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post #1 of 32 Old 06-23-2012, 07:47 PM Thread Starter
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educate me on XJ shopping, please.

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post #2 of 32 Old 06-23-2012, 07:56 PM
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The left is the NP-242, the right is the NP-231. 242 has full time which you can use on pavement, similar to AWD.

Most people prefer the 231 because there's a lot more aftermarket support for it, but they're both good. I'd prefer the 242 if I lived somewhere that it rained or snowed a lot.

No real difference in the trans between 99-01 iirc but the 00-01 motors can have the 0331 heads which are prone to cracking. The 99 doesn't.


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sorry, I ment Transfer cases...
I did know about the heads 0331, but it appears to be a small amount of cases.

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If / when I do a 4inch OME lift, will either of them or none require special attention / parts?
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You'll need an SYE more than likely, but you'd need it with either. I can only think of one company off hand that makes them for the 242 though.

If you're going to build it go with the 231. The 242 isn't worth it unless you're going to stay stock or close to it.


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ok, here's an odd question... Did any of the 99+ Limiteds come with the NP-231?

Most of the ads I've looked at show the NP-242 and I don't plan on staying stock for very long. While it's not going to be a crazy build, I'm aiming for quality for longevity. Not headaches because of some odd part that doesn't have much aftermarket support. I'm sure you could understand.

My thoughts are the 4″ Super Ultimate XJ Old Man Emu But not sure which of the options: OME Hybrid Custom or Dual Rate Leaf Springs?? and for tires would be BFG A/Ts 31x10.5-15.
then there are the other things like sliders, bumpers, racks, lights, lockers... LOL!

AGAIN, thank you so much for the advice!
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That model xj should have the 231 transfer case, I don't see why it wouldn't, I don't think limited's are much different then any other cherokees except asthetical features, I could be wrong however and as far as the lift, why not go for a 3 inch? You can still get 31's on there and you might not have to run an sye, no guarentee though. Just a suggestion. Good luck with everything.

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I hope he doesn't mind me posting a pic of his beauty... But I fell in love with his XJ's stance. ( 4.25 lift & 31x10.5-15)
My goal is to get it close as I can.
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Most of the Limited's that i have seen have the NP242. I bet its because the limited was the fully loaded and the 242 was a option that cost extra.

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Most of the Limited's that i have seen have the NP242. I bet its because the limited was the fully loaded and the 242 was a option that cost extra.
This. And don't let it turn you off if you really want a Limited. It's not like there's no support for the 242.


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Another question, probably been answered a million times. Sorry to ask.

To avoid the possible problems with the 0331 head, what was the build date they started to use them.
I heard Mid 1999 but no mention of a month.
I found a 1999 with the NP-231 and just about ready to pull the trigger, but worried about 0331
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Read the 0331 head swap thread and then go buy your Jeep.

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I found a super clean, no accidents 98 XJ with the np231 and a 5 speed... that I can afford.

QUESTIONS.
are there any downsides to the manual trans in the XJ's?
if it needs a clutch, can I (mechanically inclined) do it in my driveway? special tools needed?


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the top two bell housing bolts are an E-torx bolt (external torx, or star shaped). the bottom ones are normal bolts. thats the only special tool needed. other than that they are pretty simple
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sounds easy even with those torx bolts, thanks!

One more question...

How do I tell from what axles are in it from just looking at it?
And the better/best are the Chrysler 8.25 correct?
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