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Old 11-09-2007, 08:42 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Rubicon NV241 Swap: Speed Sensor??

If i get a Rubicon Transfer case installed in a YJ... how am i supossed to make my speedometer work? Is there a way to do that?
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Old 11-10-2007, 12:02 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Need a VSS in order to make your speedo work. There are a few ways to do this.
#1. Buy a GPS powered speedometer. Then, it never matters what tires or gears you have, it is always the same.

#2. Get ahold of Autometer or Dakota Digital for a speedometer that will work with the rubi case.

I do not think that the YJ speedometer is compatible with VSS...though I may be wrong.
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Old 11-10-2007, 12:31 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I have a 97 tj and swapped in a rubi case and just spliced the wires into the new speedo sensor. it works, but doesnt show the correct speed. like Maxed Out said you need to get a Dakota digital calibrator or Superlift programmer. I think the dealer can do it for you, so i have heard, for like $50-100. not quite sure. I am wondering if any local mechanic shop could do it? let us know what you plan to do
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Old 11-10-2007, 02:57 PM   #4 (permalink)
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the speedo is so overrated. thats my opinion. mine don't work as my odometer is dead as well.

I like the idea of the GPS. I want one so bad in my junk, but I see it as fluff. Gears are more important.

Thats just my opinion
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depending on the engine, but most fuel injected systems need a vehicle speed sensor. The computer will look for this in its programming and if it doesnt find it, will cause a few issues. Like stalling when you put the clutch in when coming to a stop or slow speed throttle response could be jerky.....

depending on the year of the YJ and motor the pulse on the 241 rock-trac could possibly work. if its a cable style speedo, you may be able swap to the newer gauge if all you want it for is the speedo in the dash.
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Old 11-10-2007, 08:35 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Crusty, that is correct, but the YJ is a mechanical speedo, so there should be no problem on stalling without a speed-o-meter....

If it is a trail rig, go without...it is just fluff. But if your rig is like mine and driven daily, you kind of need a working and correct speedometer...
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