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JB conversions, why no SYE for 208??

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by 85mudblazin, Oct 18, 2005.

  1. 85mudblazin

    85mudblazin 1/2 ton status

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    What is the real difference that would prevent them from making a SYE for a 208?? Why did they pick the 241?? Seems like a 208 would be a much better choice just because there are WAY more 208's then passenger drop 241's. They could make alot more money in my eyes unless there is somehting in the case its self that would prevent it from happening. Anyone want to shed some light??
     
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    I was wondering the same thing awhile back.. anyone have answers??
     
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    To be honest I see no reason other than the fact that 208's have this stigma of being "weak" cases while 241's are god's gift to those who can't afford a doubler. :rolleyes:

    My real question is why the kits are $100 cheaper for 231's than 241's.
     
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    The cases them selves are made out the same material and they are both weak for that. Only plus to the 241 is the little bit of lower gear and maybe the oil pump is a plus.
    Semms like it would be easy to just make a short shaft for a 208 just like a 241.
     
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    Should this be moved to the vendor forum?

    But i have a 208 and a sye would be great.
     
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    Yeah, they're extremely similar, hence the rolling eyes. Like I said, the 208 is viewed by many as weak, I don't know why. The cases are aluminum but I don't plan on high centering my rig on it either.
     
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    Fords had fixed yokes on their 208s. Find one and start awapping parts.
     
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    requires aluminum welding and is longer then a 241 with a sye.
     
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    Sounds like you need a swap.... No, you can't have mine! :D
     
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    Do the shafts form the fords fit? I know jeep, dodge, and ford 208's are all fixed, but i didnt think any of the shafts lined up. especially with a 700r4.
     
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    This is not the point, sure you can get a dodge case and all of that but why when you can make a phone call and order a SYE that will bolt right on and be all new parts.
     
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    Because if everybody's 208 case is a fixed yoke but ours, they probably wouldn't sell too many of them. Besides, by the time you pony up for a 241 SYE you can rebuild a 205.
     
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    im working on making a sye for a 208 using stock chevy parts. i just need to get the tooling and sit down and do it.
     
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    Hmmm..... I was able to find a SYE that is a direct swap in. :thinking:






    Oh .... wait a second.. that's right... I have a 241. :p:




    Wheres the :kickballs: icon when you need it. :D

    Honestly, I don't know why they don't make it either. I thought they were, for the most part, the same animal. But there must be something different. I would think it would be in thier interest to make the 208 before 241, .... I would assume that there are more 208's out there.

    However, I do have to admitt to you, I'm glad they at least got one for the 241... ;)
     
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    No, a ford shaft will not fit a 208, but a dodge shaft will along w/ a ford rear housing. When I get my axels replaced I will be making a SYE for my 208. If it works I will let yall know.

    later
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    I've heard the planetary gears of the 241 are stronger.
     
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    Doesn't the 241 have a larger chain? I've never owned one, so I wouldn't know... but I thought I had read that once.

    j
     
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    That I can not help you out with, all I know is most of the time only the rear housing brakes on a 208, whitch in turn usally cracks the case. So making it shorter will help that out a bunch. Plus there are so many 208's out there.

    later
    jmd
     
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    No the 208 has a bigger chain, it is 1/2" bigger than a 241.

    later
    jmd
     
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    Yah finding parts for a passenger side drop 241 is a bitch! I have to say despit strength issues a SYE for a 208 would be tits!
     

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