Originally Posted by doclouie
So I want to drop the transfer case about a 1/2" with my new bb 2.25" lift, but the bolts look like the old Porsche bolts used instead of lug nuts to center the transfer case pan. A normal bolt will not center the pan like the stock ones do. What do I do?
You can get similar tapered head bolts at a hardware speciality shop that specializes in graded nuts and bolts. I found them at a local Ababa Bolt outlet for a friend who needed them.
Don't try adding washers, the metric bolts used in newer Jeeps are too short for that. And you're right that you need to drop it a half-inch or so, once you get to 2-2.5" or so it's common for some (not all) TJs to need the t-case dropped a tad. Driveshaft lengths vary by the type of transmission & engine type so some TJs need their t-case skidplates dropped with only 2" of lift, other TJs with different engine/tranny combinations don't.