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Old 11-28-2011, 12:13 AM   #1
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Do I need my tcase drop plus the MML?

okay i wanna get this completely figured out before I go to work installing my body lift. I just purchased the 1.25 in body lift from jks. I already have a 3 inch zone suspension lift plus the transfer case drop kit. Now my question is, do I need the motor mount lift plus the t case drop? or will i only need my MML after the install? ORRR, would i just keep both? SYE is something ill do in the future. but for now, could someone clarify this for me? I dont wanna be screwing with all kinds of driveline angles and break something. thank you

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okay i wanna get this completely figured out before I go to work installing my body lift. I just purchased the 1.25 in body lift from jks. I already have a 3 inch zone suspension lift plus the transfer case drop kit. Now my question is, do I need the motor mount lift plus the t case drop? or will i only need my MML after the install? ORRR, would i just keep both? SYE is something ill do in the future. but for now, could someone clarify this for me? I dont wanna be screwing with all kinds of driveline angles and break something. thank you
You are undertaking what I plan on doing soon. It is my understanding that when you lift the motor mounts (after unbolting the transfer case) you will be able to drop the rear of the transfer case. Changing the angle of the transfer case will (hopefully) correct any driveline angle issues and you should actually be able to raise the (front of the) transfer case. Apparently it varies between Jeeps and a 3 inch suspension lift is right at the borderline whether or not this will work out for you. The main reason I am doing my BL and MML is because I want to raise up my transfer case and install a skid plate that hangs down less and works a lot better than the factory "shovel" skid plate. It does not make sense to me to lower a transfer case, so this is an ideal fix. Another benefit is your engine and it's vulnerable oil pan (including the skid plate if you have one) will be one inch higher as well after the MML. Hope this makes sense to you.

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Old 11-28-2011, 01:14 PM   #3
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I have that exact setup...

You SHOULD only need the MML and you can remove the tcase drop...HOWEVER...when I installed my 3" Zone lift, I ended up needing both the tcase drop AND the MML to cure my vibes (SYE coming eventually). All Jeeps are different...so remove the tcase drop when you get the MML installed and try it. If you get vibes...either add washers until they disappear or just reinstall the full tcase drop provided to you by Zone.

Good luck...you'll love the the way your Jeep sits with the Zone 3" and 1.25" body lift. Especially if you're running 33's. Looks SO much nicer!
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  1. Install the MML
  2. Remove the Transfer Case Drop
  3. Drive
  4. Vibes?
  5. If yes, install one washer at a time on your transfer case skid until vibes are dialed out.
  6. If no, you're good to go .
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Old 11-29-2011, 10:49 PM   #5
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Sentenced, could u post up a pic? I have 33" duratracs
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