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Old 01-06-2012, 01:40 PM   #1
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Novak Shifter Cable

Anyone know where to get one for a NP231?
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You can get it from Novak directly I'm pretty sure

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You can get it from Novak directly I'm pretty sure

Ah...yes...that would make sense
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Ah...yes...that would make sense
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I ordered mine from novak on the 29th and still havent seen it yet but they did say it was in stock.
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Mine just showed up Now i have to find time to install it.
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Old 01-06-2012, 04:16 PM   #8
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What about those Advanced Adapters cable shifters it looks like they come with a shifter handle , anybody running one of those?
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What about those Advanced Adapters cable shifters it looks like they come with a shifter handle , anybody running one of those?
I heard that the Novak cable is smoother than the advanced adapters but I personally don't run one
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What about those Advanced Adapters cable shifters it looks like they come with a shifter handle , anybody running one of those?
I had the AA shifter in my LJ. Shifted smooth as silk. And a cool handle. Shift pattern is reversed though.

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I ordered mine from Savvy last week. 5 days later when I noticed that the tracking number still showed that it had not shipped I sent an email and got a quick reply that they just got them in and that mine would be shipping on Wednesday. Its Friday now and according to the tracking number they still have not shipped and I never got a reply to my email from yesterday

I think it should be stated on the site if something is on backorder. I was planing on haveing this thing in already so I dont have to climb under my rig to get into 4wd.
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I ordered mine from novak on the 29th and still havent seen it yet but they did say it was in stock.
I see yours came in today, I ordered on the 29th as well. I wonder where mine is. I tried another e mail today but still no reply. I guess I will call on Monday.
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I ordered mine from Savvy last week. 5 days later when I noticed that the tracking number still showed that it had not shipped I sent an email and got a quick reply that they just got them in and that mine would be shipping on Wednesday. Its Friday now and according to the tracking number they still have not shipped and I never got a reply to my email from yesterday

I think it should be stated on the site if something is on backorder. I was planing on haveing this thing in already so I dont have to climb under my rig to get into 4wd.
I'm not sure if something is up at Savvy? I've been trying to get in touch with them as well for several days and have had no response
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They may be either swamped or still shut down from the holidays...just a thought. I dunno em...I just know they have a pretty stellar reputation so I don't think they're out to screw anybody here. lol

I have the Novak cable shifter on my Jeep...I bought mine through Novak directly. Didn't even realize Savvy sold em or I would have looked into going through them. Novak was the cheapest of all the places I found em by about $5-10.

I was trying to decide between either the cable shifter or their replacement shifter similar to the Advance Adapters once above. The cable shifter seemed to have a much easier install since you could re-use your factory handle and didn't have to do any custom bending. My Jeep was one of the rare ones that apparently was built a little differently from most so getting my cable shifter to work was a bit of an aggravation, but according to Novak, this was the first time they had ever seen MY particular problem (my cable was too long--I had to bend my shifter handle a little bit to keep the cable from bottoming out. Works GREAT now!). They had a few who's cables ended up being a little too short requiring their handles to be bent in the opposite direction as mine. But they said most fit perfectly with minimal adjustments required. The install really isn't all that difficult though...just takes a bit of time. And if you do have any problems with the installation...the guys at Novak are extremely helpful in ensuring you get it figured out.
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I checked out Savvy's site today and now it says that the novak shifter is back ordered. But here is the email I received on Wednesday 1/4.
I just got them in as they were back ordered. It will ship tomorrow. Yhe label is printed and ready to go. Sorry for the delay.

Thanks,

Gerald Lee
Savvy Off Road
14381 Franklin Ave.
Tustin, CA 92780

949-870-8106
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As far as I can tell based on the tracking number it still has not shipped yet 1/7
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It's already been said plenty of times but if you're on the fence about this product, do it. Yes it's pricey, yes your stock shifter linkage may "work", but this is one of those things you won't truly appreciate until you've got it installed. So simple, so slick and smooth, and so much more appropriate than the stock crappy-ass complex linkage. I was just reminded why I hate the stock linkage so much after attempting to get a buddy's adjusted--Ford 5.0, modified drivetrain orientation, impossible to get the shifter gates correct. Like everyone, he doesn't want to spend the money but is going to do it anyway. He won't regret it one bit after it's installed.
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My stock linkage was worthless after the combination of a 1.25" BL, 1.5" MML, TummyTuck skid, auto tranny swap. It ended up breaking a few weeks ago but the wife would not let me spend any $ untill after Christmas. I ordered the Novak setup on 12/29. Hopefully it ships out soon.
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It's already been said plenty of times but if you're on the fence about this product, do it. Yes it's pricey, yes your stock shifter linkage may "work", but this is one of those things you won't truly appreciate until you've got it installed. So simple, so slick and smooth, and so much more appropriate than the stock crappy-ass complex linkage. I was just reminded why I hate the stock linkage so much after attempting to get a buddy's adjusted--Ford 5.0, modified drivetrain orientation, impossible to get the shifter gates correct. Like everyone, he doesn't want to spend the money do but is going to do it anyway. He won't regret it one bit after it's installed.
Yeah, I'm going to do it. Just finished installing my SYE and doing a HC skid. Figured I'll do this as well.
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Install is a breeze and pretty simple. Never have to worry about linkage bind again.
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Don't screw around with Advanced Adapter Jeepers of 97 to 2006. I just installed the Novak cable shifter and it's the greater invention. My '97 TJ is bangin no more worrying about low gear shift throw out...
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What's involved in putting in the Novak?
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Don't screw around with Advanced Adapter Jeepers of 97 to 2006. I just installed the Novak cable shifter and it's the greater invention. My '97 TJ is bangin no more worrying about low gear shift throw out...
Not sure why ya dissin' the AA...worked perfect for me...but whatever ya like.
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What's involved in putting in the Novak?
Order from Novak directly. I did and most importantly follow their directions. Novak send the shifter already installed. The cable that is. When the instructions make sure your TJ is in 2 wheel high, Novak means it. Toughest part is removing the old Mopar crap
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Not sure why ya dissin' the AA...worked perfect for me...but whatever ya like.
Didn't have to worry about taking all kinds of factory installed shifter stuff off. If AA worked for ya. Here's a frothy beer to ya Jeeper!
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What's involved in putting in the Novak?
Basically remove all the old stuff it tells you to remove...then install the new stuff. If your Jeep isn't an oddball Jeep like mine is...installation is pretty straightforward. Bolt all the new stuff in...set adjusters where Novak recommends you set them. Yada yada...really easy.

I found it MUCH easier to drop the tcase skid for the installation...waaay too tight to be trying to work around down there with the skid installed. Don't forget to prop up the tranny before dropping the skid. Since I had my Jeep on a lift, I used a 2x4 to keep the tranny propped up...or a tranny jack when I was using my buddy's lift in his auto shop.

For the large nuts, you'll want two 15/16" open end wrenches. Before you bolt everything back together...make sure it goes into 4lo all the way. My cable was bottoming out at the top before it was fully engaging 4lo so it was jumping out of gear on me. Talk about scary...I thought I blew my tcase up the first time it jumped out. Works great now that I got it all figured out.

If you have any issues, feel free to PM me with your issues and if it's something I experienced in my install, I can help you out with it. For most people installation goes very smoothly though.
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I believe that Gerald from Savvy has been up at JV this week testing the rig he is going to be running at KOH next month. Not much signal up there.
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Ordered it today direct from Novak...I'll keep everyone posted on when it arrives, how the install goes and the results...

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I ordered mine from Savvy last night. I needed some other stuff from there anyway so I didn't mind the delay possibility.
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I believe that Gerald from Savvy has been up at JV this week testing the rig he is going to be running at KOH next month. Not much signal up there.
x2; with KOH coming up I imagine he's going to be pretty busy for the next month or so.

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It's not bad, like the others have said it's pretty much take off all the old stuff and install the new. If you have some basic hand tools you should be good to go. I ordered from Savvy and mine came assembled as well so I'm not sure you need to order from Novak for that treatment. It probably took me about an hour or so to install along with a BL and MML while my 4 year old nephew "helped" me. It's definitely worth it, no questions asked.
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Update!!!!! The tracking # says I'll have it on Friday. Just in time for the weekend. Hopefully my BTF trail cage comes in this week too, I will have a busy weekend.

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