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241 tcase

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by chevystepside, Oct 21, 2003.

  1. chevystepside

    chevystepside 1/2 ton status

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    noticed tonight while i was under my k5 that the 241 tcase that i rebuilt about 6months ago is cracked on the front half of the case near the drive shaft yoke. is this a common thing with the 241 tcase or did murphy's law just rear its ugly head? thinking of installing a 205 tcase and have new drivelines made. or should i stay with the 241? /forums/images/graemlins/thinking.gif
     
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    Yech. I've been thinking of removing my 205 and going with a 241. If breakage is an issue, Maybe I wont. /forums/images/graemlins/deal.gif
     
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    i know that the 241 bolted to a 700r4 as an awsome 1st gear 4 low . how is your 1st gear 4low with the 205. i looked real close at the area around the front driveshaft yoke on the tcase and nothing has come in contact with the tcase, cross member. maybe it was a casting flaw in the front half of the tcase. i like the 205 tcase cause they are bomb proof . the only down side of the 205 is the weight and crawl ratio. coarse i could always go the doubler route to.
     
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    not to mention how hard the 205 is to shift, np208 and 241 are easy to shift. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    I say find another 241. I have a 241 behind my 700 and It is a great combo in my opinion. Seems to be plenty strong, there stronger than a 208.
     
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    true the 208 is a piece of @#$^. the 241 has a better oil pump in it. friday im goin to check the salvage yards in denver for a new tcase and look into getting a slip yoke eliminator. i'lljust swap all the guts from the old one to new one brgs/chain/pump and order new seals
     
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    The low range sucks. I had better low range with a 700r4, a 208 and 3.73 gears in my original setup than I do now with 5.13 gears in the diffs!

    I would like to do the doubler but the cost is keeping me from it right now. The 241 is a cheaper compromise for now.
     
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    [ QUOTE ]
    Yech. I've been thinking of removing my 205 and going with a 241. If breakage is an issue, Maybe I wont. /forums/images/graemlins/deal.gif

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    I wouldn't let it bother you. I have seen many 208's and 241's hold up to hard wheelin without problems. Just make sure everything is tight.
     
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    I actually went to the 205 because I kept breaking the 208. I understand that the 241 is better all around so I was going to give it a shot.
     
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    What were you breaking on your 208? I have literally beat mine to see if it would break and it went on strong. Another friend of mine has that case now and he love to beat the poop out of things and it is still going... My 86 has a 208 also, but I like to use finese int he rocks. /forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif
     
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    I cracked two housings and on three of them, The internal rod that the shifting stuff runs on wallered out the hole on the back of the case that It rides in. This caused it to pop out of low range all the time.

    I used to be much more rough on my stuff. Now a 208 might be fine. I just want to be able to convert to a yoke output as I have ruined rear driveshafts. /forums/images/graemlins/tongue.gif
     
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    Does it have the support bar like the 208's do ? Those are super important, if your's is missing find or make one.
     
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    yes it has the support rod
     

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