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Unread 09-23-2005, 11:57 PM   #1
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More Problems with Lift Install

Alright, I'm calling it a night for installing my 1 1/4 body lift and 1" BMML. I've got everything in place except I can't get the front mount lined up right (as posted before) and I can't get the passenger side bolt tight underneeth the Jeep because of a bolt in the way that wasn't there when I took the motor mount off to begin with. Now I tried my shifter and it won't stay in 2nd 4th or 6th. What should I do????

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Unread 09-24-2005, 12:01 AM   #2
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What should I do????
Go to bed

I'm sure you'll be fine tomorrow, when you're refreshed.
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Unread 09-24-2005, 01:45 AM   #3
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The body lift and motor mount are causing your shifter to hit against the opening in the floor. You will most likely need to cut the hole larger.
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Unread 09-24-2005, 08:10 AM   #4
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Cut what? How do I get the shifter boot off? This is turning into a huge headache. But I guess it'll be worth it when I'm done.
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Unread 09-24-2005, 08:45 AM   #5
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Normally you would have to adjust your shifter boot... but because you have a 6 speed (leather shift boot, bag style), I'm assuming your boot isn't catching... does the boot bunch up a lot when you shift into 2 4 or 6? If so move it up an inch... pop the boot off of the bezel on the console and there will be a ring around the shift itself... move that up an inch. If that doesn't help, take the boot off completely and shift... see what it's getting hung up on.
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Unread 09-24-2005, 09:40 AM   #6
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The boot is bunching up when trying to shift in 2nd 4th and 6th. How do I remove the shifter bezel?
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Unread 09-24-2005, 09:44 AM   #7
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The boot is bunching up when trying to shift in 2nd 4th and 6th. How do I remove the shifter bezel?
I know on the 5 speed it just pops up with a little force... just put the tip of your fingers around it and pull up... should pop right out.
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Unread 09-24-2005, 11:03 AM   #8
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Get creative and move your console back 1" or so. That's what I did. Works great.

Another alternative is now getting a flat skid.
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Unread 09-24-2005, 11:06 AM   #9
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Get creative and move your console back 1" or so. That's what I did. Works great.

Another alternative is now getting a flat skid.
Moving the console back is probably the best/easiest way to eliminate this problem. Installing a flat skid opens up a whole new can of worms.
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Unread 09-25-2005, 09:21 AM   #10
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Any more suggestions on relocating the shifter. If I take the boot off I can shift through all the gears. Has anyone heated up the shifter stick and bent it foward. I'm thinking this might be the easy solution.
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Unread 09-25-2005, 10:53 AM   #11
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Any more suggestions on relocating the shifter. If I take the boot off I can shift through all the gears. Has anyone heated up the shifter stick and bent it foward. I'm thinking this might be the easy solution.
Once again, it'd be a whole lot easier to just move the console back an inch as many do. Take it off, redrill the floors in the hole 1" further back and remount it.

One more thing you can try first is to remove the neopreme piece that is at the bottom of the shift lever underneath the shift boot. Pull the shift boot away from its mounting flange by grabbing it at the corner and lifting up. You'll see the neopreme tube underneath that is there only to support the boot... that doesn't really need supporting. That piece of neopreme can restrictsthe shift lever throw a bit after a body lift has been installed so removing it may fix your shifting problem. It can't hurt, I took mine out 7-8 years ago for this reason.
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Unread 09-25-2005, 12:13 PM   #12
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I'd move my console back however there is no room. It extends all the way to the back seat where the floorboard raises and the cup holders are right against that. That's why I'm looking for alternative ideas.
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