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New Process NP249

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Product Information

MSRP: $250.00
Average Price: $124.78
Manufacturer: New Process
Yes: 13 / No: 14



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shazo45's Reviews
12-04-2014, 01:22 PM
Price: $250.00
Pros: All time awd
Cons: On road driving!!!
Recommended? No

Comments: Terrible set up cannot wait to put my new NP231 in!


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corycarr84's Reviews
05-28-2014, 10:27 AM
Price: $1.00
Pros: 4x4 works great
Cons: All time 4x4, I'm not normally a fan of having my 4x4 on all the time.
Recommended? Yes

Comments: .

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rcMikeS1990's Reviews
01-03-2013, 10:06 PM
Price: $1.00
Pros: stock from factory, strong and realiable
Cons: nothing
Recommended? Yes

Comments: really strong tc, still want to swap in a 242


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fljeepney's Reviews
06-05-2012, 10:27 PM
Price: $50.00
Pros: Full time 4wd
Cons: Don't have part time or 2wd
Recommended? No

Comments: Will be swapping it for a 231 or 242.Mine originally had a 231,but was swapped out before the previous owner bought it.

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cjkish86's Reviews
05-09-2012, 01:19 PM
Price: $500.00
Pros: great traction all the time
Cons: all wheel drive bad MPG. i heard viscosity coupler goes out easy a 300 dollar part
Recommended? Yes

Comments: i like it just because it has good traction all the time but the low MPG does get old after a while. when it does finally go out i will be converting to a 231 transfer case

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booked101's Reviews
04-09-2012, 02:34 PM
Price: $1.00
Pros: locks in 4-lo
Cons: no 2wd
Recommended? Yes

Comments: I've just recently been introduced to the 4 lo in this transfer case. I had a WJ with a np242 before this and 4 part time is what I used offroad so I thought that 4 hi would be the same way, not at all. 4 hi is horrible offroad. 4 low locks the front and rear driveshafts together like a np231 or 242.

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sevenscrew's Reviews
01-02-2012, 09:40 PM
Price: $1.00
Pros: No need to mess around 4x4 shifting for when it "might" be icey. never have to guess
Cons: Must have full size spare no 2wd
Recommended? No

Comments: Would not swap this into a vehicle, but would not intentionally swap it out until it's Viscous coupler goes. Need to find a spare but that will be hard because it must have the same diameter tire & tread ware. Can't just use the stock spare

also no 2wd option for mpg but its a jeep right?

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93zjer's Reviews
11-07-2011, 01:42 AM
Price: $1.00
Pros: None
Cons: viscous coupler
Recommended? No

Comments: getting ready to swap for 231

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zacamaniac's Reviews
11-06-2011, 03:50 PM
Price: $1.00
Pros: Good ratio
Cons: No 2wd ;(
Recommended? Yes

Comments: This is just the stock t-case that cvame with my ZJ and it does the job for a wheeler. Looking into the NP 242 for the 2wd option.

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makooi's Reviews
03-29-2011, 06:59 PM
Price: $125.00
Pros: always in 4x4
Cons: always in 4x4
Recommended? No

Comments: love it for the most part.. wish i had 2wd drive sometimes though


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Lacrosseman21's Reviews
03-29-2011, 12:10 AM
Price: $350.00
Pros: Works well. Put a used one in the ZJ I bought.
Cons: Viscous coupling inside prone to wear especially when turning tight. When it does wear it slips and binds and makes tight turns very hard with the front wheels skipping and squealing.
Recommended? Yes

Comments: The ZJ that I bought had a worn transfer case under the hood. The viscous was shot and needed to be replaced. Cheaper to replace the whole assembly rather than the part its self. They are prone to wear over time. Very common that they fail in the ZJ's

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jeep94318gc's Reviews
01-11-2011, 10:12 PM
Price: $0.10
Pros: works great.... when it works!
Cons: vc died a couple mo. after buying it.
Recommended? No

Comments: the t-case is great when it works, but not as great as a 242 or 231. It worked great for about 2 months, until the vc died and took out my front end. (70 on the freeway + dying vc + wet snow = ground up front driveshaft (ring gear/pinion)) been driving around in 2wd for almost 2 mo. now, waiting to find a good deal on a 242, if givin the choice I recommend you trade to a 242, otherwise it's not a bad t-case, it's tuff seeing all the things i've put it through.

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tireworlddave's Reviews

11-01-2010, 09:33 AM
Price: $500.00
Pros: Doesn't require dynamometer smog test due to inability to disable AWD (idle & 2500rpm in neutral only) and on my '94, no evap test, either. This means it is easier to pass smog test.
Cons: Viscous coupling failure.
Recommended? Yes

Comments: In California (Los Angeles County, at least), there are smog test advantages to having AWD.

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tylersjeep's Reviews
07-17-2010, 05:51 PM
Price: $500.00
Pros: good on all road surfaces
Cons: have to have matching tires. viscous coupler cost about 323.00 to replace
Recommended? Yes

Comments: if you like full-time four wheel then 249 is for you. if your look for burn out then 242 or 231 is for you.

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moparmatters's Reviews
04-11-2010, 04:06 PM
Price: $200.00
Pros: "Stock"
Cons: Viscus coupling sucks. Wrong input shaft. Broken snap ring made it impossible to rebuild.
Recommended? No

Comments: The 249 has a viscus coupling that will eventually, inevitably fail. There are 3 different input shaft lengths, and while the pre '96 are easy to rebuild, the newer ones are a major PITA. Go with a 242 or a 231 instead.

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charlesshoults's Reviews
03-30-2010, 09:22 AM
Price: $1.00
Pros: Seldom need to change settings.
Cons: Viscous Coupling is an engineered failure. Should have got an NP242
Recommended? No

Comments: The TC is fine as long as it's not going bad, but signs of failure include a hopping while turning, to the point of dragging an axle when turning into a parking space.

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zjbednorz's Reviews
10-07-2009, 04:13 PM
Price: $1.00
Pros: Stock, no problems so far
Cons: Does not allow for the 2-wheel drive like the 242's Not a biggie
Recommended? No

Comments: It came stock and I won't argue. Will most likely replace it down the road.

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tige_tower's Reviews
10-03-2009, 09:39 AM
Price: $10.00
Pros: awd
Cons: 2wd?
Recommended? Yes

Comments: dont have to worry bout switching into 4wd and most the time 4lo its a strong tc

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thegrand's Reviews
08-20-2009, 01:02 PM
Price: $0.10
Pros: nothing
Cons: everything
Recommended? No

Comments: i hate that it dosent have a two wheel drive option and that the power isnt equaly distributed to the tires

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dashepard's Reviews

03-24-2009, 12:47 AM
New Process NP249
Price: $1.00
Recommended? No

Comments: The np249 transfer case sucks. I am getting ready to swap it out for a np242.

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