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Unread 01-30-2014, 03:48 PM   #1
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New guy with crunchy new ride

My first 4x4 and after lurking a few forums for a week I decided on this one.

The ride is a 95 all bone stock, no leaks, underneath looks virgin, inside is well kept and everything works.

The bad: A tractor rearended it while it was parked and it failed the Nox reading on emissions.

The good: I only paid a few Benjamins for it.





Plans: Replace the hatch and hopefully massage the latch area with a BFH, get it to pass emissions, lift it just enough to fit 32's under it and then drive the piss out of it!

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Unread 01-30-2014, 04:29 PM   #2
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That left rear tire looks tweaked a little bit. Go underneath and check the condition of the frame, control arms and axle before moving forward.
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Unread 01-30-2014, 04:37 PM   #3
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if the frame rails are bent that bad, you are in a pricey bind.. It may never end up road safe again without a lot of work.. If it is all okay, then you will have a fair bit of massaging to do with that hammer in your near future.

Jason, I think it might just be the angle of the picture and a busted up rear bumper cover(hopefully that's it). Only one way to tell though =/
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Unread 01-30-2014, 05:06 PM   #4
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Best I can tell the frame is fine. I looked for cracks on the welds too. It was hit right above the frame. Took it for about an hour test drive to make sure it tracked straight, didn't take it above 70 though.
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Unread 01-30-2014, 05:32 PM   #5
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Best I can tell the frame is fine. I looked for cracks on the welds too. It was hit right above the frame. Took it for about an hour test drive to make sure it tracked straight, didn't take it above 70 though.
Your best bet is to take it to an alignment shop. They will tell you if the axle/control arms/frame is bent.
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Unread 01-30-2014, 05:50 PM   #6
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good idea. they can tell you the alignment on all 4 tires, 3 axis within .1 most of the time, some are even more precise.
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Unread 01-31-2014, 07:12 AM   #7
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Looks like a good start for a beater jeep! Throw some coils and shocks on it and take it out! hahah
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Unread 02-03-2014, 02:39 PM   #8
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ok, Noob question of the year... How do you shift the transfer case between the gears? got some grinding noise when I try to put the TC back in 2 wheel drive and I never got it into 4 low. I tried while in park and neutral. heres a pic of the shifter if it helps.
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Unread 02-03-2014, 02:45 PM   #9
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you are technically supposed to be coasting slightly when shifting between the gears, especially true with between high and low gearing. Did you try that?
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Unread 02-03-2014, 02:51 PM   #10
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you are technically supposed to be coasting slightly when shifting between the gears, especially true with between high and low gearing. Did you try that?
that's a negative ghost rider... so I need to be rolling forward. does it matter what gear the tranny is in when I do it?
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Unread 02-03-2014, 02:57 PM   #11
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You've got a NP231 transfer case. You should pretty much be able to shift on the fly between 2wd and 4 hi while coasting. I did this several times today driving to work, as the road switched quickly from dry to long patches of ice. Never a hiccup from my TC.

The gear should not matter.

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Unread 02-03-2014, 03:03 PM   #12
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Thank you, going to go try it out now.
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Unread 02-03-2014, 03:17 PM   #13
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Between 2wd and 4hi it won't matter! When going from 4hi to 4lo you need to be going slow, slow, slow, put tranny into neutral, coast, then drop it to 4lo.
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Unread 02-03-2014, 03:29 PM   #14
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thanks for adding, I'm only familiar with the 242 through posts. 4-hi and 2wd is supposed to be on the fly shifting, I believe good up to 45mph without problem?(you 242 owners can correct me) The others, you should be coasting around 3-4mph when trying to engage. If you are getting grinding and major resistance in trying to shift from 2wd to 4hi, you might need some more digging around.
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Unread 02-03-2014, 03:40 PM   #15
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I should correct what I said above. When I said "4 hi", I should have said "4 part time". There should be no issue with shifting between 2wd and 4 part time while coasting. The only time you need to slow down to 2-3 MPH is when shifting from 4 part time to 4 low. The NP231 does not have 4 hi as an option.

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