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Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Whitefish, Montana
I'd like to add that a 1" drop is not the only option. I have no idea where the classic 1" drop came from but many of us can do with less. Why not reduce the motor mount stress and messed up front driveline angle if you can?
Several years ago and 160,000+ miles ago I expeiremented with different drop heights. I found that a 10mm (just under 1/2") drop got rid of my vibes. Along with a 1.5* shim under my leaf pack this setup has worked well for me. I originally intended to install an SYE but just never got around to it.
My point is that, while an SYE/CV DS is highly recommended, if you are going the t-case drop route put some thought into it and only drop it the amount you need to. Measure your driveline angles and make the best adjustments for your rig.
I used washers to find the best height for my application, then cut and drilled some scrap strap steel to replace the washers. Very simple mod.
My apologies to those who have previously read my rant.
'93 Cherokee Sport 4.0 man. 4.5" Black Diamond/ O.M.E., JKS control arms, discos, track bar, rear D44/detroit, 35x12.5 BFGmt's,33x13.5 LTBs,AlloyUSA shafts, oba, Warn M8000 multi-mount
'97 Cherokee Sport 5spd,231, white, stock
'90 Cherokee Pioneer 4.0 auto, 6" homebrew long arm lift, 33x10.5 BFG MT's, etc.
'87 XJ 2" lift
'96 XJ stock
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