Originally Posted by kcdeer25
I recently put a rough country 4 inch N2.0 lift on my TJ. I having some problems with 2nd and the reverse gear. Most of the problem is when I put it in reverse. When in reverse it tends to slip out of gear when starting to back up. This also happens in second gear but mostly in reverse. Any ideas guys?
The usual root cause of this is from having installed a body lift, transfer case drop, or both. Either of those increase the distance between the transmission and the two transmission shifter boots (one is hidden below the top shifter boot) which restricts how far the shifter can move in certain directions. WIth enough added distance between the shifter boots and transmission, the shift lever's throw is restricted and it can't always fully shift into all the gears.
Two fixes include removing the lower boot which is the most restrictive of the two boots, or moving the console back a tad which is easily done since it is only held to the floor with a couple sheet metal screws.