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T-Case Question + Drive shaft ?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by swampblazer, Jun 18, 2003.

  1. swampblazer

    swampblazer Registered Member

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    ive got a NP-261 in my 88k-5 is this a good t-case to go with or am i going to blow it up?
    also i was wondering on a good u-joint to replace all my joints with. thanx
    luke
     
  2. K5Dan

    K5Dan 1/2 ton status

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    i'm not familiar with a 261.what did it come out of ?
     
  3. txbluethunder

    txbluethunder 1/2 ton status

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    double check that t-case...i believe you mean 241.

    if its a 241 their perfectly good for anything but extreme rigs. as for u-joints i prefer spicer greasables.
     
  4. 87sm465np208

    87sm465np208 1/2 ton status

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    ive had good experience with Neapco, which is a carquest brand greaseable style, and then another brand, i think it is compareable to spicer, cant remember. but i bought them all at local autoparts store, ive had bad experiences with napa U-joints. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif

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    Orange Crush 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    I second the bad experiences with Napa u-joints. I went wheeling in Tellico and broke both axle u-joints on my dana 60 and ruined the axle shafts at the same time. They were new u-joints first time wheelin and they were NAPA's /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif
     
  6. swampblazer

    swampblazer Registered Member

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    i checked a second time today and the tag says the ratio is a 261. its what it says on the tag.
    luke
     
  7. Seventy4Blazer

    Seventy4Blazer 3/4 ton status

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    look for model.
    i belive the ratio in a NP208 is a 2.61:1
    you should have a 208 in the 88.
    as for U-joints, i prefer spicer geasables.
    Grant
     
  8. sageman

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    You have yourself a NP208 there my freind. Aluminium, chain driven t-case, nice reduction but vunerable to rock strikes and other objects that will knock a hole in it!
     
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    Get Yurself a Skid Plate\Bash Plate if you dont already have one. i bought one after i dragged my T-case on some Dry ground and made a nice gash in the ground when i hung up my truck on a grass hump in a parking lot /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif.

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