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Rugged Ridge Transfer Case Linkage Drop Bracket (87-06 Jeep Wrangler YJ & TJ)

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    Features & Details

    • Transfer Case Drop Bracket
    • Steel with a Natural Finish
    • All Hardware Included
    • 5 Year Limited Warranty
    • Fits 1987-2006 Wrangler YJ and TJ Models

    Specs. This Transfer Case Linkage Drop Bracket by Rugged Ridge gives you exactly the transfer case repositioning option that you need after installing a lift kit in your Wrangler. Adding this bracket supports the necessary drop of the transfer case, making sure that it its aligned properly with the new driveline and other changed geometric angles of the suspension lifted Jeep. Installing this part lets you shift correctly even after raising your Jeep.

    Construction. Rugged Ridge's Transfer Case Linkage Drop Bracket is fabricated out of sturdy steel and comes will all necessary hardware for mounting. This direct fit component comes with a 5 year limited warranty against defects.

    Application. This Rugged Ridge Transfer Case Linkage Drop Bracket is designed to be used on the 1987-2006 Wrangler YJ and TJ models.

    Fitment: 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 Details

    MPN# 18305.05

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    What's in the Box
    • (1) Bracket
    • Hardware
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        Questions & Answers (8)

        5 Top Rated Questions

        94 yj linkage come down from transmission bracket it does not have a body bracket so wear does it go

        • The Rugged Ridge Transfer Case Linkage Drop Bracket will install on the transfer case linkage off the transfer case itself.

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        Will this make a 1.25in Rough Country Body Lift compatible with a 06 manual TJ?

        • This will should help the kit work in the 05-06 manual TJ.

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        Installed a 3" body lift and now jeep won't shift into nuetral or 4lo. Is this what I need to fix the angles ?

        • Thank you for your question! Yes, a drop linkage kit would be needed in order to extend the linkage to pull the 4WD lever into Neutral or 4LO.

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        I currently have a different drop bracket installed and it is causing the linkage rod to hit the bolt heads that mount the drop bracket to the factory bracket. Has anyone had this problem with this drop bracket?

        • We have not heard of any issues with the Rugged Ridge Transfer Case Linkage Drop Bracket causing interference with the linkage and bolts.

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        What do you mean remove the factory bracket? Where is it located???? Pls help!!! I cant seem to understand how to install this. I cant figure out.

        • I wasn't able to find instructions regarding a factory bracket being removed while installing the Rugged Ridge Transfer Case Linkage Drop Bracket . This should just bolt to the factory bracket and allows the linkage to have a lower mounting point.

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        Will this fit 2005 LJ? 1 answer
        Is this only for manual transmission? Is it a must for your 3.25 RC lift kit? 1 answer
        is there installation instructions for PN 18305.05? Need installation information, Thank You!! 1 answer

          Customer Reviews (27) Write a Review

          Overall Rating 4.4

          out of 5 stars

          • Fit 4.814815 4.8
          • Bang For Your Buck 4.851852 4.9

          • 5/5

            September 03, 2019

            Worked 2005 Wrangler X

            Not much to say, it worked. Jeep, with 3” lift, goes into 4-low now.


            Year: 2005Submodel: Wrangler

            Helpful (0)

          • 1/5

            July 15, 2019

            Transfer linkage drop bracket

            Works, got the linkage back to being straight after putting in the transfer case drop. Just wish the bills they sent work it were a little shorter.


            Year: 2004Submodel: Wrangler

            Helpful (0)

          • 4/5

            March 28, 2019


            Solved the problem with shifting into 4lo. Got a 4 in teraflex lift with sye.....33 tires, 4.56 gears


            Year: 2005Submodel: Wrangler

            Helpful (1)

          • 3/5

            February 20, 2019

            Rugged ridge tcase linkage drop

            Bracket worked as it should but should have been designed with countersunk mounting bolts to insure clearance with the linkage.


            Year: 2003Submodel: Wrangler

            Helpful (3)

          • 5/5

            January 16, 2019

            Works great

            Came with no instructions, once I figured it out install was a breeze. I have 4low back. Fit perfect with 4” suspension lift, no body lift.


            Year: 1997Submodel: Wrangler

            Helpful (4)

          • 4/5

            September 29, 2018

            Did job well, did have to grind off head of bolts

            As I said, did the job very well of giveing me back my 4wd, but the top bolt heads we're hitting the linckage when I was trying to shift , so I had to grind the bolt heads down. Good product besides the hic up. Fixed my problem.


            Year: 1998Submodel: Wrangler

            Helpful (5)

          • 5/5

            July 31, 2018

            Excellent Product!

            We have a 4'' lift on our 1999 Wrangler and this product did exactly what it was designed to do. Now our 4- wheel high and low both work. This bracket did the trick! Very easy to install


            Year: 1999Submodel: Wrangler

            Helpful (6)

          • 5/5

            July 18, 2018

            Drop Bracket

            Works as described. Packaging was in good shape and arrived on time


            Year: 1998Submodel: Wrangler

            Helpful (6)

          • 4/5

            July 17, 2018

            Easy to install

            Very easy to install if your are mechanically inclined. No instructions included in the box.


            Year: 1998Submodel: Wrangler

            Helpful (6)

          • 5/5

            July 06, 2018


            Perfect item for my problem! After installing my 3.25in lift on my TJ I was having problems with the transfer case lever not lining up with the stock transfer case bracket mounted on the jeep so I decided to buy this item which gave me that extra drop that I needed to perfectly align my lever and prevent it from popping out of place. Very happy with this product.


            Year: 2002Submodel: Wrangler

            Helpful (6)

          • 5/5

            October 06, 2017

            4 LOW RESOLVED AFTER 4' LIFT

            Cannot believe more people are not aware of this product works perfectly . Does exactly what they said it would do !


            Year: 2006Submodel: Wrangler Unlimited

            Helpful (8)

          • 4/5

            September 01, 2017

            Got 4-Lo back! Not a 5 minute install for me!

            Product seems well designed. After a 1"body lift and transfer case drop, I lost the ability to shift into 4-Lo even after adjusting where the shifter attaches to the rod. After installing this product, I have 4-Lo back! I've read on forums that some have issues with the linkage interfering with one of the drop bracket bolts, but I didn't run into this problem. But, not even close to a 5 minute job for me. I'm fairly competent working on my Jeep, and this job easily took a couple hours. First because there were no instructions, it took me some researching to realize you have to remove part of the carpet in order to remove the body mount bracket. Then when you remove that bracket, you're likely going to destroy at least a couple of the rubber mount nubs (I did). I went to my local hardware store and got replacement stainless steel bolts, nuts, washers, and rubber gaskets. Another frustration is you really need two people to take off and install this bracket, which for me meant having my wife help me. Lastly there were awkward angles where you have to reach in with two wrenches/sockets which added to the frustration factor. Glad the job is done!


            Year: 2003Submodel: Wrangler

            Helpful (7)

          • 1/5

            July 05, 2017

            no idea how it hooks up

            there were no instructions or help on where or how to hook this up.


            Year: 1995Submodel: Wrangler

            Helpful (9)

          • 5/5

            June 07, 2017

            Works great....however

            There is not instructions on how to install the bracket or which of the two holes to mount the linkage to. I put a 3-1/4" lift on a 03 TJ and the middle set of holes worked perfectly. The 4 wheel linkage clears the mounting bracket with no troubles. Definitely worth the purchase when lifting your Jeep.


            Year: 2003Submodel: Wrangler

            Helpful (9)

          • 5/5

            January 11, 2017

            Great product.

            Works just like it should. Fits perfectly. No drilling is needed. Just bolts right up and helps out a lot for the transfer case.


            Year: 2003Submodel: Wrangler

            Helpful (7)

          • 5/5

            October 18, 2016

            Drop bracket

            Drops like it says. No issues. 5 minute install. Good product as advertised.


            Year: 2003Submodel: Wrangler

            Helpful (8)

          • 5/5

            October 11, 2016


            Exactly what I needed! Great price, fast shipping and no confusion!


            Year: 2003Submodel: Wrangler

            Helpful (7)

          • 5/5

            November 13, 2015

            perfect fit

            i installed a 4 inch lift on my 04 wrangler and was unable to lock into low range . because of linkage issues. I installed this $20.00 bracket and my 4 wheel drive works perfect again.great fit easy to install must have for kits with cross member drop.


            Year: 2004wadsworth ohio

            Helpful (7)

          • 5/5

            August 31, 2015

            Perfect product

            This piece is very simple and very simple to install. The part even comes with 2 different sets of holes for 2" or 3" drops. This product is awesome. Thanks extreme-terrain.


            Year: 2015Meridian, MS, USA

            Helpful (8)

          • 4/5

            August 02, 2015

            Problem Solver

            Works great. No more slipping out of 4x4 low. The only thing is I wish it can with some dorections.


            Year: 1998League City, TX

            Helpful (8)

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