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241 IFS vs. straight axle

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by smalltowncowboy, Aug 29, 2006.

  1. smalltowncowboy

    smalltowncowboy 1/2 ton status

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    i have a chance to pick up a 4500/241 for really cheap but its in a IFS truck. from what ive read the IFS 241 is a driver side drop and the truck im would be putting it in is a passenger side drop. am i SOL or is there a way around this problem?

    any help would be thankful
     
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    you could get a different side drop transfer case or you could change to a axle with the diff on the correct side
     
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    beater_k20 Banned

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    a Ford Dana 44 or a Dana 60 from a 78 or 79 F250 or F350 would be pretty much a bolt in deal. both are hi pinion axles to boot.
     
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    you'll also run into problems with speedometer drive, since your truck has a mechanical speedo, and the IFS truck has an electronic. should be able to swap on an 88-89 241 behind it and retain your mechanical speedo without much problem i would think.
     
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    :waytogo:
     
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    if u can get a 4500 for cheap....GET IT!
     
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    i can get the 4500/241 and all components (slave cylinder, master cylinder, blah blah blah) for 250 bucks. well buying the whole truck for 650 but i have the rest sold already for 400. what i wanted was a cheap upgrade, im trying to buy a house right now so i cant see buying the tranny/tcase, and then a new axle, new wheels, possible new tires. its just not what i can do right now.

    my ultimate plans are unimogs for axles, then i will need the driverside drop. but who knows how long it will be till i can get the axles.
     
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    what spline is the input is the 241... if its teh same as your current tcase, simply bolt up your current case to the 4500 and call it good
     
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    wow a nv4500 for $250......thats basically giving it away
     
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    If you weren't so far away and I so rarely get up to Powell Butte I'd be interested in that driver side drop 241.
     
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    im not sure what the spline counts are for either the 241 or my 208. the 208 is bolted to a th400 and theyre from an 87 1500 p/u.

    right now im in idaho and dont have the ability to do much checking.
     

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