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Old April 7th, 2010, 18:46
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Wide chain kit... just curious.

Considering getting another 231 case and putting a wide chain kit and sye in it. Just wondering if I just have to change the chain and gears, or if I also need a 231d case half as well. My friend at the trans shop says I do, but I haven't heard any mention of that in any of the wide chain kit threads. I want to get all the parts together and do this in one sitting instead of tearing the case down and finding that I have to order a case half.
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Old April 7th, 2010, 18:52
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Re: Wide chain kit... just curious.

just need the chain and sprockets
JB conversions has everything you need
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Old April 7th, 2010, 19:21
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Re: Wide chain kit... just curious.

awesome, thank you.
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Old April 7th, 2010, 20:24
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Re: Wide chain kit... just curious.

Check your salvage yards and see if you can find a cheap NP231D.
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Old April 7th, 2010, 21:13
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Re: Wide chain kit... just curious.

Yeah joe, thats what I was planning on doing, maybe just swap out for the six pinion planetary too. build one case out of two or three maybe.
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Old April 7th, 2010, 22:18
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Re: Wide chain kit... just curious.

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Yeah joe, thats what I was planning on doing, maybe just swap out for the six pinion planetary too. build one case out of two or three maybe.
Frankencase! I like it!
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Old April 8th, 2010, 00:58
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Re: Wide chain kit... just curious.

There's a difference in gear cut between NP231s in early XJs and later ones, the split is somewhere around 1992, IIRC. Putting gears from one into a case from the other makes some racket. I'd suspect that the same applies to NP231Ds as well.
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Old April 8th, 2010, 01:32
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Re: Wide chain kit... just curious.

I do believe there's a light truck case that's stronger than the NP231D - the NP231DHD. I don't know how different the two are (gotta open a channel with New Process/New Venture Gear still,) but it should be findable in the late W-series and BR-series 4WD. Probably the 3/4-ton and 1-ton variants. I'd have to check my notes to be sure.
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