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transfer cases for the 700r4

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by dodgedude99, May 22, 2004.

  1. dodgedude99

    dodgedude99 1/2 ton status

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    what else besides the cracked np 241 i have on my '88 now, besides the 208 of course.
    would the 205 work?
     
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    YOu need a shorter output shaft from a th350(I think) along with the correct adapter. How did you crack your 241? Drop it on the rocks? I personally don't see the need for a 205 (unless it came factory) over a 241 unless the extra strength is actually required and it will be slammed on rocks periodicly. The 241 is an easier T-case to live with stock IMHO because it has a much lower gear range, is lighter, and shifts good. Take care of the slip yoke and make a good skidplate and you have a case that can handle some pretty serious torment....
     
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    no it was my stupid mistake for not checking the truck out better before i bought it, but i did only pay $700 for it.
    i did see the silicone or the crack with all the grease and grime that was on it.
    it wasnt til after i sprayed it down with castrol superclean and pressure washed it that i seen the silicone, and the small lake under it the next morning.
    how does the 208 compare to the 241 if i cant find another 241 at the junkyard?
     
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    the 241 has a lower low range than the 208 (2.72 vs. 2.61) the case on the 241 is alittle stronger than the 208, on the 241 there is a true SYE kit for it. i would try to find a 241, but a 208 will get you down the trail /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif
     
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    Look for a 241, it's a better case. It's as simple as that. /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif
     
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    If your 88 has a 241 in it somebody already swapped it in. 89 was the first year for the 241 and the only year they had a speedo gear. In 90 and up they used a electronic speedo. But if you find a 90 or 91 to swap in then all you need to do is swap the speedo parts. The output shafts are the same weather it has a gear or toner ring on it.

    To swap a 205 in you will need to tear the trans down to replace the output shaft. A 208 from a 700r4 will bolt right on too.
     
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    according to the specifications list on the homepage '88 was the first year for the 241.
    thats the only thing that sucks about buying a used vehicle.
    you dont know exactly what is original, or what was upgraded.
    the rear axle im taking out is a 12 bolt also.
    thr tranny shifts hard like it has a shift kit in it.
    and the motor seems to run pretty damn good for having 135k miles on it.
     

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