Originally Posted by Tiki2777
The transmission differences are 2ga vs 2gb (95-96 vs 97-99). The 95-96 had a lower 2nd gear at least (maybe a slightly lower 1st) and had different numbers of splines on the tcase. IIRC
if you cross trans and tcase, you will do slight "burnouts" and ruin/wear your front diff/center diff and VC much quicker. It causes your front/rear to not run at the same speed.
No, the spline count on the tcase is the same between 95-96 and 97+
The difference is the front diff ring gear and the output shaft are different between the 95-96 and the 97+
you have to use a 97+ tcase with a 97+trans
95-96 can use all 91-96 23spline tase
EDIT: ^^ beat me to it