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I have heard that a TC drop can push your motor mounts up and completly trash them...

i have never heard this before and was wondering about what you all think?

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If you have questionable motor mounts, changing the angle that the bolts go through may quicken their demise. But if they are that bad, they are going out soon anyway. I haven't heard of this before, and I doubt that you'd have a problem with with the mounts just because you added a TC drop.





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I havent ever heard about the motor mounds being an issue but i dont think they would be a problem cause they have bushings so i would think those would absorb the angle

However a t case drop will change the angle of your fan so watch that
 

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I have heard that a TC drop can push your motor mounts up and completly trash them...

i have never heard this before and was wondering about what you all think?

thanks
That's if you run a 3" t-case drop. :rofl: I heard of this before but it's mostly just paranoid thinking. They think that lowering the drivetrain will angle the bushings. Technically it does angle the bushings but a 1" or 1.5" is very little tilt and won't harm them unless they are already on their way out.
 

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yea. well my shifters a lil picky now so i had to remove my boot
 

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my friend has got a cherokee with 6 inches of lift and a 1.25 inch tranfercase drop and his motor mounts wore out faster but the new ones seem to be holding out okay. they are difficult to change with the transfer case drop in though.
 

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I think you have to look at how much torque was being put on the motor mounts. If you lift a rig, then chances are better that you will wheel the rig, and I promise you wheeling is going to put more torque on those motor mounts than mall crawling.

Torque breaks those motor mounts.
 

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I think you have to look at how much torque was being put on the motor mounts. If you lift a rig, then chances are better that you will wheel the rig, and I promise you wheeling is going to put more torque on those motor mounts than mall crawling.

Torque breaks those motor mounts.
i should be good my 2.5l cant harm them ,lol. but seriously if it ruins your mounts they were already crap
 

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IMHO, the XJ motor mounts are junk. Both XJs I've owned have needed replacements!! Replace them with a good AM set, and you should be good for a long while!!
 

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it will eventually wear them out faster.

but *shrug* they're gonna wear out anyways.

I won't run ANY t-case drops. period. I hate them.
 

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it will eventually wear them out faster.

but *shrug* they're gonna wear out anyways.

I won't run ANY t-case drops. period. I hate them.
well if you lift high enough even a sye isnt going to be enough.and a tc could make the differance unless u wanna start cutting and welding stuff to tilt the diffs at a better angle
 

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well if you lift high enough even a sye isnt going to be enough.and a tc could make the differance unless u wanna start cutting and welding stuff to tilt the diffs at a better angle
1. I would rather cut and weld than resort to primitive drops which just lose me ground clearance. I can cut, and weld as I have the tools.
for those of you without the welder, cutting should still be within your reach...and angle grinder is $50, and cutoff wheels aren't gonna break the bank. you can have a professional welder weld perches and shock mounts for you for less than $50. all told, you come out ahead of the game.

2. driveline problems between comanches and cherokees are VERY different. I'm sure you didn't know I wheel MJ's not XJ's...I didn't say that was the case lol. my MJ has a longer wheelbase and the only mod I need to do to go to 6.5" is get a longer driveshaft made.

I'm actually doing a belly-up on an 89 MJ within the next few months...raising the trans tunnel up, raising the motor mounts, building a cowl hood. it's staying at 4" of lift with 37" tires. the front inner fenders will be cut ridiculously, so the battery will have to be in the back, and the air filter will be a canister filter. it will run simply a longer driveshaft, though it is getting fullsize axles so we'll see exactly how much longer.


that all said, my 87 MJ is now sporting a 95 H.O. with a bunch of performance mods, and I got a killer deal on my SYE equipped t-case. so, I had a double cardan rear shaft built. I'll need to get the shaft retubed for the next step...4-link rear.
 

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and we built a custom 1" drop trans crossmember that sits higher than stock for less than $80 in material to put in my brother's xj.
 

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1. I would rather cut and weld than resort to primitive drops which just lose me ground clearance. I can cut, and weld as I have the tools.
for those of you without the welder, cutting should still be within your reach...and angle grinder is $50, and cutoff wheels aren't gonna break the bank. you can have a professional welder weld perches and shock mounts for you for less than $50. all told, you come out ahead of the game.

2. driveline problems between comanches and cherokees are VERY different. I'm sure you didn't know I wheel MJ's not XJ's...I didn't say that was the case lol. my MJ has a longer wheelbase and the only mod I need to do to go to 6.5" is get a longer driveshaft made.

I'm actually doing a belly-up on an 89 MJ within the next few months...raising the trans tunnel up, raising the motor mounts, building a cowl hood. it's staying at 4" of lift with 37" tires. the front inner fenders will be cut ridiculously, so the battery will have to be in the back, and the air filter will be a canister filter. it will run simply a longer driveshaft, though it is getting fullsize axles so we'll see exactly how much longer.


that all said, my 87 MJ is now sporting a 95 H.O. with a bunch of performance mods, and I got a killer deal on my SYE equipped t-case. so, I had a double cardan rear shaft built. I'll need to get the shaft retubed for the next step...4-link rear.
yea i agree for me the clearance lost on a tc drop is significant when i only have 2.5" lift and the crossmember is probabably the lowest point under. yeah i knew you wheeld mj's i thought they were pretty close to the xj but now that i think about it they arent
 

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yeah, 7 or so inches helps IMMENSLY
 
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