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.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?
i should be good my 2.5l cant harm them ,lol. but seriously if it ruins your mounts they were already crapI 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.
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 angleit 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.
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.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
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 arent1. 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.