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241 to 208 swap?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by ftcjimmy, Jun 20, 2005.

  1. ftcjimmy

    ftcjimmy Registered Member

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    ok.. so the housing cracked on my transfers case (rear output shaft housing) so after much searching for the part i gave in and bought a new transfer case. i thought i had a 208..being a newby i didnt know.. so i found a replacement 208...get home, look into it a little bit, realize i had a 241. is the 208 im utting in stronger or in anyway better then my 241? if not let me know so i dont make a mistake. thanks, dj.
     
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    The 208 is technically marginally weaker then the 241. It is not enough to worry about though. It is a direct bolt up replacement for a 241 though as long as the input spline count is the same.

    208/241's from behind 700R4's have 27 splines on the input.
    208/241's from behind SM465 (manuals) and TH400's have 32 splines on the input.

    Harley
     
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    [hijack]
    Was there ever such a thing as a LH drop TH400 or manual app. 241?
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    The other difference is the the low range gearing. The 208 has 2.62:1 ratio & the 241 has 2.72:1. I could be wrong on exact #'s, but am close enough. You probably won't notice a difference between the two.

    Also, what year rig is yours? In 90, the 241 was electronic speedo whereas the 89 versions were mechanical.
     
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    3rdshiftdesign 1/2 ton status

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    ftcjimmy,

    if you're that concerned with strength, you should look into a 205. they're pretty much bomb proof -- not only is the case stronger as it's cast-iron vs. aluminum. the internals are gear-to-gear not chain driven. i have a 205 if you're interested in one. im in philadelphia, pa
     
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    You interested in selling your broken 241?
     
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    depends on if you want crawl ratio or strenght..
    205 is strong but I hear the 208 is geared lower...

    I have a guy coming to get my 465/np205 already mated together

    then I got a jimmy im buying.. maybe selling the 465/np208 already mated.... :grin:
     

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