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
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.
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.
Joined: Jun 2002
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??