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Old 04-15-2013, 10:06 AM   #1
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Shifter question?

I'm sure this has been answered on here before but I can't find it. I just installed a RC 3.25" on my 04 and used the supplied transfer case and transmission drops. With the transfer and tranny lowered it created an issue of not going into 4LO and it doesn't like the bottom side gears of 2,4and reverse. I adjusted the shifter rod of the transfer case as far forward as it would go and it still wouldn't hit 4LO because the rods were bottoming out on each other. I took the set bolt off of the rod and flipped it to the other side of the shifter to change the angle and now I've fixed that problem. The transmission however is a different animal. I've read a few comments on here about moving the console back about an inch and I've talked to a couple people about slightly bending my shifter. What other options do I have? What did you do? Which route would be the best fix? Do you see a problem with what I did to the transfer case?

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Old 04-15-2013, 10:12 AM   #2
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Is your shift lever boot still in place? If so, try removing the boot and see if it shifts better. After I figured out the boot was causing my problems, I picked up a universal boot (cheep less than 10$)from Auto Zone that fit perfect. No more problems shifing into 2, 4 & R.

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Old 04-15-2013, 11:58 AM   #3
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I haven't tried that but its hitting bad enough in reverse to cause the console to lift up on the front side
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Possibly a short throw shifter.
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Please elaborate whats a throw shifter?
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Please elaborate whats a throw shifter?
B&M Racing 45048 - B&M Billet Sport Shifter for 99-04 Jeep® Wrangler TJ with NV3550 5 Speed Manual Transmission - Quadratec

It shortens the throw of your shifter by 30% (as they advertise it)
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When I originally put a tc drop on mine I had the same issues with binding in 2nd and 4th. What I found was there is a foam sleeve under the shift boot around the shift lever that was causing it to bind. (it is meant to hold the top of the boot up, but not needed) I cut the foam off and it solved the problem.
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I'm sure this has been answered on here before but I can't find it. I just installed a RC 3.25" on my 04 and used the supplied transfer case and transmission drops. With the transfer and tranny lowered it created an issue of not going into 4LO and it doesn't like the bottom side gears of 2,4and reverse. I adjusted the shifter rod of the transfer case as far forward as it would go and it still wouldn't hit 4LO because the rods were bottoming out on each other. I took the set bolt off of the rod and flipped it to the other side of the shifter to change the angle and now I've fixed that problem. The transmission however is a different animal. I've read a few comments on here about moving the console back about an inch and I've talked to a couple people about slightly bending my shifter. What other options do I have? What did you do? Which route would be the best fix? Do you see a problem with what I did to the transfer case?
If you want to fix this correctly I would suggest installing an SYE/DC shaft and remove the transfer case drop. Might as well install a lower profile tcase skid and a cable shifter while you are installing an SYE.
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Put the trans/t'case back up where they belong and do an SYE like you're supposed to.

Or trim the floorboards where they contact the shifters.
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Thanks for all the help how much would a good slip yoke run?
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Thanks for all the help how much would a good slip yoke run?
You already have a slip yoke. You want to search SYE (slip yoke eliminator). It is a different output on your transfer case and a double cardon drive shaft. There is quite a few threads on this. Spend some time and do some reading and it will all make sense.
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