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Need advise on temp driving status..

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by ftn96, Aug 25, 2001.

  1. ftn96

    ftn96 1/2 ton status

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    Just got done with my 14 bolt swap and I've also just my Fixed yoke kit installed for the 241, minus the "correct" yoke seal. But I need to re-angle my rear axle for a cv shaft. I was going to drive 2wd only with a 14 degree shim. But I dont like that idea and my welding skills are rookie at best.
    So I was wondering if it would be cool for me to ride around in front wheel drive for a couple hundred miles till I eaither get the perches re-angled or crap the doe adn have someone else do it for 150-200 bones.
    Mainly need to know about the front wheel drive issue.
    Thanks in advance

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    I dont think it would be a good idea to drive around in just front wheel drive. Most people only do it to limp home. It will put alot of stress on your transfer case. I would wait and get new axle perches and weld them up. As for welding them yourself, you can do it but to a little section at a time so you dont warp the tubing.

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    AAAh, I see another vote of confidence!!![​IMG]

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    From experience

    A couple of hundred or thousand miles in front wheel drive is not going to hurt anything. Just make sure you have your rear end bolted down good. Dont worry about the strength of your 241 it will carry the weight. I would keep an eye on the yoke without that seal it might sling fluid everywhere.

    One more note dont get bored and take it out wheelin' cause without the back axle workin' for ya it sucks big time. Just experience talkin'

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    Oh, it aint going no where till that seal is in. How ever, I dont have a yoke. Well I do have one from another 14 bolt. WIll it bolt up to the T-case output shaft?

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    come boys and girls, does anyone know if the yoke from a 14 bolt has the same splines to slide onto the rear output shaft of a 241?

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    I think the chaces that the yoke from a 14 bolt and the yoke for the 241will interchange are slim at best. I could be wrong, but i'd be really surprised if they did interchange.

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