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post #31 of 40 Old 04-07-2021, 01:06 PM Thread Starter
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Any one have transfer case recommendations?


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post #32 of 40 Old 04-08-2021, 12:45 PM
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Any one have transfer case recommendations?
With the front axle you have you will need it to output on the left side so the
easy choice would be a NP231 there are other options,
you could go AWD with a NP242 or a NP241OR from a Rubicon ($$)

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https://www.novak-adapt.com/knowledge/transfer-cases/

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Any one have transfer case recommendations?
With the front axle you have you will need it to output on the right side so the
easy choice would be a NP231 there are other options,
you could go AWD with a NP242[IMG class=inlineimg]/forum/images/JeepForum_2016/smilies/tango_face_surprise.png[/IMG] or a NP241OR from a Rubicon ($$)

info here:
http://www.novak-adapt.com/knowledge/transfer-cases/
Thanks for info. I have a Dana 30 up front that’s a drivers side (left hand drop). Isn’t that the more common drop side?

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Thanks for info. I have a Dana 30 up front that’s a drivers side (left hand drop). Isn’t that the more common drop side?
Fixed my post....

My Mistake, yes, left side drop, so the 231 and the others I mentioned are the correct
left side drop, the 231 came in YJs and many others.

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Thanks for info. I have a Dana 30 up front that’s a drivers side (left hand drop). Isn’t that the more common drop side?
Fixed my post....

My Mistake, yes, left side drop, so the 231 and the others I mentioned are the correct
left side drop, the 231 came in YJs and many others.
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Some small steps forwards. Iv neen doing a lot of little body repairs and modifications, as well as getting the rear wheel arches cut out.
I also recieved my trans and got the motor bolted to it, and the engine lifted into a rough location. I ordered some parts to build my mounts, so that should happen next weekend. Oh and some shiny headers.
After I get the engine mounted in place, I think im going to tackle the electric steering project using ether a Toyota or Nissan steering column.

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Got the engine mounted last weekend. Im going to weld up the trans mount this weekend.
I also ordered some headers and a Prius electric steering column/system. Make sure everything fits and works together. I still have some trimming and finish welding to do on the mounts but I wanted to wait till later.
Im not sure what breaking system I should run. Im going to do a rear disk swap, but should I go hydro boost or classic booster? If hydro boost, DIY or bolt in kit?


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I got my Rogue Fab bender a few days ago and got it all welded up, and bought some tube.
The first hoop I bent up was scrap, Iv never bent tubing before, but every one after that got better. Im having a bit of trouble with the hydraulic ram I bought from Harbor Freight. It says max extension is 24+" but Im only getting about 21" out of it, which means I cant get a 90* bend out of it with out doing twice the work and resetting the ram for the last 5*. Sooooooo anoying I did add fluid, but it only helped a small amount.
I think Ill order the nicer ram from Rogue Fab later on down the road. Its twice the price.



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But I did get my three hoops bent up.


The front hoop was the last one I bent up with 4 bends, and its the one Im most happy with. Just kind popped right into place. The mid and rear hoops I didn't quite get the 90*s I wanted so the feet were a bit splayed out and I had to pull them together a bit with a strap.



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I really wished that I had cleaned all of the rust out of the cab before starting the cage, because now I have to keep stopping to clean the areas the cage will stop me from cleaning and painting later, before I keep going with the cage. I get impatient some times especially with grinding paint and rust away.

I took a four day weekend, and Im hoping I can get close to getting the cage done by the end of Monday. I also have memorial day coming up!


I also finally got my trans mount welded up.


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And the Prius steering showed up.



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A little more cage progress today



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Hey guys, do we have a tech write up on suspension geometry and set up? Specifically I am looking for information on shock absorber geometry and placement on solid axle/leaf spring rigs.

I have already been doing some reading and research via Google, and I looked through the tech section here but didn't find what I wanted. I was hoping it would be a common enough question that the tech right up would be pinned at the top of the page.
So fare it sounds like on the rear axle I want the shocks mounted behind the axle because it helps a bit with dampening axle wrap. How ever I have read that its good to do one to the rear and one to the front to balance things out. Any opinions?
The shock should be mounted strait up and down for best performance over all. But it also sounded like people were saying the shock should be 90* to the axle at full compression. I also read that the shock should be leaned away from the shackles 1-2* for every few inches of lift over stock ride height. Now that assumes you know the stock ride height of your car, and are using parts made for your car when lifting it. Im using XJ springs and switching to spring over axle suspension on a DJ so Im not quite sure how to calculate the angle of the shock front to back or back to front.
If anyone knows of a good place to find clear info on shock absorber positioning Id greatly appreciate it.
Here are two places Iv found so fare.
https://trailtough.com/shock-and-shock-mount-placement/
https://www.4x4review.com/everything...ock-absorbers/
https://www.fourwheeler.com/how-to/s...-leaf-springs/

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