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Old July 24th, 2014, 11:09
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Re: HD 231 TC shift linkage from Boostwerks!

Called boostwerks and no answer....
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Old July 24th, 2014, 14:03
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Re: HD 231 TC shift linkage from Boostwerks!

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Installing this on my 89 xj w/5 speed.
anyone have a problem with the threaded rod being too long?
I have the tcase lever in 2wd and the ends of the boostwerks linkage threaded all the way in and the only way it will fit is if I move the lever to 4hi
Want to make sure before I cut a half inch of the threaded rod..... (shouldnt have too)
The linkage is universal for the XJ with multiple transmission combo's over the years. YES some applications will need to shorten the threaded rod, while most will have absolutely no issue. I will be sure to add a disclaimer to the website. I have no plans on offering the kit with several different lengths of threaded rod.

Email's and PMs work better BTW. I work 50hrs a week directing a very loud and busy fab shop (in addition to Boostwerks).
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Old July 24th, 2014, 14:33
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Re: HD 231 TC shift linkage from Boostwerks!

My time is just as valuable as yours and it wouldve saved me alot of time if the directions wouldve reflected the need to cut a kit that is advertised as plug and play....
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Old July 24th, 2014, 19:54
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Re: HD 231 TC shift linkage from Boostwerks!

Had to cut an inch off the threaded rod to get it to fit.PITA

Ive got it in the rearmost hole on the shift tab per instructions....
Shifted fine all the way from 2hi down to 4lo...

Then tried to shift back up to 2hi and its STUCK IN 4lo!!
Toyed with adjustment for close to an hour....

Got pissed and closed the garage down and came inside to make this post for advice.
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Old July 25th, 2014, 09:26
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Re: HD 231 TC shift linkage from Boostwerks!

Building the linkage in my other project car, I ran into a similar issue.
The solution was to play with placement of the link rod so that I had push / pull forces (pardon me as I stretch my vocabulary) at a tangent to the shift arm's radius. In other words, you want force moving around the edges of the circle - not trying to fight through the center of the shift arm, where it just binds against the pivot.
Maybe a more succinct way to put it is this: get under there. Look at the shift tab on the transfer case & the linkage on it. Now picture the radius of the circle traced by turning the shift tab on it's shaft. Move the linkage rod onto whatever mounting hole is closest to the circumference of that circle. If, in 4lo or 2hi, the linkage rod is too close to 9'oclock or 3'oclock it will bind, and you need to get creative with the shift tab. Flip it, modify it, whatever.
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Old July 25th, 2014, 09:57
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Re: HD 231 TC shift linkage from Boostwerks!

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Had to cut an inch off the threaded rod to get it to fit.PITA

Ive got it in the rearmost hole on the shift tab per instructions....
Shifted fine all the way from 2hi down to 4lo...

Then tried to shift back up to 2hi and its STUCK IN 4lo!!
Toyed with adjustment for close to an hour....

Got pissed and closed the garage down and came inside to make this post for advice.
Refund sent.
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Old July 25th, 2014, 14:53
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Re: HD 231 TC shift linkage from Boostwerks!

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Building the linkage in my other project car, I ran into a similar issue.
The solution was to play with placement of the link rod so that I had push / pull forces (pardon me as I stretch my vocabulary) at a tangent to the shift arm's radius. In other words, you want force moving around the edges of the circle - not trying to fight through the center of the shift arm, where it just binds against the pivot.
Maybe a more succinct way to put it is this: get under there. Look at the shift tab on the transfer case & the linkage on it. Now picture the radius of the circle traced by turning the shift tab on it's shaft. Move the linkage rod onto whatever mounting hole is closest to the circumference of that circle. If, in 4lo or 2hi, the linkage rod is too close to 9'oclock or 3'oclock it will bind, and you need to get creative with the shift tab. Flip it, modify it, whatever.
yea I was under there today trying different mounting holes and had thought about the geometry being off and the forces of leverage at different points
Still wont shift outta 4lo...it shifts into 4hi and into 4lo like butter but when trying to get out of 4lo its bound....as soon as I crawl under there I easily move the tab at the tcase outta 4lo
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Re: HD 231 TC shift linkage from Boostwerks!

So freakin in for the 242 version.
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Old July 29th, 2014, 07:40
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Re: HD 231 TC shift linkage from Boostwerks!

Just purchased. Thanks for making this setup for our XJs. An affordable solution that leaves the stock shifter (which I wanted). I look forward to installing this and hope it resolves what I think is a bent stock t-case linkage (see issue here: http://naxja.org/forum/showthread.php?t=1114078).
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Old July 29th, 2014, 21:07
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Re: HD 231 TC shift linkage from Boostwerks!

I looked at the pictures in your thread.....its definitely bent.
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Re: HD 231 TC shift linkage from Boostwerks!

We are Oregon bound! All orders placed while we're away will be shipped once I get back next week.

Thanks for your understanding!
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Re: HD 231 TC shift linkage from Boostwerks!

? I was changing my oil this evening and looking at the TC shift linkage (going to swap this kit in over the weekend hopefully)

Does the front driveshaft need to come off to get access to the swap out the linkage? It almost looked like the new linkage will hit the driveshaft when installed, but that's unlikely and probably only my perception and trying to visualize the install from being on my back looking up under my XJ...

Will be nice to replace all that 'chaos' of OE linkage!
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Old July 30th, 2014, 23:11
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Re: HD 231 TC shift linkage from Boostwerks!

What are you doing in Oregon???

I got my shifter last week, nice piece! Can't wait to install it, and can't believe how crazy fast it shipped! Thank you, I'm ordering the shackles next!!!
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Old July 31st, 2014, 15:31
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Re: HD 231 TC shift linkage from Boostwerks!

I just received my 231 linkage kit however I am having issues with the install. After messing with it for hours the only way to get the linkage to fit was to shorten the rod. I shortened the rod in order for it to fit properly. Now with it installed, I can only shift from 2wd to 4hi, thats it. I see talk of a longer tc tab or a bracket to lengthen the shifter. I made a bracket and now it shifts through all the ranges except the throw is way off. 2wd is normal, go to shift to 4hi and its in N, along with 4lo being in the N position. What the heck...should of just left the oem setup...

Here it is in 4Lo
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Old July 31st, 2014, 19:40
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Re: HD 231 TC shift linkage from Boostwerks!

Spent more time tinkering with this, here's an example of why owners of manual xj's may have issues getting out of 4lo (despite trying the top hole of the tc tab, it didn't help using the rear hole)-


I ditched my first shifter extension and made another-


Trimming the threaded rod even more and making another shifter extension was the key. The throw is still slightly shorter however I actually like it and the shifts feel nice and precise. Sometimes you just have to take a break and think about it a little harder Thanks Boostwerks
ps: the bolt hole plugs don't fit my 98', they slide right through. Oh well, I'll make my own!
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