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jtalar 03-03-2010 03:46 PM

Transfer case drop
Anyone know the size of the stock bolts for the transfer case on a 2004 TJ?

Jerry Bransford 03-03-2010 04:59 PM

It's an M12x1.75. Make sure what you buy has either a 10.9 or 12.8 hardness, it will say either 10.9 or 12.8 right on the bolt.

doclouie 03-03-2010 07:15 PM

I am also looking for those bolts. Jerry picked them up at Ababa Bolt in California, but I have not heard back from them. If you find a place on the internet to purchase them I would be really interested. I am looking at a 1/2" drop.

03 RUBI 03-03-2010 07:32 PM

Our local ACE Hardware sells graded metric bolts. I'm also sure they have a web site.

doclouie 03-03-2010 07:35 PM

All the bolts I find locally are just grade 8 only.

Jerry Bransford 03-03-2010 07:43 PM


Originally Posted by doclouie (Post 560947)
All the bolts I find locally are just grade 8 only.

Your 2000 uses SAE bolts as I recall, not metric like newer TJs use, so a Grade 8 would be fine. Grade 8 is just stronger than a Grade 5 like the factory installed. :)

jtalar 03-04-2010 04:19 PM

What length????

AzTJ 03-04-2010 04:23 PM

^ seeing as stock is 1.75"... add an inch if that's how tall the drop is.

jtalar 03-04-2010 04:25 PM

Wait isn't an m12x1.75 the type bolt and thread pitch? How about the length?

Jerry Bransford 03-04-2010 04:26 PM


Originally Posted by jtalar (Post 561730)
What length????

What, you can't remove one of yours to see how long it is? ;) Whatever length it is, buy the new ones that are 1" longer. :)

jtalar 03-04-2010 04:31 PM

Hahahahaha, I understand that, my current drop kit is longer than 1 inch, and I am going with an SYE so I have to put the skid back to stock, I was just wondering what the precise stock bolt size was, since I chucked mine a year ago.... I am one of those precise kind-0-guys... I will just measure once I pull one out and get a shorter one...thanks for the help anyways

Jerry Bransford 03-04-2010 04:42 PM

Probably about 1" shorter than what is in there now or shorter by how much your t-case is dropped now. 1" shorter should be close enough. :)

Rocky Bar 03-04-2010 07:47 PM

Just moved ours up today. Had 1" spacers holding pan down. Since it has a SYE, and asked the forum, decided to see if it would work without spacers. It's fine, no weird stuff. Got six 2" x 1/2" sae grade 8 bolts at True Value, and changed out. Rig looks better, and has more ground clearance. :)

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