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Old 01-16-2011, 06:30 PM   #1
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t-case drop affect shifting?

I just drove a lifted rubi yesterday, which by the way was awesome, and it had very limited shifter movement to get into 2nd, 4th and reverse. I am debating on a 3" or 4" lift, will I run into any issues with shifter to tub/center console clearance with the t-case drop? thanks for any advice... also, does the t-case drop on a four inch lift take care of any drive line issues?

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Old 01-16-2011, 06:37 PM   #2
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Most lifts at 4" I think are a crap shoot as to whether the tcase drop will solve the vibes...the Zone 4" lift changes the pinion angle with their alignment cams or something like that which usually prevents vibes when used with their tcase drop, but other lifts I've heard are known to still have vibes using just a tcase drop.

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Old 01-16-2011, 06:48 PM   #3
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a tc drop could be needed when you put in your lift.... do you know how high the current lift is? and are there current vibes with the lift that is in? every jeep is different, some will have vibes at 4" some wont, some will have vibes at 2" of lift and some wont... everyone is different. however, if you're having shifting issues, you can take the center console out, and with a file, clear some of the tub metal around the shifter shaft, that will get the job done.
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Old 01-16-2011, 07:08 PM   #4
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sounds good, and I was looking at the zone lifts, seems to be the best value and my local shop said they have had good luck with them. I think I may just go 4". I had 3" on my last jeep and mines well just go all they way for what I can get.
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If you have to use a t-case drop (not the best idea) you might need to take the foam rubber stick shift liner off to get a little more throw,its under the boot.If that isnt enough,then you can pull up the console and redrill for new mount holes rearward a half inch or so.Or you can heat the stick with a torch and kick it forward towards the dash.Or you can get a SYE/cv driveshaft,2 rear upper adjustable control arms and leave the t-case alone
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Old 01-16-2011, 07:17 PM   #6
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If you have to use a t-case drop (not the best idea) you might need to take the foam rubber stick shift liner off to get a little more throw,its under the boot.If that isnt enough,then you can pull up the console and redrill for new mount holes rearward a half inch or so.Or you can heat the stick with a torch and kick it forward towards the dash.Or you can get a SYE/cv driveshaft,2 rear upper adjustable control arms and leave the t-case alone
that was a thought... except for the price lol
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I put a 2 1/2 inch lift on and a T drop that came with it of 1 1/4 inch . My shifter would not go into 2-4 and R very easy . I had no Vibs but took out the 1 1/4 inch spacers and used about 3/4 inch of washers works fine and no more shifter problems .

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If you have to use a t-case drop (not the best idea) you might need to take the foam rubber stick shift liner off to get a little more throw,its under the boot.If that isnt enough,then you can pull up the console and redrill for new mount holes rearward a half inch or so.Or you can heat the stick with a torch and kick it forward towards the dash.Or you can get a SYE/cv driveshaft,2 rear upper adjustable control arms and leave the t-case alone
any recomendations for sye and cv drive shaft? might be woth the extra in the long run....
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tera flex super short SYE, or advance adapters SYEseems to be the brand i usually hear about. i run a tera flex super short SYE, then a tommy woods custom dc ds. here's a good read What is a CV shaft and why do I want one? - JeepForum.com GL
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Old 01-17-2011, 09:57 PM   #10
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thats a great wright up.... ill keep all that in mind... even if its down the road.

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