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Old 10-01-2019, 04:45 PM
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shifter position for NV3550 shifter

I recently bought a TJ 2002 X wrangler.
It came with a 4 inch lift and 35 inch tires. The previous owner had it done professionally at a shop.
Except for a few cosmetic things, all seems good and runs good…
One thing that is bugging me is the center console and the shifter. The front half of the center console is not attached and is due to allow for the shifter enough room to go into 1, 3, and or 5th.
Because of the lift the shifter now sits lower and it hits it. So obviously it needs to be extended...

My TJ has an NV3550 transmission, it seems they don’t make a shifter extender for the NV3550 only for the AX5 and AX15.
I’ve seen a couple of replacement options for the shifter tower (i.e. one that is on an angle, etc.) that might solve the problem, but before I go spending more money…

The shift tower on my jeep has an offset ( a bent) where the shifter rod attaches to it. And that offset is pointing towards the front.
It seems to me that if I can flip it and install it pointing towards the back that might give me the room I need for the center console.

My questions:
Does the tower sit in a specific way? That is, does it have a front and back?
I’ve seen pictures where in some cases the bent is pointing front and in others is pointing back ??!!!
The NV3550 manual says this:
"(3) Align and install shift tower and lever assembly (Fig. 128). Be sure shift ball is seated in socket and the offset in the tower is toward the passenger side of the vehicle before installing tower bolts.”
Are they talking about the same offset?
Am I confused as to what an offset is?

I’ve searched on the forum but I didn’t find anything specific on this.

I've attached a couple of pictures. couldn't figure out how to embed them with text.

Thank you for your help

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Hmm, I have a 2004 with 4" lift, 35" tires and the NV3550. I had the tranny out about a year ago to replace the clutch, and don't recall having this problem.

Not in a position to look at mine right now, but, if someone hasnt answered your question by tomorrow afternoon I'll post some pics of what mine looks like.
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Perhaps you have a large body lift or a body lift and lowered skid plate? A 4" spring lift should not cause your problem even if the skid plate is lowered a little bit to improve driveline angles.


What comprises your 4" of lift?
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Basically, it sounds like your transmission is spaced too far away from your body/cab.
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Basically, it sounds like your transmission is spaced too far away from your body/cab.
it seems that way. I'm new to lifted jeeps so I don't know. I don't have anything to reference it against.
to me it looks like is about 1.5 inches too forward.

I bought it like this so I'm not sure what was involved in the lifting. I'm going to have to take it to be looked at.
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This probly doesnt help but I told you I'd post a pic so here it is. The shifter is in first gear in the photo as you can see there is plenty of clearance. Could be as another poster said due to a body lift. Mine is a spring lift.



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Thank you, it does help. It gives me some reference.

I keep thinking mine is installed wrong. All the pictures I've seen so far the bent is pointing towards the back and not towards the front.
I also think I have the wrong tunnel cover and I'm suspecting I have the wrong center console.
I just purchased a tunnel cover off of eBay for a 2002 6cyl X and I'm also buying a shifter to experiment.


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On my 05, the lever coming out the top of the shift selector tower does bend and point towards the back.

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