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How much power or torque can a 208 T/C take

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by MEGALADON, Oct 24, 2005.

  1. MEGALADON

    MEGALADON 1/2 ton status

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    I was thinking of putting a 770 carb and a strong cam in my 82 GMC,
    and started thinking it might not be a good idea with stock drivetrain.
    its a 454 with a 700r-4. I know most here will say the trans will go first,
    but lets PRETEND its a built 700r-4 for now :D

    If I'm correct, the 208 is chain driven.
     
  2. 87BrnRsd

    87BrnRsd 1/2 ton status

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    The major weakness of the 208 case isnt really the internals, it's due to the fact that its an aluminum case. Without a skid plate, one hit on a rock and its dead. But a 454 with cam and whatnot shouldnt blow it up if it is properly maintained.
    -Harrison
     
  3. MEGALADON

    MEGALADON 1/2 ton status

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    How do I find out where I can get rebuild kits??? :thumb:
     
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    89GMCSuburban 1/2 ton status

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    Google it
     
  5. randy88k5

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    I got my full rebuild kit along with a chain from Rockland Standard Gear. Top quality parts...

    http://www.rsgear.com/
     
  6. MEGALADON

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    thanks, I can get the rebuild kit and a chain for a little over $210.00
    sounds like a great price to me. :waytogo:
     
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    Other than the case is a 208 as strong as a 205?
     
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    1977k5 3/4 ton status Vendor

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    Not even close.
     
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    how so?
     
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    205's are gear to gear, and 208's are chain driven.
     
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    But you will get a lower stock gear from the 208.
     
  12. DavidB

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    But for what most of us are doing a 208 is OK...and 205s are HEAVY...weight breaks parts and impedes forward motion :D I have a NP241 (aluminum chain driven) in my cummins diesel dodge. I once tried to pull a large fallen oak tree off a paved road. i spun all four tires on pavement and didn't budge the tree. 430 lb/ft multiplied by whatever in the trans. I've aired out the truck, pulled trees down, dragged junk cars out of the desert, pulled stuck/broken motor homes at Pismo beach, and generally used it hard...no probelms with the case, just the front axle. Piece of crap fake 60...sorry, that got longer than I intended it to. :D
     
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    Thanks for that info.
     
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    ive got a 208 and haent had any problems really, it jus has a little keak. i replaced the seal but it still leaks a tiny bit. im lookin to go 241 then sye in the future
     
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    I did not plan on using my truck for crawlin or major offroad, just
    as a DD and some beach time, I wanted to make sure the motor
    would not over power the T/C and break it. :thumb:
     

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