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Unread 12-30-2008, 01:19 PM   #1
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Tummy Tuck

My next mod is the "tummy tuck". I have a 2.5" coil spring lift and the rest is still still stock on an 04' rubi. Any sujestions for best one or ease of instalation? Also tips or other mods I will have to do to complete the tuck?

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Unread 12-30-2008, 01:21 PM   #2
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I'd plan on an SYE and rear upper adjustable control arms as well. Tummy tucks are usually equivalent to about 2" of additional lift at the back of the tcase.
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Unread 12-30-2008, 01:23 PM   #3
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and a BL too with a Rubi
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Unread 12-30-2008, 01:31 PM   #4
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I am doing exactly what you are currently.

I have 2.5 ome springs and am doing a rokmen tuck on my '06 rubicon

I am a college student and doing it a little bit at a time and have worked with rokmen to figure out how to do it for relativly cheap and piece by piece
you will need a 1 inch BL
I suggest the 1.25 JKS BL/MML combo

I am attempting to do it without a CV shaft for now (expensive) and dave at rokmen suggested I get lower adj control arms to try to push my pinon angle out. we think it will work for the street and moderate wheeling but will put heavy stress on the u joints. so if you have the money right now get upper adj. control arms and a CV shaft at the same time as your tummy tuck.

I went with rokmen because of price/quality/customer service and it is currently awaiting install.

you will not need an SYE, you already have a fixed yoke.
in a perfect world you would have:
a bodylift and motor mount lift (170ish)
Upper and Lower adj. control arms (500ish)
a cv driveshaft (300ish)
and a new skid plate (400ish)

im a rokmen fan boy and really like their products.
I would suggest them over anyone elses but AEV looks good if you have lots of money
and 33 engineering looks good as well
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Unread 12-30-2008, 01:36 PM   #5
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Upper and Lower adj. control arms (500ish)
Why would you need new lowers?
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Unread 12-30-2008, 01:47 PM   #6
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Sorry to get off topic dogman but is that a boxer on your avatar?
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Sorry to get off topic dogman but is that a boxer on your avatar?
Yes.....
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Unread 12-30-2008, 01:54 PM   #8
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I've been told you just needed new adjustable uppers with an SYE and new CV driveshaft. Was never told you needed the lowers.
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Unread 12-30-2008, 02:03 PM   #9
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(notice I said in a perfect world)

but the way I am doing mine and because of my budget I was unable to afford a CV shaft and new uppers
but with new lowers you can push the axle backwards some to lower the pinion angle and reduce the stress of the ujoints

because I will be temporarily be using a stock shaft the guys at Rokmen and I decided that was the best course of action

however if you have money to afford a CV shaft and uppers at the same time that would be the better course of action, this was just not financially feasible for me

I'll let you know how this all works out when i do the install next weekend
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