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Unread 02-10-2005, 01:15 PM   #1
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srb~AA or Skyjacker

hey guys, after doing my belly up skid i noticed that its much more difficult to shift into 4wd...It will go into 4hi but the light wont even come on and tell me it is...I was wondering which one was better (shifter relocation bracket) Advance Adapters or skyjacker or if either of them were the same...Also where to purchase it from...thanks for you help guys, and i searched but couldnt find where to purchase them from, or a good comparison of the two...thanks again..

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Unread 02-10-2005, 01:26 PM   #2
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get one that connects directly tothe t-case, novak industys make a eral nice on. search NC4x4 they are inthe process of doina group buy.
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Unread 02-10-2005, 02:26 PM   #3
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I'll be selling my skyjacker next week. I'm going with the novak setup. I'll be asking $50 and the shift rod is already extended.
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Unread 02-10-2005, 02:48 PM   #4
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is this something that's guaranteed to occur with a belly-up or is it just a chance that it will occur?
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Unread 02-10-2005, 02:51 PM   #5
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It is something you need for a belly up. The linkage gets jammed up when you raise the skid.
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Unread 02-10-2005, 03:00 PM   #6
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I'll be selling my skyjacker next week. I'm going with the novak setup. I'll be asking $50 and the shift rod is already extended.
I might be interested in your skyjacker one, would the extended shift rod work in my application, with a 4.5 re sf, and 1"body with belly up...or would i have to re cut it and re weld it....also if you dont mind me asking, why are you choosing the novak setup over your current setup???thanks
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Unread 02-10-2005, 03:05 PM   #7
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I might be interested in your skyjacker one, would the extended shift rod work in my application, with a 4.5 re sf, and 1"body with belly up...or would i have to re cut it and re weld it....also if you dont mind me asking, why are you choosing the novak setup over your current setup???thanks
That's the same setup I have. I also have the skyjacker belly up. I'm going to the novak to do away with the Z bend linkage system. It works fine but I just want something a little different.
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Unread 02-10-2005, 06:29 PM   #8
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It is something you need for a belly up. The linkage gets jammed up when you raise the skid.
This was also the case when I installed my high-clearance skid. Here are some pix before and after the Skyjacker shifter relocation bracket (disregard the text, that was for a different review on this forum):




Stock shifter bracket mounted on body and t-case



Stock linkaged modified and installed on the Skyjacker bracket



The new bracket and modified linkage re-installed on TJ

I was looking at the Novak unit and while it looks nice and the operation is appealing I did have some concerns about it. First off, the new shift lever rises up well in front of the stock linkage. . . in pictures it doesn't look like there is a hole in the body tub for that and I'm not sure it meets up with the stock console hole. Secondly, the hinge is a single shear pivot. There may be some binding on that. And the fact that the Novak unit is $130 vs. the Skyjacker at $65 makes me wonder, too. However, I'd like to hear from people who install it to see how they like it and how it actually works (hint hint to future Novak users).

I wish I had known about the AA relocation bracket. Skyjacker was the only one that popped up when I was searching for a relocatin bracket. I may have still gone with the Skyjacker unit but it would have been nice to have a choice. All in all I'm pleased with the Skyjacker unit. Apart from the cut n' weld of the upper linkage it fit very nicely and is a real solid unit.

Here are some other pix that compare the stock and Skyjacker brackets. You can see why the welding is needed because the pivot axle is moved down and forward with the new bracket:







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Unread 02-10-2005, 06:59 PM   #9
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I was looking at the Novak unit and while it looks nice and the operation is appealing I did have some concerns about it. First off, the new shift lever rises up well in front of the stock linkage. . . in pictures it doesn't look like there is a hole in the body tub for that and I'm not sure it meets up with the stock console hole. Secondly, the hinge is a single shear pivot. There may be some binding on that. And the fact that the Novak unit is $130 vs. the Skyjacker at $65 makes me wonder, too. However, I'd like to hear from people who install it to see how they like it and how it actually works (hint hint to future Novak users).
price is gonna be $105 if you get in on the group buy...


not sure about your concern with it fitting the stock console...

here's the pic from their site:




and a pic of my '01:




looks like a direct fit for me...

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price is gonna be $105 if you get in on the group buy...




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Do you have the link for the group buy handy?

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Unread 02-10-2005, 07:12 PM   #11
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is that from 4x4groupbuy???if so i may also be interested...I love the look of that Novak srb...
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Unread 02-10-2005, 07:14 PM   #12
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Do you have the link for the group buy handy?

Keith
http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f27/new-style-t-case-shifter-bracket-134993/

GB is actually on www.nc4x4.com...

Andy's info is there...email him to get on the list, or call him tomorrow...

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I went ahead and got mine. I didn't want to wait for the gb.
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I went ahead and got mine. I didn't want to wait for the gb.
already received it? or just ordered?

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