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NP205 output yokes

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by 4x4dreamin, Mar 2, 2002.

  1. 4x4dreamin

    4x4dreamin Registered Member

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    Please pardon my "lack of knowledge" but why is a fixed yoke output more desireable than a slip yoke. Is it a strength issue or what? Thanks to all that reply! Robert
     
  2. bee32

    bee32 1/2 ton status

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    with a slip yoke you have to continuasly grease it. Also it has a tendancy to strip out under load at the wrong time. But I still run one cause I like the flexibility of it and I don't do alot of rock climbing. Not yet any how still waitting to learn how. Till then I will stick to the muddin side.

    Brian
    83 K-5 4" on 35's
     
  3. 84_Chevy_K10

    84_Chevy_K10 Banned

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    Because if your rear driveshaft breaks, you're screwed. Pulling out the slip yoke causes the lube for the transfer case to leak on the ground, and thus you can't drive it home.

    It's hard to get a CV driveshaft with a slip yoke to work properly.

    It vibrates and leaks like a sieve.

    Any other problems anyone can think of?

    I have a 208, so I know all about crappy slip yokes (good thing the 205--fixed yoke is in the garage).

    Tim
    '84 Chevy K10, lifted, loud, fast, and 3/4 ton axles
     

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