Originally Posted by BlacknList
So I've read over the sticky and from my understanding if i get a 242 from a 97 ZJ it should bolt right into my 98 ZJ?
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96+ XJ/ZJ will direct swap to the ZJ. Where the big difference comes in is the external vs internal slip yokes.
I was VERY lucky to find a 242 in a JY that bolted RIGHT up with out having to shorten the rear drive shaft. My 249 has the SAME slip yoke the 242 i pulled did.
Anyway you go, it is NOT hard to get it functioning. Any drive-shaft shop can help you with shortening and re balancing IF you have to shorten it.
I know when looking for a swap-able t-case is a tad intimidating and alot of being unsure comes in..... but once you get through it and do it, you SEE what the post are all about. Just find the one you want 242/231 with a tag of 95+.
kg6mov was VERY helpful when i on the hunt for my very own swap.