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Old 09-29-2011, 08:39 PM   #1
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Problem with gear shift after lift

I put a 4 inch skyjacker lift with a transfer case drop. The shifter hits the boot frame on the console when I put it into reverse. I was wondering if anyone knows how to solve the problem or has any ideas.

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Old 09-29-2011, 08:49 PM   #2
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rubber or leather shift boot?

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Old 09-29-2011, 09:23 PM   #3
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Old 09-29-2011, 09:29 PM   #4
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I just finished my 4" skyjacker with the t-case drop and have the same problem only worse. 2nd 4th and reverse try to pop out and 4wd only works in the N position. I put in the bracket for the 4wd but it didnt seem to help. Sorry for the hijack but hope someone has input.
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Old 09-29-2011, 09:55 PM   #5
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issue is with the stiff rubber shift boot..leather shift boot may solve your problem.
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Old 09-29-2011, 10:01 PM   #6
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thanks I will try that
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Old 09-29-2011, 10:08 PM   #7
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Im going to try and remove the boot and plastic base hopefully that will solve it
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Old 09-29-2011, 10:13 PM   #8
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I had the same problem. I cut the console and ruined it and had to get a new one. Two fixes: Get the 05+ TJ Leather shifter boot, smaller and allows movement.. Solved my problem for a while. Get the SYE/DS/ADJ Uppers, permanent fix. It will move the shifter back to the stock location. Do not heat the shifter and bend it forward.
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Mine was popping out of 2nd and reverse after installing my lift. I ended up moving the whole center console back a couple of inches and screwed it back down. Mine was caused from my shifter boot being to tight when in gear. Pop your shifter boot loose and drive around a bit and see if that helps. If it does just move your console back a bit.
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Old 09-30-2011, 01:29 AM   #10
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What about the shifter extension? Seen one on ebay like a 2" piece maybe that would work only like 10 bucks. Im in the same boat as well.
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Old 10-01-2011, 01:01 AM   #11
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I swapped boots with my dads tj and it works great. His plastic surround was broken so it was just the rubber. It was a win win i got a working boot without breaking/modding mine and he got a working one.
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Mine did the same thing, popped out of 2nd gear every once and a while and wore a hole in the leather shift boot. I finally got rid of the t/c drop and went with the sye/ds. Now its back to normal with lots of clearance between the shifter and console.
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Mine did the same thing, popped out of 2nd gear every once and a while and wore a hole in the leather shift boot. I finally got rid of the t/c drop and went with the sye/ds. Now its back to normal with lots of clearance between the shifter and console.
Like I said, getting the sye/ds is the only way to fix it right.
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Old 10-02-2011, 03:01 PM   #14
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if you look at the bracket you have two sets of holes. the bottom set is for the 4 inch left. the first time I installed it I put it in backwards, and the 4wd would not shift and I had to adjust the linkage

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