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post #16 of 22 Old 03-04-2013, 02:44 PM
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When I got my clutch changed many years ago, the shop that did it didn't clean the flywheel off before putting back together or something to that effect and it ran like crap when I engaged the clutch through all the gears... Might have something to do with it

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post #17 of 22 Old 03-04-2013, 02:57 PM
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Shuddering on initial take-off usually means weak springs on the clutch disc. As for the suspension, I would look at some of things mentioned here.
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post #18 of 22 Old 03-04-2013, 05:12 PM
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I don't see how the lift can have any impact on your current trans issues if you didn't have those issues prior to the trans swap.

As for the rake.....

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Was this only after the new lift? Like mentioned it is pretty common for just about any lift using the same springs all the way around to do this.

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You guys are right! I should have done more research before I purchased the lift. I didn't talk to anybody on the BD'S site, I just got online bought the 2" lift & followed there recommendations to buy the 6" shackles (4) which I did. At the time I assumed (we all know what this means) that it would sit level & I would only have a 2" lift. Of course now I know that this gave me a 3" lift. Anyway I"m just *****in that if I want to retain this 3" lift I will have to to put shorter ones in the rear to level it out. OR I will also have to purchase 4 shackles with 0" raise to drop it back down only to 2" (of lift) & then maybe this will solve the roughness because of apparently I have to much lift now for the original drive line requiring a SYE joint that according to BDS isn't needed for 3"'s of lift. I think they should have had a better way of dealing with this other than remove a leaf from the rear, such as swapping out the shackles or ??. I know that I'm *****in about 2 issues here, for me though I feel that this lift has contributed to the driveability of this rig. (of course the bottom line is that I've spent a ton of $$$ rebuilding this rig & it drives like **(&**) sorry I'm just whining, I was expecting to much, I'm sure learning though quickly though! I know this needs to be closed I won't write again! that's a promise
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I have that exact lift. I do not have an sye. I have no driveline vibs. I have the same rake with the lift that it had when I bought it all stock. If you don't want to keep the factory rake you need to plan That into your lift. Other than some sub par xustomer service I fail to see where bds is at fault for your lack of knowledge. Also make surw the tcase drop was installed. At 3 inches some jeeps need it and some don't. Eithier way it was included in your kit.

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this is also my second set of RC springs this year. I'd rather spend the money again and get something that will last.
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post #21 of 22 Old 03-05-2013, 10:05 AM
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i put a 3.5 rough country on my yj that was for a 6 cyl when i had the 4 cyl it sat level so i believe the lighter 4 cyl allowed it to be level. my rear springs gave out, because it was a dd commuter for 4 years when i hit a bump it felt like it was tipping left lol , im not that big but it eventually snapped the rear spring. I had the 2 in tcase dropp and never had a vibration in over 60,000 miles. just take the time to sort it out it will be fine. i would definitly put the shoert shackles on the rear.
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post #22 of 22 Old 03-05-2013, 11:13 AM
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I think your frustrations are misplaced toward BDS. They clearly say that you'll need longer shackles to clear they mil wrap, so you know anything longer is going to be more lift. As for the SYE, there have been lots of guys that have put 4" lifts on and not needed a SYE and there have been plenty that have put various 2" lifts on and needed them. I don't see this as being the fault of any particular lift manufacturer just another "every Jeep is different" type deal.

I do understand the frustration I just think it's misplaced.

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