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Unread 12-20-2012, 12:46 PM   #1
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242 231?

thinking about doing an t case change just wondering thoughts about switching them and any other problems that went along with them and should i get new or junk yard pull and buy an rebuild kit ? since im going to have to open it up to replace the spline input shaft ?

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Unread 12-20-2012, 01:39 PM   #2
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http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f13/t...-np242-685644/
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Unread 12-20-2012, 01:48 PM   #3
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If you plan to wheel the rig then get a 231 from a 96+ Cherokee and bolt it in. There is no need to swap input shafts.
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Unread 12-20-2012, 02:36 PM   #4
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Will be my DD For a while and should I do the rebuild kit once I pull it or think it will be ok?
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Unread 12-20-2012, 03:46 PM   #5
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Read read read

Come to your own conclusions after you have done the research.
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Unread 12-20-2012, 09:06 PM   #6
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Chill, guys. I think he's already read that thread considering he mentioned knowing about changing input shafts.

He's asking for opinions on whether he should rebuild the replacement xfer case before installing it.

OP, you mention it's your daily driver. If you've got the time to have it down while you rebuild the xfer case, it will not be a bad idea to do so. It all depends on the replacement xfer case. If it's got ~100,000 miles on it, I wouldn't bother. If it's pushing 200,000 it might be a good idea. If the Jeep it comes out of looks like a granny got rear ended in a parking lot, just slap it in. If the Jeep looks like a 4 time winner of a national demolition derby, I would be a little more wary...
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Unread 12-21-2012, 01:43 AM   #7
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I like my 231 and its my DD
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Unread 12-21-2012, 08:44 AM   #8
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Chill, guys. I think he's already read that thread considering he mentioned knowing about changing input shafts.

He's asking for opinions on whether he should rebuild the replacement xfer case before installing it.

OP, you mention it's your daily driver. If you've got the time to have it down while you rebuild the xfer case, it will not be a bad idea to do so. It all depends on the replacement xfer case. If it's got ~100,000 miles on it, I wouldn't bother. If it's pushing 200,000 it might be a good idea. If the Jeep it comes out of looks like a granny got rear ended in a parking lot, just slap it in. If the Jeep looks like a 4 time winner of a national demolition derby, I would be a little more wary...
I wasn't trying to come off being rude. More of, do the research (even outside of the thread posted ex: Google, or search this forum) and come up with a conclusion of your own. This has been discussed numerous times. Here is a quick Google search: https://www.google.com/search?q=%3Ajeepforum%3A+231+or+242&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&aq=t&rls=org.mozilla:en-USfficial&client=firefox-a

It's a matter of personal opinion who likes what better. sandman posts he likes the 231 on his DD, and I have a 242 and like that on my DD. It's doing the research and figuring out the differences between the two, then coming up with a well informed decision that suits the OP.
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Unread 12-22-2012, 09:02 AM   #9
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I did the 242 swap in my 5.9 but honestly never use the full time 4 wheel, I feel a 231 is better but at the time had trouble finding a 231 that had a speedo connection I needed . Also noticed my 4wd doesn't disengage right away... takes between 100-700 feet of driving . Could be something wrong with my tcase or a normal characteristic of the 242
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