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#1 espey_16

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Posted 28 September 2013 - 11:42 AM

Hey guys, what did you do with your d/r linkage when you lifted your ea82s? I'm working on my buddys 4" lifted car and I'm making a z shaped piece of flat bar to drop the whole shift plate down, but the d/r lever still hits the body and won't go into 2wd.

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Posted 28 September 2013 - 01:05 PM

Hey guys, what did you do with your d/r linkage when you lifted your ea82s? I'm working on my buddys 4" lifted car and I'm making a z shaped piece of flat bar to drop the whole shift plate down, but the d/r lever still hits the body and won't go into 2wd.

I did the same with the little mount - a z-shaped piece.

 

The 2wd/4hi/4lo rod I cut, put back together with both trans & lever in 2wd, marked the amount that had to be cut off & then sleeved with tubing & welded together. Pay close attention to the alignment of the clevis ends of the rod - affects the fork alignment inside the trans.



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Posted 28 September 2013 - 01:24 PM

My 4" lifted loyale with dual range is using all stock shift linkage. Nothing hits, shifts perfect. I was anticipating having to modify but was pleasantly surprised when I didn't.

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Posted 28 September 2013 - 01:47 PM

My 4" lifted loyale with dual range is using all stock shift linkage. Nothing hits, shifts perfect. I was anticipating having to modify but was pleasantly surprised when I didn't.

 

The rear support bushing will rip if left bolted to the body.

 

Can't drop the whole plate unless you reshape the D/R lever.

 

Only real fix is to simply extend the shifter rod linkage, and the stay rod too.


Edited by Gloyale, 28 September 2013 - 01:48 PM.


#5 bratman18

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Posted 28 September 2013 - 03:14 PM

The rear support bushing will rip if left bolted to the body.

 

Can't drop the whole plate unless you reshape the D/R lever.

 

Only real fix is to simply extend the shifter rod linkage, and the stay rod too.

Yeah I know the bushing will rip eventually. And no, I didn't do anything to any linkage. Everything shifts perfect, never hits on anything, and no issues at all. Not sure what kit is being used by the OP, but the one I am using dropped the engine crossmember 4", and the tranny crossmember about 2 1/2". So maybe that's why?



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Posted 29 September 2013 - 11:21 AM

Thanks for the replys y'all. I ended up cutting and extending the shifter to get it to work.

Edited by espey_16, 29 September 2013 - 11:22 AM.





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