ok heres a pic from this cherokee i was lookin at buyin, and i noticed it had a different type of slip yoke or something, and im not familliar with it cuz my 92 just has a smallseal and the slip yoke going into the tranfercase. and this is froma 96 so could i get some help one what this is exactly , it also seems that the nose, or cone on the transfer is smaller than mine so heres the link
maybe you had a 242 Tcase, the cases are a bit longer, other than that this is a standary slip yoke. 231 case. looks identical to mine when it was stock
1948 cj 2a "resto-mod" with a buick v6 and a gm truck 4 speed. stock suspension, wheels, tires, brakes, and steering.
1979 cj-5 renegade blue levi edition. powered by an amc 304, rebuild well done by M&D machine shop of Purcellville, VA.
thats the post 96ish tcase and slipyoke. The good thing about that is if your rear shaft drops the tcase still holds the fluid. The bad part is the driveshaft is shorter which give vibes with less lift
'97 XJ (here comes the typical list)
3" rustys full pack, Rock Krawler tracbar, 31x10.5 Kumho kl71, CIK, dynomax super turbo muffler, IPF h4 conversions, silverstar bulbs, hella 530 fogs, olympic 4x4 rock front bumper, tcase drop, bush hacker flares, OEM tow hook brackets with GM hooks
Go for it. But be careful when you test drive it, that "rattle noise" might just be the exhaust clamp u-bolt at the muffler/cat that's not exactly all together in the pic you linked.
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