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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 12-17-2019, 10:18 PM Thread Starter
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Tummy Tuck for my 04 Ribicon

My 04 Rubicon has a 2" lift with adjustable control arms all around and a Tom Woods Driveshaft. I am running 33's.



Do I need a body lift and any other modifications?



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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 12-18-2019, 08:33 AM
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What TT are you looking at?
I think most belly up skids require a body lift or “tub massage”.
You should also add a MML and will have to adjust your fan shroud.
You may also need a low pro tranny mount and will have to shorten the muffler hanger.
Fun project, great off road results.

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I think Bob meant if you don't do the motor mount lift, you will need to raise the fan shroud. A tummy tuck is the single highest payoff improvement you could do to greatly improve off-road performance!
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What John said. 😆

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I’d also suggest a Novak transfer case shifter cable.
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I have an 04 with an AEVNth TT. I just looked and was pleasantly surprised itís still available. I also have their transmission skid. I hear a lot of great things about other brands. Many good choices.

Iím glad I did the body lift for the hand space it creates between the transmission and the tub. The space also helped when I had to change the transfer case switch. Iím also glad that I was able to leave my shifter (auto) untouched. I didnít trust a tub massage because of possibly overlooking a pinch causing a problem. Thereís a wire harness up there.

Iím glad I did the MML. Thereís been no issues with my stock fan shroud.

My exhaust hanger worked unmodified.

Suggestions - consider which skid gives you the most protection. Try to look at the install instructions for each brand. Consider any needed mods such as air locker pump relocation.
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Iíd also suggest a Novak transfer case shifter cable.
Oh yes, absolutely. It's a huge improvement over the stock transfer lever.
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Thanks everyone for your comments.



For a TT on my 04 Rubicon I will need the following:


I see great reviews for the Rokmen High Clearance Belly Pan (Rubicon)

Remove rusted body mount bolts (major project)

Add 1" body lift
Add motor mount lift
Relocate air pumps
Add Novak Transfer case shifter cable


Do I need to adjust the pinion angle after this is finished?
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Oh yes, absolutely. It's a huge improvement over the stock transfer lever.
I need to look at this more.

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Compliments of Sierrabob on another thread...

https://www.novak-adapt.com/catalog/...sk2x/kit-sk2xr

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