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Unread 06-15-2012, 11:48 PM   #1
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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?

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Unread 06-16-2012, 12:21 AM   #2
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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
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Unread 06-17-2012, 12:10 AM   #3
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hmm.. I have a chance to get a dana 300, maybe I should just go that route and buy a flip ring.
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Unread 06-18-2012, 09:14 AM   #4
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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.
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Unread 06-18-2012, 12:15 PM   #5
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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.
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Unread 06-19-2012, 12:24 AM   #6
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So I'm really thinking about the d300 swap. What else is needed to do the swap other than the flip ring?
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Unread 07-01-2012, 06:07 PM   #7
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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.
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Their website is rather convincing. Check it out.
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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.
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Unread 07-01-2012, 07:53 PM   #10
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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.

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Unread 07-01-2012, 08:36 PM   #11
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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.
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