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post #31 of 132 Old 12-16-2008, 12:01 PM Thread Starter
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I drive a 1996 Cherokee how do you know which transfer case you have and if you'll need the SYE and CV driveshaft?

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post #32 of 132 Old 12-16-2008, 12:26 PM Thread Starter
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Never even ran a drop so I dont know if it would have vibed. (which it most certinly would have) Did the SYE with the lift. Ive built enough Jeeps over the years to know that a SYE is needed. Im not a big fan of droppin the T-case. Its really just a band-aid. It just dosent make sence to me to spend 2500.00$ on a lift, tires, and wheels and then go cheap on the thing that holds it all together lol!!.
Yeah I called the customer service for my kit and they said with the transfer case drop I don't need the SYE or CV driveshaft. Although I'm sure like you said it would help
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post #33 of 132 Old 12-16-2008, 03:56 PM
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Yeah I called the customer service for my kit and they said with the transfer case drop I don't need the SYE or CV driveshaft. Although I'm sure like you said it would help
dont get aa TC drop! it's a band aid fix. get and SYE. why lift your jeep id you're goign to kill your ground clearance by lowered your TC??? makes no sense

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dont get aa TC drop! it's a band aid fix. get and SYE. why lift your jeep id you're goign to kill your ground clearance by lowered your TC??? makes no sense
Yeah band aid is good enough til I have 250 bucks to get one.
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so ur goign to spend money and a TC drop, then spend the time to put it in, then spend more money and more time to replace it??? makes no sense

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post #36 of 132 Old 12-16-2008, 06:51 PM Thread Starter
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Do you know what your talking about? It comes with the kit and takes no time to install.

When I get 600 bucks for a tom woods sye and cv driveshaft I'll put it in. For a couple weeks it'll be fine. I talked to them for like an hour just explaining everything and even THEY(the people trying to get me to buy their product) said I don't need the parts but it'll help in the long run which is like a month away

So remain calm. LOL

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post #37 of 132 Old 12-17-2008, 05:40 PM
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Do you know what your talking about? It comes with the kit and takes no time to install.

When I get 600 bucks for a tom woods sye and cv driveshaft I'll put it in. For a couple weeks it'll be fine. I talked to them for like an hour just explaining everything and even THEY(the people trying to get me to buy their product) said I don't need the parts but it'll help in the long run which is like a month away

So remain calm. LOL
of course THEY told you that, they want your money, duh

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post #38 of 132 Old 12-17-2008, 06:28 PM Thread Starter
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of course THEY told you that, they want your money, duh
Of course they do but they said I didn't even need it. Said I can hold off on getting it and i'd be fine
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post #39 of 132 Old 02-20-2009, 10:00 PM
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Heres mine right after putting on my RE4.5. Had to do some very minor trimming at the bottom of the front wheel well. It rubbed when i turned.




And here it is after I got the BWs on. Plenty of room now

me likey this jeep mine is going to look veeeery similar to the first picture and possibly the second if i can get an extra 500
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post #40 of 132 Old 04-01-2009, 10:21 PM
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...Im not a big fan of droppin the T-case. Its really just a band-aid. It just dosent make sence to me to spend 2500.00$ on a lift, tires, and wheels and then go cheap on the thing that holds it all together lol!!
Oh, and by the way...Thanks for posting your pictures.
I'm ordering my Rusty's 4.5" tomorrow. This payday, I finally have enough to add all their skids in with one order. Can't wait!

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dont get aa TC drop! it's a band aid fix. get and SYE. why lift your jeep id you're goign to kill your ground clearance by lowered your TC??? makes no sense
Rusty's Offroad 1" Drop Crossmember is stronger than stock and has no loss of ground clearance from the original with the drop built into the crossmember itself. It goes on sale periodically for $99

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The Rusty's Crossmember is a direct replacement for those that have been beat and banged on rocks and stumps. Made of 3/16 steel, pre-drilled for easier installation of our engine - trans skid and our TC skid. It is also available with a 1 inch drop model for better driveline angles without loosing any ground clearance. If used in conjunction with our engine skid plate, new holes will need to be drilled. There is no change on the catalytic converter attachment and we actually recommend cutting that off. Black powder coated for durability.
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post #41 of 132 Old 04-04-2009, 09:19 AM
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More pics please..

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Bump for more pics?
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More pics please..
Just as soon as I get around to installing the lift.
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post #44 of 132 Old 04-22-2009, 07:03 AM
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Well, I can post a few more of mine...






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post #45 of 132 Old 04-23-2009, 09:54 AM
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