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
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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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.
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