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The transfer case linkage on my Jeep is out of wack which is probably from my lift. I was looking for a fix to this problem and came across a cable shift made by Novak. This seems expensive to me but I'm willing to pay the price if it works well. Does anyone have this model transfer case link or know of any other successful models?

Here is the link... Novak's 231 & 242 Cable Shifter Kit

 

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Ive heard a lot of guys love it but I dont have any personal experience with it.
 

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I have a Skyjacker TC shifter bracket and it works great with the belly up skid and the 1" MML.
Doesent that bracket only work with an Auto?
 

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Cool.I think the one I posted & the Skyjacker do pretty much the same thing.One is a lot cheaper though,although I have no personal experience with either.
 

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Haven't heard much about the skyjacker stuff, but if it's like their other products I wouldn't recommend it, especially if it's a bracket and not an actual cable shifter. The nice thing about an actual cable shifter, is that after it's installed your setup should always work great no matter how much you change things; the worst that can happen is you need to adjust it a bit.

I have the Novak shifter and it's nothing short of amazing. Search on here and JeepForum and you'll find many others who say the same. You will be amazed at how easy the transfer case actually shifts when you don't have to fight with the linkage. It shifts much easier than the stock linkage ever did. You can use one finger to easily pull the shifter from 2WD to 4-LOW Only you can justify whether or not the price is worth it; for me, I'd rather pay a little extra to know that I don't have to worry about my linkage binding (or otherwise causing problems) and have an amazingly easy shift into 4WD.
 

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When I installed my AA shift linkage bracket, the Novak was not available yet.

I hate it when that happens. :banghead:
 

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I like the Novak shifter cable deal but,I think the factory setup is more durable than having a cable that can break.Maybe the cable setup would last a lifetime,but it is a cable.
 

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I like the Novak shifter cable deal but,I think the factory setup is more durable than having a cable that can break.Maybe the cable setup would last a lifetime,but it is a cable.
You need to get your hands on one, it's not just some thin puny cable. Of course I haven't seen a 12 year old cable shifter, but I will tell you that I would bet that it will last much longer than my stock linkage ever did in my 98. That, and the linkage breaking would be the least of my worries whether I had the stock or cable linkage. It's pathetically easy to crawl under and shift the t-case by hand if needed. Not that I'd want to do it daily, but if my shifter would break on the trail, it would be easy to shift into 2WD at the end of the day. I'll take the risk and use the cable shifter for it's convenience any day.
 

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You need to get your hands on one, it's not just some thin puny cable. Of course I haven't seen a 12 year old cable shifter, but I will tell you that I would bet that it will last much longer than my stock linkage ever did in my 98. That, and the linkage breaking would be the least of my worries whether I had the stock or cable linkage. It's pathetically easy to crawl under and shift the t-case by hand if needed. Not that I'd want to do it daily, but if my shifter would break on the trail, it would be easy to shift into 2WD at the end of the day. I'll take the risk and use the cable shifter for it's convenience any day.
Like I said,Ive never seen the cable.Its going to be something I plan on doing if I install a b/l,which will happen by summer.You made a good point of if need be just get my ass under there & shift it by hand.not like that would strand anyone. My prob is,no matter what im looking at for the first time I always say to myself,"how and when might this break".I guess its the auto tech in me.
 
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