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Unread 09-22-2009, 02:34 PM   #1
worsrider4047
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transfer case sway

alright Im doing a t-case swap to my grand 5.2L with the 249 in it.
ive done all the research so i know what all needs to be done
the only thing i dont know is which t-case to go with
should i go with the 242 or the 231?
i know that are both good i just wanna hear which one people prefer or like better

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Unread 09-22-2009, 02:39 PM   #2
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If your ZJ is more of a daily driver, go with the 242. A lot of guys like the 231 if they're more hard-core off road. I personally am going to pick up a 242 for my ZJ tomorrow. The 231 is smaller and stronger (or so I've heard), not saying the 242 isn't strong or anything. However, the 242 has more options for 4wd and would be better if your ZJ is a DD and weekend warrior.
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Unread 09-22-2009, 02:42 PM   #3
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I guess i should've asked what type of wheeling are you looking to do and if the Jeep is your DD.
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Unread 09-22-2009, 02:43 PM   #4
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ok cool i was thinking about the 231 just cause i like having just one four wheel drive setting.
but i dont know if it will work with the stock driveshaft
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Unread 09-22-2009, 02:44 PM   #5
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it is my DD but i do wheel pretty hard hear and there
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Unread 09-22-2009, 02:47 PM   #6
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I'm not sure if the 231 will bolt right in or not, you may have to do some modification to your driveshaft to make it fit. What year is your ZJ?

The cool thing about the 242 is that it has 3 4wd options while the 231 has 2 (basic 4hi, 4lo). The 242 has a 4wd full-time, which is more like an awd, where both driveshafts can spin at different speeds and wont bind up on you like normal 4x4. It also has part-time 4wd which acts like regular 4x4. Having the option of full-time 4wd is ideal for wet roads, etc. Do some searches on both cases and you'll find what better will suit you.
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Unread 09-22-2009, 02:50 PM   #7
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Personally, if it's your DD I'd go for the 242, even if you do wheel it pretty hard once in awhile. It's just as capable as the 231 with more 4wd options.
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Unread 09-22-2009, 06:50 PM   #8
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the 231 will bolt in just as easy as the 242. i personally like the 231
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