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post #661 of 1106 Old 01-16-2012, 06:01 PM
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What was the genius/thought behind that Nth tummy tuck? How did they get it so flat? And why aren't they still available?

When Jim started Nth Degree he made 5-10 units (he can't remember) very limited run of these skids but the interest was not there to justify the option vs the 1.25 drop version. His lift was not available back in Jan 2004 so I scooped up this unit because he was sure he would not be making anymore. Install is more extensive so the idea was dropped after a few were made.


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What was the genius/thought behind that Nth tummy tuck? How did they get it so flat? And why aren't they still available?
They're now owned by AEV... AEV has some really nice products, but they're 2-3 times more expensive than many other kits, and I personally feel like the Currie/Savvy/Rokmen/Clayton lift kits are a better price vs. value option. I don't have any experience with the AEV/9th set up though.

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What was the genius/thought behind that Nth tummy tuck? How did they get it so flat? And why aren't they still available?
LOL, nothing genius about a flat skid. Pretty easy, actually. That Nth skid is definitely cool. Very rare.


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This tummy tuck stuff is starting to wear on my mind, my knuckles and my pocketbook. almost there

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What was the genius/thought behind that Nth tummy tuck? How did they get it so flat? And why aren't they still available?
The Savvy UA is just as flat and much easier to work with. I tried to acquire all of the parts to do the AEV/Nth skid and it wasn't possible. If you can find them, total cost would probably be over $1500....bottom line is, just go with the Savvy UA and you'll be happy.
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I'm looking to do a tummy tuck in the next couple of weeks. I'm only going to be running the H&R 1" suspension lift, so hopefully my mods won't have to be as extensive as some of the ones in this thread. I already have the body lift, cv driveshaft,and slipyoke eliminator. I need to order my skid, motor mount lift, and adjustable control arms.

Anyone know what the most likely problem I would run into would be? I'm thinking possible altering of the stock exhaust hanger? I have an automatic btw.
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The Savvy UA is just as flat and much easier to work with. I tried to acquire all of the parts to do the AEV/Nth skid and it wasn't possible. If you can find them, total cost would probably be over $1500....bottom line is, just go with the Savvy UA and you'll be happy.
I purchased the UCF UHC under armor. It's not as fancy as the Savvy gear, but it's cheaper, just as light, and just as strong. The compromise is that the Savvy armor is easier to work with when maintenence is needed... If I had more money to spend I would've went with the Savvy under armor, but I have a limited budget so I have to make compromises here and there...

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has anyone found replacement rear shock mounts that will position the shocks the same distance from the axle tube. essentially just replacements for the OEM mounts.

i know about the currie shock extenders but would prefer to weld an OEM style back into the proper position after the pinion angle is raised.

something like this from ruffstuff but longer

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has anyone found replacement rear shock mounts that will position the shocks the same distance from the axle tube. essentially just replacements for the OEM mounts.

i know about the currie shock extenders but would prefer to weld an OEM style back into the proper position after the pinion angle is raised.

something like this from ruffstuff but longer
A friend of mine and myself made long shock mounts for my Jeep out of 1/4" wall, 2" box tubing. It took us about 2 hours all together including cutting the factory mounts off, smoothing the axle tubes, fabricating the new mounts with a 4" grinder and some cutting disks.

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A friend of mine and myself made long shock mounts for my Jeep out of 1/4" wall, 2" box tubing. It took us about 2 hours all together including cutting the factory mounts off, smoothing the axle tubes, fabricating the new mounts with a 4" grinder and some cutting disks.
wouldnt that leave 1/4" slop inside the shock mount?

2x2x1/4 would have in ID (for lack of a better term) of 1.5, arent TJ shocks 1.25?

but i think i get how you did that.

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wouldnt that leave 1/4" slop inside the shock mount?

2x2x1/4 would have in ID (for lack of a better term) of 1.5, arent TJ shocks 1.25?

but i think i get how you did that.
We cut one side of the tubing out at the bottom of the mount, I'm not sure how wide the bushings are on shocks, they slid in nice and neatly, and then we tightened everything up. They aren't loose in the mounts, so I'm not sure. It's raining outside right now or I'd take a few pictures for you.

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We cut one side of the tubing out at the bottom of the mount, I'm not sure how wide the bushings are on shocks, they slid in nice and neatly, and then we tightened everything up. They aren't loose in the mounts, so I'm not sure. It's raining outside right now or I'd take a few pictures for you.
i'm probably just over thinking it. but pictures are always welcome. no rush...

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i'm probably just over thinking it. but pictures are always welcome. no rush...
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Then I gained a bit more up travel after I installed my tummy tuck, but I don't have pics at the moment.

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And the square tubing is prolly 1.75" square tubing 1/4" wall now that I look at it again.

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Necro, not sure why your shocks were so compressed originally. Here's what mine look like with no mods to shock mounts.


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