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Old 11-13-2013, 10:44 AM   #1
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Shifter hitting after lift kit installed

I installed a Rancho 2.5" lift kit on my 2006 TJ and the instructions for the modifications to the shifter were wrong. The bracket for the 4x4 worked well. But i still can't get into reverse well (standard trans).

Question: what do you do to modify the shifter plastic bracket holding the boot to get this resolved?

Thanks in advance

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Old 11-13-2013, 12:38 PM   #2
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The stock boot likes to bind making it tough to get (and stay) in gear. The $10 fix is to get a pleather boot from AutoZone. They are sold by the shift knobs.


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Old 11-13-2013, 03:02 PM   #3
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you can also take the shift boot off and look and see if the foam that wraps around the shift stick is hitting the console.
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After installing a 4" lift I had to modify the boot and shfter. Ended up adding 6" to the shifter and a lot trial and error with the rosebud. But its worth it not having to slouch over to shift gears!
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Old 11-13-2013, 03:37 PM   #5
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After installing a 4" lift I had to modify the boot and shfter. Ended up adding 6" to the shifter and a lot trial and error with the rosebud. But its worth it not having to slouch over to shift gears!
You lost me as to why that was even needed, unless you did a 4" BL.
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Old 11-13-2013, 04:00 PM   #6
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Lowered skid plate to help with angle. Oh and yes also added 2" bl. But like having the shifter up higher it just makes it easier with a bad back.

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