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post #181 of 1106 Old 01-15-2010, 01:52 PM
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Maybe i should start selling jeep parts on here. I'll just pitch the company that i am part of and helped develop, but i won't give prices online. Way to beat the system blaine, you cheap bastartd. Keep pitching your junk and suckering the sheep into following your every word.
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It's not an issue of being cheap, it's an issue of no one telling us that it was required and I'm certain with the amount of pettiness you exhibit publicly that you most assuredly have tattled.


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post #182 of 1106 Old 01-15-2010, 02:43 PM
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For those who don't want a body lift, I got a PM from Matt over at undercover fab in regards to some comments I made in another thread. He said that he could also do a skid that was 1" deeper than normal. Then you should be ok without the bodylift. Keep in mind that you will only be gaining about an inch of clearance at that point. But since this skid is a smother design than the factory skid that might be enough to slider over things easier. I know I am considering it.

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Lets get back on topic guys. This thread was meant to discuss tummy tucks, not to argue about other topics.
Good call rubidriver....to get back onto track...

Does the amount of body lift required directly correlate to the amount of TT ground clearance gain?

For example...if your kit brags a 4" higher belly than stock and you only have a 1" body lift; where is that other 3" coming from (without pounding on the tranny tunnel)?

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No, the height of a BL does not directly correlate with how high you can lift your skid.

If you crawl under a stock TJ, you'll see there is a gap between the body and drivetrain.
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After a certian amount there is a correlation. If you can get 2" with no BL and there is 1 cm of clearance between the tcase and tub for instance, then you will need a 1" BL to get 3" and so on. There's only so high you can go because you cannot tuck your frame.

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There's only so high you can go because you cannot tuck your frame.
Depends on a few things, one being the skill of the fabricator. Gerald is considering us building a Savvy Company TJ and I will tuck the frame if we do.

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I guess what I mean is you cannot tuck your frame in a "bolt on stand point."

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That's impressive, the die marks that is. A 3 plus inch bottom die? That's way too cool.

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UCF skid looks nice. Now they need a matching engine skid and steering box skid.

I'm a little disappointed to see Rokmen still doesn't have an engine skid for my application.
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steering box skid.
Not disagreeing with you, but help me out with the logic. I'm all about saving some weight, but is the steering skid the place to do it?

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Not disagreeing with you, but help me out with the logic. I'm all about saving some weight, but is the steering skid the place to do it?
I don't wheel hard enough to care about a steering skid, but would there be a reason not too save weight here. It would seem to me that its a small enough piece of aluminum that it would only cost $10-$20 more so why not? Every pound helps. Just my thoughts.


EDIT: I'm not taking one side or the other or trying to start an argument about steering skids. I'm just sayin...

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Not disagreeing with you, but help me out with the logic. I'm all about saving some weight, but is the steering skid the place to do it?
x2... What could the actual savings there be? I mean, I could loose more weight hitting the bathroom in the morning than anyone could going with a different steering skid. I know Blaine made a mention of never getting into the radiator protection business because there wasn't enough savings there. There is more steel needed there than a steering box.

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Not disagreeing with you, but help me out with the logic. I'm all about saving some weight, but is the steering skid the place to do it?
I'll admit there is no logic. I just figure that if 3 out of my 4 skids are going to be aluminum I might as well purchase an aluminum steering box skid so the 4th one matches. Yes, I'm anal.

Most people won't replace their steel skid if they already have one but if they're just beginning to armor up and they're looking at an aluminum TC skid and fuel tank skid they might as well buy an aluminum version of the steering box skid.
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Ah crap, anyone want to buy a 1/4 steel UCF skidplate, never mounted, anyone?

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