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replacing a 205

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Jishory, Oct 14, 2005.

  1. Jishory

    Jishory 1/2 ton status

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    i have never replaced a 205... how the hell do you guys lift these into place? they are super heavy/akward. :o
     
  2. down4thakrown

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    there not as bad as a 203, tranny jack works really good. floor jack and a buddy helps too.
     
  3. sweetk30

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    2 guys and a floor jack worked for me.
     
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    bench it, pansy :p:

    actually, I put one in my truck for a mockup fit by myself. I set it on a milk crate and then slid the crate under my truck, then lifted it the rest of the way and bolted it up.

    while that was tons of fun, my dad got a sweet lo-pro motorcycle jack that I will have to borrow for the final fitment.
     
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    We have a tranny jack at work and a lift, thats the best. However, being as you prolly dont have those, I second the bench press method. My friend benched mine in and my blazer was on 12" of lift and 42's, lol.
     
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    tranny jacks are good. I've used a come-a-long to get them in before as well. it's a balancing act with the come-a-long, but when you need to do it, you do it.
     
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    Cheap motorcycle jack from autozone and a tie down did the job a few times here.
     
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    Use a couple of ratchet tie down straps,from one side of the frame to the other side
     
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    I just had my brother bench press it up and hold it while i bolted it in. I tried doing it myself for a day with a couple of floor jacks... i could get it up there but i could never keep it balanced :haha:
     
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    I thought the standard method was to press it up with one hand while you bolt it up with the other :confused: :haha:
     
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    jack it..

    I use my floor jack with a tranny adapter in place of the "saddle" ,and I always strap or chain the transfer case to it,so when it tries to slip off (and it always does!) ,it wont make my skull look like a pumpkin the day after halloween.. :crazy: :p:


    ..NP205's and 203's are HEAVY!..I can bench press a NP208,but can hardly drag a NP205 around on the ground,never mind lift it lying on my back under a truck...one guy I know used an inner tube sandwiched between 2 pieces of plywood to "air jack" his into place!--I told him good luck,hope the tube doesn't POP when its almost high enough to put it in! :screwy: It worked,but I don't reccomend his method by any means.. :eek1: :crazy:
     
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    I use a cradle that sits on the jack. It is custom made to fit the NP205 and NP203. The NP205 can not be benched presseed.
     
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    The NP205 can not be benched presseed.[/QUOTE]

    :haha: Maybe not by you....
     
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    It only weighs ~130 pounds. I can easily carry one around 2-handed. If it weren't shaped so oddly, I could pick it up one handed. :confused:
     
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    Well if a 205 cant be bench pressed my brother is god :haha: He pushed it up.. slid it onto the output shaft and i bolted it up lol.. :wink1:
     
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    I hope I can locate a couple of you big boys when I put my doubler in next month!!! :bow: :bow: I'm not even thinking of putting this heavy thing in by hand.
     
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