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Old 05-15-2017, 12:54 PM   #1
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NP241 torque rod mounting?

New to the 4x4 world, in fact have never owned a 4wd. I live in the 82-87 square body space. Ultimate goal is to buy a 700/208 equipped truck long bed light 3/4 4wd. Power will either be a turbo'd 250 or a 5.3 LS, which would then take a 4L60E. I have a 700 cover with the support rods that run up to the engine mounts. I also have a 32 spline 208 in case in case I get a smoking deal on an early-ish 4L80.

I recently picked up a passenger drop NP241 out of a 1990 K5, with the 'short' adaptor and t-case cross member.. It came with the torque rod on the passenger side. I've seen some discussions on whether or not to use this but I've never seen a picture of where it mounts to. Anyone got an illustration, and do the 208's on earlier trucks use this set up?
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Old 05-16-2017, 05:58 PM   #2
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Re: NP241 torque rod mounting?

The torque rod mounts to one of the bellhousing bolts. Often times they never get put back on when reinstalling the trans/t-case. Is it needed? Probably not, but GM thought it was a good idea for it to be on there if that tells you anything.

I have one on my '70 Jimmy project. It's on a 4500/208 combo...but same concept. I clocked the t-case up a little and had to add a small spacer behind the rod where it mounts to the bell, from the factory it would have been flat against it.





Edit: I'm assuming you figured out/know how it mounts on the t-case. It uses the two big holes/bolts on the flat spot of the passenger side of the case.
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Old 05-17-2017, 06:00 AM   #3
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Re: NP241 torque rod mounting?

Thanks for the picture, I didn't picture that construction even though it still attached to the case. I was thinking it was like the early ones that attached to the frame, which were taken off as soon as a body lift was installed.

Now I just need the rest of the parts for this lash up...
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Old 05-17-2017, 12:52 PM   #4
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Re: NP241 torque rod mounting?

ive owned a few of these style trucks and used to run 38s and go offroading almost every weekend and have never ran that bar. i didnt even know one existed til like my 3rd truck as everyone seemed to always leave them off. maybe i never ran enough horse power to need it
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