New lift no more 2nd gear - Jeep Wrangler Forum
Jeep Wrangler Forum

Go Back   Jeep Wrangler Forum > TJ Jeep Wrangler Forum > TJ General Discussion Forum

Join Wrangler Forum Today


Reply
 
Thread Tools

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on WranglerForum.com
Old 03-15-2012, 11:22 AM   #1
Jeeper
 
metal41mulisha's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: tioga, pa
Posts: 97
New lift no more 2nd gear

Just installed a 4 inch skyjacker lift on my 06 tj an everything's seems to be great except it won't shift into second gear I know the problem is the shifter is hitting the body around the under boot just wondering how to fix it I'm sure I'm not the only one I have this problem

metal41mulisha is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 03-15-2012, 11:27 AM   #2
Jeeper
 
Imped's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Indy
Posts: 3,269
The beauty of t-case drops.

Imped is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 03-15-2012, 11:36 AM   #3
Jeeper
 
metal41mulisha's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: tioga, pa
Posts: 97
Yea no kidding is there anyway to fix this
metal41mulisha is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 03-15-2012, 11:48 AM   #4
Jeeper
 
Imped's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Indy
Posts: 3,269
Yeah, if you don't mind spending money.
Imped is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 03-15-2012, 01:02 PM   #5
Jeeper
 
jrussblues's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: se la
Posts: 3,066
Slip yoke eliminator or start carving up your floor board. Those are the only options I know of.
__________________
06 LJ
78? CJ-7
jrussblues is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 03-15-2012, 04:37 PM   #6
Jeeper
 
BV Jeep's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Buena Vista
Posts: 579
SYE wil cost about 400 and up with new drive shaft. Best fix I can think of for ya.
__________________
BV Jeep
Remember "It Aint Perdy Till It's Dirty"
BV Jeep is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 03-15-2012, 04:42 PM   #7
Newb
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 1
On my first rig I cut more room in the body/ lower shift boot. Current build I'm going SYE, more money but seems like the right way to do it.
jbird is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 03-15-2012, 04:47 PM   #8
Jeeper
 
Jeep_guy3's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Lincoln County, OR
Posts: 259
My jeep had this problem when I got it as well as not being able to shift into 4lo (PO put a 4" suspension and 1.5 tcase drop and a 2" BL) he had an extension welded onto the shift lever and cut the floor board a little...You can go that way (the cheap and chinsey way) or do what I have since done, an SYE and ditched the drop, as well as a Novak cable shifter on the tcase. Cost some $$$ but it's done right now
__________________
My JEEP helped win a war, your HONDA cuts my grass!
Jeep_guy3 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 03-15-2012, 04:50 PM   #9
Jeeper
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Posts: 609
Seems like I had read somewhere that you can move the center console back about an inch to gain more clearance.

Obviously if it's hitting the sheet metal then that's not going to fix it, just wanted to throw it out there..
I-Want-A-Jeep is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 03-15-2012, 06:48 PM   #10
Jeeper
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Western Arkansas
Posts: 229
Wind up tight in 1st and jump to 3rd? No, all answers given are what I've seen done to solve. I have seen a few owners return to stock height, which always works, but may not be your choice.
Remus_Redbone is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 03-16-2012, 07:51 AM   #11
Jeeper
 
Imped's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Indy
Posts: 3,269
FIX the issue--don't just use bandaids. You started out slow right out of the blocks by going by going with a basic Skycrapper kit that's too tall. If you want to fix it, you need adjustable rear upper and lower control arms (good ones), a SYE, and a double cardan drive shaft. It'll feel better than stock at that point, at least in terms of smoothness and your trans shifter positioning.
Imped is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 03-16-2012, 06:50 PM   #12
Jeeper
 
metal41mulisha's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: tioga, pa
Posts: 97
Sorry I'm not made of money and I can't afford a thousand dollar lift kit and I'm pretty happy with MY jeep rides pretty good and It does everything I need it to but hey thanks for putting me down. Trimmed the floor about a 16th of an inch and it shifts fine now problem solved
metal41mulisha is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 03-16-2012, 07:39 PM   #13
Jeeper
 
jonwanner's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Orangevale CA.
Posts: 79
I don't think he was putting you down. Just pointing out what you would need to do in order to fix it right. Hacking your jeeps tub up isn't the best fix and you still sacrafice clearance with a tcase drop. Slow down and think before you bite someones head off who was just trying to help.
jonwanner is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 03-16-2012, 07:46 PM   #14
Jeeper
 
Mudweiser's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Panama City Florida
Posts: 359
Send a message via AIM to Mudweiser Send a message via MSN to Mudweiser Send a message via Yahoo to Mudweiser
Glad it worked out for ya metal. Ran into that problem in my 06 i just put 5.25" on. Couldnt hit any of the lower gears. Think it actually had alot to do with the MML though tiltin the shifter. Driveline angle was perfect....just didnt have 2,4,6,R lol. Trimmed the lower boot a hair...then bent the shifter itself with the jaws of life. Shifts perfect now

__________________
01 TJ. Dana 30/44 4:88's, 4.0 5 speed, 38.5x15 Boggers on 15x10 Streetlocks, CAI, B&M short throw, Neoprene Covers, 4" RC, 3" BL, too much to list and building. >..<
Mudweiser is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Jeep Wrangler Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



« Tires?? | Wheels »
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Body Lift rspangler0306 JK General Discussion Forum 27 04-23-2014 08:20 PM
New Member Just Moved To Greenville NC SteelGold WF New Member Check In 12 03-18-2012 02:20 PM
New Member from Spain dantis WF New Member Check In 11 03-17-2012 09:56 AM
New from southwest Missouri crutch WF New Member Check In 14 03-17-2012 09:26 AM
It has been done... new mower N39-W120 Off-Topic 2 03-15-2012 11:29 AM



» Network Links
»Jeep Parts
» Featured Product

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:35 AM.



Jeep®, Wrangler, Liberty, Wagoneer, Cherokee, and Grand Cherokee are copyrighted and trademarked to Chrysler Motors LLC.
Wranglerforum.com is not in any way associated with the Chrysler Motors LLC