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Join Date: Dec 1999
Location: Nobleboro, Maine
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Re: Hard shifting transfer case
I have to disagree with you there Dave. It might be mismatched tires, but I've had the same problem with the my Scout D20 since '78 (new), through tons of tires (235,000 miles on it), and in all situations. Backwards, forwards, doesn't matter. The Jeep D300 was the same way. In fact, almost all gear driven cases have the same problem. Now be it mismatched tires, gear ratios (4.09 vs 4.10) or whatever, I have never heard of a case where going to the twin stick didn't help alleviate the problem, which is shifting hard. Why would a twin stick allow the transfer case to shift easier without binding then? BTW, mine shifts just as hard going into gear as it does coming out, so it's certainly not a tire issue. It might be the linkage, or just the inherent binding that comes from an old one. If your theory is correct, then it shouldn't be able to happen with new tires(correcting for the weight distribution difference), right?
I think it's a combination of all of the above, not just one factor personally.
'81 CJ-8 Scrambled!
GM151/SM465/NP205 twinstick/7" Lift/33" Swampers/REP 8000/RS9000's/Scout II D44's F&R w/4.10's & Lockrights