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Tired of waiting for FYC for 208...other options?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by jekbrown, Aug 15, 2001.

  1. jekbrown

    jekbrown I am CK5 Premium Member GMOTM Winner Author

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    As far as my 85 K5 goes I have been sitting on my hands for months now, mainly because I don't want to do any upgrades until I fix my slip-yoke-208-bad-vibes problem. I'd rather not test the durability of the JET T700 I want to get by rattling the heck out of it with the bad vibes. =\ Anyway, the SYC seemed like just the ticket for me, but quite frankly I am tired of waiting for it. Considering this, what other options do I have? What would I have to do to run a 205? If I was going to order a JET T700 tranny anyway, is there any way to get it 205-ready from the factory so I wouldnt need to fiddle with converters etc?? Grrrrr!!!

    Those bad vibes MUST go, hopefully sometime this year. If I can't get something with a fixed yoke...and thus high angle CV drive shafts, I swear my truck is going to rattle itself to death. Helllpppp!!!! =(

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    How much suspension lift are you dealing with? Is it the tcase, lift or somthing else causing the bad vibration? You may want to checkout highangle drive lines on http://www.pirate4x4.com .

    <font color=red> Elkboy </font color=red> 82 K5 fuel injected H.O.305, TH350/205, 14bolt/10bolt and 39.5 TSL's.
     
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    You could try axle shims and a t-case drop; might cut the vibes down enough that it's not gonna shake itself to pieces.

    You could also get a CV shaft with a slipyoke, but that's a little expensive, and in my opinion, not a real good fix.

    Best bet: Call or email Jesse at High Angle Driveline and let him know about how interested you are in the SYE, and get a status update from the man who's making the kit. Don't forget to mention CK5 to him...

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    Or you could swap to a 241 t-case and do a SYE. Not sure on everything you need to do but you need to change the output shaft on the trans for a 205 swap. I think Stephen at ORD can hook you up with everything you need to convert to a 205.

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  5. CaptCrunch

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    Will a 241 swap for a 208 case.... or is there more that needs to be done? Seems like they should or maybe just w/ an adapter... anyone know?

    -Mikey
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    208 case has a slip yoke anyway.

    If you really want to solve the problem, do what I'm doing, swap in a 4 speed/NP 205.

    Tim
    '84 Chevy K10, lifted, loud, fast, and 3/4 ton axles
     
  7. Brian 89KBlazer

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    Far as I can tell; should be a direct bolt-in Capt! Haven't seen anything to the contrary. You'll also have the better of the two cases if you do so!

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    Well first off I really like the 700R4 overdrive and steep first gear... even though they do have some issues. Also considering I'm a 24 yr old w/ about 65 yr old knees. My left need has had 3 rebuilds and now has both the MCL and ACL replaced w/ liagments from my back so I don't like sticks too much... although I can do it ok, I would really hate to be in a bad spot off roadwise and have something happen or even just the annouance of my knee being too sore, which happens alot. Last off I probably don't wheel hard enough to justify the big heavy 205 in there, but the 4 speed swap would otherwise be a sweet swap.

    -Mikey
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