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post #1 of 7 Old 11-08-2013, 12:43 PM Thread Starter
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Should I drop my transfer case?

I have a 3.5" lift at the moment and an going to be adding on 2" coil spacers for a 5.5" total lift. I'll also be adding adjustable control arms, and track bars in the near future. Anyways would I need to drop my transfer case running that high? All help is appreciated.


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post #2 of 7 Old 11-08-2013, 12:44 PM
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Nope, not necessary.

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post #3 of 7 Old 11-08-2013, 12:48 PM Thread Starter
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Nope, not necessary.
Really? When would you need to drop it?

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Really? When would you need to drop it?
Well I'm currently running over 7 inches of lift and my transfer case hasn't needed to be dropped.

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post #5 of 7 Old 11-08-2013, 01:02 PM Thread Starter
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Well I'm currently running over 7 inches of lift and my transfer case hasn't needed to be dropped.
My drive shaft feels like it's vibrating already at 3.5" when I'm going about 25-35 mph

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post #6 of 7 Old 11-08-2013, 01:36 PM
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Then adjust the pinion angle.
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post #7 of 7 Old 11-08-2013, 02:12 PM
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ZJs should never need a transfer case drop as long as you do at least adjustable upper arms to dial in your pinion angles. The transfer case is the part that gets hung up the most on our vehicles. Why lower it making it more vulnerable to hangups?

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