How many have had this problem, and what did you do to fix it?
I recently put on a 3 inch teraflex kit with adjustable lower control arms on my 04 unlimited. I loaded up the wife and kids today and went to the beach. I hit a few bumps and heard a thumping sound. I crawled under the Heep and this is what I found. The front drive shaft is rubing the cross member for the tranny skidplate when the front axle drops. I have an auto tranny so I would really like to keep the skid, but I really dont want to blow out a front drive shaft ethier. Pics of your fixes would be real nice.
03-09-2009 02:39 AM
2 options here. Either get rid of of the tranny skid or cut a notch out for the front driveshaft.
03-09-2009 10:38 AM
Yep almost anyone with a lift that has that cross member in front of the belly pan.The older ones must not have had it because I did not have one to remove but for some reason the 4" lift tells you you will have to modify or remove it but the 3" , I have been told does not mention it, but yet still rubs with 3"s.
03-09-2009 10:41 AM
Grab a grinder and cut it flush with the rail. Then you should be fine.
03-09-2009 11:17 AM
Thanks for the replies. Do you know if any one makes an after market cross member? If not, then I will measure the drop of the shaft this weekend and either cut or remove.
Do you have transfer case drop kit installed? That might help.
03-09-2009 10:34 PM
I did not put the t-case drop on it and I dont plan to, if anything I will put a belly up kit on it. But that takes money. So for now I took it off and will just stay out of the rocks for a while. Thanks for the replies. I really like the torch and the sawsall suggestion. This looks like it is a fun site.