This next generation of cable shifter for the Jeep 231 and 242 transfer cases is based on our #1 selling SK2XC and is exclusively for the ZJ Grand Cherokee Jeeps as produced 1993 - 1998. Even a completely stock Jeep will be happier with this shifter on board. This should be considered essential for conversions and modified ZJ Jeeps.
This cable shifter assembly replaces everything below the factory shift handle, including the problematic z-bar linkage, tunnel mount bracket, transfer case mount bracket and shifter pivot. The factory shift handle is entirely retained.
Constructed for 3/16” CNC cut and bent steel with keyed index and professional welding on the fabricated tunnel side bracket. Parts are zinc plated for superior corrosion resistance.
Body mounting bracket with well-nuts for better fit, industrial/aircraft/marine grade cable, transfer case bracket, transfer case shifter arm, necessary hardware, and detailed instructions.
We've researched many types and brands of control cable, and we enthusiastically specify and provide our customers with the best we've ever seen. It features:
By using an extremely low friction cable, installation and use is a snap. The kit uses the existing factory shift handle assembly in the floor and console. (TJ version shown. ZJ version similar)
The cable and body bracket assembly install quickly, replacing the complicated and non-serviceable factory z-bar linkage.
Keep your factory shift handle for an OEM look and ease of installation.
We've learned of, and have acquired, copied (albeit poorly) shifter kits on the market pretending to the Novak name and design. Its bracketry and especially its cable are of poor quality and we will be unable to warranty failures of such. If you purchased your kit from another retailer and are shorted parts, instructions as many of their customers have had, or have had a cable failure, please pursue any warranty or return with them.
This kit fits 1993-1998 ZJ Grand Cherokees. Due to the extremely flexible nature of the Cable and excellent fitment of the brackets, if you have the shifter inside your rig, this kit should work with almost any modification from a full engine/transmission conversion to a tummy tuck with long arms or just a simple replacement for the poor stock linkage.
As the transfer case bracket attaches to two of the mounting locations for the transfer case itself and is independent of the transmission, it will fit nearly all transmission applications.
This kit fits all Jeep 6 bolt pattern NP/NVG (New Process/New Venture Gear) transfer case 231, 242 and similar (1988 up) EXCEPT for the 241OR. Dodge and AMG transfer cases share the same pattern and should also work with this kit. This kit will not work with Chevy/GM 5 or 6 bolt transfer cases. See the links below for other cable shifter kits to meet your needs.
Normal hand tools are usually all that’s required to install the shifter kit. Your skid plate may need to be removed to do the installation. The actual installation of the shifter is extremely simple. Detailed instructions are included.
We've partnered with Matt at BleepinJeep to put together a video on installing one of our SK2XC shifter cables.