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208 in M1008

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by 84CUCV, Dec 14, 2005.

  1. 84CUCV

    84CUCV 3/4 ton status Premium Member

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    I know all other gm 1 tons have the 205. Do these have a 208 because the gov wanted the lower gearing of the 208? Thats the only thing i can think of. Any other ideas why?

    mike
     
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    atho 1/2 ton status

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    less weight? :thinking:

    some of the CUCV had the 205 because it has a PTO.
     
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    Most likely because the 208 was the standard transfer case for civilian model trucks at the time, and in general it will hold up just fine..........especially considering that a CUCV had maybe a 150 hp engine and 235/85 tires.......
     
  4. 84CUCV

    84CUCV 3/4 ton status Premium Member

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    yea, i guess your right. Never thought of that. mike
     

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