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Unread 01-06-2010, 08:54 PM   #31
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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?
think of it this way - a TT adds 2" (or more) to your lift height. So if you've got a 2.5" lift and add a TT, the t-case is seeing a 4.5" lift. so whatever you would normally need to correct driveline angles for a 4.5" lift applies (SYE/DC,etc)

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Unread 01-06-2010, 09:11 PM   #32
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I just installed the 3/16" UCF skid two weeks ago. Went offroad twice and noticed the improved clearance right away. I don't drop onto rocks on a regular basis so the thinner plate works for me.

I have a 1.25" BL, MML, SYE and had no clearance issues with the exhaust or anything and the fitment was good. I was able to mate my older design Skid Row skid to it after grinding away a corner of the engine skid.

The welds were ugly but sufficient and there was spatter but it's a budget entry into the field and what I expected. If someone stole it, I would buy the exact same one.
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Unread 01-06-2010, 09:16 PM   #33
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i believe i'm going to order the Undercoverfab tomorrow. I can't wait to much longer.
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Unread 01-06-2010, 09:20 PM   #34
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I just installed the 3/16" UCF skid two weeks ago. Went offroad twice and noticed the improved clearance right away. I don't drop onto rocks on a regular basis so the thinner plate works for me.

I have a 1.25" BL, MML, SYE and had no clearance issues with the exhaust or anything and the fitment was good. I was able to mate my older design Skid Row skid to it after grinding away a corner of the engine skid.

The welds were ugly but sufficient and there was spatter but it's a budget entry into the field and what I expected. If someone stole it, I would buy the exact same one.
Do you have any pictures of this skid on or off the Jeep? Also, what all else did you have to purchase to make this work? Tranny mount? Hardware?
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Unread 01-06-2010, 09:54 PM   #35
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great writeup...thanks for doing it!
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Unread 01-06-2010, 10:03 PM   #36
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The OD/Nth/AEV fits without a BL with the 241 & 231.
With the 241 it requires some good luvin from a mallet, but done right doesnt look heinous.
Im having to modify the skid for a 2 speed Atlas. Its unclear currently whether I will need to modify the tub.
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Unread 01-06-2010, 10:17 PM   #37
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Good write up!
I have the clayton skid. Mine came unfinished.
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I really like the info provided, gives me more to thunk about.

One note: A certain birdy let slip that the savvy skid will gain 4"+ with the 42rle. You might want to add that into the guide. They also say the needed 1" bl will be included. Let's hope that actually happens

Edit: I should probably mention that this will require an sye/ds even for stockers. That much gain is impressive though. I would also expect it to be very light. Appearently it will be cost efficient too (whatever that means).
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Unread 01-06-2010, 10:42 PM   #39
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I really like the info provided, gives me more to thunk about.

One note: A certain birdy let slip that the savvy skid will gain 4"+ with the 42rle. You might want to add that into the guide. They also say the needed 1" bl will be included. Let's hope that actually happens

Edit: I should probably mention that this will require an sye/ds even for stockers. That much gain is impressive though. I would also expect it to be very light. Appearently it will be cost efficient too (whatever that means).
I posted pics of the Savvy skid on page 2.
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think of it this way - a TT adds 2" (or more) to your lift height. So if you've got a 2.5" lift and add a TT, the t-case is seeing a 4.5" lift. so whatever you would normally need to correct driveline angles for a 4.5" lift applies (SYE/DC,etc)
understood. guess i was wondering what the "critical" lift amount is to start experiencing the binding. at 2.5" i've got no binding at ~14 degree angle. my plans to get 33's with a 2.5" lift and have good articulation and clearance are getting more expensive...
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Unread 01-06-2010, 11:32 PM   #41
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Rough Country is currently developing a tcase skid too. Its going to be made for their long arm kit, but if you look at the design of the la, it will work on stock suspension too.

Obviously it will be competitively priced being Rough Country. Quality is also a ? being Rough Country. But i thought id add this tidbit.
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Rubi, great post. I would consolidate all the information to the first post or second post, so people dont have to search through 20 pages of posts (yep...this will hit 20 pages).
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Rubi, great post. I would consolidate all the information to the first post or second post, so people dont have to search through 20 pages of posts (yep...this will hit 20 pages).
Anything that is pointed out that needs to either be fixed or added (that is legitiment) have been added to the first post, other than the pictures which cannot all fit in the first post.
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Unread 01-07-2010, 08:35 AM   #44
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rubidriver - I purchased the UCF skid on Monday and got the shipment notice today. I will post pics of it in bare metal before I paint and mount it, assuming no one beats me to it.

I waited for a while on the Savvy skid but couldn't get a straight answer on a projected release date. I think the UCF one will work out fine for my needs anyway.
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Unread 01-07-2010, 09:04 AM   #45
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This is a great thread with a lot of good info. I have always wanted a tummy tuck but was always worried about what else I was going to need to do it complete.

I have a question about clearancing the tub. How much do you have to beat it? Do you have to pound it 1" into the cab to get the clearance a 1" body lift would give you? Do you have to remove or modify the center console? Are their any write ups or jeep builds that show how much BFHing it takes?
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