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Np 205 rings

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by keith, Oct 6, 2004.

  1. keith

    keith 1/2 ton status

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    [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] /forums/images/graemlins/cool.gif
     
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    yeh ive seen a fella on pirate selling those "rings" aka bearing retainers /forums/images/graemlins/whistling.gif they sure look a lot beefier /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    beefy looking for sure.
     
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    VERY cool /forums/images/graemlins/cool.gif

    How much did you pay for them if you don't mind me asking?

    has that been a failure point on the 205: the front output bearing retainer breaking?

    Chris
     
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    mmmmmm I like /forums/images/graemlins/woot.gif
     
  6. keith

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    Actually its on the front and rear. Both pieces were $100 to the door. And yes it is a weak point. Or was /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif
     
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    bling-tastic... what exactly is wrong with the factory-style retainers tho?

    j
     
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    There is a guy in our club that has broke 2 of them. I got them because they look better and are much beefier
     
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    can you spill the details on that 205?
    what input is that?
    I like the studs but didn't think there was room to use them on my 4 speed variant
     
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    That's Tite!!! /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
    Details Please!!! Any pics of the rear output??
     
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    Nothing fancy. I switched out the shaft to 32 spline for the doubler. When I got the doubler I saw the studs and wondered if they would work on the tranny adapter. Mocked everything up and it works. I did it for ease of installation. plus it won't rub your silicone every where when you slide them together.
     
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    I am also a little curious how one breaks the retainer.
    pics please
     
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    it looks real fine.
    thanks for the images
     
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    I would imagine it breaks the same way some aluminum casers bust. Bottom out your driveshaft and bam.
     
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    I have not personally seen a broken ring. After I got the rings. Took them to work. A fellow club member came in and told me about the other guy in our club that broke 2 on different occasions. I like to be different and thought they look cool.
     
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    I would consider getting them on looks alone. Makes a 205 look a lot cleaner.
     
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    the driveshaft bottoming...
    would try and push the transfer case shaft out the back of the case
    these arent a slip yoke thing
    I think something would have to happen inside the case to push the shaft towards the front, pushing the bearing into the retainer
    whatever it is I have never seen it either and only heard about it on the thread where the manufacturer of those Blingy bits first mentioned it, and now here
     
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    I wish you were closer so I could grind that casting flash off the case /forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif
     
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    yeah, I havent really heard of anyone breaking a retainer either. Anything can be broken tho, i suppose. Looking at my HAD flange setup, and the thickness of those retainers, I'm not sure I'd run em on my t-case. There is VERY little extra room to work with between the HAD flange and the t-case stuff to get the bolts that hold the driveshaft on. How much thicker is that retainer than the stock one... or is it the same thickness and I'm just smokin crack? lol!

    j
     
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    Better to be safe than sorry /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     

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