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post #1 of 5 Old 10-18-2013, 02:43 AM Thread Starter
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I thought my 249 VC was bad...

So when i first bought the jeep (98 GC 4.0 w/ 249 TC) it binded bad when making sharp turns. the tires would hop and pop. I knew in time i would have to replace the VC or the TCase with a different model. The Jeep was lifted around 3.5-4" still on stock control arms. dont look at me...I bought it that way for a cheap price with plans on making the control arms right again.

I added WJ lower control arms which moved the axle forward about 1/2".
And guess what, the binding stopped.

Do you think the Tcase was having a problem taking turns bc the axles were too close to the center of the vehicle? Like i said i was on stock control arms.


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post #2 of 5 Old 10-18-2013, 05:54 AM
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Maybe the binding was the tires rubbing on something?

I can't see any possibility that pushing the axle forward would affect the t-case.
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post #3 of 5 Old 10-18-2013, 07:04 AM
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Or the bushings are brand new and it feels much better. If the VC is bad you just gave it new bushings to ruin.
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post #4 of 5 Old 10-18-2013, 09:20 AM
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You may have helped the pinion angle some too, causing the drive shaft u joints to stop binding.

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post #5 of 5 Old 10-18-2013, 04:44 PM Thread Starter
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I know its double cardain at the tcase...but even with a cv at the pinion?....if the vc was bad...with new or old CA bushings it woulf bind. These bushings are out of a junk yard and have miles regardless

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