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

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      Product Information

      Features, Description, Reviews, Q&A, Specs & Installation


      • 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

      CA Residents: WARNING: Cancer and Reproductive Harm -


      Customer Reviews (28)

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      Ratings Summary

      4.3 out of 5 overall rating from 28 customers

      • March 14, 2020

        1 1995 Wrangler - jeremyg

        doesnt fit yj

        this part doesn't work with yj's. no place to mount the bracket to.

        Helpful (0)
      • September 03, 2019

        5 2005 Wrangler - Wake1

        Worked 2005 Wrangler X

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

        Helpful (0)
      • July 15, 2019

        1 2004 Wrangler - SamL

        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.

        Helpful (0)
      • March 28, 2019

        4 2005 Wrangler - Rhett


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

        Helpful (1)
      • February 20, 2019

        3 2003 Wrangler - JeffD

        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.

        Helpful (3)
      • January 16, 2019

        5 1997 Wrangler - AaronM

        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.

        Helpful (4)
      • September 29, 2018

        4 1998 Wrangler - JoeH

        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.

        Helpful (5)
      • July 31, 2018

        5 1999 Wrangler - Roger

        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

        Helpful (6)
      • July 18, 2018

        5 1998 Wrangler - TheJeepCollector

        Drop Bracket

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

        Helpful (6)
      • July 17, 2018

        4 1998 Wrangler - AlexM

        Easy to install

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

        Helpful (6)

      Questions & Answers (8 answers)

      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.

      Helpful (0)

      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.

      Helpful (0)

      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.

      Helpful (0)

      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.

      Helpful (0)

      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.

      Helpful (0)
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      3 More Questions
      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

      Installation & What's in the Box

      What's in the Box

      • (1) Bracket
      • Hardware

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