post #91 of Old 01-08-2010, 07:41 PM Thread Starter
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my friend has the same exact setup, but needed a CV shaft. just goes to show every jeep is different.
Perfect example... people need to realize there is no real answer for some questions like this other than "every Jeep is different."


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AEV has a Michigan warehouse, I pick all my orders up from there after I place the order threw northridge4x4 (great prices)

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Another UCF update.

Production Process Change Announcement | Under Cover Fabworks, LLC

The owner is obviously trying to clear up the issues he was having with the arc welding and is going to start mig welding them himself. I am awaiting pics that will be posted of the skid as well as the new welds, they will be posted.

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This thread should not confuse LJ owners as I clearly stated this is for TJ's. This is the TJ Technical forum after all. I love LJ's Im just not as well versed on them to do a thread on them.
Argh! I've been orphaned!

There is no "LJ Technical Forum" because, technically, there is no "LJ." The Jeep Wrangler "TJ" comes in a Short WheelBase and a Long WheelBase. The "LJ" label is just shorthand for Long WheelBase TJ. Those of us with Long WheelBase TJ's come to this forum just like all of the Short WheelBase people. Just about everything that applies to the SWB TJ applies to the LWB TJ, except where the extra length matters...

Someone without an LJ or else a significant amount of mechanical experience with 4WD drivelines would probably have difficulty writing expertly about lifts, tummy tucks, and the driveline modifications required may vary due to the increased length behind the transmission/transfer case, however. Perhaps someone with this experience can help, and then the information can be incorporated into the main section (if it hasn't already been done)?
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Argh! I've been orphaned!
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Someone without an LJ or else a significant amount of mechanical experience with 4WD drivelines would probably have difficulty writing expertly about lifts, tummy tucks, and the driveline modifications required may vary due to the increased length behind the transmission/transfer case, however. Perhaps someone with this experience can help, and then the information can be incorporated into the main section (if it hasn't already been done)?
see Post #77
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Thank's for compiling all of this valuable information. Top notch work there.
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Fantastic work, Defiantly a sticky

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Jesus Mary and Joseph thats alot more work and money that i thought it would be.

Tummy tuck just went from my longterm mod list to my really really longterm and possible never mod list.

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Wow, great thread. Where was it in July when I bought my TT. Went with the Kilby TT and engine skid combo, and it did not bolt right in without mods. Needed a bl and mml, and still had to drop it an inch to get rid of the vibes, but I'm happy with how it's been working. As Unlimited04 mentioned, every Jeep is different, it might bolt right in for someone else. It came bare steel, so I had my bosses brother who owns a body shop prime it and slap a couple of coats flat black paint on it. I was going to go with the Clayton, but no drain hole to change the oil. Had I known I would have needed the bl and mml with the Kilby, I would have bought the Rockmen, my $0.02.
Any idea whether Savvy is incorporating and engine/oil pan skid into their TT?

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Wow, great thread. Where was it in July when I bought my TT. Went with the Kilby TT and engine skid combo, and it did not bolt right in without mods. Needed a bl and mml, and still had to drop it an inch to get rid of the vibes, but I'm happy with how it's been working. As Unlimited04 mentioned, every Jeep is different, it might bolt right in for someone else. It came bare steel, so I had my bosses brother who owns a body shop prime it and slap a couple of coats flat black paint on it. I was going to go with the Clayton, but no drain hole to change the oil. Had I known I would have needed the bl and mml with the Kilby, I would have bought the Rockmen, my $0.02.
Any idea whether Savvy is incorporating and engine/oil pan skid into their TT?
The reason you had to drop it 1" is because you havent done it right. SYE and DC DS, as well as rear upper adjustable arms. You will then be able to raise it back up.

Or if your happy where you are, but still hate the BL remove it, you will be able to clear it since you have it dropped 1".

Personally I would do it right and get rid of the spacers. Get a SYE and DC DS and rear uppers.

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Any idea whether Savvy is incorporating and engine/oil pan skid into their TT?
Yes. I think actually that might be part of the whole setup? I think that the Savvy skid will be one of the ultimate TT's you can do. It will most likely be one of the best. Blaine is having his own BL made to suite for this TT. It's something around 1.25" BL. It's really going to be killer.

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"The reason you had to drop it 1" is because you havent done it right. SYE and DC DS, as well as rear upper adjustable arms. You will then be able to raise it back up"

I apparently can't quote messages in replies right either
Yea, I'm aware of that now, no biggie, sye and such was going to get done eventually. The bl doesn't bother me a bit, but the 1" tcase drop not only looks like poo, it kinda defeats the purpose. Still beats the stock shovel though.

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Anyone know if a 1" BL will be enough to clear the Savvy TT? I had another TT ready to go buy have since changed my build plans. That happens allot!

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Anyone know if a 1" BL will be enough to clear the Savvy TT? I had another TT ready to go buy have since changed my build plans. That happens allot!
That is unknown yet since the TT has no real info out yet. The only thing that has been confirmed (by Gerald) is that it will provide 4"+ on '03-'06 TJs, and it will include th needed BL

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That is unknown yet since the TT has no real info out yet. The only thing that has been confirmed (by Gerald) is that it will provide 4"+ on '03-'06 TJs, and it will include th needed BL
I would say to not put on a body lift if you haven't already because they will ship a BL with the TT. I talked to Gerald and the BL is supposed to be around 1.25". Blaine is having them made to his specifications.

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