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Unread 09-27-2012, 09:59 PM   #1
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Transfer case lowering kit

I purchased a 2006 TJ from a dealership. The dealership installed a new 2.5" Old Man Emu suspension lift w/ 32" BFG MTR's. It drove great until about 65MPH and the steering wheel would vibrate. This isn't my first lifted jeep, so i checked the usual suspects. i had all four tires re-balanced and alignment checked. I checked U-joints, no movement. There is however no transfer case drop kit Or SYE. So I believe that it is drive line angle related.

I want to drop the T- case as little as possible. 2 Questions:

1) How much does an Old Man Emu kit drop the skid plate. It looks small (shorter than average), less than an inch?

2) If I go the home made route and buy bolts and washers. What size are the factory skid plate bolts?


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Unread 09-28-2012, 07:59 AM   #2
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Just try two big washers per bolt to get 3/16-1/4" to start, that may be all you need. You won't need longer bolts in that case. Most t-case drop kits are about an inch- which makes your shifter and t-case lever start to suck.
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Unread 09-28-2012, 10:00 AM   #3
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steering wheel vibration is not related to the drive line.
steering wheel vibes will originate from the tires, the CA bushings, the alignment, the tie rod, or the tie rod ends. i have recently upgraded everything and i still get this very slight shimmy around 55-65mph with the stabilizer on (a lot of people have this problem).
drive line vibes will be felt in the shifter and possibly the seat (like a dull grinding that worsens). they are not speed related, they are RPM related.

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