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Time for a Doubler?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by BizeeB65, Apr 12, 2006.

  1. BizeeB65

    BizeeB65 1/2 ton status

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    So my 203 is crap, and I want to swap a 205 in, but I am now considering a doubler setup. I have read through ORD's site on the buildup, and the only thing I dont really think I will enjoy is the crossmember modification. All the rest seems very straight forward. However my other problem is cost. I would still need to find a 205, buy the kit and shifters, and modify the driveshafts.

    Whatchu guys tink?
     
  2. dremu

    dremu Officious Thread Derailer Premium Member

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    I love mine. However, I planned a year in advance which doubler adapter I'd use (and therefore which spline counts and shafts to use, etc). Changing your mind mid-stream can be very expensive.

    If you're worried about cost, check out the other vendors, as you may save some $$ and/or be able to use a different flavour of NP205.

    The crossmember was easy for me, just had to drill new holes in the frame. My shafts cleared without issue. Also, the Gen2 ORD Doubler might let you use the same rear shaft as you have now.

    -- A
     
  3. RaisedK5

    RaisedK5 1/2 ton status

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    Went i went to the Doubler from the Stock 203 my rear driveshaft went right back in and i was driving it that night. The Doubler comes out the same length as the 203.
     
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    orangeGMC 1/2 ton status

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    How far off was the front driveshaft?
     
  5. Greg72

    Greg72 "Might As Well..." Staff Member Super Moderator

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    You may be the perfect candidate for a STAK4x4 box....

    Since you are scrapping what's there now, the STAK can simply bolt in place of your existing transfercase. It offers TWO low ranges (3.05:1 and 5.44:1) and since it's basically the same size as an NP203, you may not have to even modify your driveshafts or crossmember... :thinking:

    Cost is around $2800 (there's always a catch isn't there? :D ) but if you compare it to the cost of a Doubler, plus the cases, plus driveshaft mods, etc...you may not be that far off pricewise, and you are WAY ahead from an overall driveline length and weight perspective.

    It's worth checking out....


    www.stak4x4.com



    :usaflag:
     
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    Wow... $2800... I am starting to think that just rebuilding the 203 and installing the part-time shaft kit will be the route to go. No new driveshafts, 2WD, no mounting mods...

    I am just at that point where I am tired of fixing things I didnt break. The PO was a complete retard, and just beat the tar out of this truck. I am hoping this t-case fix/swap/whatever allows me to actually wheel for a while without problems...
     
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