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post #1 of 8 Old 06-24-2010, 09:03 PM Thread Starter
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2 problems with the RC 2.5 lift

I installed a RC 2.5 tonight… Love it so far, ride good and looks good.

It is on a 99 TJ with the 4.0l standard.

Two problems so far….

First is the steering wheel need lined back up, not sure if this is easy?

Second I installed the Transfer drop kit that came with the lift and not 2,4,and rev will not stay in gear unless I remove the shifter boot. It looks like since I drop the case the shifter is not to close to the rear of the plastic console hole. Is there an easy fix?

I will have pic later.

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post #2 of 8 Old 06-24-2010, 09:07 PM
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Steering wheel is easy: use a deep-well 15mm socket, loosen both clamps on the drag link (near the pitman arm) and turn to straighten. Remove the drop kit, you should not need it.
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post #3 of 8 Old 06-24-2010, 09:09 PM
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you need an alignment.

use washers instead of the spacers.

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Get an alignment. Dont use a t-case drop do it right and install a SYE and new d-shaft.

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the good thing about such a low lift is that you can get away with not running a SYE and new drive shaft. but this is the best way to combat drive line vibes.

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The inner boot rubs on the body tub. My buddy just installed this on his TJ and had the same problem. We just moved the inner shifter boot higher on the shifter and zip tied it.

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The inner boot rubs on the body tub. My buddy just installed this on his TJ and had the same problem. We just moved the inner shifter boot higher on the shifter and zip tied it.
this should be a temp fix only. you should put a piece of rubber hose on the stick where it is rubbing, then pull the inner boot back down to the stock location.

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If you know what you are doing, you can get the alignment pretty darn close yourself. Here is a helpful link: http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f9/en...g-read-663777/
Also, as stated above, use washers to lower your T-case if needed for drive shaft vibes (which you shouldn't have with a small lift); start with one or two washers on each bolt and see if that works, if not add another one or two and repeat
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