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Old December 2nd, 2009, 19:35
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Transfercase drop. manual crossmember in auto = drop?

I was reading in the junkyard upgrades thread that the Manual crossmember in a auto works out to a 3/4" drop without loosing ground clearance. Is this true? Anyone done it? If so this would be great
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Old December 3rd, 2009, 02:33
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Re: Transfercase drop. manual crossmember in auto = drop?

I know that on the 96's there are 2 different cross members for the auto and manual. I have one of the AX15 cross members and it does have a drop in it.
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Old December 3rd, 2009, 07:15
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Re: Transfercase drop. manual crossmember in auto = drop?

I'm having the same discussion on a different board at the moment, so I'll post this pic here too. This is the AX15 crossmember (on my MJ) can see the center section where it is dished out, where the tranny mount attaches.

FWIW, this Xmember is specific to only the AX15......AX4/5, BA10/5, AW4 all use the same Xmember that is not dished out. I found this out the hard way when I converted to a 4.0/AX15 from a 2.5/AX5. I tried to reuse my AX5 Xmember and the TC linkage didn't line up at all, and the cat coverter/exhaust flange was hitting the floorboard. Had to pull an AX15 out of the junkyard to make it all play nice.


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