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AK-57 Suspension and 208 Slip Yoke question

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by scrappy88, Oct 11, 2003.

  1. scrappy88

    scrappy88 1/2 ton status

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    I plan on installing the 6" AK-57 suspension (Springer) kit on my K5 in the near future. I'm going to have a new driveshaft built after I put the lift in. I have an np208, and was wondering if I am going to have problems with the driveshaft popping out of the t-case since the axle will now have the ability to drop so far down?

    I'd like to ditch the 208 for a 205 with a doubler setup, but that's way out of my price range at the moment. I'd just like to get it set up with what I have right now.

    Thanks! /forums/images/graemlins/cool.gif
     
  2. or2play

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    If your driveshaft hasn't been lengthed your probably gonna be fine. A few guys that have put the springer kit on after lengthing the driveshaft and actually have to shorthen it. As the axle swings down it actually comes forward a bit.
     
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    [ QUOTE ]
    If your driveshaft hasn't been lengthed your probably gonna be fine. A few guys that have put the springer kit on after lengthing the driveshaft and actually have to shorthen it. As the axle swings down it actually comes forward a bit.

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    what he said.

    LaBarge is running it and he has a 241. i dont know if he has a slip yolk eliminator or not. he may verry well be.
    Grant
     
  4. therobzilla

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    Brian "LaBarge" is running the Springer setup, and does run the SYE on his 241.

    Drop him a line, he can tell you what he did as far as driveshafts are concerned.

    Rob
     
  5. SCOOBYDANNN

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    i have a special springer 6" setup and a stock SY 208 and had no problems at all w/a stock driveshaft.
     

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