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    Just got my mega short sye. Plan on junkyard trip saterday for parts to beef up 231. I know the 6planetary will work from the 231c...anyone done this or used 241/231 widechains and such from junkyard tcases..all info will be great

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    Trip to the junkyard was an adventurous one to say the least. Heavy rain led up to my entrance to the yard. So with clear skies and puddles abound I located a 231d under a dodge ram 1500 with the same 5.2l I am putting in my jeep. I pulled the case apart removed the front out put shaft, chain and sprocket/hub. Forgetting my tape measure I wasnt sure if it was the wide chain or not. To my suprise it only had a 3planetary gear set. I had spotted a pulled 241c in the back of a van earlier so I knew that had the 6planetary and wide chain in it. I could line the 231d next to the 241c to check chain width. On my way back to the van containing the 241c I decided to check the rest of the yard for the elusive 231hd. I crawled under numerous trucks. With no luck I made my way back to the van. Once I started disassembly of the 241c I realized that the chain from the 231d was missing. :twak: I made short work of the 241c and happy to see the 231d did in fact have the wide chain. However now I am missing the chain. I snagged the 6planetary and tried to retrace my steps without loosing my temper. :mrgreen: I got to the back of the yard and turned around and sighed. And sure enough on que my makeshift tool box(only brought a small plastic box with stuff for tcases) Broke free from the handle and my tolls exploded across the ground. :sad: Now I am pissed....But the truck next to me had a 5gall bucket in the back. So I snatched up my mess and threw the tools in the bucket. Retraced my steps some more and sure enough the chain was under a dodge I had crawled under. So yes I am an idiot. But it just goes that even an idiot can get it done from time to time.

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    wide chain with hubs, 6planetary gear set, long 23spline input shaft for carnuts project.
    The cost. $61 and 4.5hours of aggrivation..lol
    Things I learned....getting better with snap ring pliers....dont be a dumb ass..

    Will post more on how it goes together

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    I have always been told that if you are disassembling a TC you want a really good pair of snap ring pliers!
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    Have been wondering about this, as a local P-n-P has numerous 231D's and 231C's sitting out front.... and was thinking of getting one so I could upgrade my chain and planeteries... but wasn't for sure if it would work, and what all pieces I needed to make it work...

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    241c or 231c 6planetary and 231d front output shaft,hub off main shaft and chain.



    I will post more as I go

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    after going the same route as you did, id say stop junkyard diving and find a 300. flip it for $60 and run it. waste of time dumping any thought, time, or money into a 231 especially behind a v8.

    this was behind a healthy 4.7.
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