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10-22-2006 01:29 PM
amy Good luck, Hank.

Thanks, Mudweiser. I'm on a budget so more options are always good.
10-22-2006 01:24 PM
Originally Posted by 04tjinsa
Did You Install A Transfer Case Drop? If You Did You Will Need To Pull The Shifter Out And Heat It Up And Bend It Forward A Little.
The lift was on my jeep when I got it so I don't know what all has been done to it. I'm learning as I go. Thank you for the tip.
10-22-2006 01:20 PM
Mudweiser I had the problem with mine after puttin the lifts on. But i replaced the shifter with a B&M short throw shifter....dont have any issues at all because the shifting motion is very little. And no other modifications to the truck necessary.
10-22-2006 12:21 PM
04tjinsa Did You Install A Transfer Case Drop? If You Did You Will Need To Pull The Shifter Out And Heat It Up And Bend It Forward A Little.
10-22-2006 11:12 AM
Hank No problem, I'll be doing the same thing to mine on Thursday and will let you know how it turns out. I have to adjust my 4wd shifter also to get it to go into 4LO. Good luck.
10-21-2006 11:37 PM
amy Yes, it goes into 4Lo without any trouble.

Wow, the roughcountry site has a lot of great info. Thank you, Hank!
10-21-2006 11:13 PM
Hank You might have to make some adjustments to your shifter or where the shifter is hitting on the opening in the floor. Does it go into 4Lo? I just put a 4inch on mine and I'm having the same problem. Check out the section about the floor pan modification. I think its on the last page.
10-21-2006 11:01 PM
amy Yes, a 3-4 inch lift with 33s. Sorry, I forgot to mention that.
10-21-2006 10:52 PM
Hank Do you have a lift?
10-21-2006 10:51 PM
My TJ doesn't like 2nd gear...

and it's not crazy about reverse either.

It grinds a little when shifting into 2nd and sometimes, pops out of grear. It also is sometimes stubborn about going into reverse.

I read, in other threads, that it could be motor/tranny mounts or clearance problems(?)
If so, how would I check?
If it's clearance problems, how can I fix it?


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