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post #1 of (permalink) Old 06-09-2000, 01:49 PM
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Convert Command-Trac to Selec-Trac?

Folks.. I have an 88 Cherokee with the Selec-Trac (the one with 4wd Full time, Part time and low) with an automatic. I just purchased a 99 Cherokee (got an great deal!!) and it has the Selec-Trac and a 5 speed. Would it be possible or worth my time to change the transfer cases and associated hardware and put the Selec-Trac on the 99? Or would be a lot of hassle for not a real lot of benefit.

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Re: Convert Command-Trac to Selec-Trac?

I would think it'll be a bolt in deal, I assume they are both 23 spline NP round pattern cases. Since you even have both sets of driveshafts incase the 242 ( selectrac) is longer than the 99 part time case. since it an auto/manual difference you might also incur driveshaft costs.

BUT, the 88 case is older, and has alot of miles on it, I wouldnt swap without checking it out first, at least seals, most probably bearings and chain, Im unsure if the viscous couplings wear out or cost much to replace, might be a deciding factor.

just the Tcase shift linkage, and possibly the driveshafts. Unless you care enough to wire a bulb socket behind the dash. ther is probably already a light that says "fulltime"

if you drive in alot of intermittent snow/ice the selec trac is great, I used to use it to pull out quick in traffic in teh rain also, damn near impossible to spin a tire at full throttel with that setup..

depends on your uses of the truck really

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Re: Convert Command-Trac to Selec-Trac?

HEY MORGAN,

Best of Luck with your new Cherokee!!![img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/smile.gif[/img][img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/cool.gif[/img]
Ozark is right.... don't put an old t'case into the new XJ.

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Re: Convert Command-Trac to Selec-Trac?

[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/smile.gif[/img] There is no better all around road driver case than the 242 Select-Trac. It should bolt up seeing as how both the ZJ and the XJ came both ways, 231 and 241, and auto and std.[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/crazy.gif[/img]

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Re: Convert Command-Trac to Selec-Trac?

Thanks.. I would rebuild it before I installed it anyway. Or rebuild everything on it I can at least. My use? I live in New England.. you do the math I get to drive in all the weather variations.. on and off road. The "full time" is nice in the spring when you are going sideways one second and it's perfectly dry 10 feet later.

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Re: Convert Command-Trac to Selec-Trac?

Thanks.. I would rebuild it before I installed it anyway. Or rebuild everything on it I can at least. My use? I live in New England.. you do the math I get to drive in all the weather variations.. on and off road. The "full time" is nice in the spring when you are going sideways one second and it's perfectly dry 10 feet later.

The 99 does have a full time/part time light in the dash..

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Re: Convert Command-Trac to Selec-Trac?

BUT.. will the older case bolt to the newer tranny? I haven't even looked at them to see and I can't find any repair manuals for the 99! I would assume it's a bolt up swap but I just don't know. Assuming I rebuld it is there anything I should be wary of?

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Re: Convert Command-Trac to Selec-Trac?

BUT.. will the older case bolt to the newer tranny? I haven't even looked at them to see and I can't find any repair manuals for the 99! I would assume it's a bolt up swap but I just don't know. Assuming I rebuld it is there anything I should be wary of?

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