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Re: NP 208 to 205 swap help
If this is your 93 you're talking about, it's a BW 1356, not NP 208. If that's the case (heh, no pun intended) then I would find a junkyard replacement 1356 for several reasons:
<ul type="square">[*]np205 only has a 2:1 low gear vs the 2.69 of the 1356[*]to change cases, you'd have to change your driveshaft lengths and yokes, which gets costly[*]the 205 is cast iron and will be hanging off the back of the aluminum E4OD case with no support = cracked housing[*]the 1356 is a strong case, usually failures are related to lack of oiling due to inferior pump design[*]you will run into problems with the shift linkage since the 205 wasn't offered in this era of truck[*]and finally... because Steve83 here has an extra case that he'd probably let go pretty cheap vs what you'd pay to rebuild your current one[/list]If you do decide to go the route of the 205, at least pursue the 205/203 doubler and make it worth your time [img]images/graemlins/smirk.gif[/img]