NP236/246 hybrid build

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Re: NP236/246 hybrid build

Post by racrx7 » Sat Nov 28, 2015 3:35 am

This is a wonderful product that could help all Astro Safai AWD enthusiasts.
Thanks Astrophysics. My Hybrid may be a bit overkill for normal use, but I wanted to see how far I could take it. It could be useful to any V8 swaps though.
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Re: NP236/246 hybrid build

Post by photo_van » Sun Nov 29, 2015 2:37 am

Nice work! =D>
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Re: NP236/246 hybrid build

Post by racrx7 » Sun Nov 29, 2015 3:00 am

Nice work! =D>
Thank you sir. I will post more pics and video when I have it all tidied up :cheers:
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Re: NP236/246 hybrid build

Post by rvflyfish » Sun Dec 10, 2017 7:56 pm

racr you say, "The front output shaft shown above the planetary on the right is from the 246 and will NOT fit in the 236/136 case. It uses different sized bearings not compatible with the 236/136 cases."

So did you have to swap the 236 front output shaft onto the 246 planetary?

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Re: NP236/246 hybrid build

Post by racrx7 » Fri Jun 15, 2018 10:39 pm

So did you have to swap the 236 front output shaft onto the 246 planetary?
Sorry I missed this from December. But the answer is yes. The planetaries are the same dimensions between the 236 and 246. There are 2 versions of the 246. One is used in the lighter V8 setups and use a 4 pinion planetary. The heavier duty 246 uses a 6 pinion planetary. A snap ring on the back side of the planetary holds the front output shaft meshed in place.

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