J.B. conversions > = < Novak sye - JeepForum.com

 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 11 Old 06-15-2012, 10:48 PM Thread Starter
TebbsJeep
Registered User
1999 XJ Cherokee 
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Kaysville, Ut
Posts: 267
J.B. conversions > = < Novak sye

Which is better? I had decided on the jb shorty kit but it's back ordered till the end of july and I need it by the second week of july. Are the novak short shaft kits just as good?


60% of the time, it works every time.
TebbsJeep is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 11 Old 06-15-2012, 11:21 PM
Anticanman
RIP one good jeeper
 
Anticanman's Avatar
1994 YJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Ripon
Posts: 20,368
You can't go wrong with the Novak kit but the JB kit is superior.

I haven't seen the cheap hack n tap kits break yet so go ahead and get what is available

Luck Favours The Prepared
Anticanman is offline  
post #3 of 11 Old 06-16-2012, 11:10 PM Thread Starter
TebbsJeep
Registered User
1999 XJ Cherokee 
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Kaysville, Ut
Posts: 267
hmm.. I have a chance to get a dana 300, maybe I should just go that route and buy a flip ring.

60% of the time, it works every time.
TebbsJeep is offline  
post #4 of 11 Old 06-18-2012, 08:14 AM
89yjparrothead
Registered User
1989 YJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Posts: 92
I have the standard length JB Conversions SYE and love it. While you have the case down and apart, buy the wide chain kit for it also.

Everything in moderation, including moderation.
89yjparrothead is offline  
post #5 of 11 Old 06-18-2012, 11:15 AM
navman
Registered User
1995 YJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Mass
Posts: 703
I have a jb conversions 231hd with the ss sye and all the goodies and it has held up real well over the last couple of years. I also have a ton of novak stuff on my rig too, and those guys are great to deal with. All I can say is both companies are standup and I dont hesitate on getting stuff from either. Jb's ss sye is the best out there though. If you weren't out in Utah I would say just by my tcase but shipping alone would prob kill the savings.
navman is offline  
post #6 of 11 Old 06-18-2012, 11:24 PM Thread Starter
TebbsJeep
Registered User
1999 XJ Cherokee 
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Kaysville, Ut
Posts: 267
So I'm really thinking about the d300 swap. What else is needed to do the swap other than the flip ring?

60% of the time, it works every time.
TebbsJeep is offline  
post #7 of 11 Old 07-01-2012, 05:07 PM Thread Starter
TebbsJeep
Registered User
1999 XJ Cherokee 
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Kaysville, Ut
Posts: 267
Well with the time crunch, I scrapped the d300 idea for now. Other than the over sized oil delivery in the jb kit, what ways is it superior to the novak? They look like they give pretty much the same length drive shaft, and the same type of yoke. The bearings I would think would be the same. So is either main shaft stronger than the other? Does either one install easier than the other? I have a week left before I dive into everything, and I'm just wondering if it is worth the wait in order to get the jb kit at the end of july.

60% of the time, it works every time.
TebbsJeep is offline  
post #8 of 11 Old 07-01-2012, 05:12 PM
Anticanman
RIP one good jeeper
 
Anticanman's Avatar
1994 YJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Ripon
Posts: 20,368
Their website is rather convincing. Check it out.

Luck Favours The Prepared
Anticanman is offline  
post #9 of 11 Old 07-01-2012, 06:06 PM
Kamikaze
Registered User
1988 YJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Deset Hot Spring
Posts: 131
In my opinion, neither option is bad. It will hold up way beyond the actual strength of the 231 design. Either option will be the strong point in that t-case. Good luck.

Live Free, Laugh Loud and be Friendly.
Kamikaze is offline  
post #10 of 11 Old 07-01-2012, 06:53 PM
SeanB95YJ
Registered User
1995 YJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Schenectady
Posts: 1,182
I've been out of Jeeping for a few years before recently getting back into it, but back then they were good.... any reason you didn't mention TeraFlex as an option? They make a super short too...

http://www.teraflex.biz/231-extreme-short-shaft.html

another possibly option. I don't have it, but it looks fairly similar. Once I'm ready to go SYE, I'll be going with JB because I'm going with the NP241 case, and they're the only ones (that I've found) who do a super short.... but those too are out til at least mid July.

Good luck

Sean B. - Schenectady, NY - 95 YJ, 350/700r4/NP241, JB Shorty SYE, 8.8 rear, 2" BDS, 1" homebrew shackles, Daystar 1" BL, TJ flares, 35x12.50 General Grabber AT2 on 15x10 Bart D-Truckers, Polyshield polycarbonate windshield, HD over/under crossover steering
swap/build thread: http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f22/a...hread-1542284/
SeanB95YJ is offline  
post #11 of 11 Old 07-01-2012, 07:36 PM Thread Starter
TebbsJeep
Registered User
1999 XJ Cherokee 
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Kaysville, Ut
Posts: 267
I wanna say that the teraflex and novak are the same thing. They do alot of things together so it wouldn't surprise me if they were. Teraflex is about twenty dollars cheaper than getting it straight from novak. And with shipping costs it's pretty much the same price for me if they shipped it to me or if I drove up to get it. The instructions for both the jb conversions and the novak look the same for the most part. So as of right now I'm leaning towards ordering the novak kit from teraflex unless someone knows a solid reason to hold out for the jb kit.

60% of the time, it works every time.
TebbsJeep is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the JeepForum.com forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid e-mail address for yourself.



Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Jeep Forums Replies Last Post
Richmond lockright-Novak conversions transfer case shifter cable... dcioffjeep TJ Wrangler Technical Forum 0 03-06-2011 09:32 PM
Novak Shifter..should I? TJbarber TJ Wrangler Technical Forum 26 04-13-2010 12:49 PM
New linkage from Novak Rubikahn TJ Wrangler Technical Forum 17 07-21-2009 11:10 PM
novak shifter? ugrider21 TJ Wrangler Technical Forum 3 08-07-2005 02:04 AM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome