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Unread 10-08-2012, 12:04 AM   #1
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Novak 231 cable shifter kit

anyone install one in their ZJ?

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Unread 10-08-2012, 09:09 AM   #2
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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!
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Unread 10-24-2012, 09:16 PM   #3
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you have a 5.9 don't you? I installed one on mine a couple weekends ago.
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Unread 02-03-2013, 03:16 PM   #4
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hey did you ever get this mounted all up? How'd you get the body mount to work?
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Unread 02-03-2013, 06:38 PM   #5
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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.
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Unread 02-05-2013, 06:42 PM   #6
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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.
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Unread 02-05-2013, 08:53 PM   #7
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I didn't need to bend my shifter lever at all
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Unread 02-06-2013, 02:34 PM   #8
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the throw on shifter is all messed up
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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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