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Electronic NP241...?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by 2Dogs, Jan 2, 2003.

  1. 2Dogs

    2Dogs 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    Fist off - is there one? I think I heard Dodges have them.
    And has it held up to off-roading?

    I want to see if it would be a viable swap for my 241.

    I am only considering this because of the bad location of the stock NP241 in my 91. It is a royal pain to reach over when your seatbelt is locked /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif and it is preventing me from the design of cage/center console that I want.

    Thanks.

    One more thing - will 38s fit with a 2" lift /forums/images/graemlins/rolleyes.gif
     
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    Or.......

    How about using the solenoid off of an electronic-type case.....?

    I have Bent and Twisted looking into making a bracket for a solenoid type case they have now.

    It doesn't look like the NP241 came in an 'e' version.

    Thanks Kyle (in the clocking NP241 post by CCRider)
     
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    '96-00 Chevy trucks (not Silverado) had it as an option. I think its called a NP243C instead. Its a LH-drop though, and its a different casting so you can't change a manual to electronic or vice-versa. (I've had both apart before)

    You could use it if you swapped in a F0rd front axle /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif
    High-pinion - wooohoooo!
     
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    Way too much $$ in my D60 to swap at this point just for that. Is the solenoid a type where it could be relocated you think?

    Thanks,
     
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    No, its a "shift motor" rather than a solenoid. At first glance it looks like the shfter arm can just be cut down, and three holes can be drilled an tapped in the case... until you get it apart. The NP243 has all the shift positions spring-loaded internally, so the motor can do its job instantaneously, and loads up the spring. The loaded spring then shifts the t-case when gears/speeds or whatever are appropriate.
     
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    Thanks very much. That is the info I need!
     

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