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Unread 03-11-2010, 07:25 PM   #1
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do i need to drop tran/transfer case

i have a 79 cj7 and i plan on putting a 4in rough country lift kit on it. do i need to drop the tran? is there anything else i need to do for this lift to work. thanks

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Unread 03-11-2010, 07:27 PM   #2
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i would save a little more and go with something other than rough country, i've heard only bad about those. (ride wise, their kits are decent)
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Unread 03-11-2010, 07:30 PM   #3
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thanks but that doesnt help me out any. lol
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Unread 03-11-2010, 07:36 PM   #4
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On most 4" lifts you will want to lower the cross member. It all comes down to driveline angles really.
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Unread 03-11-2010, 07:37 PM   #5
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think i could just use washers or do i need a kit?
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Unread 03-11-2010, 07:39 PM   #6
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My 4" RC lift came with a TC drop. I took it out when I installed an SYE and CV driveshaft.
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Unread 03-11-2010, 07:42 PM   #7
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My 4" RC lift came with a TC drop. I took it out when I installed an SYE and CV driveshaft.
dumb ? but what kinda drive shafts are those? lol
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Unread 03-11-2010, 07:44 PM   #8
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think i could just use washers or do i need a kit?
By a piece of 1x1x3/16" 6 feet long and cut it to length. Drill holes, buy longer bolts and you're done.
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Unread 03-11-2010, 07:44 PM   #9
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well i just looked at the kit im gonna order and it has a drop kit, thanks anyways!
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Unread 03-11-2010, 08:37 PM   #10
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i would save a little more and go with something other than rough country, i've heard only bad about those. (ride wise, their kits are decent)
OP,
Remember this post when you come back to the board asking how to get a better ride....
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Unread 03-11-2010, 11:29 PM   #11
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Also check to see if the RC kit had a drop pitman arm, longer sway bar links (or drop brackets), and longer brake lines. These Items are usually not in a budget priced kit.
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Unread 03-12-2010, 05:46 AM   #12
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The answer to the original question drive it after the lift and see if you have drive line issues. And yes you can use fender washers and longer bolts if you need to.
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Unread 03-12-2010, 06:30 AM   #13
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Look into what Jeepmaster said. Lots of times you will end up spending more money on one of those budget kits in order to get the other stuff you need. In the long run, buying a nicer lift kit for a little more gets you all the stuff you need in one package and gives you a better ride with better quality springs that aren't going to sag down to a 2.5" lift after a year. Save yourself some headaches too and go with a double cardan/CV style rear driveshaft after the lift and leave out the TC drop. Price out Tom Woods or Tatton's shafts, they are about the same. It will save you a lot of U joint woes.
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Unread 03-12-2010, 12:04 PM   #14
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Of course if you have a Q trac, your driveline angles may no be a problem. Perhaps you could fill in your profile.....
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Unread 03-29-2010, 09:25 PM   #15
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dumb ? but what kinda drive shafts are those? lol
They are double-cardan driveshafts. People that don't know the difference between a double-cardan joint and a constant velocity joint call them CV's (mistakenly). Unfortunately, a lot of vendors also call them this, perpetuating the problem. Same deal with people and gear vendors calling high pinion gearsets "reverse rotation". They don't rotate in reverse. The gears are reverse cut, meaning the spiral goes in the opposite direction. The gears still rotate in the same direction as standard-cut (low pinion) gears.
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