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Old 03-03-2010, 03:46 PM   #1
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Transfer case drop

Anyone know the size of the stock bolts for the transfer case on a 2004 TJ?

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Old 03-03-2010, 04:59 PM   #2
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It's an M12x1.75. Make sure what you buy has either a 10.9 or 12.8 hardness, it will say either 10.9 or 12.8 right on the bolt.

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Old 03-03-2010, 07:15 PM   #3
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I am also looking for those bolts. Jerry picked them up at Ababa Bolt in California, but I have not heard back from them. If you find a place on the internet to purchase them I would be really interested. I am looking at a 1/2" drop.
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Our local ACE Hardware sells graded metric bolts. I'm also sure they have a web site.
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Old 03-03-2010, 07:35 PM   #5
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All the bolts I find locally are just grade 8 only.
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All the bolts I find locally are just grade 8 only.
Your 2000 uses SAE bolts as I recall, not metric like newer TJs use, so a Grade 8 would be fine. Grade 8 is just stronger than a Grade 5 like the factory installed.
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Old 03-04-2010, 04:19 PM   #7
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What length????
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^ seeing as stock is 1.75"... add an inch if that's how tall the drop is.
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Old 03-04-2010, 04:25 PM   #9
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Wait isn't an m12x1.75 the type bolt and thread pitch? How about the length?
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What length????
What, you can't remove one of yours to see how long it is? Whatever length it is, buy the new ones that are 1" longer.
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Hahahahaha, I understand that, my current drop kit is longer than 1 inch, and I am going with an SYE so I have to put the skid back to stock, I was just wondering what the precise stock bolt size was, since I chucked mine a year ago.... I am one of those precise kind-0-guys... I will just measure once I pull one out and get a shorter one...thanks for the help anyways
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Probably about 1" shorter than what is in there now or shorter by how much your t-case is dropped now. 1" shorter should be close enough.
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Just moved ours up today. Had 1" spacers holding pan down. Since it has a SYE, and asked the forum, decided to see if it would work without spacers. It's fine, no weird stuff. Got six 2" x 1/2" sae grade 8 bolts at True Value, and changed out. Rig looks better, and has more ground clearance.

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