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Opinions on a driveline choice

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by dammit32, Jan 26, 2004.

  1. dammit32

    dammit32 1/2 ton status

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    Hey I finally have the funds to support a rear 1 ton cv ! but now my decision is wether or not to spend the extra $340 on the SYE kit and $100 on the flange and get rid of the long snout on the 241 and have a slip shaft or just get a slip yoke and say its 'good enough' and buy a set of Thorleys with the remainder.

    Decisions decisions decisions.... /forums/images/graemlins/confused.gif
     
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    I would get the SYE kit, it saves a lot of the hassle if you break a shaft. Instead of rigging up a Coke bottle and some Duct tape to get home /forums/images/graemlins/doah.gif
     
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    rjfguitar 3/4 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    I see you only have a 4" kit and I bet your angles aren't bad at all. I would just have a 1 ton cv shaft made and leave the slip yoke. That is exactly what I am going to do very soon and I have more like 7" of lift. I would spend the extra money on the headers.
     
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    I would do the SYE, without question.
     
  5. dammit32

    dammit32 1/2 ton status

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    With the shackle flip the working angle of
    each joint right now is about 15*. I beleive with a slip yoke shaft I figured the cv joint to be a little below 15* but of course the pinion angle would be like 2*.
     
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    u2slow 1/2 ton status

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    Wasn't there something about swapping the fixed-yoke business off a Dodge NP241??? If so, all you'd need it a t-case core.... usually $100 or so /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif
     
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    dammit32 1/2 ton status

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    I was reading about that on PBB cause the search feature here is limited /forums/images/graemlins/frown.gif From what I could see ...everything in the case is transferable from the Dodge _except_ the yoke shaft... something about how the shift mechanism lines up... beleive me if theres a buck to save I'm all for it...

    I was thinkingof taking the shaft off from my junk 1 ton duelly out back and having the local shop add a cv w/slipyoke to the end of it. But then I figured how much I was going to spend doing that I decided to go new.
     
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    [ QUOTE ]
    I would get the SYE kit, it saves a lot of the hassle if you break a shaft. Instead of rigging up a Coke bottle and some Duct tape to get home /forums/images/graemlins/doah.gif

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    I agree 100%. I went with a slip yoke thinking the same thing and was way more of a hassle then it was worth. Broke the shaft... never was 100% satisfied with the ride quality, do it once and forget about it with the SYE and beefy shaft /forums/images/graemlins/cool.gif
     
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    slip yokes are the devil.

    j
     
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    slip yokes are the devil.

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    Pretty much sums up my opinion in one sentence.
     
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    experiences....
    A friend of mine on this board, wheels his 700r4/241 combo hard with 40's. And has never had a problem. this same truck broke the hydro assist ram shaft in half and broke rock slider brackets. but the slip yoke is fine.

    I personally, havn't had any problems with my 208 slipyoke. I just spent 175 on a rebuilt/cut/balanced cadillac CV shaft for the rear of my truck. It's a 1330 sized CV and looks very beefy. I have a 6.5 inch lift and my rear axle has moved perchs on it to change the pinion angle.

    With your 4 inch, a normal shaft should work great, but go for a CV if you wish, It might ride smoother with less vibes.

    Blake
     
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    [ QUOTE ]
    Hey I finally have the funds to support a rear 1 ton cv ! but now my decision is wether or not to spend the extra $340 on the SYE kit and $100 on the flange and get rid of the long snout on the 241 and have a slip shaft or just get a slip yoke and say its 'good enough' and buy a set of Thorleys with the remainder.

    Decisions decisions decisions.... /forums/images/graemlins/confused.gif

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    Go SYE /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif
    It was the best decision I made for my 241 setup. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
    Replace your seals and bearings while you're in there too.
    Kit with all the parts is available from JB Conversions.
     

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