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208 fixed yoke

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Chaz88K5, Aug 15, 2001.

  1. Chaz88K5

    Chaz88K5 1/2 ton status

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    Welp i am pullin my transfer case tonight and takin it in to have it converted to a fixed yoke 208...i found a shop localy that had all the parts to do it...its goin to run me about 400 for all the parts a labor...i dont think that is too bad but i still have to get a drive shaft after its all said and done...but even doin this is cheeper that killin a C/V drive shaft every few months...i just killed the 3rd one this year and at 250 a pop i think i would be better off goin this route... i wanted to get the kit from high angle but i dont think i can wait anylonger...i need this thing fixed like yesterday...i want my truck ready for labor day!..[​IMG][​IMG]

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  2. FRIZZLEFRY

    FRIZZLEFRY 1/2 ton status

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    Im gonna do the fixed yoke thing some day.I dont have the money right now to do it.

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  3. 86K5TrailBlazer

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    what is "all the parts", I just got my cv shaft a couple of weeks ago. How are they busting on you? I havent taken mine off road as I am breaking in my new rear end. I have hear mixed feeling about this shaft off road.

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  4. CaptCrunch

    CaptCrunch 1/2 ton status

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    Chaz can yo do some snooping and find out exactly what they have cook'n there. Is it parts from a Dodge 208 or what? I'm pretty interested in this swap as well

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  5. Chaz88K5

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    well this is goin to be the first one they have done....i kinda talked him into it and so far the parts he had in stock was a dodge 208 out put shaft , and goin to have to redrill a tail shaft to make it line up with the bolt pattern on the case..after i am all done ill try to get part numbers...
    As for the C/V joint..i hate the thing...it got rid of the vibration but you can get grease in the center "ball" part of it so thos always take a [censored] on me....i am tired of payin 250 a pop every few months thats why i am doin this....i dont understand why i cant just run a normal 2 joint shaft...my angles are not bad at all..both are equal but i still get binding up....i bet in this last year i have spent at least 600 in just trying to get my drive shaft workin right..

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  6. DesertDueler

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    Please let me know how that turns out. I am deciding between a doubler or converting my 208 to fixed yoke


    86 Blazer 4"lift 35" MTRs locked front, still 1/2 ton axles.Other vehicles 69 Firebird with 525 hp,and a 70 GTO www.geocities.com/modifierperformance
     
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    If you're serious about fixing the problem, just swap out the 208 completely. It has good low range but that's the only good thing about it. I don't know what you do with your truck, but I'm getting rid of my 208 in favor of a 465/205 combo.

    Tim
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  8. Chaz88K5

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    i have a 465 and 205 combo sittin but i wanted to use that for my 72....when my 72 is done my 88 is goin to be my tow rig...so i would like it strong enough to mild weeling but i dont need it really beefy....so i dont see wasteing my time and money changing it over to that if i am not goin to wheel it very much or very hard...i think this is the most cost efective way of doin it...in my head at least

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  9. Storm Trooper

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    Chaz, let us know. I'd like to convert if it's strong enough.

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