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Old 03-07-2012, 10:25 PM   #1
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Exclamation Problem shifting after installing 2.5" Coil lift kit & 1" Body Lift.

So I got my 2.5" Coil lift & 1" Body Lift Installed on my 2012 2DR.

I had to remove the center console in order to shift into the bottom gears. (2nd, 4th, 6th and Reverse)

I have to use a bit of force to get those gears in.

I would prefer not to modify the console, Is there another way?

Just curious if anyone else ran into this problem and have found a solution.

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Old 03-07-2012, 11:44 PM   #2
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Get rid of the body lift.

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Old 03-08-2012, 06:28 AM   #3
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Based on a write up on Project-JK, you have to trim the inner shift boot or else you will have difficulty shifting into 2-4-6 and reverse.

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Old 03-08-2012, 07:07 AM   #5
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You've got two of the best answers here. Body lifts are never a good idea.
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Old 03-08-2012, 12:24 PM   #6
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Lightbulb Damn...........

............... why a body lift Get rid of it and shift as it was designed
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Old 03-08-2012, 12:34 PM   #7
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Body lifts were more popular on the Tj. Inexpensive way to fit bigger tires.
The Jk has more clearance and will fit a 33 stock. No need for it
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There is a vid on youtube where the guy used a dremmel to trim off some material so he could shift.

My opinion, get rid of the body lift.
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There is a vid on youtube where the guy used a dremmel to trim off some material so he could shift.

My opinion, get rid of the body lift.
Might be further ahead to use that dremel to carve a little tranny linkage extension or something. I dislike body lifts

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