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Old 03-08-2012, 08:13 PM   #1
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zone 4.25 installed..ow have some questions

First the jeep looks great. There is some kind of rattle when I let the clutch out, it sounds like something is hitting. There are some vibrations still even with the mml. I seen somewhere on here to add washers. How many usually. The best of all I didn't have any bolts left over Lmao.

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Old 03-08-2012, 08:16 PM   #2
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I'm subscribing on this since I'm planning to purchase this real soon. Hope it all works out for you

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Sorry I couldn't help. Might want call from who ever you purchased it from. They usually help out on stuff like that
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I for one don't see how a 3" suspension lift doesn't require a t-case drop...

But adding washers to your skid plate will probably help alleviate the vibrations. How many washers is unknown... just start adding until it stops.
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I for one don't see how a 3" suspension lift doesn't require a t-case drop...

But adding washers to your skid plate will probably help alleviate the vibrations. How many washers is unknown... just start adding until it stops.
I figured I would need to lower it some eventhough there sit says you don't need it.
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Yeah, but just like finger prints, every Wrangler is different.
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Could I ask how long it took to install and did you need any special tools?
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Sorry I couldn't help. Might want call from who ever you purchased it from. They usually help out on stuff like that
I got it on here from a vendor for 499 shipped. I would do it again. There are a few bugs to be figured out. The ride is x10 better than my stock set up.
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Could I ask how long it took to install and did you need any special tools?
I had to go buy a set of torx. $22 for the whole set at autozone. The install took 3 evenings with jacks and doing it by my self. It wasn't that bad. The wheels 15x8 -19 and 33/12.50
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Old 03-08-2012, 08:35 PM   #11
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Jeep looks great by the way
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Old 03-08-2012, 08:42 PM   #12
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drop the t-case an inch would be the cheap route. You could make your own t-case drop with 1 inch square steel drill holes the the square tubing where to match the bolt holes on the skid and get bolts an inch longer. Or you can buy a one inch tcase drop or do it right (more money though...a good amount to) and get a sye cv driveshaft and adjustable upper control arms.
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Old 03-08-2012, 09:42 PM   #13
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I plan on a she and cv later down the road as well as a tummy tuck. What needs to be done snug the shifter its hard to get it into 2nd and reverse. Is it simple as a adjustment. I know I need to adjust the 4x4 lever.
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you have the 4.25 inch body/suspension combo right? mine came with a t-case drop although i dont use it.
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I have the same setup...the rattling may be your tcase linkage smacking the body. Or could be something loose/needing adjusted from the install.

I had vibes with the tcase drop...so I left the drop installed when I did the MML. So in your case, install the tcase drop as well. That'll help eliminate the vibes and it'll ride much better. I'd still get the SYE...I think i still have very minor vibes when I accelerate hard and hit around 3k RPM.

For the shifter issues...remove the boot and the foam rubber material around the shifter. Be very careful so you don't crack the plastic ring holding it in place cuz it'll cost you bout $20 to replace it. If you have the rubber boot, you can replace it with a leather boot from the newer TJs and that's sposed to prevent the binding caused by the rubber boots. Other solutions...notch the console or move it back enough that it don't bind anymore. Just a fraction of an inch and then figure out how to secure it. IMO, replacing the boot would be the easiest. I just pulled the trim ring for my rubber boot out, removed the foam rubber around the shifter and tucked the bottom of the boot inside the hole it was covering up. It's not the cleanest install...but I prefer function over looks. I'll install a leather boot when I can spare $30.
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Thanks I'll look at it tomorrow. Yeah my vibes are around 3k also.
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I have the same Zone 3" lift with a 1" MML and 1 1/4" BL and needed to add 5 washers to space down the skid place (maybe 1/4") to get rid of some slight vibes at 60mph. Like suggested above, I believe the sound is from the transfer case linkage knocking which is an easy fix.
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I plan on getting this combo lift soon. Any advice about the installation?
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Would someone mind explaining why a skid plate has anything to do with vibrations after the install?....
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Would someone mind explaining why a skid plate has anything to do with vibrations after the install?....
Because the transmission is mounted to it. So by raising/lowering the skid plate, you are adjusting drive line angles. (The vibrations are from the driveshaft u-joints points)

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