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Unread 01-11-2011, 12:28 AM   #1
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Savvy Under Armor modified for 6spd and 241TC

So I have a 6 spd Rubicon with the 241 TC and decided to modify the 03+ auto Under Armor to fit. So here we go...

Motor mount lift. Only thing to explain that is different than other MMLs is to get the thread extension part to fit all the way, you will need to shorten the thread on the motor mount so that the thread extender seats down to the mount. ( sorry, didn't get a pic of that )






Body lift. Only thing to do here is make sure you put the brackets on while doing the BL. ( second pic )





Next is the cross member...Had to cut out for the TC to fit. I just guestimated on raising the TC and kept trimming the cross member until it fit. Then You have to make sure the drivers side of the TC is higher than the cross member or else the skids will not bolt up. Then I painted the cut parts cause I cut off the rust preventative plating.





Now to the tranny mount. Before I removed the factory skid, I measured from the flange on the TC to both sides of the frame.This way I could ensure I went straight up and not to the side. Gerald said he used a 1 1/2" piece of angle iron but all I could find was 2" and I modified the mount like you see in the pics. I also welded on an exhaust hanger mount and welded the nuts on the back cause they would be a pain to get to.







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Unread 01-11-2011, 12:33 AM   #2
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The next thing was to modify the rear brace. I had to cut a hole for the drain on the TC cause it sticks out and hits the brace. I cut the hole larger to allow for movement of the TC and also welded on a support behind cause it got pretty thin at the top and bottom of the hole. I also cut the ends cause I have to get around my long arm brackets.







Last was to bolt on all the armor. ( I call them the surf board and the wings ) Gerald was right to say to leave everything loose to bolt it all together. I had to support the tranny and loosen a bracket to move it forward. After that... everything lined up pretty well. I put all the bolts in and then tightened the 6 bolts that go into the frame. ( Since they're into the frame... they're not slotted and have no adjustment. ) After than, I centered the surf board to the wings and tightened them all up. I am very pleased with the outcome. I am very pleased with the way the rear suspension has turned out, I like how the middle is setup, and hopefully the front will be just as good. ( that is my project to finish before the TDS in 2 months )







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Unread 01-11-2011, 01:09 AM   #3
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Dan,

I knew you'd do a nice job on the Under Armor modicifcation.

Of course, I got the new cross member trans mount for the Rubis yesterday. I need to test fit one and then we can finally start making them.

Thanks,

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Unread 01-11-2011, 02:08 AM   #4
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Great pics-Thank you! That will help a bunch.

Gerald-

I received today what I was waiting on. Setting up account tomorrow and hope to be calling either you or Blaine in the next couple days. Probably both actually... Clock is now ticking so I need to get rolling in order to get things up and running as quickly as possible. Have a LOT of work to do to say the least-on both sides of things. Hope you're able to get one of those mounts built for the '05 LJ Rubi 6 speed in the next couple days...

Talk to you soon,

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Unread 01-11-2011, 10:45 AM   #5
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Doesnt seem like it sits very flat?
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Unread 01-11-2011, 07:00 PM   #6
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Dan,

I knew you'd do a nice job on the Under Armor modicifcation.

Of course, I got the new cross member trans mount for the Rubis yesterday. I need to test fit one and then we can finally start making them.

Thanks,

Gerald
Hey Gerald,

Let me know if you need a Rubicon to test fit the mount. I would let you borrow mine if I could be one of the first to get the Rubicon UA.

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Unread 01-11-2011, 09:11 PM   #7
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Dan,

I knew you'd do a nice job on the Under Armor modicifcation.

Of course, I got the new cross member trans mount for the Rubis yesterday. I need to test fit one and then we can finally start making them.

Thanks,

Gerald
Gman, I'll call you tomorrow. Motor mount lift is already in and the bodylift is already on. Lets rock and roll.
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Unread 01-11-2011, 09:17 PM   #8
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Hey Gerald,

Let me know if you need a Rubicon to test fit the mount. I would let you borrow mine if I could be one of the first to get the Rubicon UA.

Mike
If you can come by next weekend we can test fit it. I can't do it this weekend.

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Unread 01-12-2011, 02:17 PM   #9
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OK next weekend should work. Also if it fits do you have the rest of the UA ready to go? I would love to be able to drive away with new UA if possible.
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when you get the 6 speed Rubi under armor & BL/ML figured out, I'm still wanting it on my jeep!
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Body lift. Only thing to do here is make sure you put the brackets on while doing the BL.
Hmmm...from that pic, it looks like this setup is NOT compatible with raising your body mounts rather than using body lift pucks. I'm really glad I saw that before doing any cutting or welding.
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Hmmm...from that pic, it looks like this setup is NOT compatible with raising your body mounts rather than using body lift pucks. I'm really glad I saw that before doing any cutting or welding.
Eric,

If you paln in raising your body mounts, you are more than capable of welding the C bracket on. You would just need to slice it up a little.

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Good to know. Haven't seen all the individual pieces yet, so I just assumed
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Is the under armor compatible with a regular 1" BL or does it need to be 1-1/4"?
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