Discussion in 'The Garage' started by CHEVY 4WD, Mar 16, 2003.
How do you drop the T-CASE? (208) /forums/images/graemlins/confused.gif
Pretty simple. Place a jack beneath the T case to hold it up. Remove nuts and bolts. Lower the t case an inch or two. On these bolts should be 1" spacers. Place these spacers between the frame and t case cross member. jack it back up and replace the hardware. No need to remove drive shafts either.
However, if your going to be doing alot of banging around go with 1' stock or square tubing. I smashed my t case on the some rocks and the frame kind of curled back into itself. So the spacers aren't really beefy. Good Luck
I assumed you were talking about lowering the t case by the way /forums/images/graemlins/blush.gif
How does it still line up with the tranny?
you never un bolt it from the tranny, in droping it the t case, tranny and motor all move(tilt) back as one unit
What combonation of lift, axles, etc are you running. I actually found that after I installed my 14bff that raising the Tcase took out my vibs. (w/2.5" lift)
With my old 10 bolt and 2.5" lift kit I had to lower it to get the vibs to go away.
Also when you lower it check for clearences underhood after you lower. Check the fan to fan shroud clearence. (my fan ate some of my fan shroud after the drop when I flexed it) Also check the distributor to firewall clearence. It shouldn't be a problem, but it doesn't hurt to look and make sure.
I think theres some confusion here becuase milspec forgot to mention that the bolts youre removing are the bolts that hold up the crossmember that runs right next to the t-case. Lower the crossmember an inch with some spacers inbetween the frame rails and the crossmember and bolt back up. As long as youre an inch or under, you dont have to worry about making any other mods.
"Drop" is not realy the right word. Think "tilt" and it will make more sense. Those factory spacers are not realy big enough in diameter, make or buy some that that will spread the load better. National Tire & Wheel http://ntwonline.com/ sell some nice aluminum ones if you arn't up to making your own.
nothing wrong with the factory spacers... they managed to carry the load of my tcase for the first 16 years of my rigs life when they were on top of the frame... and they have done just as well below the frame for the last 2 years.
As always YMMV, but I've seen them cause a problem or two.
Same here my stock spacers have held up well for the 208 and even on the 203 that I've been sport'n around for 2 years now. My spacers are between the crossmember and frame JFYI.
Yeah they work great until you put even the slightest load on them... a couple months ago I high centered my k5 on the top of a sand mound and those factory spacers bent back the frame rail in two very pronounced areas (where the little spacers were). Now I have 1" square tubing it its place. They will spread the force over a much larger area.
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