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Unread 07-02-2011, 09:52 AM   #1
BioTex
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Let's talk about cable shifters

My TF727/NP208 needs a shifter. I have several mechanical shifters, but it looks like to make them work, I will need to fabricate a bunch of brackets.

I'm thinking maybe a cable shifter is the way around that. Problem is, I have absolutely no experience with cable shifters.

I'd like to hear your opinions on them. What to look for etc...

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Unread 07-02-2011, 09:54 AM   #2
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I went with the B&M Megashifter on mine. Really simple, sits nice and high, is fully adjustable, and works awesome! Even comes with lighted gear indicator, neutral safety and reverse lockout built in. Can't beat it!
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Unread 07-02-2011, 10:08 AM   #3
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I need to more clear. Sorry. I'm talking about a cable shifter for the tranfer case. I have a column shift for the auto.
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'85 CJ7, BDS 4" lift, 1" Body lift, 33x12.5, Shrockworks Sliders, 304 V8 with RV cam., T-176, D300, Dana 30, AMC 20.
1986 CJ10-A SD-33 Diesel/727/np208
1971 800B with 345/T-19
06' TJ Rubicon, 4" R.C. springs, BFG/AT 35s M.C. 6" fenders, rockers and surrounds, Currie front & rear adj. tracbars, tattons DC rear shaft, adj. upper - lower CA's. Bilstein 5100's
YJ Buggy Build Current project. Stroker/FI ?
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Unread 07-02-2011, 10:16 AM   #4
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Check these out, very stout looking units.I haven't used them,yet.

http://www.northwestfab.com/Shifters.html
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Unread 07-02-2011, 10:23 AM   #5
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They tried transfercase cable shifters early on and found that due to infrequent use, they had a bad habit of corroding and freezing up.
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Unread 07-02-2011, 10:29 AM   #6
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Check these out, very stout looking units.I haven't used them,yet.

http://www.northwestfab.com/Shifters.html

Nice link. I don't see one listed for an NP208, but I will contact them and see what they say. Thanks...
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1986 CJ10-A SD-33 Diesel/727/np208
1971 800B with 345/T-19
06' TJ Rubicon, 4" R.C. springs, BFG/AT 35s M.C. 6" fenders, rockers and surrounds, Currie front & rear adj. tracbars, tattons DC rear shaft, adj. upper - lower CA's. Bilstein 5100's
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Unread 07-02-2011, 10:30 AM   #7
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They tried transfercase cable shifters early on and found that due to infrequent use, they had a bad habit of corroding and freezing up.
Good point! Since I live in the desert, corrosion won't be a problem for me. Maybe for the next guy though
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1986 CJ10-A SD-33 Diesel/727/np208
1971 800B with 345/T-19
06' TJ Rubicon, 4" R.C. springs, BFG/AT 35s M.C. 6" fenders, rockers and surrounds, Currie front & rear adj. tracbars, tattons DC rear shaft, adj. upper - lower CA's. Bilstein 5100's
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Unread 07-02-2011, 10:31 AM   #8
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They look like they could make just about anything,keep us posted on what you find out with them.I have admired their products for some time.

Luckily for us,technology has come a long way since early on days....
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Unread 07-02-2011, 10:39 AM   #9
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They look like they could make just about anything,keep us posted on what you find out with them.I have admired their products for some time.

Luckily for us,technology has come a long way since early on days....
So true! I just e-mailed them.

The NP208 is just a simple lever operation. If the lever were closer to the tunnel, I could just extend it. But being a good foot below the floor pan, the travel would be too much. I have a floor shifter from a qudratac that would work with a bunch of brackets, but...

What about a thicker tranny tunnel? If I made a strong enough cover, I could use it to spread the load. Hmmmmm!
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1986 CJ10-A SD-33 Diesel/727/np208
1971 800B with 345/T-19
06' TJ Rubicon, 4" R.C. springs, BFG/AT 35s M.C. 6" fenders, rockers and surrounds, Currie front & rear adj. tracbars, tattons DC rear shaft, adj. upper - lower CA's. Bilstein 5100's
YJ Buggy Build Current project. Stroker/FI ?
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Unread 06-30-2013, 05:28 PM   #10
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Hey BioTex...did you ever figure this out? What route did you go? I'm at this point in my project.
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Unread 06-30-2013, 05:59 PM   #11
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I have a Northwest cable shifter and its a good ubit.
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