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Slip/Fixed Yoke Driveshafts

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by merc359, Jun 10, 2005.

  1. merc359

    merc359 1/2 ton status

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    :confused: Hi all,

    I am in the process of putting a fixed yoke in my 205 t-case. However, I am unclear where the "give" occurs. The slip yoke has some...welll......slip to it that allows for changing elevations and adjusts for flex when the rear driveshaft is moving. Do I need to replace the driveshaft to one that has some sort of slip mechanism built into it, or is that the whole point of the fixed-yoke: that it keeps everything where it is supposed to be?

    Rookie question...i know...

    Merc359
     
  2. 3rdshiftdesign

    3rdshiftdesign 1/2 ton status

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    Yes, you'll need to replace the driveshaft to allow movement, otherwise you'll be 2wheeling in no time.
     
  3. merc359

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    Slip / Fixed Yoke Driveshafts

    Do some driveshafts have a sliding shaft built into them like my front driveshaft?

    Any ideas on an approximate cost of that?

    Thanks.
     
  4. divorced

    divorced 3/4 ton status

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    Yes, you will need a rear shaft with the slip like your front shaft has. I bought 3 new driveshafts that were balanced and had Spicer u-joints for $470 at a local drivetrain shop.
     

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