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post #106 of 740 Old 03-10-2011, 07:44 PM
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Alright well this is just the most consfusing stuff out there. So let me get this straight. If I had a '02 V8 Grand Cherokee with a 247 all I need to get is a TC out of a 242 V8 Grand Cherokee...or just buy one from Mopar? After I had that everything should hook right up? Thanks
negative. If you bought a V8 242, you'll still need a new rear drive shaft, as the output of the 242 has more splines than the 247.

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post #107 of 740 Old 03-10-2011, 07:51 PM
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So all I would have to get would be a 242 TC and a new rear DS?
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So all I would have to get would be a 242 TC and a new rear DS?
A V8 242 TC and it's rear DS and It's plug and play.
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post #109 of 740 Old 03-25-2011, 07:41 PM
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v8 and l6 242nv transfer case

I have a 2000 wj l6 with a 247 and found a 242nv tc and ds out of a 99 wj 4.7. Was wondering if this would be plug and play swap?
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You would need a DS and TC out of a I6. The V8 TC and DS won't work.
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post #111 of 740 Old 03-26-2011, 12:27 PM
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You would need a DS and TC out of a I6. The V8 TC and DS won't work.
Uh, yes they will. Might need to switch input shaft, but they will bolt up. The driveshaft will work as well. I'm running a V8 driveshaft on my I6.

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post #112 of 740 Old 03-27-2011, 12:15 AM
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how do you go about switching the input shaft my case is ready to go in got new seals and new studs, they were bent, i got the np 242 from an 02 I6WJ for 100$ with 66k miles on it
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Thanks

Thanks for the reply. I didn't think the rear ds would be the same length. Gotta go back now and get it. Thanks again
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post #114 of 740 Old 04-08-2011, 01:49 AM
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Wj can u tell me how to get the select track sticker pls

please email me at markmacak@ymail.com im converting my jeep to the np242hd can u tell me where i can get one of the select track decals thanks!!!!ur post was very helpful to i appreciate this article u wrote
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The more I read...

Ok... so I've read every page of this post and am officially more confused than when I started. I have a 00 JGC with 4.0 I6 and a NV 247 TC (from what I understand this is uncommon). What is the "easiest" swap for me? I would love to convert to selec-trac but if that's not the easiest and cheapest then I will do whatever but I need to know what's the best for me both pricewise and the ease of swapping it. I'm thinking the 242j swap would be easiest but after reading things I'm not even sure that's an option anymore because of all of the contradicting info out there.

I'd prefer not to go with a used and overpriced POS 247 since that's gonna run me about 1200 bucks here in ND with labor.

So which option would you guys go with... the 242j swap or is the 242HD best or is that even an option... and if there is a third option for me what is it? And which ones require different DSs for my situation with the NV247 and an I6 jeep.

Sorry if I'm reposting any old questions but the more I read this 247/242/242j/242HD/231 etc. stuff the more I'm getting lost!
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Ok... so I've read every page of this post and am officially more confused than when I started. I have a 00 JGC with 4.0 I6 and a NV 247 TC (from what I understand this is uncommon). What is the "easiest" swap for me? I would love to convert to selec-trac but if that's not the easiest and cheapest then I will do whatever but I need to know what's the best for me both pricewise and the ease of swapping it. I'm thinking the 242j swap would be easiest but after reading things I'm not even sure that's an option anymore because of all of the contradicting info out there.

I'd prefer not to go with a used and overpriced POS 247 since that's gonna run me about 1200 bucks here in ND with labor.

So which option would you guys go with... the 242j swap or is the 242HD best or is that even an option... and if there is a third option for me what is it? And which ones require different DSs for my situation with the NV247 and an I6 jeep.

Sorry if I'm reposting any old questions but the more I read this 247/242/242j/242HD/231 etc. stuff the more I'm getting lost!
a 242wj from a 4.0 and it's rear driveshaft SHOULD be all you'd need. That's the cheapest route.
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post #117 of 740 Old 05-07-2011, 12:58 PM
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first off, thanks for the helpful write and up and info throughout this thread. much appreciated with my recently failed 247.

where is the best? ( most reliable , used , cheapest ) place to source an HD and matching rear DS from?

online retailer or whatever... IDC. I just want 4 wheel drive again
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I just read all the pages, I have searched all over every swap and driveshaft thread I could find. I have a firm grasp of what I need to purchase/do but one question remains. I have a 99 GC 4.7 with the 247 and the chain is stretched and skipping so I am doing the swap with the 242hd.

Everything makes sense to me except that my front driveshaft is the 6-bolt CV-style shaft at both ends! I would use my front driveshaft and just swap the yoke on the TC but the front driveshaft is spent so I might as well swap it to a U-joint shaft. I see that most swap threads have a u-joint for the connection to the front axle, so mine seems uncommon. What should I do? I will not be lifting this Jeep by the way. Thanks in advance.
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Everything makes sense to me except that my front driveshaft is the 6-bolt CV-style shaft at both ends! I would use my front driveshaft and just swap the yoke on the TC but the front driveshaft is spent so I might as well swap it to a U-joint shaft. I see that most swap threads have a u-joint for the connection to the front axle, so mine seems uncommon. What should I do? I will not be lifting this Jeep by the way. Thanks in advance.
Mine has the 6-bolt CV yoke. The case I got had the same yoke.

If you're swapping to a u-joint shaft anyway, then I'd go ahead and swap the tcase, then find a factory u-joint shaft+axle yoke if you can.
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I just read all the pages, I have searched all over every swap and driveshaft thread I could find. I have a firm grasp of what I need to purchase/do but one question remains. I have a 99 GC 4.7 with the 247 and the chain is stretched and skipping so I am doing the swap with the 242hd.

Everything makes sense to me except that my front driveshaft is the 6-bolt CV-style shaft at both ends! I would use my front driveshaft and just swap the yoke on the TC but the front driveshaft is spent so I might as well swap it to a U-joint shaft. I see that most swap threads have a u-joint for the connection to the front axle, so mine seems uncommon. What should I do? I will not be lifting this Jeep by the way. Thanks in advance.
use a stock driveshaft u get the transfer case from they should have one if not ive got one that will work for u ill sell it for 75.00 plus shipping good drive shaft u have the dana 30 axle in front correct?....they usuall go fo 100.00 ill send it to u for 90.00 has good u joints in it
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