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Old 02-21-2013, 02:28 PM   #1
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Novak Cable Shifter

I'm thinking of replacing the stock T case shifter linkage, which the PO bent installing a BL, with the Novak Cable shifter.

Has anyone done this and how easy is it, do I have to drop the skid plate and front drive shaft?

I've removed the BL already so I'm back to stock height.

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Old 02-21-2013, 02:37 PM   #2
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I have only installed the older standard Novak shifter, not their newer cable shifter, but yes you'll need to drop the skidplate. At least I did for mine so I had enough room to work in. You won't have to drop either driveshaft. From what I have heard from those with the newer cable version, it's a well-worth upgrade.

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Old 02-21-2013, 02:41 PM   #3
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You don't need to remove the skid, I did mine a couple months ago without dropping it. You may get a little more room to work but its not necessary.

The only part of mine that was a pain was the tub mount bracket, the holes didn't line up and I had to make the holes in my tub a little bigger.
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Old 02-21-2013, 02:45 PM   #4
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My Novak cable went on around thanksgiving and it was a breeze no complaints no skid dropping required.
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Old 02-21-2013, 02:53 PM   #5
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Thanks for the replies, I may drop the Skid plate any way as there's signs of rust between it and the frame it will be a good opportunity to treat it and repaint.
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