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post #1 of (permalink) Old 07-14-2003, 09:53 AM
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How to drop transfer case for soa?

Im still thinking about doing a soa conversion t my yj, but I dont know how to drop the transfer case. Is it always necessary? And will any dropped pitman arm work? Thanks for the help.
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Re: How to drop transfer case for soa?

One of the guys here locally used a piece of 1"x1" box tubing . He drilled it to match the skidlate mounting holes . He then put studs in the frame and used nuts to tighten it all down . What axle are you using in the front ? Depending on what it is you may be able to go with a crossover setup . You will have to adress steering correction with a spoa though .
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Re: How to drop transfer case for soa?

I'm sticking with the original dana30 and 35 axles for now. Can you explain the crossover setup. What exactly will i need to address with the steering?
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Re: How to drop transfer case for soa?

do a search on spring-over. You should find more than enough information on here. Dropping your transfer case is just putting in some spacers between the frame and skidplate. [img]images/graemlins/deal.gif[/img]
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Re: How to drop transfer case for soa?

The steering issues are the tricky ones. I don't think just dropping the T-case is the answer. Leave the T-case where it is and get CV Driveshafts. You are putting new spring perches on the axles anyways, so why not point them at the T-case yokes and put the right length shafts in? I know this is more money, but I don't think the stock shafts will cut it with a Sring Over anyways.
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Re: How to drop transfer case for soa?

1. Remember as you drop the rear of the T-case,
2. You drop the engine/transmission as well,
3. As has been noted... but...
4. You can only go so-far, or
5. You're Valve Cover may hit the firewall.
6. Now that, in and of itself, ain't fun...
7. And if you've got a mechanical fan...
8. It's gonna get mighty close to the radiator!
9. That can be even less fun!
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