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driveline length questions

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

  1. Poohbair

    Poohbair 1/2 ton status

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    So I just got done putting a 205 in my truck behind my 4spd. Went to put in the front driveline that the kid gave me w/ the tcase and it is WAY too long. Compared it to the one that came out w/ the 203 and it is the same driveline. My friend has a driveline that came out of his Blazer w/ a TH350 and a 205, it is about 2" shorter than the other shafts, but still too long. With it all the way compressed it is about a 1/2" from going in at all, let alone having any compression to it. So my question is this... does a 4spd / 205 combo have its own unique front driveline length different from everything else?
     
  2. Chaz88K5

    Chaz88K5 1/2 ton status

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    a 465/203 will have a longer shaft
    465/205 will have a shorter shaft
    465/208 should be the same as the 205
     
  3. blaz72

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    U need a shaft off of something with 4 speed 205, 205 some times has a place of its own.
     
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    4 speed and 208 takes the same shaft as 700R4/208 and TH 350/208 I do believe. I know it's a lot longer than the 465/205 setup.

    My front shaft is much shorter than the 208 cased trucks reguardless of tranny. I'd be willing to bet it's significantly shorter than any other setup offered in our trucks. Good thing about that is it's easy to shorten a longer shaft and cheap to do so!
     

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