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np 208 questions

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by matto, Aug 19, 2005.

  1. matto

    matto Registered Member

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    i have a np 208 in my blazer. i was just wondering if this is any good. it needs to be rebuilt so i also was wondering if it would be better to rebuild it or to replace it with a refurbished one.

    thanks for the advice
    matt
     
  2. Dain Fraser

    Dain Fraser Registered Member

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    208's have their advantages and disadvantages. The main advantage for offroading is that they come with a lower gear ratio then either the 205 or 203. The main disadvantage is that they are chain driven and so more prone to failure then a gear driven 205. I run one in my Blazer and i've never had a problem with it. As for replacing or refurbishing?...well w/e is cheaper! :D
     
  3. matto

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    cool thanks Dain. that helped alot. i was wondering if it was chain driven.
     
  4. diesel4me

    diesel4me 1 ton status Premium Member

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    CT huh??

    I see your in Mohegan Sun territory!..if your not in a hurry for another T-case,try going to the swap meets at Stafford Springs raceway in october,or Thompson speedway in november!--I scored a NP208 for a TH400 tranny to have as a spare for my 82 K20 for only 30 bucks,WITH the TH400 adapter!,at Thompson speedway's swap meet..I'm going to both places even if I dont need anything!(wasn't looking for the NP208,but could not pass up a deal like that!)....they usually have tons of 4x4 stuff at both swap meets.. :crazy:
     
  5. matto

    matto Registered Member

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    really! thats an awsome deal. i am going to have to check that out. have you ever been to any of the car shows at the sun? cause i go pretty much every week.

    thanks for the info man

    matt
     
  6. 79k20350

    79k20350 3/4 ton status

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    (Hijack)matt where abouts in uncasville do you live, i live in quaker hill, behind the graveyard on 32. Youve prolly seen my truck around, its a black k20 w/ 36's, no lift and a big white spot of bondo on the bedside. cool to know theres others from the area around
     
  7. matto

    matto Registered Member

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    i live on maple ave. right by yales junkyard, i have a red and white k5 blazer. i think i have seen you around. cool that we are are in the same area
     
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    79k20350 3/4 ton status

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    yup know right where you live. i think i may have seen your k5 in the yard, im always looking out for chevys. im always in that area ( my g-friend and her best friend live on 163)
     
  9. matto

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    thats cool. the garage is full with the impala and the bikes so there's no room for my truck. lol. i so have plans to lift it aand put bigger tiers on it in the near future. but i spent all of my money on the stereo. i am going to lift it 4 inches and put 33's on it. but not untill the whole drivetrain is all set.
     
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    79k20350 3/4 ton status

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    sounds good, email me at motoktm233@yahoo.com well have to go wheelin sometime, i know of a few places around
     
  11. matto

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    i have a kawi kdx 200. i am guessing by your screen name you have a ktm. what is it? i am into trail riding. so i wouldnt mind riding either and my email adress is crazyforchevy@hotmail.com if you want it
     
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    ct wheelers? awesome... and so far my 208 has been great... no prob only a lil leaks off the yoke.. im in cromwell.. down near middletown area.
     

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