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Join Date: Feb 2009
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I have started to answer twice but have stopped because I didn't feel I was really answering the question.
There have been five case designs.
For replacement on your '08 I would say that anything prior to '97 probably shouldn't be considered. I would bet that such cases would work, but there were a lot of changes during the '96 model year. That included changes to the cylinder, so there might have been some changes to the case as well. I would think that all cases would work, but the post '97 might be better. I might also be full of crap, as the case might be identical. I just don't know for sure.
The problem is, we know that the '88 case was strengthened by the addition of some bolts and bosses, but we don't know what changes were made to later cases.
My suspicion is that they were not significant dimensional changes. They were changes in manufacturing methods, changes in casting tooling, and so on. As crazy as it may seem, the color may be a factor and why the '11+ cases are considered to be a different part number.
If I were you, I would be comfortable using any case back to '97, though I would first try to find '08-'10 cases.
Sorry not to be of more definitive help.
edit: beware the bastiches on e-Bay who split the cases into two sales. They either don't know that the cases are a matched set or they think they can make more money by splitting them into two sales. In either case I say "**** 'em".
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Last edited by Tom Schmitz; 09-03-2014 at 10:01 AM.