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Old 02-21-2012, 07:19 AM   #1
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Novak cable shifter and Savvy offroad

After replacing all the parts on the factory linkage once already they are starting to make the floor board thump again. Not to mention its a pain to get in and out of 4H and 4L. I want to go ahead and put in a Novak cable shifter and be done with it. I know that Savvy sells them and their site shows them in stock but I thought they were a vendor on here and offered discounts for wf members. Am I missing them on the vendor list or are they just widely used by everyone here? Just trying to save all the extra coin that I can so I can fund my jeeps drinking problem! Thanks for any info

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Old 02-21-2012, 09:06 AM   #2
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Not sure if they're a vendor on here or not, but they are at both JeepForum and Pirate4x4. If you're a member at either of those places, they have discount codes for you to use.

You won't regret the Novak shifter, it's very nice.

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After replacing all the parts on the factory linkage once already they are starting to make the floor board thump again. Not to mention its a pain to get in and out of 4H and 4L. I want to go ahead and put in a Novak cable shifter and be done with it. I know that Savvy sells them and their site shows them in stock but I thought they were a vendor on here and offered discounts for wf members. Am I missing them on the vendor list or are they just widely used by everyone here? Just trying to save all the extra coin that I can so I can fund my jeeps drinking problem! Thanks for any info
Email Gerald at gman@savvyoffroad.com and tell him you're a Wrangler Forum member, he'll give you the discount. Tell Gerald to hurry up and respond to my last non-Savvy related email too.
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Old 02-21-2012, 11:04 AM   #4
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I bought mine from savvy lastnight! I got tired of it rattling around and slipping in and out of 4wd.
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Old 02-21-2012, 12:37 PM   #5
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Got mine right from Novak. Had it in a few days from ordering.
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Old 02-21-2012, 12:40 PM   #6
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Not to thread jack but i'm looking to do this as well...

how difficult is the install for the cable shifter on a TJ?
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Some people have issues getting it adjusted properly for some reason. I had mine installed in less than an hour and it was working perfectly. Not hard to install at all.
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Fairly simple. Getting the old off takes longer then installing the new.

Biggest tip....remove the tranny skid and unbolt the front d-shaft. This makes plenty of room to work. If you try to do it without removing them it will be a pain in the rear.
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Fairly simple. Getting the old off takes longer then installing the new.

Biggest tip....remove the tranny skid and unbolt the front d-shaft. This makes plenty of room to work. If you try to do it without removing them it will be a pain in the rear.
So installing it while upgrading to a NVG241OR transfer case would be the best time, yes?
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So installing it while upgrading to a NVG241OR transfer case would be the best time, yes?
Would make sense yes.
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So installing it while upgrading to a NVG241OR transfer case would be the best time, yes?
Keep in mind there are different versions for the 231 and 241. Not sure what the actual difference is, but it'd be a good idea to get one for the t-case you plan on sticking with if you're contemplating a swap. Not necessarily meant for you, but someone else who might stumble across this thread with a similar idea.
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The quality control on some TJs wasn't the greatest when it came time to do the tcase linkage...so on some the components are way outta whack but they just adjusted the linkage rods to compensate. That is what will give you nightmares with the Novak install.

Most Jeeps are a breeze to do the install on...mine was one of the exceptions that had components that weren't assembled properly. Don't worry though...even if yours is one of the rare nightmare Jeeps, Novak will help you through figuring out what you need to do in order to make it work. Or post about it on here/PM me...I can offer advice based on my install as well.

I mainly just had to bend a couple components a little and dink around with the adjusters until it functioned properly. Nothing advanced at all.
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After replacing all the parts on the factory linkage once already they are starting to make the floor board thump again. Not to mention its a pain to get in and out of 4H and 4L. I want to go ahead and put in a Novak cable shifter and be done with it. I know that Savvy sells them and their site shows them in stock but I thought they were a vendor on here and offered discounts for wf members. Am I missing them on the vendor list or are they just widely used by everyone here? Just trying to save all the extra coin that I can so I can fund my jeeps drinking problem! Thanks for any info

I just ordered mine two days ago and got 10% off from Savvy. They are not shipping anything yet until the 24th.

Just use JF10 for the 10% off your order. Hope this helps
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Old 02-22-2012, 01:16 AM   #14
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Thanks for all the replies guys, I appreciate it. I just ordered mine from Savvy about an hour ago and got the 10% discount. With the money I saved I went ahead and became a supporting member! This forum is great and has saved me a lot of time and cash so might as well give some back! Thanks again for all your replies.
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Keep in mind there are different versions for the 231 and 241. Not sure what the actual difference is, but it'd be a good idea to get one for the t-case you plan on sticking with if you're contemplating a swap. Not necessarily meant for you, but someone else who might stumble across this thread with a similar idea.
There are two differences between the one for the two t-cases. First is the bracket that mounts to the transmission and the second is how it attaches to the t-case shift lever.

The 241 has the lever pointed up instead of down like the 231 so the bracket raises the cable up higher to aim it at the lever.

The 241 uses the same ball stud arrangement that the floor shifter uses versus the clevis yoke they use on the 231.

I just swapped a 241 in place of a 231 that had the Novak shifter installed previous. All we did was remove the yoke on the cable end and replace it with the ball stud quick release end and then swap brackets on the transmission without uninstalling the whole thing. Pretty straight forward.
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There are two differences between the one for the two t-cases. First is the bracket that mounts to the transmission and the second is how it attaches to the t-case shift lever.

The 241 has the lever pointed up instead of down like the 231 so the bracket raises the cable up higher to aim it at the lever.

The 241 uses the same ball stud arrangement that the floor shifter uses versus the clevis yoke they use on the 231.

I just swapped a 241 in place of a 231 that had the Novak shifter installed previous. All we did was remove the yoke on the cable end and replace it with the ball stud quick release end and then swap brackets on the transmission without uninstalling the whole thing. Pretty straight forward.
Thanks, I've been curious for a while now what the actual differences are.

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