we pointed out before, this is the rear output bearing
housing for a YJ with a normal 231 transfer case. The
231J rear bearing housing is a one-piece design which
doesn't allow the addition of an "output cone"
which is an integral feature to this transfer case conversion.
This old-style rear bearing housing bolts up to our
231J transfer case perfectly. The housing is Mopar Part#4741243
and is available from Tom Wood for $45.
you have a vehicle with a normal 231 transfer case,
you will not need this component.
is why we need the above 231 rear output housing. This
"output cone", or rather what was at once an
output cone acts as the housing for the rear output seal.
low cost of Tom's Short Shaft Kit is derived from things
like reworking existing parts to function differently
with little or no compromise to strength, and saving
money in the long run. This output yoke was impeccably
adapted for use with the short shaft kit.
is the output flange... the rear-most portion of the mainshaft
that turns the driveshaft. This flange was designed to
accomodate a CV-style driveshaft which we discussed in
the introduction. The base of the CV assembly bolts up
against the flat plate.
we have the bolts and lock-washers that fasten the rear
driveshaft to the output flange. Above the bolts and
washers, you can see a washer and a 3/4" spacer
that assist in the installation of the output flange.
You will read about that later in the installation.
is the driveshaft that has made Tom Wood a household
name in the four-wheeling scene. Upon
receiving it, I was immediately impressed with its workmanship,
quality, and all-out visible beefiness. It's more a
work of art and I felt my rig unworthy of such a shaft!
can see the CV assembly on the far end and the slip-shaft
under the accordian boot as opposed to a transfer case
output yoke location.
disassembly begins as we pull the transfer case and break
apart the rear output housing on PAGE
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