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Old 10-11-2005, 10:16 AM   #1 (permalink)
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NP231 shifter ,,, worth making?

I`m looking at make a run of shifters for the 231,207 and 242, but is there a market for them?

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Old 10-11-2005, 10:28 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I dunno, what kind of shifters are we talking about? Any examples of what you have done previously, or ideas?
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Old 10-11-2005, 10:57 AM   #3 (permalink)
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novak already makes one ... I put one in, good stuff.
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Old 10-11-2005, 11:02 AM   #4 (permalink)
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i like my stock one, but if you made a twinstick or something... - though with how the 231 shifts - i dont know how you would to that...

maybe make a T-case shifter and a Posilock fake twinstick?
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Old 10-11-2005, 12:03 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I have one of these and it doesn't do squat.

I'm planning on making my own as I have a spare shifter, knob and other scrap. My biggest issue is the 3" body lift. But anything I do will have to allow for the case to come up with the installation of a flat skid plate.

It sounds like somthing I would consider, but I can't guarantee you a sale untill I know what my trouble to make it vs. price to buy it ratio is.

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I have one figured out already to get rid of the stock peice of shit linkage. If you kit is similer to novaks but alot cheaper I would be interested.

It is not possible to twinsitck a 231 because the rear axle must be engaged in one range or the other to drive the front. The best you can hope for is 2-lo.
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Old 10-12-2005, 06:08 AM   #7 (permalink)
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HIJACK: If you feel like making something new, how about a Dana 60 spindle boring tool. There was a recent thread on this in Gen 4x4. The current options are kinda spendy, IMO
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Old 10-12-2005, 09:24 AM   #8 (permalink)
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i need one that can be independant of the tranny. ive had problems getting my shifter stiff enough to shift reliably after putting in my np435. i could do some more work to it to make it attatch at a couple other points but its in such a tight spot with my drivetrain crammed all the way up that i just brace it with a crescent wrench when i shift it. i might be interested, let me know what your design is
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Im definately interested depending on design and $$$.

I hate the linkage on the stock unit, and I have considered the Novak unit. I just havn't done it yet.
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Old 10-13-2005, 10:59 AM   #10 (permalink)
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I have used two of the the novak shifters; one on my 1989 YJ w/ TBI - SM420, and the other in my stock 1997 Grand. They both work awesome! Easy to install and I am very happy with the results. Especially for the price. I got so sick of laying under my Jeep in the mud, snow, or even dust and having to shift my cases manually.
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I'd like to see one address the 2lo issue. When I put the 2 low kit in, 2lo and 4lo are so close, it's hard to quickly shift between them. If there was a detent for each, then you could keep it in 2wd and just throw in 4lo for an obstacle. Thoughts? Price ranges?
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Old 10-14-2005, 09:37 PM   #12 (permalink)
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I made my own out of what was lying around and played with the fulcrum point on the shift lever so that I could get a good feel for 2lo/4lo. Like stated, there is a competitor out right now that makes a great product, but if you got a welder and a grinder, you can make your own really easily.






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Old 10-15-2005, 11:57 AM   #13 (permalink)
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i would be interested in seeing a price on one. i of course would like to swap my 231 out for an atlas but that is not going to happen because of $$$ and i'm sick of my crappy stock 231 shifter. i say do it!
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Old 10-16-2005, 10:42 AM   #14 (permalink)
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I would be interested in a moderatley priced shifter. I have tossed around the idea of the Novak shifter but it costs to much for my budget.
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231 shifter

Daffy did you make the shifters for 231????
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I'm currently in the market right now for a new shifter for my 231. I've looked at Novaks, and ....if I dont find anything else worth looking at I'll go that route.

Send me some info on what you have and I'd love to consider a different product. Though....the novak shifter does give you some competition.
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Old 01-03-2010, 09:03 PM   #17 (permalink)
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I built this one a few months back... works great. (Pay no attention to the cool temporary shift lever...)

I have used the Novak unit before too and it's a great product.
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I would like to see a shifter setup for a flipped 231. I know you make the flipped shifters for a 300 so I would like to see what you can brew up for your doubler customers.
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