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465/208 owners...

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by dyeager535, Nov 25, 2002.

  1. dyeager535

    dyeager535 1 ton status Premium Member

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    Any of you ever driven a 465/205 combo (not a newer 32 spline one ton) back to back with your 465/208 and can comment on how "tight" the drivetrain feels?

    Thinking of converting my 205 to 32 spline to eliminate the drivesleeve, *thinking* that will decrease the amount of slop in the drivetrain. (You know, when you let off the gas or leave it in 1st and let it idle, and the vehicle surges as all the components get tight, then go slack, and so on)

    I've never driven a 465/208 combo, but the elimination of the drive sleeve, and the additional splines, *should* serve to tighten that coupling up. I know there are other factors, but one thing at a time. Obviously age will be an issue between the two setups, but the 465/205 coupler/shafts wearing is a known issue.

    Anyone?
     
  2. imiceman44

    imiceman44 1 ton status

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    Hey dorian, I had a 465/203 combo, and the slop was anbearable, then the chain broke, so switched to a 205 and you know the 203 doesn't have a sleave, the 205 does and still It's much tigheter now, when I am idling it doesn't shake me up back and forth anymore, but I made sure I got a very clean sleeve.
    I have been running this combo with a diesel, for more than a year now.
    I am satisfied with it.
    Theoretically you are right the more connections the more slop you should have, but mine is really tight.
    By the way, the 203 splines were still good and the shaft on the tranny is also good, I guess my slop cam from the TC itself.
     
  3. dyeager535

    dyeager535 1 ton status Premium Member

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    Thanks for the input!

    The conversion over to the 32 spline is fairly expensive ($200 for the ORD kit, then approx $50-75 for machining) however, ORD is apparently working on something to convert a 205 over to 32 spline without machining.

    Straight across from 10 spline to 32, with no machining, would be awesome. Remove 208, install modded 205, done. : )
     

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