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Old 09-20-2011, 11:58 AM   #1
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Need help getting the boot!

Hi all, so we ahve an 05 TJ with a 6 spd 4.0, 4" lift 1 inch TC drop. Problem is the shifter hits the lower rubber boot flange, so I've modified it to shift into all gears but now theres a gaping hole. How have you fellow 05-06 6 speed jeepers sealed this?

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Old 09-20-2011, 12:37 PM   #2
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I'm gonna seal mine by getting rid of the tc drop and getting a new boot. I have some time now since the heat won't feel so bad during winter. I have tried putting a towel around it, which works until you have to shift, then it just opens back up. Mine is way past gaping.

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Old 09-20-2011, 02:00 PM   #3
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Thanks for the reply but I'm looking for a fix from someone with this setup, possibly pics. I have zero driveline vibs so the drop will stay for now.
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Old 09-20-2011, 03:38 PM   #4
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No problem. I do have the same setup, and I even contemplated heating the shifter to take some of the bend out of it so I could replace the boot with no bind. Most people just leave it cut. Heat pours into the cabin unless you roll the windows up. Don't know if that works with a soft top though.
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Old 09-21-2011, 07:03 AM   #5
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Anyone else out there?
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Maybe try removing the tc drop and putting in a mml? That may put the shifter in a different position. Never dealt with that problem though. Just a thought.

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