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dana 24 vs np205
10-18-2004, 04:51 PM
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Have a new project, 89 chev 1/2 ton 2wd turning into 4wd. Need your opinions on the divorced dana 24, strength?, ratio?, parts availability?..... I found one cheap and want to know how you think it will hold up to 300+ hp and 40" tires versus say an np205. any help appreciated, thanks




89 chevy, 350 tbi, rockwell 2 1/2 tons, 6.72 gears, welded front and rear, three link with coils front and rear, hydraulic steering, winch, 46 inch michelin xl tires, headders, sm465, np205, exo cage.
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10-18-2004, 05:01 PM
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FORD/DANA MODEL 24
Type: two-speed, divorce mounted
Used by: 1969-73 F-250s.

Sounds beefy...Is it chain or gear?


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10-18-2004, 05:09 PM
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It's Gear-driven, cast-iron just like the 205.... I can't find the ratio's for the d24.... Baby




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10-18-2004, 05:16 PM
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I saw one of those once on a '73 F250 with a closed knuckle, drum braked Dana 44 up front. I took the rear dana 60 since someone else already removed it to get the springs. I had no clue what type of t-case it was. I looked under there and said no way am I evening going to ask anyone cuz there probably ain't a sole that knows what the hell that is. ROTFL ROTFL ROTFL


Oh yeah, I forgot to tell you. They have a 1.86 gear range as best I can remember. But it was awhile back when I had tried to research the dang thing. Silly




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10-18-2004, 05:31 PM
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thanks guys, that ratio is pretty close to the 205(1.96) so I think I'll go with it, I just hope it will handle the tires and 5.13 gears.




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10-18-2004, 05:31 PM
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Quote:On 2004-10-18 17:01, Mr Joe wrote:
FORD/DANA MODEL 24
Type: two-speed, divorce mounted
Used by: 1969-73 F-250s.

Sounds beefy...Is it chain or gear?


Baby



Quote:On 2004-10-18 17:09, Mr Joe wrote:
It's Gear-driven, cast-iron just like the 205.... I can't find the ratio's for the d24.... Baby




Answering your own questions now Joe? They have doctors for that you know... Poke


jk


As far as the case goes, the 205 is a very stout case and I think would be plenty strong for your application IMO.

ok, I didnt read thoroughly...you said you found a good deal on the other one...sounds good enough.




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10-21-2004, 08:46 AM
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I would be concerned about the input/output sizes...they (ford) skimped on the input/output sizes of the NP205 even. The dodge divorced 205 would be the better (more common) version with larger inputs/outputs...this is only comparing it to other 205s.

I don't know about the 24, are parts readily availible??

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