My 208 could use a rebuild side play in the slip yoke, chain slop, some seals leaking a bit), so I started thinking about a SYE with a rebuild to get rid of the slip yoke and then since I'd have to get a driveshaft built to work with that, it would be something of a job. Not to mention the 208 SYE parts, hard to find without a left-nut price tag. I decided to just install a remanufactured and warranteed 205 behind the 700R4 (overdrive is a must for me). They won't take my 208 core for the 205, but my budget is somewhat flexible, so that's not a deal-breaker. There's the shifter issue, obviously, and the rear driveshaft difference (the 205 will be fixed yoke both outputs ) but I figured if a transfer case was going to come out and go back in, it might as well be a basically "new" 205 that wound up under there when it was all said and done. The 700R4-adapted 205 isn't here from the reman place yet, but I hope to have the whole swap done and driving in about 2 weeks. I keep thinking of all the potential problems and unforeseen hassles, but that's the nature of the beast.