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Re: Transfer Case Shifter
I only have a 1 3/4 inch spacer lift and a 1 inch body lift. It was bad enough with just the spacers, but when I put the body lift on, it flat refused to go into 4-low (and I REFUSE to bang it with a pipe...I'll fix the problem, not cause new ones).
I bought the Skyjacker kit (the version for my 5-spd) and threw it in. Near as I can figure, the difference between the auto and manual versions is NOT the transfer case shifter bracket itself, but the additional bracket that comes with it as a new mount to hook the tranny to the "Skyjacker High Clearance Skidplate." Since I don't have one, and probably won't get one (hoping to make mine) the additional bracket is up on the shelf.
In other words, I coulda saved $20, bought the "auto" version, and been in the same position. I love the bracket...it shifts much micer than even a stock TJ. No more binding, no more bitching, no more popping-out of 4-Lo.
It is nice and sturdy, nothing at all to put in, though you do need to cut, lengthen, and reweld the shifter linkage.