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Unread 01-18-2009, 08:55 PM   #16
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Wow I really can not thank you enough for this. I was thinking about doing this for quite some time now and this has made me really feel like I can do it! Now just to find the donor TC and Drive shaft. Thanks again!

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Unread 01-27-2009, 07:18 PM   #17
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Excellent writeup with great pics. Super job Nick.

my 247 got broken and i would like to swap mine.
but i have few questions.
how much did you spend? what is your gas mileage now?
and if the 242hd is too expensive is there any other i could use for my truck??

99 jeep GC Ltd 4.0l L6

thank you in advance.
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Unread 01-27-2009, 07:37 PM   #18
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Since you have a I6 you don't need a 242HD, in fact if you got a 242HD you would have to swap your input from your 247 over in order to mate it to your transmission.

Go on car-part.com and look for a selec-trac transfercase for a I6, and you should even be able to use your existing drive shaft with that.

If you don't mind losing full-time 4wd and want something tougher you can bolt in a transfercase from a Rubicon.

Here's a list of transfercases, anything that is 23 spline and .840" exposed input will swap directly into your transmission (I think...you'd have to look at the actual input I know some have different colars so you need to be aware of that)

http://www.drivetrain.com/transferca...AND%20CHEROKEE

And a much bigger list:

http://www.drivetrain.com/transfercaseapp.html

Lots of a great info in those links, those should really be in the faq, I guess they are now.
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Unread 01-27-2009, 09:14 PM   #19
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hey thanks!

I'm really surprise that you get back so fast,
I'll take a look to the websites and go from there,
however i would like to know how much did you spend? what is your gas mileage now?

thank you in advance
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Unread 01-27-2009, 09:20 PM   #20
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Gas mileage is now 11 and I scored the case from car-part.come for 192.50 (That was ridiculously cheap)

2wd doesnt help your gas mileage at all.
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Unread 01-27-2009, 09:34 PM   #21
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alright.

thank you, and yes, you really got a good price!
i hope i can find one at the same price,ha ha which i doubt it! lol

anyway thank you and I'll let you know if swap it.
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Unread 01-27-2009, 09:50 PM   #22
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But now you can do wicked awesome burnouts
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Unread 01-27-2009, 09:55 PM   #23
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Damn, I just found a bunch for 175$. Might have to get one soon.
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Unread 01-27-2009, 10:02 PM   #24
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hey thanks!

I'm really surprise that you get back so fast,
I'll take a look to the websites and go from there,
however i would like to know how much did you spend? what is your gas mileage now?

thank you in advance
$225 for mine, + $100 for the driveshaft.

My mileage is about 15-17 but I have 4.10's and 33's.
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Unread 01-27-2009, 10:27 PM   #25
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you made it look way too easy i think i am going to have to give it a try...
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Unread 01-27-2009, 10:37 PM   #26
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Since you have a I6 you don't need a 242HD, in fact if you got a 242HD you would have to swap your input from your 247 over in order to mate it to your transmission.

Go on car-part.com and look for a selec-trac transfercase for a I6, and you should even be able to use your existing drive shaft with that.
be careful on car-part.com when looking up '99 WJ transfer cases - for that year they dont specify if its from a V8 or I6 so you may get the wrong one unless you tell them you have a 2000 or something.

I got a '99 I6 t-case for my '99 V8, installed it and the input shaft was too short so I had to drive all the way back to the yard. Got an '03 HD at another yard.
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Unread 01-27-2009, 10:38 PM   #27
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Yeah, i searched for '02, so I think I'm good?
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Unread 01-28-2009, 05:24 AM   #28
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Yeah, i searched for '02, so I think I'm good?
You're not running a SYE at 8" ??

I wouldn't get the 242HD for your application because there is no SYE for it, though you could get something custom made...you'd be better off with a 231HD and a SYE. (though you wont get full time 4wd then)
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Unread 01-28-2009, 12:17 PM   #29
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You're not running a SYE at 8" ??

I wouldn't get the 242HD for your application because there is no SYE for it, though you could get something custom made...you'd be better off with a 231HD and a SYE. (though you wont get full time 4wd then)
Never had the need for it, I have no vibes even at 90mph.

What about a Rubicon Tcase then?
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Unread 01-28-2009, 08:53 PM   #30
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great write up..just picked up a 242hd today..does the crossmember or mounting for the t-case change any from the 247 to the 242 or does all that bolt right up?
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