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Old 10-01-2008, 05:38 PM   #1
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Just finished the Superlift install on my new Jeep.

Hey guys/gals. I just finished installing the 4 inch Superlift suspension lift and new wheels and tires on my new to me, week old TJ. Installation wasnt the smoothest thing we have ever done. The whole process including transfer case lowering and wheels with tires took 10 hours I am happy with the final result only I have a clunk or knock if you would - When I start off in first gear and when I hit a big bump that we are trying to figure out. I cant see anything that would be hitting anything and it seems to come from the foot well area. I can hear it and feel it bump/knock on something??? Anyways, here are some before and after pics.....This board has been a godsend in getting things researched and figured out..
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Old 10-01-2008, 05:44 PM   #2
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Looks really good.Put a water tank in the back and you can use it for a bush buggy now.

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Old 10-01-2008, 05:46 PM   #3
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I was tiring to find it but there is a lot of info on the 4WD shifter linkage making a noise around your feet.I will put a link up if I find it.I just seen you did the t-case lowering kit also so yeah I wouls say the linkage is the problem.
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Old 10-01-2008, 05:48 PM   #4
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Old 10-01-2008, 10:51 PM   #5
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Awesome, I will check it out. I did install the drop bracket that came with the transfer case lowering kit but who knows, the Jeep is almost 12 years old, the gasket did look worn out. Hopefully, as easy as it sounds, that is the problem with an easy fix!!!! Thanks a lot. Like I said.......this forum is a godsend!!
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Old 10-01-2008, 11:16 PM   #6
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Looks Great! Thanks for the insentive. Now if i only had the cash.
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Old 10-02-2008, 02:03 AM   #7
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Looks F*%#'n AWESOME! Great Job!
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Old 10-02-2008, 02:33 AM   #8
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Looks great! good work!
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Old 10-02-2008, 10:59 AM   #9
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Wow... now it don't look so outta place with that big'0 light bar lol.

Looks great... I'm jealous...
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Old 10-02-2008, 06:21 PM   #10
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Thanks guys, I still cant figure out the knock when I start out in first?? I checked the linkage and it goes through the new bracket we installed and feels tight. I havent checked the t-case bolts on the bottom of the skid plate yet but when I am under the Jeep I can push on the whole t-case and get it to move a little with some force?? I also have the problem of the shifter not going all the way into 4L. I put it in there and it grinds. I pull it up and start out in reverse and it works????
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Old 10-02-2008, 06:30 PM   #11
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My father-in-law had the same issue in first gear and it turned out to be the tail pipe hitting the hitch bracket. Its worth a look.
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Old 10-02-2008, 06:59 PM   #12
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It look good on ya Fire Wrangler.. That is one of my favorite color combos.. Nice lookin' rig friend!
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Old 10-02-2008, 08:47 PM   #13
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I had close to the same problem with mine when I first put in my 4" lift.But my t-case would jump like crazy and ended up being the tranny mount.I would say you have the same problem after you said you could move the t-case.The only reason you notice it more now is because the lift put the drive shaft at more of an angle and now when you accelerate it picks up on the t-case and tranny trying to straighten the angle out in the shaft.I had to replace my tranny mount and put in a 1" MML to get it to stop.Do not go with the red poly type mount either cause you will feel the vibration from the engine.Go with a OEM mount.I bet when you pull yours the cross bar that hold the mount together will no longer be welded in place.
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Old 10-02-2008, 08:56 PM   #14
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Here is what I had going on check out the last 2 posts. http://www.wranglerforum.com/f5/loud...ion-17918.html
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Old 10-02-2008, 10:11 PM   #15
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Nice lookin jeep bud
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Old 10-04-2008, 12:21 PM   #16
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Thanks all. Well I am stumped?? I tightned the one side of the transfer case lowering bolts more which makes the transfer case more tight. I found out that the knock is coming from the linkage against the tub. I started out driving in first a couple of times and had my hand where the bolts are on the tub and sure enough I can feel the knock against my hand. My question, is that I have the lowering bracket that came with the transfer lowering kit. I cant move the linkage at all, it doesnt feel loose?? I wonder what I need to do to get it to stop knocking????
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Looks sweet, you completely transformed your Jeep in to a tough looking trail Jeep. On the knocking, I'd snake my hand up above the t-case skidplate and wiggle the t-case linkage which will probably give you a quick indication of what the problem is. You might also have someone shift the t-case lever back and forth while you watch from underneath from where you might see what is rattling.
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Old 10-06-2008, 06:07 PM   #18
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May want to check the front traction bar, I had a knock in mine after the lift, turned out that my rear passenger side traction bar was loose where it bolts to the the frame! Guess that's what I get for being in a hury.

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