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Old 07-20-2013, 06:57 PM   #1
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noob question about tie rod shocks?

So I was at the local auto skill garage putting on an aftermarket adjustable track bar and steering stabilizer when I saw someone in there with a jk who seemed to have shocks mounted on his tie rod bar by clips? Two of them, facing each other. Would have asked him about it but I was too busy trying to get the parts on before they closed. What is that and can it be done to TJ's ?

On another note, after a 3" suspension lift I have recently done a transfer case lower drop and have had trouble shifting. Grinds some going into 2nd and would not go to reverse. So I took the plastic piece off surrounding it to allow more room for the shifter and it did help, however it's still having some trouble with 2nd and reverse. Grinding sometimes unless I make certain that it's in the right spot. I do have the leather boot. Don't know what to do next to help remedy it but tips would be appreciated. It really grinds my gears when I do, hehe : p

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Old 07-20-2013, 07:26 PM   #2
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It was probably a dual stabilizer setup which don't do anything in the positive section. Probably thinks that it will make his JK handle better. Unless he had Hydro assist on it and then that is whole other setup, that actually does something good.
Was it like this?

You don't want to run two stabilizers on a TJ, first you don't need two if you setup up your steering properly and don't really need one at all. Secondly they will make your jeep work overtime and do more harm than good.

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Yes it looked pretty similar to that
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On another note, after a 3" suspension lift I have recently done a transfer case lower drop and have had trouble shifting. Grinds some going into 2nd and would not go to reverse. So I took the plastic piece off surrounding it to allow more room for the shifter and it did help, however it's still having some trouble with 2nd and reverse. Grinding sometimes unless I make certain that it's in the right spot. I do have the leather boot. Don't know what to do next to help remedy it but tips would be appreciated. It really grinds my gears when I do, hehe : p
Pull up your shift boot completely and take it for a drive. See if your shift lever is hitting the edge of the hole in the body. Also, if you have a foam tube around our shift lever (under the boot) get rid of it. They bind on the inside of the boot. If the shift lever is actually hitting the sheet metal, you may have to either grind a little sheet metal or bend the shift arm.
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Pull up your shift boot completely and take it for a drive. See if your shift lever is hitting the edge of the hole in the body. Also, if you have a foam tube around our shift lever (under the boot) get rid of it. They bind on the inside of the boot. If the shift lever is actually hitting the sheet metal, you may have to either grind a little sheet metal or bend the shift arm.
I don't have a foam tube, only a round mechanism covered in rubber at the very base of my shifter. It seems to be what the shifter is attached/converts to before it goes under the vehicle and into the transmission. That piece does make contact with the sheet metal a bit. And I was hoping I wouldn't have to cut away at that : (.
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