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Anybody break a 241?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Sandman, Jun 11, 2003.

  1. Sandman

    Sandman 3/4 ton status Author

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    Thinking about dunping the TH350/205 for a 700r4/241. Convert the 241 to a fixed output and a bigger chain. Would be a good way to get a decent crawl without adding more weight. But how strong are they?

    Present crawl is like 50:1

    That combo would give me about 85:1

    Hmmmm. /forums/images/graemlins/thinking.gif
     
  2. BOWTIE

    BOWTIE 1/2 ton status

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    sorry, no help, but i know the 241 is the case i'm going after when my "weak" 208 goes.

    /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    The only ones that I've seen break are the ones that have incorrect legth driveshafts (mostly the front) and basically push on the transfer case and break both outer halves of the transfercase.
     
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    2Dogs 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    I think the common view is that the internals are strong but the aluminum outer is a danger point.

    So clock it and armor it and you will be golden. Mine has proven to be great - high mileage, some good wheelin, etc....
    But I still have the stock 3fiddy /forums/images/graemlins/smirk.gif
     
  5. Sandman

    Sandman 3/4 ton status Author

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    I might have to think about that swap then. I'm getting out of the mud so I plan on pulling the 454 wich is way overkill for maybe a vortec 350 and then the lighter transfercase. I am hoping that this will shed some pounds. I am sitting at around 5400 now with the doors off but the tailgate on. My goal is too get below 5000 with 40" tires and the 1 ton stuff.
     
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    454 overkill, I didnt know you could go overkill w/ horsepower, Ill take that 454 of your hands
     
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    I'll put it this way, Dodge put them behind the Cummins...I think it's strong enough
     
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    I was going to mention that and then saw your response. /forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif

    As far as breaking mine...nope. But Polaris bent the output shaft of hers. Don't know how, but it in turn busted the aluminum tailshaft piece. /forums/images/graemlins/shocked.gif
     
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    That reminds me - plan on a SYE kit.
     
  10. Sandman

    Sandman 3/4 ton status Author

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    Its going back into my '71 SS Chevelle. /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif
     
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    Sandman 3/4 ton status Author

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    Is that the rear yoke kit? I was going to do that one. Maybe upgrade to a 1.5" chain while I was at it.
     
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    Yep, SYE = Slip Yoke Eliminator /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    muddysub 1 ton suburban status Staff Member Moderator GMOTM Winner

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    yea clock the 241 up, keep it protected and put the SYE kit on it and beat on it!!
     
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    Sandman 3/4 ton status Author

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    How do you clock one of these things? I've never had a close up look at one.
     
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    This guy makes/has a clocking ring designed for a 231. He claims it will work on the 241, but I couldn't get pictures of the 241 ring from him. He claims to have a sleeve that is "pressed" on the output shaft of the tranny to extend its length to make up for the clocking spacer.

    http://www.cox-internet.com/go2guyengineering/

    I pmed him back and forth a few times, but I couldn't get enough info to make the purchase...
     

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