I'd like to hear any stories of people who have blown up a NP208, and the circumstances and types of vehicle it happened in. I have a spare SM465 mated to a NP205, but it is from a '77 and has the T-case has the ten spline input which I hear is wear prone. My SM465 is mated to the NP208 via a female 32 spline, which wears much better, but I know the actual case is weaker. I want to know if it's worth it to swap the tranny and t-case. I like the low of the 208 and the fact that it's lighter. On a side note, would it be correct to assume that the larger the lift, the more stress it puts on the the slip yoke housing of the 208? It seems that the greater the angle, the more force the yoke houseing would have to deal with. This is on a long bed truck, so driveshaft angles aren't that big a deal. Right now I'm riding on 33's, 3.73's, with a 305, but that's going to change to 35's and a 454. Axle gearing will most likely be 4.56 to take some strain off the t-case. Currently, I'm planning on using the 208 (it's in good shape) and I'll only put the other tranny and the 205 in there if it blows up. I'd just like to know the likelyhood of that happening. I don't do much rock crawling, mostly trails with lots and lots of loose rock and sand.