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Old 03-11-2013, 10:53 AM   #1
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SYE and driveshaft help

Ok so i put on the 4 inch RC lift this weekend. On top of that lift I also already had a 3 inch BL installed from previous owner. As you might can guess, im having trouble with the shifter going into 2nd, 4th and reverse. They engage but i really gotta yank them in and then im scared to let go cause i dont want it to pop out. reverse will stay in after engaged but I hve not tried 2nd or 4th. Anyways, Im looking for a solution and ive read a bunch of different things here and i guess I should just do the SYE and drive shaft. My problem is im not too knowledgeable in this area so my question is......

What am I looking for in the SYE/ drive shaft??

Im not looking for the best as i am on a tight budget. So whatever is the least expensive is what i want. Any help I can get on this is very much appreciated. By the way Ive got a 95 Wrangler 2.5L.

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Old 03-11-2013, 11:12 AM   #2
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The shifter is hitting the tub pull boot off and try to put it in gear . If thats the case a cheap way to fix is to grind away where it is hitting.

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Old 03-11-2013, 11:34 AM   #3
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Yeah i cut away about a 1/4 inch from the tub but its still tight. Its also bumping my center consol which is something i can slide back. The shifter is real tight. Should I cut the rubber boot that is attached to the tub and seals out the outside elements?
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I would cut away anything thats in the way the seal it back up
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Old 03-11-2013, 02:06 PM   #5

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Trimming the tub may require a little more aft position on the boots. You really want it sealed up.
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Old 03-11-2013, 08:25 PM   #6
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I would drop the 3" BL down to a 1".
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Old 03-11-2013, 09:29 PM   #7
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I would also drop it in the future.
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Old 03-12-2013, 01:30 AM   #8
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Thanks for the advice guys. Im going to get out there and move that console back and cut away that rubber and see where it gets me for now. As far as the BL goes, i would really like to get rid of it but the previous owner welded the front brackets in and who knows what else so it seems more trouble than its worth.
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Old 03-12-2013, 02:44 AM   #9
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As far as the SYE and Drive shaft go.. That wouldn't really fix were your gear shifter is sitting i dont think? Like everyone else said.. the easyst way is to cut the tub back the tub a bit. the SYe and drive shaft wouldn't lift your Transmiton/transfer case back up unless you took off the Tcase drop brackets that you installed with the 4"rc lift. but a 3" body lift is just asking for trouble.. I like my 1" body lift.. Would never go anymore.
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Old 03-12-2013, 06:32 AM   #10
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I ran into a similar issue after lifting mine. I had to drop the transfer case a little and it caused the gear shift to pop out of 2nd, 4th and sometimes reverse. I would definitely take the advice of the other posts and pull the boot off and see where it's hitting then go from there with your trimming.
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Old 03-12-2013, 08:33 PM   #11
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Why not drop to a 1" body lift and if you want the extra 2 get some 2" shackles.

As far as a sye kit. Probably should get one anyways to prolong your drive line with the lift. I ordered mine through ballistic jeep. Its a crown sye and Adams cv driveshaft for 399. good luck

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