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208 vs 241

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by big_truxx, Jan 27, 2005.

  1. big_truxx

    big_truxx 1/2 ton status

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    What are some ups and downs of both? I would apreciate opinions and experiences with both 208's and 241's. And if you think one is better than the other. :waytogo:
     
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    I have 3 NP208s lying on the barn floor and I'm looking for a NP241, does that count?

    I want the better gear ratio (2.72 vs 2.61) and the ability to run a SYE. Other than that, I don't much care about the differences.
     
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    question to all? are 208 tcases closly related to gov-boms? :D :grin: :cool1:
     
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    whatsa gov-bom? :dunno:
     
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    the gov-lockers in gm trucks that go BOOM:D :grin: :cool1:
     
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    This time next week I'll be sayin BYE BYE gov-bomb. hellooooooooooooo 14BFFdetroitbrandnewinthecratefromthemilitary woohooooo And I'll be rid of my 208 soon too :D

    But on a serious note. I guess it all depends on yer driving style just like breaking any other part.
     
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    ah makes sense.

    And as for the 241 there was only one year that had a mech speedo version right?
     
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    1989
     
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    then get the back half of a Mopar case and make your own SYE...cheap is good
     
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    That's what I thought. This is for a couple projects I have in mind that will not see heavy abuse. One is more or less for a family type vehicle (dually burb) and the other for a custom built burb limo. Both of which I would love to have an OD auto in and naturally 4wd. So seeing as the 241 has only one year with mech speedo I am sure 208's will be a lot more common for me to find. For vehicles that wont be lifted (much if any) and see normal everday use and not a hard over abused life, I don't see the 241 giving me much of a reason to use. The SYE is cool but not really practical or necessary for a normal street rig. I'd most likely be best with those two vehicles to run a well built auto od and a 208.
     
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    what years did dodge run a rear fixed yoke 208? and would that be a direct part swap? (meaning simple no custom fabbing)
     
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    I could use a 208 or two, if anyone has any extras...
     
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    me too!!!!!!! Now need to find out what years dodge had fixed rear yoke 208s :grin:
     
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    I'd be happy with a slip yoke 208 and an operational 700R4...
     
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    yeah me too especially if someone would like to give them to me:grin: just would be so cool to know what years and all dodge had the fixed rear yoke 208's :) So I could do some lookin into that too :waytogo: I will most likely end up with gm 208 and slip yoke. But always thinking ahead :grin:
     
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    i know some fords in the 80's had fixed yoke NP208's as well, but thats about as specific as I can get.
     
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    I have an SYE with cv on my 208. It retains the long tail housing, but it's better than the slip yoke. This setup also allows me to run the stock driveshaft as a spare.
     
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    Just about all mid-80's fullsize dodges had the fixed yoke 208
     
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    sweet! :grin: thanks bro!
     
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    I'm going to jump in here, sorry to hijack your post. Is there a way to mount a np241 or np208 behind a th350 without putting a long shaft in the th350? I need a short adapter, about 1.5" thick, for this combo but cannot find it. I measured, made a drawing and I am about to make my own over the weekend. A t-case shop I called in Idaho told me that they exist but they are like gold and he sold the last one he had for $200!!!!


    -Chris
     

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