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Unread 09-28-2011, 08:30 PM   #1
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Help: do I need a T-case drop? I like the clearance...

About two months ago, I installed about 4.5 inches of suspension lift, and I took the CJ-7 out for a spin yesterday. It feels so buttery smooth, I'm really impressed with my work. No death wobble, no weird steering even though I'm going to put the drop pitman arm on regardless. Now I'm wondering if I need to install the 1-inch transfer case drop kit which I already have. If I can do without it, I willó I like the clearance. What do you guys think? Anybody run a CJ-7 with 4+ inches of lift and no T-case drop? Is it mandatory & standard practice to drop the T-case, or is it more variable depending on how your particular rig runs with the mods? Thanks.

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Unread 09-29-2011, 12:08 AM   #2
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If you aren't getting any driveline vibrations then leave the t-case drop out. The only thing it's used for is driveline vibes. Be happy you don't need it!
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Unread 09-29-2011, 02:03 AM   #3
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if you dont have any driveline vibes, by all means dont install the TC drop. any why are you installing the drop pitman arm? there is no need for it, unless you installed a drop track bar bracket on the axle side. you'll get some nasty bumpsteer if you dont keep your track bar lined up right.
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Well...my rationale was that the drop pitman arm would bring the steering components of the lifted CJ back close to the original geometry of everything right underneath the front bumper before I jacked it up. I was anticipating reduced steering quality. So no pitman arm drop unless I'm getting bumpsteer? I don't think CJs have track bars, let alone drop track bar brackets...
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if you dont have any driveline vibes, by all means dont install the TC drop. any why are you installing the drop pitman arm? there is no need for it, unless you installed a drop track bar bracket on the axle side. you'll get some nasty bumpsteer if you dont keep your track bar lined up right.
Are you giving TJ advice to somebody with a CJ?
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