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NP 208 or NP 241?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by BlitzK5, Aug 1, 2005.

  1. BlitzK5

    BlitzK5 1/2 ton status

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    Which one of these are stronger? and what are the pros and cons. I know they are both chain driven and aluminum and that you can convert the NP 241 to a fixed yoke. Is there more?
     
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    They say the 241 is stronger (I'm not sure why). It has a couple of advantages over the 208 though. One, it has an oil slinger inside which helps with lubrication, and is a plus if you ever choose to "clock" the t-case. The other is that the 241 has a lower low range than the 208. The 208 has a 2.61:1 Low Range, while the 241 has a 2.72:1 Low Range. It's not a major difference, but ever little bit helps.

    Other than that, they are pretty much the same animal for the most part.
     
  3. scrappy88

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    The 241 also has SYE (slip yoke eliminator) kits available for it.
     
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    SYE for 208???

    So why isn't there a bolt on kit available for the NP208? I've been looking and can only find one for the 241. Seems odd since there are so many 208s out there.
     
  5. Emmettology 101

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    Word on the CK5 streets is that you can get a Dodge NP208 with a fixed rear yoke and transfer all those parts to the Chevy version. I believe a few have done it...... Not sure who though....
     
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    There is a bolt on flange for a np208 but its ghetto, and looks to cause more issues then solve. Plus it would make it longer instead of shorter like a SYE would. Which could cause issues with shorter truck like a k5.
     
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    I think they have a pump not a oil slinger, the 208 has the oil slinger. :wink1:
     
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    Yeah, I know, got my beasts mixed up..
     

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