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post #1 of 8 Old 04-12-2016, 04:47 PM Thread Starter
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6sp gear shifter hits center console

I just installed a 4" lift from Rough Country and now my gear shifter is hitting the plastic cover that goes of the shifter skirt. If i lift the skirt off the shifter i can get into reverse, but if the plastic cover is snapped in place the shifter hits and prevents me from reaching reverse.

I have tried to locate a gear shifter extension, but i can't seem to locate one.

Any suggestions?

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post #2 of 8 Old 04-12-2016, 05:26 PM
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You can move the center console back 1/2". Do you have a BL with the large t case drop that comes with the RC lift?

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Thanks Boogieman...I'm not sure what BL is (body lift?) Sorry admittedly i'm very much a novice and was not the person who installed the lift.
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Thanks Boogieman...I'm not sure what BL is (body lift?) Sorry admittedly i'm very much a novice and was not the person who installed the lift.
Yes, BL is a body lift. Usually when you have a body lift AND a transfer case drop, it causes the shifter to hit.
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post #5 of 8 Old 04-15-2016, 05:20 AM
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Yes, BL is a body lift. Usually when you have a body lift AND a transfer case drop, it causes the shifter to hit.
That is the only way the shifter will move. Or adding a motor mount lift.

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post #6 of 8 Old 04-19-2016, 07:20 PM
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I ran into the same issue with my 1.25 BL, 1" MML.

I pulled the actual shifter out, heated it up and bent it. Did that 4 years ago. Still works perfect.

I have the RC X-series 4" lift, as well as a SYE and new rear DS. Still 0 issues.

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post #7 of 8 Old 04-20-2016, 02:45 PM Thread Starter
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My quick and easy fix turned out to be removing all the screws that attach the center console to the floor and sliding everything back a couple inches. I didn't bother to try to drill new holes to secure console because the parking brake and 4WD shifter keep it centered. The front and back piece of the console are held together by the rubber cup holder insert. So far my simple fix seems to work great.

Bending the shifter would be ideal and i may eventually get around to doing that.

Thanks for the advice
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post #8 of 8 Old 04-21-2016, 08:52 AM
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Glad you got it taken care of. I've actually thought about removing my center console completely lately. (Jeep is only for off-roading/fun).

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