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Anybody Gernade the 241?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Sandman, Jul 19, 2004.

  1. Sandman

    Sandman 3/4 ton status Author

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    I'm still trying to decide if I want a doubler or just stick in the 241. I have the 203 and the 205 for the doubler and I also have a 241. If I do the 241 I will put on the SYE kit.

    So how tough is the 241?
     
  2. pauly383

    pauly383 Daddy383 Staff Member Moderator

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    Thay are marginally stronger than a 208 , of which all I wore out/broke was a shift fork /forums/images/graemlins/k5.gif
     
  3. Sandman

    Sandman 3/4 ton status Author

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    I blew several 208's before I went to the 205. I thought the 241 was decently stronger then the 208. Hell, I have a 241 in my 1 ton dually. And I haul some pretty heavy stuff with it. I'm just worried about the shock load.
     
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    i've been through 3 with a stock 350/700r4 /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif
     
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    If it is protected by rocks , I wouldn't worry about it . I know people who run them on real trails and don't break them . If its a street truck , camping truck , light trail rig , it should be fine unless you drive hard /forums/images/graemlins/k5.gif
     
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    If I do the 241 I will put on the SYE kit.

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    What is a SYE kit?


    Eric M.
     
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    I doubt you would break a 241. They are fairly stronger than a 208.
     
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    Not fairly stronger...maybe marginally stronger. Better oiling system was about the only substantial change.

    Chain size, shaft size, are all nearly identical. The 241 planetary might be stronger, but the lo/high range collar is a definite weak point.

    My biggest worry with one is the cast aluminum case though.

    Rene
     
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    What is a SYE kit?


    Eric M.

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    Slip yoke eliminator...

    So far my 241 is holding up well... hell, I never had any problems with the 208 in a previous truck /forums/images/graemlins/dunno.gif....
     
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    I'm gona run a 241 drivers drop. I think it should hold up.
     
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    I have an idea of what you are planning if its going in a pass drop truck ........do it before you post about it though /forums/images/graemlins/whistling.gif
     
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    I wonder were ya got that idea from Paul /forums/images/graemlins/whistling.gif Yes a 241 has weak points, so does everything, so yes you can break it. But then again everything is breakable just depends on how you drive and how much skinny pedal you use.
     
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    Is it for your Blazer? If so I would run the doubler. It is stronger and will last longer. I would do the doubler since you already have the cases for it. I run a 208 and it works fine for my moderate trail needs but for something that is going to see alot of abuse I would step up since you already have the parts.

    If you didn't have the 203 and 205 I would say run the 241 till you break it then swap but you have them so swap.

    The 241 can work fine for up to moderate use in my opinion but if you are running it in a heavy truck on some heavy trails then go with the doubler. One less thing to worry about.

    If you do decide the 241 is staying then make sure you have a bad ass skidplate for it. That aluminum is REALLY thin.

    Harley
     
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    I think they are pretty tough, last year at uwharrie i ripped my t case mount on half horonzally (sp?) when my rear diff got hung up on a rock, after a few tries to go around i just started smoking the tires, anyway it was in two pieces but we didnt know it so we ran trails for the rest of the day, once back at camp i saw a ATF drip, got to looking and my driveshaft had shifted about 4 inches over but never had a problem the case /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    i've been through 3 with a stock 350/700r4 /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif

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    are you serious? were they from the junkyard? what happened to them? are you playing prerunner w/o a skidplate?
     
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    I blew 2 last year with 38's. Replacement cost was $750 with my core. So when the second one went I decided to spend the money on the Doubler kit. I don't think they're that strong.
     
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    I have an idea of what you are planning if its going in a pass drop truck ........do it before you post about it though /forums/images/graemlins/whistling.gif

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    Lost me on this one. No secret here. Drivers drop truck, Ford HP 60.

    Sandman, How's that center of gravity coming. What is the weight these days.
     
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    Lost me on this one. No secret here. Drivers drop truck, Ford HP 60.

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    Nevermind then , its a secret coming out of the desert later this year , outside the box for sure . I shouldn't of said anything /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif
     
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    I've decided to go with the Doubler and just sell the 241. I am hard on my stuff and I think I might break the 241. I will gain a 100+ pounds or so but Oh well.


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    Sandman, How's that center of gravity coming. What is the weight these days.


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    I've got it down to 5,120 pounds with trail tools and a full tank of gas (not me in it). I plan on going to a fuel cell and an AL radiator. Also a Lexan Windsheild when I can get to it. Hopefull that will help offset the doubler. /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif
     
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    i've been through 3 with a stock 350/700r4 /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif

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    are you serious? were they from the junkyard? what happened to them? are you playing prerunner w/o a skidplate?

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    I am pretty sure he lost one on the freeway. /forums/images/graemlins/screwy.gif I think he lost his from other issues, not just from wheeling. I may be wrong but that is what I remember. /forums/images/graemlins/thinking.gif
     

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