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Unread 01-15-2006, 09:39 PM   #1
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Novak T-case shifter

I ordered a Novak T-case shifter and was wondering if anyone has installed one before. If so what words of wisdom do you have and are there any good wright ups about it?

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Unread 01-15-2006, 09:43 PM   #2
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Use a coat hanger as a template.....I am going to tack my self on and say that I will have one forsale shortly....I am changing transfer cases is the reason.....it has the black knob by the way....PM with intrest.....

Also, fab a boot for it. Leaving an open hole in the floor will let a LOT of hot air through....

Besides that happy shifting....
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Unread 01-15-2006, 09:54 PM   #3
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I just pulled mine off...but LOVED it while it was on...Atlas went in last week, so I don't need it anymore...

getting it bent just right is a pain in the butt!!

ditto on the boot...

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Unread 01-15-2006, 09:58 PM   #4
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found a pic:





that's how mine ended up being bent...

also...just a suggestion...once you get it all setup to work properly, tack the threaded rod on one end...I had mine fall out the first time on the trail, and we just jammed it into 4LO for the rest of the day, til we could get off the trail and see what was going on...

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check out this link....

http://www.rockcrawler.com/techrepor...fter/index.asp
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Unread 01-15-2006, 10:03 PM   #6
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Quote:
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found a pic:





that's how mine ended up being bent...

also...just a suggestion...once you get it all setup to work properly, tack the threaded rod on one end...I had mine fall out the first time on the trail, and we just jammed it into 4LO for the rest of the day, til we could get off the trail and see what was going on...

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wow that is a lot of bending. That is going to suck!
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Unread 01-16-2006, 03:19 AM   #7
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There was a long thread on another forum (link below) where a Novak rep explained that in most situations a single 50 degree bend should be the only one you need with all the mechanical adjustment the linkage provides.

http://www.jeepsunlimited.com/forums...0&page=1&pp=20

I didn't get the shifter yet, but read the first few posts closely for a frightening account of how *not* to install it.

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Mine looks like waylons, but according to the guys at novak, you only need to bend it once. The JU thread has pics.
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Unread 01-16-2006, 08:36 AM   #9
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If you read the above link it will tell you that the old mount was a off which is why the above rod is bent so many times...the new bracket is the right angle so you do not need so many bends to get it to fit through the console.
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Unread 01-16-2006, 10:00 AM   #10
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I have been running this shifter for about 6 months and I really like the way it shifts. I will second the need to keep the threaded rod from falling out. It happened to me on my first trail. I used blue Locktite and it seems to be pretty solid. The only thing I don't like is that the entire shifter mechanism is metal and solid, which transmits transfer case noises into the cab at freeway speeds. The stock shifter is isolated with plastic. Anybody else have the same problem?
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The only thing I don't like is that the entire shifter mechanism is metal and solid, which transmits transfer case noises into the cab at freeway speeds. The stock shifter is isolated with plastic. Anybody else have the same problem?

mine was loud because I never put a boot on it...

the problem I had with it being all metal and solid was it got HOT after driving to the trail at highway speeds...

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Unread 01-17-2006, 01:10 AM   #12
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mine was loud because I never put a boot on it...

the problem I had with it being all metal and solid was it got HOT after driving to the trail at highway speeds...

Greg
How hot did the thing get? Because that is a problem that I have never heard of before.
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Unread 01-17-2006, 04:48 AM   #13
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How hot did the thing get? Because that is a problem that I have never heard of before.

you didn't want to have to hold onto it...you could move it, still...not like it was glowing red...

probably wouldn't be much of an issue just on the trail...

but you've got a solid metal link going straight to a t-case/transmission that is getting fairly warm...

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Unread 01-17-2006, 05:39 AM   #14
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Quote:
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mine was loud because I never put a boot on it...

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That's the issue!
I put a CJ boot under the console when I had a Novak on my old XJ, but I never could get it quiet in the cab again. I still had a good ammount of road noise coming in.
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