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Unread 07-26-2002, 04:23 PM   #1
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transfer case drop?

ok, i am not sure what to do about dropping the transfer case. Do i put the spacers on the transfer case or in between the frame and the skid plate. If i do that then i dont actually drop the transfer case? WHAT DO I DO????????????????????????????

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Unread 07-26-2002, 04:31 PM   #2
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That's correct, if you put the spacers in the TC WILL be lower. The TC is also mounted to the skid plate.
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Unread 07-26-2002, 04:46 PM   #3
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thanks for the advise Dan. I am putting my procomp 4in. on tonight.
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Unread 07-26-2002, 04:52 PM   #4
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No problem, glad to help.

Let us know how it went.
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Unread 07-26-2002, 11:21 PM   #5
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ok, i put the 4in. procomp lift on about an hour ago and i just finnished test driving it. NOT GOOD. I have a bad vibration at about 50 mph. my question is what is it and how do i fix it. Other than that it looks great but it rides really rough, will the ride get better in the near future?
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Unread 07-27-2002, 03:37 PM   #6
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Okay, are there wedges on the rear leaf springs. And if so, what way did you put them on (is the thick end pointing front or back). The big side should be facing the front (I think) I'd have to look again.

Anyway, Mine did the same thing while accel hard. It would vibr. really bad. I changed my u-joints and now it rides like new. It does feel like my tires are out of balance around 60 though. If I stay below or over it's fine.

Are you still running the stock crappy u-joints?

Make sure your tires are bal. and have new u-joints and it should ride fine. hth
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Unread 07-27-2002, 09:10 PM   #7
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turns out that that i had the axle shims in the wrong place. I had the axle shims in between the leafs and the u-bolt plate instead of in detween the axle and the leafs. so i think i am good to go, so thanks for all the help
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Unread 07-28-2002, 06:06 AM   #8
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4Wheelinfool, what lift did you go with? The reason I ask is, I REALLY like the BDS lift.

HOWEVER, their T-case drop ... well ... in a word, sucks. The BDS drop kit is just 3 spacers to put on each side of the skid.

The SkyJacker T-case drop kit, however, is MUCH better.

You can make one yourself, actually. Just get two lengths of 1" square stock from Home Depot. (Measure for proper length.)

Measure against the skid plate for proper placement of bolt holes.

Then drill 'em.

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The reason I am telling you this is, on a length of steel, the skid plate has MUCH more area for support. NOT just 3 points on each side. You can trash the BDS T-case drop on rocks VERY easily. Believe me ... I speak from experience.

Now ... another BETTER option is ... Just go with 1" raised motor mounts. This does two things:
  • It does the same thing a T-case drop kit will do.
  • It allows a bit more (1") ground clearance at the transfer case skid.

Check with Greg @ Expert Offroad. You can e-mail him at: Pert@expertoffroad.com for the best pricing on 1" raised motor mounts. He will hook ya up. Just tell him PWP sent ya.
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Unread 07-30-2002, 03:16 PM   #9
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Also loosen the nut/bolt in the center of the trans case skid plat and retighten, it will effect vibration as it tweeked with the drop kit and usually to tight. look and you'll know what I'm talking about.
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