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4x4 louckout hubs?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by pregate, Aug 30, 2000.

  1. pregate

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    a mechanic is recommending i do it cuz itll ease up on my transfer case problem..
    what do you guys do?
    use hubs when youre not offroad? or not

    1979 K5 Blazer
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  2. fr8train

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    Ummm what T-case are you using? And what are the symptoms of your problem? Also what year is your rig?
     
  3. pregate

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    its all stock 79

    the chain in the case is loose, making a big "thunk" when changing gears..

    i decided to go ahead and get them.. since its also my daily driver itll save on gas alot ..

    1979 K5 Blazer
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    Ok, so basically you had a full time 4wd t-case. Sounds like you did the right thing. Or you could have just switched out the T-case. For for a NP205 or NP208. Would basically cost as much as the hubs and t-case fix in a shop.
     
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    whats the advantage of the 208?
    im a total blazer newbie :P

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    He said it was a daily driver. I use mine as a daily driver too. Then I do some weekend warrior suff too. I have never had a problem with it on or off-road. My Jimmy has a built motor and the trans. has been redone to handle the added stress. I havent broken t-case yet, so I am not about to muck with it. Besides, the NP208 has a really good low range, though it is a weak case. My Big Jimmy has a NP205 + 410hp running it, she is a different animal all together.
     
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    Oh, the NP208 will be easier to find in a yard that can be bolted up to a 305 or 350. Thats less money out of pocket and into other stuff.
     

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