say don't lift but CUT. :)
My Rusty Revival
sailsurf7713 is offline  
post #11 of 25 Old 01-15-2012, 12:23 PM Thread Starter
stinkbait87
Registered User
1997 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Carbondale, IL
Posts: 330
Has anyone found it to be an advantage to do a motor lift at the same time?
stinkbait87 is offline  
post #12 of 25 Old 01-15-2012, 12:26 PM
RubiconRazorbac
Web Wheeler
 
RubiconRazorbac's Avatar
2003 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Lee's Summit, MO
Posts: 3,473
Quote:
Originally Posted by stinkbait87
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

Quote:
Originally Posted by Imped View Post
Your shaft isn't long enough to handle that kind of droop...
My build thread: http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f9/ru...thread-792423/
RubiconRazorbac is offline  
post #13 of 25 Old 01-15-2012, 12:35 PM
Lucille92
Registered User
2003 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Clarksburg
Posts: 220
Quote:
Originally Posted by stinkbait87 View Post
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
Lucille92 is offline  
post #14 of 25 Old 01-15-2012, 12:37 PM
biffgnar
Moderator
 
biffgnar's Avatar
2006 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Westchester, NY
Posts: 19,938
Quote:
Originally Posted by Lucille92 View Post
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"?

#LetGaryDebate
biffgnar is online now  
post #15 of 25 Old 01-15-2012, 12:39 PM
sailsurf7713
Registered User
1999 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Rhode Island
Posts: 1,117
Quote:
Originally Posted by stinkbait87 View Post
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.

'99 SE: The "It could be worse..." jeep

Quote:
Originally Posted by 97flexy View Post
...I say don't lift but CUT. :)
My Rusty Revival
sailsurf7713 is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the JeepForum.com forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid e-mail address for yourself.



Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Jeep Forums Replies Last Post
Belly up/Tummy tuck. No body lift? REDLYNER TJ Wrangler Technical Forum 13 10-28-2009 12:21 PM
Is it possible to install a mml and Tummy tuck without a body lift blackruby56 TJ Wrangler Technical Forum 6 08-31-2009 02:55 AM
Tummy Tuck and Body Lift Gymguyjeep TJ Wrangler Technical Forum 17 05-01-2009 03:49 PM
Tummy Tuck, MML, NO body lift??? brunosplace TJ Wrangler Technical Forum 1 02-28-2009 12:08 PM
tummy tuck and 4.5 inch lift Ol'Blue Jeep TJ Wrangler Technical Forum 7 02-20-2005 06:09 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome