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post #1 of 12 Old 06-06-2008, 10:37 PM Thread Starter
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do i need a transfer case drop kit???

ive been researching a lift for my 98 zj and have tenativley settled on the rough country 4 inch w/upgrades. it comes with new control arms and such, but im worried that it does not contain a transfer case drop kit. for only 4 inches should i worry about it? where can i find a good transfer case drop kit to buy alone?


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post #2 of 12 Old 06-06-2008, 10:42 PM
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no, you dont need one... i am at 5.5, and i dont need one.

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post #3 of 12 Old 06-06-2008, 10:46 PM
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x2 no need for a TC drop kit. Welcome to thee forum.
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post #4 of 12 Old 06-07-2008, 07:58 AM
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A little clarification here...there is about a .0001% chance that you'll need it. Very few people have needed to lower the TC with any lift.

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post #5 of 12 Old 06-07-2008, 08:04 AM
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you should need a super big one, like a foot or so.

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post #6 of 12 Old 06-07-2008, 02:07 PM Thread Starter
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thanks all.
ill look into that foot or so drop kit.
itll go well with the .50 cal turret im installing for hunting unicorns and jackalopes.

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I guess I feel special then. My front DS blew apart about 2 months after my lift with my 249
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post #8 of 12 Old 02-03-2013, 03:28 AM
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It blew apart because it WS a CV front driveshaft, not the 249.

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post #9 of 12 Old 02-03-2013, 04:46 AM
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Never use .50 cal for jackalope, you want to use a crossbow with pure silver tipped adamantium arrows, phoenix feather fletchings if possible.

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Or, you could use a fat bobs three inch budget boost with f150 springs, a manual tranny and dual exhaust. I had a one half inch case drop that came standard with the RE 4.5 kit in 1999 when I bought it. The t case with drop with skid was still higher than my KOR sliderz.

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post #11 of 12 Old 04-06-2016, 11:43 PM
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So, what tells you if you need a TC drop? Vibration when accelerating? Noise? ... If so what kind of noise? I'm trying to get use to the noise/ ride from the 31 inch Goodyear MT tires, Not sure what is from them vs the drive shaft.
I have a 98 ZJ and just finished a 3.5 inch ironrock lift.
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post #12 of 12 Old 04-06-2016, 11:45 PM
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No, it would be a bad vibration.

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