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Author Topic: hooped transfer case / np242 swap discussion  (Read 5207 times)

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Offline TheBirdman

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Re: hooped transfer case / np242 swap discussion
« Reply #15 on: June 20, 2022, 11:18:12 AM »
I dont know what he did but what I and many others have done was pop the cover off the actuator, slide the coupler to the engaged position, then put a hose clamp on the slider to keep it engaged.
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Re: hooped transfer case / np242 swap discussion
« Reply #16 on: July 11, 2022, 11:46:01 PM »
Amarshall, what did you about the vacuum axle actuator in the eagle? I'm looking to put in a 231 from a tj soon but still trying to figure out what the best route is for that

My wagon is a 1988 so I don’t have that actuator on the front axle.  It doesn’t disconnect, they eliminated that function by 1988.  I’ve heard about the hose clamp solution also, seems to work for those that need it.
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Re: hooped transfer case / np242 swap discussion
« Reply #17 on: July 12, 2022, 10:30:00 AM »
Amarshall, what did you about the vacuum axle actuator in the eagle? I'm looking to put in a 231 from a tj soon but still trying to figure out what the best route is for that

My wagon is a 1988 so I don’t have that actuator on the front axle.  It doesn’t disconnect, they eliminated that function by 1988.  I’ve heard about the hose clamp solution also, seems to work for those that need it.

Will that cause any issues with daily driving? I have a 20 mile highway commute to work and am hoping to keep my eagle capable of that without impairing the life of the vehicle
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Re: hooped transfer case / np242 swap discussion
« Reply #18 on: July 13, 2022, 07:46:08 PM »
No it won't cause you any issues. It is essentially the same as putting a shift on the fly front axle in.
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