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Old 03-24-2016, 08:24 PM
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Zone Lift just installed but have questions

So I just picked up my 04 wrangler X from the shop after having my new zone combo lift and 33's installed. Besides a much needed wheel alignment and steering wheel centering I'm also having issues shifting. My TJ always shifted perfectly but on the ride home it's not going into gear as smoothly as it used to and even popped out of second gear when I hit a pothole. I'm thinking the front track bar wasn't adjusted properly but I'm no expert. Anyone have any ideas of what it might be? Thanks in advance




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Do you have the rubber shift boot around your shifter? I have an auto but I know others with manuals have problems after body lifts with the shifter boot binding the shifter.

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Old 03-24-2016, 08:34 PM
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Do you have the rubber shift boot around your shifter? I have an auto but I know others with manuals have problems after body lifts with the shifter boot binding the shifter.
I do and didn't think of that, thank you
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Oh and the track bar won't have anything to do with shifting. Do a search, but I think there is a way to trim the boot out of the way.
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Oh and the track bar won't have anything to do with shifting. Do a search, but I think there is a way to trim the boot out of the way.
Thanks man. Yea I wasn't sure, I'm a total noob to lifted vehicles lol
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Also the alignment is pretty easy to do urself. As well as fixing the steering wheel. I'll try and find the tread. My boot did that same after the install but I wanted to put remote start on my manual so I had to rig mine to work after installing the neutral safety switch I made

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Also the alignment is pretty easy to do urself. As well as fixing the steering wheel. I'll try and find the tread. My boot did that same after the install but I wanted to put remote start on my manual so I had to rig mine to work after installing the neutral safety switch I made

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Old 03-25-2016, 07:33 AM   #9
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Shifting issue due to the body lift resulting in a shorter shifter travel. You will need to remove the factory shifter boot and replace it with something like this one I got from autozone(matched the Jeep color scheme perfectly):
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Thanks for all the help guys, I removed the factory boot and now it engages the gears and stays in perfectly. I'll probably just throw on the autozone boot when I get a chance.
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Another fix if you want to spend the money is a B&N short throw shifter. I had to put one in my jeep back when it had a 3 inch BL and the stock one got as loose as a broom handle in a 5 fallen bucket. Price around, definitely can be had for a reasonable price
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If the short throw shifter is just a shorted handle it would not solve the boot interference issue
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I guess it raises the pivot point which should help some

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There is nothing to align on a TJ with fixed length control arms except toe in/out.
Very easy with a tape measure and tie rod adjustment.
Even easier is centering the steering wheel with a quick drag link adjustment.
Many informative write ups around on how to do both.
But, you paid a shop to install a lift. Those things are all part of lifting a vehicle and should be included.
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I guess it raises the pivot point which should help some

https://www.wranglerforum.com/f210/sh...50-868810.html
yes it shortens the movement at the pivot point. I was able to run a unmodified inner and outer shift boot on a 3 inch body lift which is even more offset than yours . the only thing extra I did was make a 3 inch knob extension which put the knob at stock height. back when I was researching the problem even though they are made by the same company the B&N moved less at the pivot than the Hurst.

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