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Re: 208 T-case for an Eagle.
« Reply #15 on: June 15, 2011, 12:31:48 PM »
I'm just using a general sweeping statement about limits of highrange t-cases. On all of the part time 4x4 trucks I've driven thus far the suggested speed limit is between 60 and a 100 kilometers an hour. I'll look up the exact specs on the 208 though.
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Re: 208 T-case for an Eagle.
« Reply #16 on: June 15, 2011, 12:49:37 PM »
Looks like 100 kilometers an hour is tops for the 208 in 4x4, but it is strongly suggested not to engage 4x4 above 70 kilometers.

And of course they advise against using 4x4 on dry pavement all together.

By the way, i just checked the top speed for my toyota and it's 90 kilometers an hour.....
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Re: 208 T-case for an Eagle.
« Reply #17 on: June 15, 2011, 01:39:56 PM »
*insert innocent whistle & nonchalant walk off-stage here* I'ma go check my t-case now...... No reason, just........ uummmm...... "scheduled maintenance"...... yes, that's it...... :hiding:

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Re: 208 T-case for an Eagle.
« Reply #18 on: June 15, 2011, 07:35:24 PM »
Alright,

When mudkicker715 means re-clock the t-case. He means splitting the case in half by removing those bolts around the middle of the case. Once you've done that, you have two options. One, you can carefully drill a new hole for the speedo cable, or you can swap on the old back end (tail end)from an NP128 or NP129. The cases exterior is almost identical except for that small issue with the speedo. The 229 is really just a 129 with a low range .

The other good part about the 229 is that it is a full time case, meaning that you could stick it in 4x4 and leave it there all year long if you felt like it. It's got a viscous coupling in the high range 4x4 just like the 129

The 208, as i've been reading here is a part time case. Meaning it has no viscous coupling in high range 4x4, so it can only be put in 4 hi if it's on slightly slippery ground, and they usually have a top speed of 80 kilometers. Not necessarily a bad thing, you just have to switch between 2wd and 4wd during the winter as you need it, like my 4runner.

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yeah, that does make sense.  Sounds complicated.  I'm probably just gonna have the 129 rebuilt.  Then I'll keep my eye out for a 229 and when I have time and I get brave, I'll consider it.  Thx everyone for the info.
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Re: 208 T-case for an Eagle.
« Reply #19 on: June 15, 2011, 09:02:40 PM »
Instead of posting in the 208 thread, I made a new thread about reclocking the tailshaft housing. http://forums.amceaglenest.com/index.php?topic=35890.msg286991#msg286991
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Re: 208 T-case for an Eagle.
« Reply #20 on: June 15, 2011, 10:54:29 PM »
That is awesome.  I've saved that.  Thanks again.
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Re: 208 T-case for an Eagle.
« Reply #21 on: June 16, 2011, 12:43:42 AM »
*insert innocent whistle & nonchalant walk off-stage here* I'ma go check my t-case now...... No reason, just........ uummmm...... "scheduled maintenance"...... yes, that's it...... :hiding:

Lol, so what? Ww got a do a T-case replacement AND an engine seal up next time your down????  :rotfl:

Actually i shouldn't be harping on you as i checked my fluids in my runner after i took it 4x4ing and there was no fluid to speak of in the t-case  ::)  although it isn't making any funny noises, it would explain the difficulty engaging of 4X4 this last year........
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Re: 208 T-case for an Eagle.
« Reply #22 on: June 16, 2011, 07:07:09 AM »
*insert innocent whistle & nonchalant walk off-stage here* I'ma go check my t-case now...... No reason, just........ uummmm...... "scheduled maintenance"...... yes, that's it...... :hiding:

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Re: 208 T-case for an Eagle.
« Reply #23 on: July 06, 2011, 01:00:34 PM »
Yes they are from a FSJ, full size Jeep. The case size is identical to the 119/128/129. Yes you will have to do something so that the speedo cable doesn't hit the floor. You don't have to change the cable but have to reclock the tail shaft of the transfer case. Shouldn't be too difficult to find, they made tons of Grand Wagoneers. Another option is a NP242 but not sure what it would take to install one.

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