Join Date: May 2001
Location: Long Island, NY
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Re: Anyone using a chain linkage?
With the stock clutch rod, the tab on the clutch side points towards the front of the Jeep, not good. With the extended clutch rod (to compensate for the 2" body lift) w/heim joints that I bought from 4+ offroad, the tab on the clutch side points towards the rear of the Jeep. The linkage then moves above horizontal and gets hung up. Still no disengagement. Bellcrank appears to be in correctly, (longer tab on the clutch rod, shorter tab on the adjuster).
I also have to use an 1" spacer to space the pivot point on the bellhousing towards the front of the Jeep, so it is parallel with the pivot point on the fiberglass body. When I step on the clutch pedal, the pivot on the body pushes towards the drivers side and the pivot on the bellhousing pushes towards the passenger side. Not good. I can actually see the bellhousing flex where the pivot mounts. Extremely bad. If left in this condition, the bellhousing would surely crack after a week's worth of driving. That's another reason why the chain linkage is so attractive.
I just got off the phone with an Advanced Adapters tech and he said the chain linkage will not work with in the frame rail exhaust. That doesn't help me. The exhaust has to stay where it is, no room to run it ouside the frame rail on account of the nerf bars.
Looks like I'm stuck.
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