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Unread 10-05-2009, 07:05 PM   #1
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5.9 limited transfer case external shaft?

while looking for a 242 case for my niner for an eventual swap..........

the 249 in my 5.9 has no rubber boot at the rear output.
this seems contradictory to some of the info i have read.

simply put:
should my niner originally have had the external shaft with rubber boot or the
internal without rubber boot?

absorbing info on our two jeeps!
the old faithfull 99 xj sport and platinum 98 5.9 limited.
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Unread 10-05-2009, 08:52 PM   #2
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i have a 5.9, i have the external rubber boot on the 242 i installed and works great, i submerged it and havent gotten water on the slip yoke yet
1998 ZJ 5.9L 122k miles - DD, 242 swap, 3.5" RE, 32" BFG M/T, safari rack, roof-mounted lights, custom steel front bumper with hitch reciever, 10k winch :)
2004 WJ 4.7L 107k miles - her daily driver, 2" daystar BB with scorpion shocks.. not too bad! stuffed 265/65/17 General Grabber AT2'S
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Unread 10-06-2009, 02:58 AM   #3
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The 249 is internal slip. The oil seal keeps oil in and dirt out. No need for a boot.
The 242 and 231 can be internal or external depending upon year and vehicle application.
'97 zj 5.2, some stuff, some other suff, and some things that even work sometimes.

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