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Old 07-09-2014, 12:53 AM   #1
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Calling out the old cranky one.

'Hey bud, do you know the part number for the linking piece you were talking about for the 4 wheel drive shifting lever. I might spend this weekend working on the jeep since I'm a little fed up with all the bs going on right now.

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Old 07-09-2014, 09:18 AM   #2
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Chris I think I have to take that linkage piece off mine. After getting the SYE I raised my skid plate and don't need the linkage any more. After I take it off if things line up better you can have mine.

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Old 07-09-2014, 09:48 AM   #3
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Sweet I'm hoping it will fix it, it's all just very weird to me. Before I couldn't get my jeep to stay in 4 hi but 4 low worked great, now she will go into 4 hi, but not 4 low
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Spend the money and put a Novak conversion on it. Then you will be done with it for good. That's what i finally had to do.
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Old 07-09-2014, 10:38 AM   #5
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Bummer...just gave mine away last week. A cable shifter will solve the problem. I went with the Savvy version as it was a little cheaper than Novak.
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Old 07-09-2014, 10:58 AM   #6
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I recently replaced mine with a novak and have the complete shifting linkage sitting in my garage. It's yours if you want it. Im located in broomfield.
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Old 07-09-2014, 07:56 PM   #7
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Spend the money and put a Novak conversion on it. Then you will be done with it for good. That's what i finally had to do.
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I want to be able to do that... but i am on that broke college student status... its rough

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I recently replaced mine with a novak and have the complete shifting linkage sitting in my garage. It's yours if you want it. Im located in broomfield.
you don't want anything for it?
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Old 07-09-2014, 08:06 PM   #8
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I'll toss the piece in my jeep and have it with me on Saturday for the Twin Cone run. I would also recommend the Novak shifter linkage. Shifting is so smooth that I wish I had done it years ago. Plus I'm always screwing with my driveline angle so it's one less thing to fart around with.

And what do you mean cranky??? I'll have you know I'm one of the sweetest natured, kindly, and soft spoken people you will ever meet! Except when I'm not...
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Old 07-09-2014, 08:15 PM   #9
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While you're here ed...I got my CJ grill now I just need to repaint it and install it. Hoping my new delta flat headlights don't look too weird in the old school grill.
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Old 07-09-2014, 08:26 PM   #10
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Just get this

http://www.summitracing.com/parts/ad...I80aAp9B8P8HAQ
$32

It eliminates the body mount in the linkage and makes it just handle to tcase. Works excellent, allows firm positive shifting, and takes about an hour to install. Also stops the whole popping out of 4 low problem

I have used them with body lifts, tummy tucks, and more. Still need to find out if it will work on my new jeep as its an np241. But seems like it will as the shifter linkage part numbers for the rubicon and the sport are the same.
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Old 07-09-2014, 08:34 PM   #11
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Oh, that is sweet! Where did you get it? I definitely want one.

I know what you mean about the flat headlamps. The bug eyed look is so nifty but the lack of halogen bulbs really sucks. I might try standard lamps and low intensity driving lights. I don't do all that much night driving because my old eyes don't see for shit at night so that might work ok.

Sorry I missed you coming out of Carnage. I was chatting with Fernando and you were there and gone. Oh, and your dog is awesome :-)
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I'll toss the piece in my jeep and have it with me on Saturday for the Twin Cone run. I would also recommend the Novak shifter linkage. Shifting is so smooth that I wish I had done it years ago. Plus I'm always screwing with my driveline angle so it's one less thing to fart around with.

And what do you mean cranky??? I'll have you know I'm one of the sweetest natured, kindly, and soft spoken people you will ever meet! Except when I'm not...
crap that means i do have to deal with you on saturday. as for the novak if i had the money i would be getting it. but i have to save a little for vegas in a month. so I'm kinda stuck on broke and f-ing broke
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What I suggested is only $32 and works every bit as well as the Novak and is way easier to install and adjust. Just my .02
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Old 07-09-2014, 09:17 PM   #14
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What I suggested is only $32 and works every bit as well as the Novak and is way easier to install and adjust. Just my .02
The desciption says that it has to be used with the factory skid plate. Is that what you did?
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I have used it with a jeep medic tummy tuck, a rc flat skid, and soon on a ucf 2in extra clearance skid
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Old 07-09-2014, 09:35 PM   #16
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Hmmmm. I'll have to remember that when we do the next Jeep for Corrie
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I want to be able to do that... but i am on that broke college student status... its rough

you don't want anything for it?
Nope, it's just taking up room in the garage.
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Oh, that is sweet! Where did you get it? I definitely want one.

I know what you mean about the flat headlamps. The bug eyed look is so nifty but the lack of halogen bulbs really sucks. I might try standard lamps and low intensity driving lights. I don't do all that much night driving because my old eyes don't see for shit at night so that might work ok.

Sorry I missed you coming out of Carnage. I was chatting with Fernando and you were there and gone. Oh, and your dog is awesome :-)
Got it from a guy on Jeepforum, I like the bug eye look as well and that might be the end result if my fancy bulbs don't fit right ! I don't drive much at night either so I'm ok if I have to use the stock bulbs just not prefered.

Oh I didn't even know you made it down the STF. I'll catch you guys on a run soon, my tags are just expired right now so the jeep will sit until I deal with that.
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Old 07-11-2014, 10:22 PM   #19
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Was it a one off or does he build them? I could probably piece on together but if someone already knows what they're doing I'd rather go that route.

STF was kind of a last minute thing. Been having problems with my track bar and steering so I wanted to make sure that was behaving itself before I committed to the run. About all I did was run Chinaman and watch you guys come out. Never even got over to see the vendors. It was for a good cause, I was ok with that.

Know what you mean about halogens, I hate to give them up. But I will if I have to. I figure I can make up for it with low intensity driving lights.
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It was a one off, but if it becomes one of those projects that sits too long and is too far down the line you'll be the first to know. You're probably the only person I'd sell it to. I should run into you on the Kingston peak run if I don't end up having to work. Cheers.
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Old 07-11-2014, 11:55 PM   #21
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Well I do hope it doesn't fall off your short list, I figure I can make damn near anything

Hope you can make Kingston Peak, it will be good to finally meet you

If not, I will be getting down to Penrose this year, as soon as I have all my ducks in a row...
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Old 07-21-2014, 04:54 PM   #22
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I've decided on the Novak shifter as well, after popping my linkage again on Holy Cross and not being able to get to 4LO after reattaching it. The stock mechanism for engaging the T-case is a retarded design IMO.

Savvy's version looks similar, but its back-ordered. Did you guys order from Novak direct? I sent them a message to see if they offer free shipping or WF discount; otherwise its $16 for UPS Ground.
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Old 07-21-2014, 05:41 PM   #23
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Got mine from Rokmen
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I think I did too. But who knows? I'm old, my memory is gone, God only knows what else I don't remember because I don't remember
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Cool, thanks. Will probably go through them.
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Old 07-21-2014, 09:51 PM   #26
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yeah they can give you a few tips too. It was fairly easy. I agree that the factory set up is pretty ridiculous.
It shifts smooth as silk now.
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Old 07-22-2014, 12:29 AM   #27
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+1 on the Novak cable, so much better now!!!

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