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Old 02-17-2002, 08:08 AM   #1
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208 transfer case Brace?

So I keep on getting bothered more and more by my rear drive shaft shake. Yesterday I took a look around under my buddy's 88 blazer and his np208 had a brace on it. There are two holes on the passenger side of the t-case that mounted either to his 700R4 bell housing or the engine block. (Don't quite remember which) My 208 didnt have one when I bought it so I wonder if someone didnt leave it off at some point. I also have a sm465 so maybe they didnt have a bracket made to mount to it. Either way I am pondering if I should have one and hope it would help stablize the t-case and stabalize any shimmy coming from there. Anyone have one of these or know what I am talking about? Where would I find one?

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Old 02-17-2002, 08:45 AM
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Re: 208 transfer case Brace?

I have the brace on my truck but it's not bolted up to the motor at all. The bolt on that side has broken off many years ago. I see what you mean about the shimmy and shake so maybe I should get that bolt back in. I would assume you'd be able to get it from the junkyard or even from the for sale forum. Maybe post something on the wanted forum and see what you come up with.




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Re: 208 transfer case Brace?

If you take a look under there and think about the physics of the driveshaft and how long the engine and tranny w/t-case are...unsupported it seems like it would wobble and being that I dont have the brace maybe thats an easy solution to some of my wobbles. Until then the centifical(sp?) force of the driveshaft will tend to make the unsupported t-case do its own thing. (Just Speculation)

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Old 02-17-2002, 05:53 PM   #4
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Re: 208 transfer case Brace?

ummm, do you or do you not have a crossmember under the tcase? I think you are supposed to...

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Re: 208 transfer case Brace?

I dunno, I would think that brace is more for the area where the tranny and t case moiunt together. Not alot of meat there. Mine hasnt been on in yrs and yrs, so I guess I've been lucky. I'll keep an eye on this post tho.

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Re: 208 transfer case Brace?

the crossmember is where my SM465 rests....the t-case as posted by jimmyjack is in a little less meaty area. The only thing around my tcase is the skid plate which flares off the cross member below it. The t-case mounts to the tranny with 6 bolts on the connecting flange and thats it. I agree with jimmy jack something now makes me think the brace should mount to my tranny.

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Re: 208 transfer case Brace?

gotcha. I forgot you had a manual. on both my 700/208 trucks the x member is under the tcase.

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