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Old 05-14-2009, 11:34 PM   #1
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How much transfer case drop do I need.

Well here is my problem my current setup of my jeep is like so: I have zj springs in the front with 2" inch spacers , I have a front adjustable trac bar, Rear trac bar bracket, and I have been running the stock TJ springs in the rear with 2" inch budget boost pucks with this setup the front sits a little high but I have no vibes what soever I guess I got lucky. My buddy stopped over tonight to drop off some frebbie jeep items that he did not need since he sold his jeep. Of these items were 3.5 rear lift springs so I said hell yeah and threw them in now it looks alot better but now I need a transfer case drop because I have vibes around 30-40mph. How much of a transfer case drop do I need to start with. I have looked up some transfer case drops and some are 1", 1.25 and other various sizes. For anyone that has a 3.5 to 4 inch suspension lift how much of a transfer case drop did your lift come with.

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Old 05-15-2009, 06:22 AM   #2
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I imagine other more knowledgable people will post on here after me but through my searching for kits its better to upgrade the driveshaft/sye due to the simple fact that why would you lift your jeep (to get clearance) only to lower a part of it (transfer case). But if your pimping on a budget I guess its the easy way out. My 3.5" kit was available with a 1 in drop... so I would go with that.

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Old 05-15-2009, 06:36 AM   #3
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A 1' t/c drop will do for now, but your defiantly going to wanna go with sye/cv combo for sure. I've been running a 1" drop with a re 3.5 lift and works fine until i get my sye and driveshaft
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Old 05-15-2009, 06:39 AM   #4
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The RE 3.5" kit I installed came with a 1" TC drop kit. In my case, I needed a little more so I added a couple of shims. I still get some small vibes at 35-40 but it's barely noticeable.
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I still get some small vibes at 35-40 but it's barely noticeable.
Trust me, they're very noticeable to your u-joints and bearings.
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Ive had small vibes here and there for the last 3 years with my 1inch drop and havnt had to replace anything yet. one day ill pony up for the sye and dshaft but its still working and everything is tight. even if a ujoint does bad what are they like 15bucks.
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Ive had small vibes here and there for the last 3 years with my 1inch drop and havnt had to replace anything yet. one day ill pony up for the sye and dshaft but its still working and everything is tight. even if a ujoint does bad what are they like 15bucks.
What's the old addage "when it breaks - upgrade it along the way?"
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Trust me, they're very noticeable to your u-joints and bearings.
No disagreements on that Jerry. I just need to justify my repairs (upgrade SYE, driveshaft, etc) to the "boss" when they break.

My upgrades have gone better that way.
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I wouldn't mind a u-joint going bad too much but I'd sure hate to have a t-case output shaft bearing or pinion bearing go bad from vibes.

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