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Old 05-20-2012, 08:22 PM   #1
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Some advice

Tried searching and couldn't really find the answer I was looking for. So, my question is, how can I eliminate the transfer case drop.

My current setup

2005 LJ Rubicon 6spd manual

4" Skyjacker short arm
Currie HD tierod and drag link

I am having issues with 2nd and 4th gear popping out. 6th and Reverse are not having any issues.

It seems that I remember being told in the past that I shouldn't have these problems because it's a rubicon, but I am.

I would rather fix the problem the "right" way as opposed to cutting at the tub or moving the console. This has been my daily driver for the past 7 years and will be fr the next 1-2 years which is why I went with skyjacker since for the amount of road to offroad I do it suits my driving very well.

I haven't had any vibrations at highway speeds up to 85mph. Just popping out of gear in 2nd & 4th
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Old 05-20-2012, 10:37 PM   #2
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Do you have a body lift


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Old 05-21-2012, 05:44 AM   #3
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Originally Posted by Redsand
Do you have a body lift
No. No body lift. Full suspension.
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I would start by seeing if the gear shifter is hitting the console.. if it is then cut that sucker to make room. From there, as for the t-case drop.. you just need a longer shaft, or in some cases on the LJ, as the rear shaft is already long.. you can just ditch the t-case drop an be somewhat okay. But keep in mind off road this might be an issue when it flexes. thus, remove the t-case drop see how it drives.
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If you want to get rid of the t-case drop, you will more than likely need a SYE and CV drive shaft. Read here:

What is a CV shaft and why do I want one? -

Since you have an LJ, you may be able to get away without doing the above, but if you're going to offroad I highly recommend against that. I've seen too many bent output shafts and broken drive shafts to ever recommend sticking with the stock setup after lifting a Jeep.

Your shifting problems may just be from the t-case drop. Obviously running things that way isn't how it was originally intended to be run, so things are a bit off. Try pushing the t-case skid back up and see if it fixes your shifting issues.
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