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Taz360ZJ 10-07-2012 11:04 PM

Novak 231 cable shifter kit
 
anyone install one in their ZJ?

MN59ZJ 10-08-2012 08:09 AM

Yes I did! It works, but is not bolt in. You'll have to massage the body mounting plate with a hammer & drill a new hole in the transmission tunnel. Then you might have to adjust the clevis mounting point on the shift bracket on the t-case. But once the PITA is over, it shifts like butter. Seriously, you'll wonder if it fell out because its so smooth!

Taz360ZJ 10-24-2012 08:16 PM

you have a 5.9 don't you? I installed one on mine a couple weekends ago.

MuddyNiner 02-03-2013 02:16 PM

hey did you ever get this mounted all up? How'd you get the body mount to work?

Taz360ZJ 02-03-2013 05:38 PM

Use the body side plate the kit comes with. You will have to re shape the ZJ trans tunnel, and drill the trans tunnel out for the XJ TJ pattern. I re used one or two of the ZJ body bracket holes. Also, I had to modify the body bracket for the shift cable, the angles are different. I think I had to point the body bracket down some with my spud wrench. On the 1995 & older 231's you will have to modify the breather hose. I ended up putting Dynamat over the entire bracket area on the inside to seal & sound proof it. Be prepared to strip your front interior out....seats, carpet, B pillar trim, seat belts.

I did this in Sept or Oct.....zero problems & I've used 4wd a lot. It shifts like butter, no binding, no odd noises, super crisp. I have a'95 ZJ 231 in mine with the factory shift gate & bezel.

MuddyNiner 02-05-2013 05:42 PM

yeah i took apart the 249 shifter and attempted to bend it to get it to match up to the angles in the directions with no such luck.

Taz360ZJ 02-05-2013 07:53 PM

I didn't need to bend my shifter lever at all

MuddyNiner 02-06-2013 01:34 PM

the throw on shifter is all messed up

MN59ZJ 02-06-2013 02:52 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by MuddyNiner
the throw on shifter is all messed up

It is, but you can adjust it by drilling a new hole further up the lever on the T-case. I did this, had the peg welded in place, ground down the back side of the peg for clearance, chopped off one arm of the clevis & it works perfect.


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