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Old 07-08-2011, 05:12 PM   #1 (permalink)
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TJ tummytuck or highline

i just got rid of my RE 3.5" lift coils and am now running OME coils and shocks with my RE superflex arms. the ride quality improvement is awesome but im rubbing the tires in the fenderwells, im trying to decide weather to do a home brew highline, or a 1" b.l. and motor mount lift along with a tummy tuck. either one will give me enough room for the tires. the highline would keep the COG really low, but my skidplate is really hanging low now. has anyone raised the gas tank along with the 1" b.l. , it would be nice to have a little more tank clearance too. i hate body lifts, but im tempted to go that route. whaddya think
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Old 07-08-2011, 05:15 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Flat skid, highline, and fuel cell here. Clearance is a good thing. Don't forget about proper bump stops.
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Flat skid, highline, and fuel cell here. Clearance is a good thing. Don't forget about proper bump stops.
im running about 3.5-4" of uptravel before the bumps, i dont need any more, or want any less, with a 1" b.l. i would have enough tire clearance, so i dont want to do that (b.l. and tuck) and the highline, i like the low riders and im lazy, so its gonna be one or the other
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Old 07-08-2011, 06:33 PM   #4 (permalink)
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You answered your own question.....flat skid.
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Old 07-08-2011, 06:34 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Use this transmission mount:

http://undercoverfab.com/brackets-an...unt-97-02.html

Combined with this skid:

http://undercoverfab.com/transfer-ca...lj-carbon.html

Those two together will let you run the tummy tuck skid without a body lift. I personally have their ultra high clearance skid (its been modified for long arms) with that transmission mount and a body lift. The one I linked to you is 1" deeper. Call them to be sure, but I remember the guy there told me you can run that skid with the lopro trans mount and have it all clear without a body lift.

Then highline the body and have the best of both worlds.

Note: I know those links are for different year TJ's. They were just the first I found. You get the idea though.

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Both, highline is free. .02
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Old 07-08-2011, 07:17 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Both, highline is free. .02
x2, my highline was free.
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x2, my highline was free.
what are you guys doing with the airbox to do the highline for free, i thought most guys ran some sort of aftermarket intake, or is there a nearly free junkyard setup i need to know about.
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I ran my air intake into the cowl area. This also give you slightly better protection for water crossings.
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I put on a cheap air filter from the local auto parts store. Get creative and you'll be fine.
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Old 07-09-2011, 03:54 AM   #11 (permalink)
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x2, my highline was free.
x3 I did both and am very happy i did.

Not sure what year you are running but the earlier models you can run the Ultra Flat or even Totally flat TT with just a lo-pro mount and very MINOR massaging to the trans tunnel with a few sockets and a jack. I also did a MML without a Bodylift to help with clearance and angles
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Old 07-09-2011, 06:30 AM   #12 (permalink)
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I did my highline today and nearly finished. Its not that hard just a bit time consuming. I am planning on a diy tummy tuck as well. A piece of sheet with 1" thick square tube mounted to the chassis is supposed to work fine without a body lift. Thinking maybe replacing the stock plastic tank with a nice high capacity metal one might be a good idea for better clearance and protection of my fuel.
I vote both DIY. Cheap and good.
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Old 07-09-2011, 08:39 AM   #13 (permalink)
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x3 I did both and am very happy i did.

Not sure what year you are running but the earlier models you can run the Ultra Flat or even Totally flat TT with just a lo-pro mount and very MINOR massaging to the trans tunnel with a few sockets and a jack. I also did a MML without a Bodylift to help with clearance and angles
well you guys are probably right, might as well do both, if i can get away with the tt w/o a body lift that will be awesome, i was looking under the rig and it looks like theres alot of room between the top of the trans/bottom of the tub. my TJ is a 99. are most of you guys pushing the trans up with the stock motor mounts, or are you doing a slight motor mount lift with it to keep the rear dl angle lookin good?
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I am running JKS arms, OME springs, shocks, 1.25 BL and 1" MML. I went with an Undercover Fab flat skid. I havent done a highline yet and if I do I am looking at TNT's highline. Yes I could save money by doing my own but I like the cleaness of some of the options out there and if I have the money I'll do it that way because I can.
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Both on ~2" coils.
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35's with 2.5" Springs,no bodylift and TNT Hi lines


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well you guys are probably right, might as well do both, if i can get away with the tt w/o a body lift that will be awesome, i was looking under the rig and it looks like theres alot of room between the top of the trans/bottom of the tub. my TJ is a 99. are most of you guys pushing the trans up with the stock motor mounts, or are you doing a slight motor mount lift with it to keep the rear dl angle lookin good?
I just did a 1" MML and just had a slight vibration on the trans tunnel which i massaged away. Mine is a 99 as well
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I am running JKS arms, OME springs, shocks, 1.25 BL and 1" MML. I went with an Undercover Fab flat skid. I havent done a highline yet and if I do I am looking at TNT's highline. Yes I could save money by doing my own but I like the cleaness of some of the options out there and if I have the money I'll do it that way because I can.
i know, i know, don't quote the pics, but i really like the look of this one, im running 35" mtr's with my ome springs and i like how yours turned out with the body lift and flat belly. highlining is awesome, but the only way im gonna do it is a home brew, i dont want to spend the money on tube fenders, and i like the tire coverage of my flares here in the NW, if your tires are hanging out your covered with mud and you can't see out your side windows. im running 2 optimas now and im not sure where i would stuff the 2nd one if i highlined, the drivers side tray is where my arb compressor lives, and i dont want a battery in the cab, as i am already low on space when camping with the wife and 2 dogs. thanks for all the input and pics guys! im still on the fence but i think i might go with the 1" bl for now and a highline if i ever upgrade axles and got to 37's
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