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    Help.. 1997 jeep TJ.. With 4X4 connection trouble, 4 in suspension lift,1in body lift

    Hi And thanks for having a look.

    Long story short,

    I bought a 97 TJ half way into a frame off restoration. This was my first jeep and build, I had minimal experience with car repairs. All Parts were not labeled and just put into a box. So I'm trying to figure this out,

    The jeep has a 4 in suspension lift, 1in body lift. I'm having trouble reconnecting the 4x4 underneath (all original, except for a bracket that attaches to the piece bolted to the tub on the floor by drivers calf muscle). I had it connect and the connections where on bad angles and I could not get 4 low.



    Can anyone with a 97 TJ post a couple pictures of what there 4x4 connections underneath look like(part that attaches to the tub), So first I know what I'm doing is right



    Also because of the lift, I'm guessing I need to replace the bracket that bolts to the piece attached to the tub. From what I can tell I need one that is 1 to 1 1/4 longer so that everything line up.

    Any help is much appreciated,

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    You may want to look into a cable shifter to replace the stock mechanism. If you plan to do any off-roading it gets all twisted up and doesn't shift well. And thats on a stock jeep. Add into it the body lift and that messes the angles more. Theres a few companies out there that make them.

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    The bracket you show in the picture is the drop bracket that likely came with the lift kit. There are lots of other options that remove the linkage from the body, this makes it shift
    https://www.novak-adapt.com/catalog/shifters/sk2x/
    I actually ripped my linkage out completely and run a direct shift, but that requires some bastardization and some YJ parts
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    If you don't have any luck piecing together the stock system hit us up at TMRCustoms.ca for a Cable Shifter Kit from Advance Adapters. It's far superior to the factory set-up!

    Here's the LINK to the Advance Adapters Jeep TJ Cable Shifter for NP231 & NP241 on our site, it currently qualifies for Free Shipping!

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    Thanks for the replies,


    I fabricated a new bracket today, and hooked everything up, adjusting the linkage and took it for a test run, all is working. With any luck my 5.00 dollar fix will keep rolling on all 4's.

    Thanks again.

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