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Offline HankD

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My New Rubicon
« on: May 27, 2017, 10:54:26 AM »
Picked this up today, 04 Rubicon 5spd, needs the rare and expensive NP241OR, unfortunately its literally grenaded  in pieces!  Anyone just happen to have one laying around??

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Re: My New Rubicon
« Reply #1 on: May 27, 2017, 01:11:04 PM »
Nice
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Re: My New Rubicon
« Reply #2 on: May 28, 2017, 12:47:48 PM »
Cool!! What are your plans for it?
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Re: My New Rubicon
« Reply #3 on: May 28, 2017, 05:13:53 PM »
That's awesome, can't wait to Have you back on the trails with us

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Re: My New Rubicon
« Reply #4 on: May 29, 2017, 11:15:05 AM »
Put in a 231
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Re: My New Rubicon
« Reply #5 on: May 29, 2017, 11:36:41 AM »
I have a 231 - I wonder if the 241OR parts would swap in...
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Re: My New Rubicon
« Reply #6 on: May 29, 2017, 11:37:58 AM »
A 241 Case is significantly larger than a 231
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Re: My New Rubicon
« Reply #7 on: May 29, 2017, 11:45:00 AM »
Maybe I could JB weld it back together.................


Found a reman. on CarParts.com, less than $1400, shipping both ways, including $400 core charge, (like to see the look on the guy's face when he inspects this core) comes with a 3yr warranty. I called to make sure that this was indeed a 241, they assured me it was! I quickly ordered it, now they are not available on the site.
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Re: My New Rubicon
« Reply #8 on: May 29, 2017, 11:47:30 AM »
The flailing driveshaft took out the fuel lines and the rear brake line, hopefully the driveshaft is still good.
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Re: My New Rubicon
« Reply #9 on: May 29, 2017, 11:50:14 AM »
Did you make sure it still had the stock D44 front n rear axles as well. I have heard many stories on other forums of ppl just swapping out the axles from rubis and still selling them as stock rubis after

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Re: My New Rubicon
« Reply #10 on: May 29, 2017, 11:54:09 AM »
Did you make sure it still had the stock D44 front n rear axles as well. I have heard many stories on other forums of ppl just swapping out the axles from rubis and still selling them as stock rubis after
Yep, 44s with the E locker wiring coming out of them.
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Re: My New Rubicon
« Reply #11 on: May 29, 2017, 11:58:42 AM »
That's a sweet deal on the 241!
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Re: My New Rubicon
« Reply #12 on: May 29, 2017, 12:00:31 PM »
Did you make sure it still had the stock D44 front n rear axles as well. I have heard many stories on other forums of ppl just swapping out the axles from rubis and still selling them as stock rubis after
Yep, 44s with the E locker wiring coming out of them.
When did they change to e locker? Thought they were all air?
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Re: My New Rubicon
« Reply #13 on: May 29, 2017, 12:03:31 PM »
Did you make sure it still had the stock D44 front n rear axles as well. I have heard many stories on other forums of ppl just swapping out the axles from rubis and still selling them as stock rubis after
Yep, 44s with the E locker wiring coming out of them.
When did they change to e locker? Thought they were all air?

Correct very tiny air pumps....

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Re: My New Rubicon
« Reply #14 on: May 29, 2017, 12:05:56 PM »
I saw this same jeep for sale.

Also I highly doubt you will get your 300 bucks for a core back on that...
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Re: My New Rubicon
« Reply #15 on: May 29, 2017, 12:42:23 PM »
Did you make sure it still had the stock D44 front n rear axles as well. I have heard many stories on other forums of ppl just swapping out the axles from rubis and still selling them as stock rubis after
Yep, 44s with the E locker wiring coming out of them.
When did they change to e locker? Thought they were all air?

Correct very tiny air pumps....
Oh, that's what these are, I just assumed it was electric like my JK was.

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Re: My New Rubicon
« Reply #16 on: May 29, 2017, 12:44:33 PM »
How's the reliability of this system, is it as problematic as ARBs?
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Re: My New Rubicon
« Reply #17 on: May 29, 2017, 05:44:19 PM »
What a killer start! Damn that did pop  :eek:
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Re: My New Rubicon
« Reply #18 on: May 29, 2017, 06:48:36 PM »
looks like a flesh wound, heliarch it and call it a day  :rotflmao:
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Re: My New Rubicon
« Reply #19 on: May 29, 2017, 07:45:53 PM »
The funny thing is the previous owner says he way getting on the highway, felt a vibration, then bang!
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Re: My New Rubicon
« Reply #20 on: May 29, 2017, 08:08:38 PM »
How's the reliability of this system, is it as problematic as ARBs?

Hank the front locker is actually stronger then the rear and most people do not have issues with them unless they do some crazy stuff. The rear locker however is more like a limited slip and have a higher tendency of breaking.

My stock rubicon rear eventually stopped working which is what led me to ARBs.
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Re: My New Rubicon
« Reply #21 on: May 30, 2017, 06:03:18 AM »
I have a TJ drive shaft from an 06 with a 231 slip yolk . You can have it if you can use it.    FjR68

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Re: My New Rubicon
« Reply #22 on: May 30, 2017, 01:11:01 PM »
As I figured that CarParts deal was too good to be true, got a call from them saying the case was out of stock! They already refunded my money. Try again, just ordered a rebuilt from these guys, price went up $1750 including the core that I won't be getting back. It's being shipped up from the land of Bruce and Mary.
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Re: My New Rubicon
« Reply #23 on: May 30, 2017, 01:34:09 PM »
would it make sense to look at an atlas at that cost?
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Re: My New Rubicon
« Reply #24 on: May 30, 2017, 02:40:22 PM »
I want to keep it a stock Rubicon, hopefully just bolt in the new case, new fuel and brake line and go. Atlas is at least 6 weeks out and runs over 3k, believe me I know! These 241OR cases are pricey but like the Atlas they hold there value (if they are not blown apart). I was getting quotes of $2600 used from the wrecking yard.
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