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Unread 04-20-2007, 07:07 PM   #1
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im so pissed!!!

My full traction three inch came with a TC drop. I wasnt to extremely excited about it, but it wasnt a big deal! now my tc wont stay i 4 lo, even after adjustment, under high torque.

Climbing a modest hill today, i had to stop while in 4 lo. When i started forward again, i held the brake with my left foot, and gassed it with right for a smooth take off. Almost immedietly, the TC popped out.

Does it need more adjustment, or is there another solution i need to chase?



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Unread 04-20-2007, 07:11 PM   #2
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Check underneath and see if anything is binding up- do this before anything. Might just be something got knocked outta whack.

Did you actually put the TC drop on? I can't really tell from your post. If so, try taking it off and see if your linkage works fine again. If so, try driving around and see if you have vibes. You might have dropped it too far, possibly making the linkage not work correctly. Not really sure what else to try.
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Unread 04-20-2007, 07:16 PM   #3
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Did you get a bracket to lower the shift linkage where it ataches to the body. Whem I first installed my bb it didn't come with the bracket to lower the linkage also and mine would do the same thing.
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Unread 04-20-2007, 08:06 PM   #4
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I am having the same problem! I am taking my body lift off to see if that helps. I guess we could buy a Novak shifter and be done with it.
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Unread 04-20-2007, 08:11 PM   #5
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I am having the same problem! I am taking my body lift off to see if that helps. I guess we could buy a Novak shifter and be done with it.
You need to add about 1" to you're TC linkage



After that it never happened again.
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Unread 04-20-2007, 08:14 PM   #6
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or buy the advanced adapters relocation bracket.. http://www.northridge4x4.com/proddet...prod=AA-715542
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Unread 04-20-2007, 08:14 PM   #7
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Yes, get rid of the POS stock shifter and install a Novak, you will be much h appier this way! I sure am.
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Unread 04-20-2007, 09:22 PM   #8
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If you installed the TC drop then you should probably get the new TC drop bracket as mentioned earlier, or the AA one that replaces the factory one
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Unread 04-20-2007, 10:00 PM   #9
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I just installed a 3/4" TC drop kit and a 2" lift. I was concerned with the same issue. I took it out and used it with no problems. I have had it pop out before the lift if I hadn't made sure it was fully engaged. Nice to know there is a good fix out there!
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Unread 04-20-2007, 10:30 PM   #10
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I will try pulling the TC drop out. I have a little vibes now, so i think it will only make it worse, but im not sure. Im leaning more towards getting the adapter. thankss all!
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Unread 04-20-2007, 11:43 PM   #11
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All you should need to do is loosen the bolt shown in post #5 above and adjust the rod so it engages 4Lo a bit sooner. I have never needed any fancy Novak shifter kits, t-case shifter brackets, etc. to make mine shift just fine even though I have a 1" body lift and a 1" MML along with my 4.5" RE LA suspension.

It's not always a bolt-on product that is needed to fix a problem, an understanding of the problem and looking to see if it can be adjusted out is often a better solution.
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Unread 04-21-2007, 12:50 AM   #12
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All you should need to do is loosen the bolt shown in post #5 above and adjust the rod so it engages 4Lo a bit sooner. I have never needed any fancy Novak shifter kits, t-case shifter brackets, etc. to make mine shift just fine even though I have a 1" body lift and a 1" MML along with my 4.5" RE LA suspension.

It's not always a bolt-on product that is needed to fix a problem, an understanding of the problem and looking to see if it can be adjusted out is often a better solution.
I wish mine was that way; I tried adjusting that thing 6 ways from Sunday but never could get it to stick. I ended up just fabbing my own drop bracket for the linkage and it works like a charm...
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Unread 04-21-2007, 05:15 AM   #13
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The FT 3" lift seems to be a good lift. I had to put all the TC spacers on it and my shifters do the same thing. I figured the weak point is the short drive shaft anyway so I'm putting the SYE on and getting rid of the TC drop. That puts everything back where it belongs.
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Unread 04-21-2007, 05:28 AM   #14
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You still got off easy. My 3" FT lift gave me such wicked vibes, that now even with the full transfer case drop and 2 extra washers on each one, it STILL hops and shakes if I don't baby it off the line in 1st. No wheeling for me till I get a SYE. I'm just babying it around off the line and hoping I don't blow my pinion seal or anything before saving the money.
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My full traction three inch came with a TC drop. I wasnt to extremely excited about it, but it wasnt a big deal! now my tc wont stay i 4 lo, even after adjustment, under high torque.

Climbing a modest hill today, i had to stop while in 4 lo. When i started forward again, i held the brake with my left foot, and gassed it with right for a smooth take off. Almost immedietly, the TC popped out.

Does it need more adjustment, or is there another solution i need to chase?

Hope your not thinking its because it was a FT lift, you changed the height of yourJeep, it has a cascading effect, your wallet will get used to it, wait to you go to 35s, gears, lockers, shafts, steering, brakes, etc... Take it all in stride.
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