Re: NP231 Transfer Case Crack
Actually, the airborn-ness occured because you need speed to make it up these dunes, and they are constantly changing. I just under-anticipated the crest of the hill.
Also, I talked to a Jeep Dealership mechanic and he recommended using some simple JB welding epoxy. He says he uses it all the time. There really is no pressure involved inside of the xfer case. The only thing I'm worried about is the integrity of the housing... it may crack over time. I just need a quick, cheap fix to be able to drive around.
The Atlas is nice, but at $2200 plus shipping, plus a longer driveshaft, I'd be looking well into $2500. I need a cheaper solution than that.
The Teraflex 4:1 kit seems pretty reasonable. At $1000, you get a new front housing, new planetary gear, seals and shafts. Plus I won't have to invest in a longer driveshaft right away. I can add a SYE kit and longer driveshaft later.