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Unread 01-06-2010, 05:10 PM   #16
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I spoke with Gerald earlier today about the Savvy TT. He said he is hoping to have it ready next month and it will include the required body lift.
I wish they'd make a version for those of us that DO NOT want to run a BL

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Unread 01-06-2010, 05:12 PM   #17
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Motor Mount Lift (MML)- Is needed when doing any high clearance t-case skid on a Jeep that has a suspension lift of 2” or more. Stockers can usually get away with out it, but if you are doing a tummy tuck chances are you aren’t keeping the stock suspension height. There are various ways to lift your motor which include JKS(spacers-$60), Brown Dog(full replacement-$84), and M.O.R.E(full replacement-$139). If you choose new motor mounts instead of the spacers, get the rubber bushing versions to reduce engine vibrations. Poly bushings **can** transmit more engine vibrations, but they greatly reduce engine movement and will not degrade as fast as rubber. Rubber's lifespan is usually a few decades...so its your choice.
It's intuitive why a body lift is more or less needed. But why a MML? I've noticed a lot of conflicting information here on the topic, some directly from Brown Dog IIRC.
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Unread 01-06-2010, 05:15 PM   #18
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I wish they'd make a version for those of us that DO NOT want to run a BL
Be cause it's the Savvy skid?

You could always put 1" spacers below it to keep your "LCG".
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Unread 01-06-2010, 05:21 PM   #19
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It's intuitive why a body lift is more or less needed. But why a MML? I've noticed a lot of conflicting information here on the topic, some directly from Brown Dog IIRC.
I will go edit this and explain why.
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your money will go farther in College Station.
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Unread 01-06-2010, 05:30 PM   #20
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The Tera Skid comes in 1/4" or 3/16" and includes a mml.

Nice write up.
Are you sure???

The skid does come with a 5/8" MML that I will edit. But I think it only comes in 1 thickness.

http://www.teraflex.biz/products/tj-...kid-plate.html
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Unread 01-06-2010, 06:07 PM   #21
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My nth degree/no body lift/no mml write up from a couple years ago, may have changed since the purchase by AEV:
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Unread 01-06-2010, 06:34 PM   #22
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posting a link in the Boot Camp thread: http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f9/tj...embers-722109/
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Unread 01-06-2010, 06:49 PM   #23
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Be cause it's the Savvy skid?

You could always put 1" spacers below it to keep your "LCG".
I meant to say, for those of us that don't like to run a BL cause BL's look like fail.
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Unread 01-06-2010, 06:54 PM   #24
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Awesome right up. For sure needs to be a sticky on this.
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Unread 01-06-2010, 07:16 PM   #25
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Nice job! Lets see some pictures of these!
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Unread 01-06-2010, 07:24 PM   #26
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Great writeup, Undercover Fab does make a skid for 03-06 though and I am very happy withthe 1/4" version, shipping weight was 80lbs.
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Unread 01-06-2010, 07:56 PM   #27
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Unread 01-06-2010, 08:01 PM   #28
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This is what I picture the Savvy skid to look like for the TJ. This is the one they made for "ErikJordan"'s YJ. Im sure it will similar. This should be fun to see.





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Unread 01-06-2010, 08:22 PM   #29
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GREAT WORK!!!!!
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Unread 01-06-2010, 08:47 PM   #30
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Great job on the write up. One question: the rear track relocation bracket - that's only needed with TT because the pinion is tilted substantially more than SYE/CV without the TT, right?
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