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Unread 10-30-2013, 03:00 AM   #1
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Jeep transfercase.

Hey guys! I'm new to the jeep world, I got a 99 jeep cherokee classic stock for the most part right now, but I got some plans for it, but I kinda came into a problem. I cracked my transfer case in half and u don't know how. But I am wondering if you guys know if I would be able to slap in a heavier duty transfer case in? Thanks Brandon Williams.

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Unread 10-30-2013, 10:06 AM   #2
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Why do you think you need a stronger case? The 231 is a decent case for most of us. How much $$s are you looking to spend. You'll replace the 231 for a couple hundred. Most "upgrades" will run you more like 1500-2000 or more. There are things you can do to beef up the 231 if you are just worried about its strengh (e.g. better planetary set, wide chain).
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Unread 11-01-2013, 05:54 PM   #3
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You don't know how? You didn't slam it off of a rock or something?
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You can get a skid plate off if a grand and with a couple if holes drilled make it work on your xj.
You can get an atlas Tcase for $2000 or so.
You can drop in a Rubicon case for $900 or so.
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Unread 11-01-2013, 06:53 PM   #5
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Yeah plenty of options on the skid plate. Dunno about the other transfer cases, aren't they nearly identical aluminum castings?

I think the D300 is all iron.
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Yep pretty much. I was just thinking easy swaps.
How did you break the 231
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Was there any lube in it?
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I cracked 1 once. It fell out of the bed of my mj at 65. Forgot the tailgate was down. It cracked the housing and broke the yokes.
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What does the t-case look like near the front output?

Did the break begin there?
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What does the t-case look like near the front output? Did the break begin there?
Yes that's where it started.
I will keep you guys updated. I'm going to get new transfer case in the morning. Then it's time to rip out the old one and hopefully get it in tomorrow.
And any lift ideas would help. I'm not sure if I want to go long arm or not?
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How big of tires are you wanting? That'll determine the lift.
generally anything over 5" should go long arm. Its easier and rides better.
Don't forget bigger tires will need different gearing
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Yes that's where it started. I will keep you guys updated. I'm going to get new transfer case in the morning. Then it's time to rip out the old one and hopefully get it in tomorrow. And any lift ideas would help. I'm not sure if I want to go long arm or not?
Front driveshaft tied up and took out the tcase.

Better rebuild your front driveshaft.
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Front driveshaft tied up and took out the tcase. Better rebuild your front driveshaft.
What do you mean?
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How big of tires are you wanting? That'll determine the lift. generally anything over 5" should go long arm. Its easier and rides better. Don't forget bigger tires will need different gearing
I'm planning on 33s. But I'm not sure. I think I'm just gonna go with a 4.5" lift and 33s. Do I have to re gear with 33s right away?
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Unread 11-04-2013, 12:32 AM   #15
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He means while you gave the front drive shaft half out you may want to rebuild it.
4.5" with 33's you'll have to trim the fenders and get good bump stops.
6.5 clears 33's nicely and gives some extra flex room. You can still run short arms on this lift. Better with ling arms.
Whichever lift you decide get spring packs for the rear.
Stock gears will run 33's on the road. But you'll be in 4wd almost constantly off road.
3.73 gears are easy to find and upgrade to in an xj. They are good for 33's but 4.10's are better.
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