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Unread 05-19-2013, 06:30 PM   #1
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Taking the T-case kit out

I just recently switched to all adjustable arms on my Rubicon. I have 5.5 coils under it with a transfer case drop. I took the kit out and adjusted the pinion accordingly. The kit had the spacer between the skid plate and frame as well as a lowering bracket for the 4wd lever. I took both of these out. Is there anything else I should be aware of when doing this? On a separate note, what size are the OEM bolts that attach the skid plate to the frame? Thanks

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Unread 05-19-2013, 07:25 PM   #2
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Did you also get a double cardan driveshaft? With that much lift stock rear driveshaft not going to work without TC drop even with adjustable arms.
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Unread 05-19-2013, 08:16 PM   #3
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No, I still have the stock drive shaft. What will happen if I just baby it for a while? Also how much would a double cardan driveshaft cost?
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Unread 05-19-2013, 09:31 PM   #4
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No, I still have the stock drive shaft. What will happen if I just baby it for a while? Also how much would a double cardan driveshaft cost?
With that much lift and no double cardan driveshaft you will almost certainly have driveline vibes and risk all the damage that can cause. Additionally, I'm surprised your driveshaft is not too short with that much lift and stock shaft. Seems like you could easily have driveshaft separate if you off road much. Double cardan driveshaft of correct length is probably $200-300 depending on where you get it. Not worth it to try to run without. Wait to remove the TC drop till you can do it right.
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Unread 05-20-2013, 10:46 AM   #5
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Will the current drive shaft be okay for going up the street? I'm ordering my CV drive shaft as we speak but I just want to make sure I'm not going to blow my TC or pinion doing so.
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Unread 05-20-2013, 10:50 AM   #6
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Really you just have to drive and see how much vibes, any vibes are bad because it will cause seals and other things to fail on the T-case and rear axle. My buddy tried to drive after the same lift and it wouldn't make it out of the driveway. I would wait for the driveshaft to come in.
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Unread 05-20-2013, 11:12 AM   #7
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No, I drove it up the street and pushed it to about 60mph and there were little vibrations. I guess I adjusted that pinion perfectly. I just ordered the TW CV drive shaft so ill have that on there probably within the month. I just wanted to make sure it was even safe to drive. lol
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Unread 05-23-2013, 09:55 PM   #8
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Does anyone know what size the OEM skid plate bolts are? I'm playin hell tryin to find em without going to the dealer!!
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Unread 05-23-2013, 11:25 PM   #9
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Tw. Tom woods? wont take a month at least I have got them in like 2-3 days. but it is a holiday. bet you get it next week. if it vibes a little i would drive it little. a little becomes a lot'el.
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Unread 05-24-2013, 08:35 AM   #10
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Thanks for the heads up. Yea I sent my measurements to them yesterday but I will be out of town so it won't be driven.
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