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suitable driveshaft with slip-yoke eliminated

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Blue85, Sep 17, 2001.

  1. Blue85

    Blue85 Troll Premium Member

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    I have been thinking about getting a Ford or Dodge 208 case with the fixed rear yoke and swapping parts with my Chevy 208 to eliminate the slip yoke. I may as well have the big (1350?) U-joints at both ends since I will have a 14B rear end anyway. I understand that I will most likely need to have it re-tubed. With that said, does anyone know what kind of 3/4 or 1-ton truck would have a driveshaft with a good amount of slip joint to it?

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  2. Jason73K5

    Jason73K5 1/2 ton status

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    I think all the truck shafts will be way too long for a K-5. I'd go with a new CV shaft from High Angle Driveline.

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    Like Jason said you need to call Jesse at Highangle and get you a CV 1350 driveshaft like me. The only drawback is that its ahhhhhh, Pricy!!! But well worth it.

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  4. Blue85

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    All of the local shops are telling me that a C/V is generally weaker and should be avoided (I know, opinions are like noses...). They also say that a Blazer with 6 or less inches is easy to get smooth without it. I know that I can always spend a bunch of money, but it is much more fun to be smarter and therefore afford even more upgrades.

    Like I said before, I know that it would have to be retubed and balanced, but what kind of truck shafts should work?

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  5. Kyle89K5

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    Call Jesse. The man ROCKS!!! His CV shafts are NOT weak. I've got a 4" lift on mine and even after having dropped the case, I still got a little vibe. I'm saving the coin for a SYE and a new driveshaft from Jesse to get rid of ALL vibes

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  6. blazbrnc

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    How much slip are you looking for? Any blazer or truck with a 203 transfer case has a slip yolk in the drive shaft. I'd say it extends/compresses at least 6".

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    I have a Dodge version NP208. Came out of an '80 3/4 ton truck. If you're interested, let me know....

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