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Unread 10-26-2014, 01:11 PM   #1
jhendriks
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Transfer case drop?

With a 2.5" lift will I have to drop my transfer case? If so, how difficult is it?

Thanks for your help.

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Unread 10-26-2014, 02:27 PM   #2
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A transfer drop is easy. Couple of long bolts and spacers. I made my spaces out of tubing. But don't do a transfer drop until you drive. Some keeps need it some don't. I've learned the hard way every jeep is different. For example, I put a drop pitman arm thinking a needed it with my body lift, shackle lift, and spring lift. Then I busted my steering box, put another one on that had a standard pitman arm. Drive and handles just as good. Lesson: wait and see what you need.
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Unread 10-26-2014, 03:16 PM   #3
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A transfer drop is easy. Couple of long bolts and spacers. I made my spaces out of tubing. But don't do a transfer drop until you drive. Some keeps need it some don't. I've learned the hard way every jeep is different. For example, I put a drop pitman arm thinking a needed it with my body lift, shackle lift, and spring lift. Then I busted my steering box, put another one on that had a standard pitman arm. Drive and handles just as good. Lesson: wait and see what you need.
exactly what i was going to say!
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Unread 10-26-2014, 04:20 PM   #4
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If you feel drive line vibrations,then you would need one. As the others have said,all jeeps are different depending on your drive train being original or modified.I installed what was supposed to be a 2" lift 15 years ago that turned out closer to 3". It was vibrating kinda bad so I put a xfer case drop kit and it went away. Later on a put a 4* degree shim in it.I did that because I had previously swapped in an XJ drive train.The AW4 tranny is a bit longer,even after moving the motor mounts up the rail a few inches.All in all it worked out good for me but every jeep gives its' own challenge.Crawl under the lifted vehicle and check your drive line angle.You want it pretty even from the pinion yoke to the output cone of the case.It doesn't have to be perfect but get it close. Good luck!
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Unread 11-07-2014, 07:05 PM   #5
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Thanks everyone!
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