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03-02-2010 08:35 PM
KawiTJ
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Originally Posted by Jerry Bransford View Post
1" taller motor mounts have nearly the same effect as a 1" t-case drop but not quite. For a 2.5" suspension lift plus .75" spacers, I doubt taller motor mounts by themselves would be enough.
ok, just tryin to learn... so far i have learned alot since I was 100% uneducated before I bought my jeep.
03-02-2010 11:15 AM
Jerry Bransford 1" taller motor mounts have nearly the same effect as a 1" t-case drop but not quite. For a 2.5" suspension lift plus .75" spacers, I doubt taller motor mounts by themselves would be enough.
03-02-2010 10:48 AM
KawiTJ If i add the taller motor mounts, will I be able to eliminate the t-case drop? also, if I do a 1" body lift, what will I have to do with my 4wd linkage, and shifter?
03-01-2010 03:04 PM
KawiTJ
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Originally Posted by Jerry Bransford View Post
Dropping the transfer case lowers the transmission shifter which restricts its throw somewhat so it can no longer fully shift into those gears.

The shifter comes up through a bottom seal boot, passes through a neopreme spacer tube, then on top is the shifter boot you can see when you're sitting inside. Pull out one corner of that boot, lift the boot up & away from the opening, then cut & remove that central neopreme tube. The purpose of that neopreme tube is only to support the top shifter boot which doesn't need any help staying up. Removing that neopreme tube will remove much of the restriction your shifter is now seeing which may be enough to allow it to once again fully engage the gears so it won't pop out of gear any more.
Thanks, I did notice that seemed in the way

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Originally Posted by GroceryGrabber View Post
Very cool. I think I'm going to get this lift. I'm not a fan of spacers. I need to wait though till my 31's wear down a bit more before I lift my Jeep and run some 33's. How has this lift been treating you? My Jeep is a DD, and I'm a little concerned with it keeping the road manners it has
My jeep is my only ride, and i drive about 100 miles a day. I just installed the lift yesterday so only got today to drive on it. I like it. Before, when I hit potholes and bumps, it felt like my dash was going to fall off in my lap. It handles bumps and holes in the road very well and drives nice on the highway. The only thing "rough" was my road.. its about a car wide and like they threw some pavement on top of the dirt.... Just bouncy. over all, I like it! worth the money
03-01-2010 02:12 PM
GroceryGrabber Very cool. I think I'm going to get this lift. I'm not a fan of spacers. I need to wait though till my 31's wear down a bit more before I lift my Jeep and run some 33's. How has this lift been treating you? My Jeep is a DD, and I'm a little concerned with it keeping the road manners it has
03-01-2010 01:43 PM
Jerry Bransford
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Originally Posted by KawiTJ View Post
I installed the t-case drop because when i took it for a spin it did vibrate once i got going. after i did that, when [B]I shift into 2nd, 4th and reverse it pops out real easy.
Dropping the transfer case lowers the transmission shifter which restricts its throw somewhat so it can no longer fully shift into those gears.

The shifter comes up through a bottom seal boot, passes through a neopreme spacer tube, then on top is the shifter boot you can see when you're sitting inside. Pull out one corner of that boot, lift the boot up & away from the opening, then cut & remove that central neopreme tube. The purpose of that neopreme tube is only to support the top shifter boot which doesn't need any help staying up. Removing that neopreme tube will remove much of the restriction your shifter is now seeing which may be enough to allow it to once again fully engage the gears so it won't pop out of gear any more.
03-01-2010 01:36 PM
saltwaterwop
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Originally Posted by SurfNaked2010 View Post
JEEP (Just Expect Every Problem)
Bwahahahaha..
03-01-2010 01:21 PM
KawiTJ
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Originally Posted by jamesdeanblvd View Post
I'd love to see some pics.. I have 31's and would love to pujt a small lift so I can squeeze 33's in some day.
Theres some pics of after the lift, and one before with my 2" coil spacers, thats the cleaner one. Theres definitly some room to take the swaybar ends off
03-01-2010 07:07 AM
KawiTJ
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Originally Posted by jamesdeanblvd View Post
I'd love to see some pics.. I have 31's and would love to pujt a small lift so I can squeeze 33's in some day.
thats why i stuck with the smaller lift, so i have the space for 33's sometime and can keep my 31s. Ill try and get a pic today.
02-28-2010 10:32 PM
jamesdeanblvd I'd love to see some pics.. I have 31's and would love to pujt a small lift so I can squeeze 33's in some day.
02-28-2010 09:27 PM
KawiTJ figured out how to save cell pictures... hope they work, for anyone interested.
02-28-2010 09:16 PM
KawiTJ Got the lift on, went together pretty good except the rear swaybar hardware. Definitly glad i got a compressor for the coils. I installed the t-case drop because when i took it for a spin it did vibrate once i got going. after i did that, when I shift into 2nd, 4th and reverse it pops out real easy. Is there a way to fix that? I am inpressed with how it handles bumps, but is is about as bouncy on mild bumps as any other lifted jeep I drove. Im going to take some pics whenever I get camera batteries. Personally I think it looks good with 31s.
02-26-2010 08:35 PM
KawiTJ rough country does have very quick shipping. Got the lift today, going to install it on sunday, along with changing my oil and fixing the 4wd linkage. Had a pic, but wont work from my cell phone I guess
02-25-2010 08:49 PM
KawiTJ
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Originally Posted by IslandTJ View Post
Rather than the .75" spacers, I would have opted for a 1" bodylift. Hopefully you won't net any vibes from your lift but if you do - with the 1" BL you could also supplement it with a 1" motor mount lift (they are available as a packaged deal for some online retailers, JKS stands out in my mind). The motor mount lift would realign your driveline angles, hopefully enough to remove the vibes.

Now, you could effectively remove vibes with the motor mount lift sans the body lift or you could drop your transfer case skid. Another method would be to re-align your drivelines by upgrading to a SYE and changing out the OEM fixed rear driveshaft to a CV shaft.

Usually a small lift won't result in vibes, but there are cases...
The kit does come with a t-case lowerinng kit, thought I'd try without it first, just 6 bolts. As it is now, it vibes like crazy because I mounted my tires and didnt balance them...yet... probably have someone do that when I take it for alignment.(i'll have to do that after the lift right?) Doesnt bother me too much. Right now I have a 2" bb and my shocks are shot and noisey, so i thought Id start with a lift that came with shocks and will clear 33s when I can aford them. Just starting with the lift, then over the summer I will look into wheels and tires, sye and anything else i may need. as my jeep is, it is a verry used dd. I drive about a 100 mi a day between school and work. I am definitly learning tons on here, and apriciate all the help and suggestions. As far as a BL, I wouldn't mind a 1.25" down the road incase i ever get to install 35s and the goodies I need for that. Would love to do that if I get my street bike running to save gas.
02-25-2010 12:11 PM
IslandTJ
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Originally Posted by KawiTJ View Post
after looking through 15 pages of reviews for the rough country 2.5" suspension with .75" coil spacers and realizing i can't aford the necesesary parts for a 4", I bought it.
Rather than the .75" spacers, I would have opted for a 1" bodylift. Hopefully you won't net any vibes from your lift but if you do - with the 1" BL you could also supplement it with a 1" motor mount lift (they are available as a packaged deal for some online retailers, JKS stands out in my mind). The motor mount lift would realign your driveline angles, hopefully enough to remove the vibes.

Now, you could effectively remove vibes with the motor mount lift sans the body lift or you could drop your transfer case skid. Another method would be to re-align your drivelines by upgrading to a SYE and changing out the OEM fixed rear driveshaft to a CV shaft.

Usually a small lift won't result in vibes, but there are cases...
02-25-2010 07:13 AM
derekshep
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Originally Posted by KawiTJ View Post
that ought be a sticker...
i am so putting that acrossed my windshield
02-25-2010 07:05 AM
KawiTJ
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Originally Posted by SurfNaked2010 View Post
JEEP (Just Expect Every Problem)
that ought be a sticker...
02-25-2010 12:04 AM
SurfNaked2010 JEEP (Just Expect Every Problem)
02-24-2010 08:31 PM
KawiTJ
finally made up my mind

after looking through 15 pages of reviews for the rough country 2.5" suspension with .75" coil spacers and realizing i can't aford the necesesary parts for a 4", I bought it. As for the "rough ride" coments on it, my jeep is redicuously bumpy now and my back shocks are shot so it can't get any worse. I also got a front and rear smittybilt bumpers, the cheap ones, but still better then my dented one now. The bumpers may take a while to ship, but I should atleast get the lift on in the next few weeks. Definitly looking forward to it. Ill post pics. Oh yea, and this cold crapy weather sucks! so much to do with the jeep, trying to do cheap things untill i am done school
-take top and doors off
-put another coat of bedliner on the inside of the tub
-put the lift on
-put bumpers on
-undercoat the bottom of the fenders....the guy befor me did one side... aparantly forgot there is another
-put bedliner or undercoating on the side below the doors
-and continue spending and spending on it

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