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89+ elec. 241's can they be modded to work with older vehicles?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Emmettology 101, Jul 31, 2002.

  1. Emmettology 101

    Emmettology 101 3/4 ton status

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    89+ elec. 241\'s can they be modded to work with older vehicles?

    I know the front output will be on the wrong side, but can a 241 from an 89+ p/u with the IFS and vacuum front be modded to work with our non-electric shift? This t-case I am speaking off has a manual shifter, but has a switch in it that feeds the vacuum to the front diff to lock in 4wd.

    Can it be made to work? Anyone confused yet? /forums/images/icons/wink.gif
     
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    Re: 89+ elec. 241\'s can they be modded to work with older vehicles?

    WHY??????? /forums/images/icons/confused.gif
     
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    Re: 89+ elec. 241\'s can they be modded to work with older vehicles?

    Kits are readily available that replace that vacuum setup with a manual one. I think those cases are much lighter duty than the older ones though. I'm not sure about the front shaft but it would probably be a lot more work to convert it over than finding a good old 205 or a 241 for that application.
     
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    Re: 89+ elec. 241\'s can they be modded to work with older vehicles?

    Sounds to me like someone is already thinking SAS on the tow rig /forums/images/icons/smile.gif
     
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    Re: 89+ elec. 241\'s can they be modded to work with older vehicles?

    LOL, yes I have thought about that alot! But after I got it, i think I may just keep the IFS. I know the IFS is inferior to the straight axle, but they ride nce and for a DD, its not bad.

    Actually though, I was thinking of maybe doing a dooubler iwth a 241 instaed of the 205 and using a Ford front HP 60... /forums/images/icons/smile.gif And I have this 241 so I figured I am part way there.. (but I have a 205 too) /forums/images/icons/smile.gif
     
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    Re: 89+ elec. 241\'s can they be modded to work with older vehicles?

    I don't think I'd run double the torque into a 241 and expect much more than a muffled snap as it grenaded.../forums/images/icons/smile.gif

    I would (and might) use the planetary out of a 241 for a Klune style doubler though.

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    Re: 89+ elec. 241\'s can they be modded to work with older vehicles?

    Ya, how is that project coming? I keep forgetting to ask you....
     
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    Re: 89+ elec. 241\'s can they be modded to work with older vehicles?

    It's almost a dead issue...I kinda need to decide on the rest of the truck first, a doubler is kinda near the bottom of the mod list at the moment.

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    Re: 89+ elec. 241\'s can they be modded to work with older vehicles?

    I dunno man, the 241 is rated to handle 5500 ft/lbs at the the front input. i'm thinking 2.72:1 klune into my 241 w/ a 4:1 kit and a SYE.

    Mainly a pipe dream as I've got NO mooney but hey, a fella can dream can't he.
     
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    Re: 89+ elec. 241\'s can they be modded to work with older vehicles?

    Well that's only about half what the 205 is rated at. I'd rather have some sort of Klune into a 205 or even a 3.6:1 geared 203 if money wasn't an object...I can dream too/forums/images/icons/crazy.gif

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    Re: 89+ elec. 241\'s can they be modded to work with older vehicles?

    If we're just talking crazy /forums/images/icons/crazy.gif then a Klune into an Atlas might be the ticket. /forums/images/icons/laugh.gif

    How about a 271? 7890 ft/lbs, GVW of 17,500 lbs (that's 8000 kg to you Leafs /forums/images/icons/laugh.gif )
    and it only weighs 120 lbs (54 kg /forums/images/icons/laugh.gif )

    All this with a better low range than a 205. Now just to find the ford superduty that wrecked so I can get one /forums/images/icons/shocked.gif
     
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    Re: 89+ elec. 241\'s can they be modded to work with older vehicles?

    How about 2 SM465's into a 205...don't laugh I've seen the adaptors to run two 465's back to back./forums/images/icons/shocked.gif That's an 84:1 low range at the 205 outputs. With 4.56's that's a crawl ratio of 383:1, so you could have lunch and watch your truck crawl over that big boulder./forums/images/icons/laugh.gif/forums/images/icons/grin.gif

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    Re: 89+ elec. 241\'s can they be modded to work with older vehicles?

    Then freak all your buddies out when you put it in double reverse and go forward /forums/images/icons/shocked.gif

    My brakes barely stop me when I'm in 4low now, i'd just have to forget ALL about it with that kind of low range. KInda reminds me of a low speed steem roller chase /forums/images/icons/laugh.gif
     
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    Re: 89+ elec. 241\'s can they be modded to work with older vehicles?

    Kyle...do you think we've sufficiently hi-jacked Mike's post yet? /forums/images/icons/grin.gif

    Rene
     
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    Re: 89+ elec. 241\'s can they be modded to work with older vehicles?

    If you look REAL hard and I mean REEEAAAALLLL hard, you can kinda see a resemblance to the original thread. I look at it this way, you've got a bunch of people that can't leave well enough alone on their rigs, why not do the same thing to a post /forums/images/icons/laugh.gif UPGRADE BABY!!!
     
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    Re: 89+ elec. 241\'s can they be modded to work with older vehicles?

    LOL...good point!!

    Rene
     

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