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Unread 07-12-2010, 10:08 AM   #1
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TeraFlex TJ Wrangler Shift Linkage Adapter

After looking at a couple of linkage adapter to fix my popping out of 4 low I decided on the TaraFlex linkage adapter. I picked it up for around $80 bucks at 4 wheel parts. I got it home took it out of the box and thought it looks pretty beeffie. I started pulling my old linkage out and installing the new one. It said you might have to cut the new adjuster link to fit so I measured and saw that it was a rely short distance for the point that it attaches to the lever and the pivot point like 4 inches center to center so I had to cut it down to fit I thought. after cutting it down I installed it and it shifted from 4 low to for high the in to 2 then I tried to shift it back into 4 hi and it would not shift. It was binding up the lever pivot point was pointed down and when I tried to shift it would not spin to the front. After spending about 4+ hours trying to make it work. I got ahold of a fellow jeep foum friend and he sent me a pic of his and said he did not cut anything off his adjuster and looked like the linkage from the transfer case was on the drive line side Mine was on the transfer case side IDK why.

So i called my brother in law over and decided that the linkage between the transfer case and the pivot point was to long and the now the adjuster was to short so we busted out the welder and add a bolt to fix the adjuster and shortened the transfer case and reversed the end at the pivot point and this fixed it

So in the 06 is the shifter linkage different then older models?

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Unread 07-12-2010, 05:38 PM   #2
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After looking at a couple of linkage adapter to fix my popping out of 4 low I decided on the TaraFlex linkage adapter. I picked it up for around $80 bucks at 4 wheel parts. I got it home took it out of the box and thought it looks pretty beeffie. I started pulling my old linkage out and installing the new one. It said you might have to cut the new adjuster link to fit so I measured and saw that it was a rely short distance for the point that it attaches to the lever and the pivot point like 4 inches center to center so I had to cut it down to fit I thought. after cutting it down I installed it and it shifted from 4 low to for high the in to 2 then I tried to shift it back into 4 hi and it would not shift. It was binding up the lever pivot point was pointed down and when I tried to shift it would not spin to the front. After spending about 4+ hours trying to make it work. I got ahold of a fellow jeep foum friend and he sent me a pic of his and said he did not cut anything off his adjuster and looked like the linkage from the transfer case was on the drive line side Mine was on the transfer case side IDK why.

So i called my brother in law over and decided that the linkage between the transfer case and the pivot point was to long and the now the adjuster was to short so we busted out the welder and add a bolt to fix the adjuster and shortened the transfer case and reversed the end at the pivot point and this fixed it

So in the 06 is the shifter linkage different then older models?
I got Tera linkage adapter working on my 06. I did cut down the adjuster linkage a little, but nothing else.
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Unread 07-12-2010, 05:50 PM   #3
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I called TeraFlex today and talked to Ben the tech / designer of this product he said that jeep has 3 diffurent linkages and told and only one of them works. he gave me the jeep part #52078603 (30+ dollars from dealer) for the correct one. I told them that for 80 bucks they should include the right one or at least put that into the spec that not all jeep linkage will work. They are sending me a new turnbuckle because I cut mine way to short now that I shortened the transfer case linkage.
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Unread 07-12-2010, 06:10 PM   #4
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I had to cut mine way down also. I also shortened the factory link that you reuse. So far the Terraflex set up has been ok. Much better then stock. That being said I can't wait to get the Novak cable shifter I just ordered from Savvy.
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Not to bring this thread back from the dead but after four years of having the same exact problem as skouklis I found another solution. At first I thought it was my fault and I just couldn't get it adjusted. But after playing with it today I used the stock upper linkage (the one that is adjustable on the stock setup with the set screw) instead of the one that Teraflex recommends you use. It is around 3 inches shorter. This enabled me to get a working shifter again. I am so relieved now...I dont have to crawl under and shift anymore. I wish Id have found this thread sooner.

And I just found this adjustable rod which is tera's solution i guess: http://www.teraflex.biz/tj-transfer-...rod.html#first
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Or just get the Advanced Adaptor one which bolts right up and doesn't require any cutting.... Or even better get a Novak but at $180 it's too rich for my blood.
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Unread 01-30-2013, 04:25 PM   #7
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but for those of use who already have that much invested in a shifter that is not very good. If the cable shifters had been out a few years back I wouldnt have hesitated on it. But by fixing this issue i just saved myself that much more money.
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