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Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by outlaw612, Oct 18, 2001.

  1. outlaw612

    outlaw612 1/2 ton status

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    Cant decide what to do, go to a 465/205 combo or a 700/205. If I went to a 700, it would be a Raptor or equivalent. Im leaning towards the 465 but Im worried about the performance in the mud and on trails. How big of an issue is the clutch slipping when bogged in mud or when climbing? How difficult would the 465/205 be to install in my 82 blazer(currently a th350/208?)

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  2. ftn96

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    All I know is its alot easier to navigate the trails with 2 pedals rather than 3. On the street I love 3 pedals. [​IMG]

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  3. tRustyK5

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    I've never had my clutch slip in either mud or trail conditions. As for worrying about 3 pedals instead of two...well I'm hardly ever on the clutch. If it dies on me I just hit the start button without taking it out of gear. It fires right up in gear and continues up the trial. The disadvantage is trying to shift in the mud...it usually results in lack of momentum and getting stuck. You just have to get to know what gear will do it for you. I find second gear low range works good for my truck in the mud...

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    I am an auto guy, but the 465 has a lower first gear and virtually indestructable....... I would personally pick an auto though

    Mike

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    Biggest problem with the clutch in the mud is when you try to shift with it burried. Then it gets gunked up and wont engage correct. I have seen it a few times. Pain in the ass.

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    I would think mud would cause some problems, but I'm wondering if a lot of those problems aren't because people always remove the inspection plate/clutch cover, and don't put it back on. I know I'm not running one, but in mud, the bellhousing opening would be a big giant scoop for the mud.

    I'll defend the 700, but I will never say that it will outlive an SM465 : ) OD is nice, but just get bigger tires and reduce axle ratio if you are really worried about RPM's or mileage.

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    I put a 465/205 in my 82 about 6 months ago it all went in ok.The pedals and clutch linkage was the hard part.All the bolt holes are already there so everything bolts in.I used the manual linkage so i had put a hole in the floor for the clutch rod and cut a hole for the shifter.I swapped everything out of a 77 i bought just for this reason so i had all the parts i needed along with drive shafts.i did still have to have the front shaft shortend 2 inches but the rear shaft fit. SHOULD HAVE USED HYDR.CLUTCH but theres always next time

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  8. Dip Stick

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    I would go with 465, mainly cause i have always like manuals over autos because there is less slipage. But an auto does have an advantage, mainly how fast it shifts and you don't have to always be thinkin about what gear to be in and playin with the clutch when crawling over stuff. If you want a bullit proof auto with od then invest in an 4L80. Almost identical to a Turbo 400 but with od.
    I dunno, just my 2 cents

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    All depends on how you like to wheel. Some guys live and die with 3 pedals and other say it sucks. I personally like the auto. Let's me concentrate on other things rather then clutch engaugment... plus w/ 2 knee rebuilds and a 3rd in the near future, the only clutches I'm going to be using is matched to a Lenco [​IMG]

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