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Unread 09-10-2010, 06:09 PM   #1
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Driveline Vibration Question

So i just installed my Skyjacker 2.5 inch lift with a 3/4 inch coil spacer in the front. After driving a little bit down the road i felt the vibrations, pretty noticeable, the question is Can i drive for a little while with the driveline vibrations? I do have the TC Drop Kit but probably won't put it on till next week, also the kit came with upper cam bolts but haven't installed them yet either what are they and are they really needed? PLEASE RESPOND, Thanks

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Unread 09-10-2010, 07:23 PM   #2
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Do not mess around with a driveline vibration, not only will it do early unseen damage, it will find the weakest link in the drivetrain. I have no experience with lifts...*yet *...First thing is a 4 wheel alignment, anytime you modify the suspension. To help diagnose are you feeling the vibration in the steering wheel or in the seat? There are many factors that could cause this.
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Unread 09-10-2010, 07:38 PM   #3
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How much driving will you do within the week?

Many people drive every day with driveline vibes because they do not know what they are, or how to fix them, or do not care. Not saying the vibes are nothing to worry about, but I don't think they will detonate you're Jeep if you can't fix them immediately.

They will wreck **** eventually though.
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Unread 09-10-2010, 09:01 PM   #4
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What, it would take about 30 minutes to install the drop?
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Unread 09-10-2010, 09:32 PM   #5
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What, it would take about 30 minutes to install the drop?
Till you go to install the TC drop, and your nutserts are junk. Then it becomes a two day project, because no dealer in the area has them in stock and they have to be ordered. Yep, that's what I'm waiting on.
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Unread 09-10-2010, 09:39 PM   #6
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dude, put the t-case drop in. its only six bolts, then put the spacers in between . its real easy, and it'll save your u-joints. just take the time real quick
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Unread 09-10-2010, 10:41 PM   #7
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Alright guys thanks, probably will install it tomorrow, i can feel the vibes from the seat, also after i shift going into a gear or coming off of a low gear the shift stick shakes a lot, when i install the tc case drop are there any suggestions on installing the four wheel drive shifter linkage bracket (what ever its called lol)? Once again thanks
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Unread 09-11-2010, 12:11 AM   #8
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I didn't use the bracket when I had a t-case drop. But I think if you wanted to use it, it would be easiest to completely remove the skid plate. put a jack stand on the transmission, and use a hydraulic jack to lower/raise the skid.
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Unread 09-11-2010, 01:20 PM   #9
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I didn't use the bracket when I had a t-case drop. But I think if you wanted to use it, it would be easiest to completely remove the skid plate. put a jack stand on the transmission, and use a hydraulic jack to lower/raise the skid.
So your 4 wheel drive worked without the shifter linkage?
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Unread 09-13-2010, 10:58 AM   #10
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So your 4 wheel drive worked without the shifter linkage?
yea, it was a little bit harder to use, but was no problems
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Unread 09-13-2010, 11:12 AM   #11
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Ugh, always cringe when I hear TC drop. Why lost clearance after you just spent money to GAIN it? Cheaper, yeah I get that. But fruitless in my opinion. Spring for a MML and BL, take an afternoon and you're done. It's really not hard to do, not outrageously expensive, and you'll be glad you did it instead of the TC drop.
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Ugh, always cringe when I hear TC drop. Why lost clearance after you just spent money to GAIN it? Cheaper, yeah I get that. But fruitless in my opinion. Spring for a MML and BL, take an afternoon and you're done. It's really not hard to do, not outrageously expensive, and you'll be glad you did it instead of the TC drop.
I agree, it's a good chance that a MML will eliminate your vibes - it removed mine, before I upgraded my transfer case skid.

After my transfer case skid upgrade, I had to install a transfer case drop, despite my MML - as the vibes returned. I don't think it looks that bad though .


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I'm sorry what? I can't see anything past your avatar.
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yea, those titties can get distracting
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Unread 09-19-2010, 07:40 PM   #15
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Installed the tc drop, took the vibrations away, drives a lot smoother than before the lift got put on. The 4 wheel drive works withOUT the shifter linkage adapter. Everything rides great, now its time for some tires!!!
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