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Unread 08-30-2009, 06:49 PM   #1
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Is it possible to install a mml and Tummy tuck without a body lift

I saw a post where someone said they made modifications so they could install their skyjacker tummy tuck without a body lift and was wondering if i could possibly get rid of my 1" body lift. I doubt it but just wanted to check.

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Unread 08-30-2009, 06:59 PM   #2
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You can but you'll have to make space by pounding out some room in the tub and/or shave a bit off of the transmission mount.
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Unread 08-30-2009, 07:01 PM   #3
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The AEV tummy tuck for 02 and under TJ's will work without a body lift and no tub modifications.

Since you have an 03 and up I'm pretty sure it requires you to dimple your tub.
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Why would you want to do all that instead of installing a simple and effective 1" or 1.25" BL?
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Unread 08-30-2009, 09:06 PM   #5
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crawl under your Jeep. try to put your hand all the way around the t-case, trans, bellhousing and all the way up to the engine. If you can find 3" of clearance, you'll fit everything fine. but you won't find this clearance - you're lifting the entire drivetrain 2.5" of more. All this drivetrain has to go someplace...you install a BL to make room. Or you can remodel the firewall and tunnel of your tub with a hammer for a few hours. or use a hydraulic ram to seperate the tunnel & firewall a bit. or wait until various components rub on your firewall and tub, becoming damaged.

a BL does give you advantages - you can run a high clearance gas tank skid (like Savvy or Rokmen), you need 1" less bumpstop for the same size tires, and you get extra room making maintenance easier.
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Unread 08-30-2009, 09:41 PM   #6
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Do the body lift you can't even tell its there. My jeep is stock for now with a 1.25" BL and 1" mml and you don't even notice it it, niether does anyone else unless you mention it.
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Unread 08-31-2009, 02:55 AM   #7
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Since you already have the body lift, I would just leave it and do the TT. From what I have read here, every who has done one says it is SO much easier with a 1-1.25" BL.
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