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208 slip yolk eliminator?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by durantk5, Apr 23, 2007.

  1. durantk5

    durantk5 Registered Member

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    Does anyone know if someone makes slip yolk eliminators for a NP208? I am currently putting one tons under my K5 and would like to get a longer driveshaft in the rear to help with the angle. thanks, Nick
     
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    1-tonmudder 1/2 ton status

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    Yeah,use the back case half and shaft from a Dodge 208.I know a guy who probably has it.
     
  3. Taylor

    Taylor 1/2 ton status

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    I was looking into the same thing a while ago, Tom Woods is the only company I heard that makes one for the 208, but its a pricy way to go. I ended up finding a good deal on a 400/205 combo and went that route.
     
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    Yes. I just found this! Tom Woods is offering a real SYE kit for the 208. They rework stock output shafts and cut down the stock tailshaft housing (meaning exchange + core charge). I am curious about the length of this setup. It is $570, but that includes a C/V driveshaft.

    http://www.4xshaft.com/SYE/208TransferCaseGMDesign-32Spline.html

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    Streetgliderx 1/2 ton status

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    i heard you can drill and tap the tail shaft and drill the fatory slipyoke and put a bolt through it
     
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    Yes, you can. Arizona Drivelines sells a kit to do just that (although nobody here seems to like them). It gets rid of the slip yoke, but doesn't give you the extra 5-6" of driveshaft length that a kit like the one above would give you. That's a big deal in a short wheelbase rig.
     
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    muddybuddy 3/4 ton status

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    rear 1/2 of dodge 208 will bolt on with a couple minor mods to it
     
  8. obijuan

    obijuan 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    hmm thats cool. a rebuild kit plus chain is like 250 then a new driveshaft locally here is 500+ (it seems im getting ripped off compared to others on here) then my dodge case im buying for 100 bucks. it seems i would be spending the same. either way. id rather go tom woods though. not sure if i want to rebuild my 208 though now that ive gotten a little further into gathering parts for this.
     
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    xanthias 1/2 ton status

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    They discuss it at the bottom of this page:

    http://www.arizonadrivelines.com/SYE_Kits_$375.htm

    No pics though.
     
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    55Willy 3/4 ton status

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    i went the dodge back half route, it was a piece of cake.
     
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    I don't know that the Dodge case route is a "piece of cake" (It does require some TIG welding of the back portion of the case) - the TW kit would definately be easier. It can be done cheap (I also got a junk Dodge 208 for <$100), but you still need a yoke and a driveshaft. I still did the whole thing for under $200, but there was a lot of time searching for parts. See my thread here: http://coloradok5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=100934&highlight=208

    The big question is what the Tom Woods setup sells for as SYE ONLY (no yoke or driveshaft included).

    With either method, you have to tear whole unit down to replace that output shaft. A rebuild kit is kind of optional. If your T-case is working well now, you may not have to replace anything. It's just the most convenient time to do it.
     
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    theres 3 different dodge cases i believe. I ended up using the chevy half but the dodge tail portion reclocked and tapped to get the oil passage all lined up.
     

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