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465-205-205 doubler...

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by 79k20350, Feb 11, 2006.

  1. 79k20350

    79k20350 3/4 ton status

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    So im getting a divorced 205. the orignial plan was 465-205 but now im thinking 465/205/ divorced 205. any opinions? the only thing im worried about is having to rotate the first 205 up, ive only seen one guy making kits and he sells them on ebay but i cant find anymore. so what do ya guys think?
     
  2. sled_dog

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    holy huge drivetrain. Yeah basically that would be really long. if you have the wheelbase to deal with it, thats cool, I can't tell if you do or not but I don't think so. Why go 205/205? I mean yeah doubler adapters aren't "cheap" but they are worth it. Heck NWF is having a sale now, I think it is $599. If I didn't have my WMS kit I'd jump on that in a heartbeat. Different is cool but the disadvantages seem too numerous to me. The drivetrain length, you'd have to twin stick both cases(the first one so you could actually put it in 2lo. Then if you do rotate it up, its going to be inside your cab. I mean to rotate it enough to get it out of the way the first case would be sticking up through the passenger floorboard, right about where the front seat mount wants to be.
     
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    Swap a 32-spline input into a Ford 205 and you're done ;)

    Or - for better ratio selection - hang a driver's drop NP241 (or one of the 1-ton BW cases) on the 465.
     
  4. ProJunkRacing

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    get a stak
     
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    i know it would be long, but i can rotate the divorced case down and the other up. the only reason im thinking this is cause it would be cheap and would seem to be pretty easy. alot easier than finding a 32 spline 465 or 10 spline 203 and adapter. i dont think length would be too much of an issue. i was thinking cable shifting the rear. and for the front case i would only need to operate one of the shafts to get it into low correct? stak is real expensive... also it needs to be pass side drop so ford case dont work for me.
     
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    again though, im just thinking out loud. make the most outta what i got. if the front drive shaft clears than it may be worth it.
     
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    Go for it. I was thinking about Doing a 465/205/205 myself, but instead of using a divorced 2nd case, I would marry the 2nd case to the output of the 1st with some sort of custom bearing retainer/adapter. However, finding two 32 spline input NP205's, as well as converting my 465 to 32 spline, would be about the same price, if not MORE, than going conventional doubler.
     
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    :doah: I forget most people's rigs don't come with this stuff. :o ;)
     
  9. NorthWestFab

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    If it makes it any easier, we are coming out with a 10 & 27 spline female 203/205 shaft, you will be able to directly plug and 10 or 27 spline male NP205 right onto the NP203 - no case boring required.

    Looking at about 6 weeks before those shafts will be availible - we are nearly completly presold of this type of shaft - there are a few left.
     
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    You don't really need to convert the SM465 output shaft, while nice to have not necessary. I converted my np203 input to 10 spline, converted my 10 spline np205 to 32 spline, and got the WMS doubler in the Oct sale for 500 bucks.

    Shafts to convert and WMS doubler came to 700 bucks. Not bad for a doubler with the np205 clocked up flat.

    I also made my own shifters from nothing but the left over 203 and 205 shifter parts.
     
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    I guess you're lucky that your tailshaft wasn't chewed up when you pulled the transfer off of it, then. Mine was, along with the sleeve. I have also heard that the rare 10 spline 465/203 combo wears similarly.

    To me, if you're already spending a chunk of change on a doubler, might as well do it right with 32 spline. However, my 465 needs rebuilt, so it would be easier to justify a mainshaft swap. I guess whatever works for ya~!
     

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