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Old 03-27-2012, 11:19 AM   #1
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Question Lift kit question

OK I can find all kinds of lift kits for my Jeep but the question I have is what is the "Transfer Case Lowering Kit" they talk about?

What does it do and why do you need to do it? Stupid question for those that have done it I know but this is my first Jeep.

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Old 03-27-2012, 11:23 AM   #2
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it helps restore original driveshaft angle after the lift to reduce vibes

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Old 03-27-2012, 12:07 PM   #3
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OK, can you give me a little more info, like is this something I can do in my garage with jack stands, a floor jack, and hand tools? Kind of a quick run down if you don't mind.
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Old 03-27-2012, 12:22 PM   #4
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A qualified 'yes' on doing it yourself.

It only involves a few bolts, BUT depending on how much rust you have on your frame, the blind side nuts holding your transmission skid plate on can be frozen/broken and a real PITA to get off.

You can crawl under w/ a wrench & see if they (bolts) are easlily freed up....spraying them for a few days prior w/ PB Blaster will help.

The job involves removing those bolts w/ your tranny/tcase supported & the mount bolts removed, installing the spacers (drop kit) between skid plate & frame & lowering the transmission back down to it's new 1" lower position.
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Old 03-27-2012, 12:34 PM   #5
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OK now I understand, thank you very much Beachcruiser! The skid plate has recently been removed for a new clutch slave and new clutch so that won't be a problem.

Now I have to try to figure out which kit to go with, all I want to do is add anough lift to clear the 31"s that are on it now and get a little more for new bumpers and maybe even a winch.

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