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post #1 of (permalink) Old 03-05-2001, 07:06 PM
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transfer case lowering

What is involved with lower the transfer case? Is this a "big deal " project or can someone with moderate abilities do it? Thinking of doing a 2 1/2' lift and want to keep driveshaft angles as normal as possible

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post #2 of (permalink) Old 03-05-2001, 08:41 PM
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Re: transfer case lowering

It's as simple as placing ta jack under the skid plate,loosening 2 bolts, removing 6 bolts, installing spacers and tightening them.

I doubt you'll need it with a 2.5" lift. I did lower mine about an inch with a 4" Superlift...

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post #3 of (permalink) Old 03-05-2001, 09:11 PM
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Re: transfer case lowering

ak is right-
no big deal-you can do it!
put jack under trans and i also put one under transcase and apply little pressure to both. take out 2 bolts holding trans to skid-plate as my yj has. then remove the 6 skid plate bolts. actually probably can back out 3 on one side and take out all the way on 3 the other side and insert pucks with longer bolts. then same on other side and you prob don't have to drop the whole skid plate.

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post #4 of (permalink) Old 03-05-2001, 09:20 PM
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Re: transfer case lowering

A 2.5" lift should not require a transfer case drop and shouldn't adversely affect your angles enough to worry about. Plus if you lower your TC you are kinda defeating the purpose of the lift to begin with which was to gain more ground clearance. I would recommend doing the lift first and seeing if you need to do anything else, I think you will find that its not necessary,


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post #5 of (permalink) Old 03-05-2001, 09:47 PM
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Re: transfer case lowering

I agree, you don't need to drop it with a 2.5 lift. Also remember, when you drop the case, the trans shifter will also drop... That is, if you have a manual trans.

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Re: transfer case lowering

Get a peice of one inch square tubing,cut to the depth of crossmember,use bolt holes as a template,drill holes.Beter than spacers if you play in the rocks.

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post #7 of (permalink) Old 03-06-2001, 03:33 AM
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Re: transfer case lowering

Thanks to all for the help. I didn't realize it was that simple. In the parts catalogs it looked as if there were metal straps that you had to hang the transfer case from. I couldn't imagine how that would work, but... Thanks for the imput.

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