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Why do YOU hate slipyokes?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by 8_YOUR_H2, Feb 13, 2002.

  1. 8_YOUR_H2

    8_YOUR_H2 1/2 ton status

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    I am leaving this as an opend ended question. Tell me how you have had trouble with yours.
     
  2. Hossbaby50

    Hossbaby50 3/4 ton status

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    They leak like a bastard

    My Chevy isn't broken, its just out of gas.
     
  3. BOWTIE

    BOWTIE 1/2 ton status

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    i had a u-joint fail on me and it took out the slip yoke as well, but the bad part was when you loose a joint like that you can't leave the slip yoke in your case. so you end up spilling fluid all over the place. to where if i had a fixed yoke, there would be no spill and i could lock the front hubs, engage the transfercase into 4 hi and get home.

    <a target="_blank" href=http://community.webshots.com/user/bowtie1ton>My K5.</a>
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  4. slider

    slider 1/2 ton status

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    Same problem here. One good thing is I will never have rust under that part of my trucks cab
     
  5. 90K5

    90K5 1/2 ton status

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    I won't have rust there either, but thats cause I'm lazy and never wipe the grease off the u-joint when I lube it...but yeah, its annoying how you can't pull the driveshaft and drive home.

    90K5
     
  6. 4x4machine

    4x4machine Registered Member

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    Sorry to be the new dumb kid on the block, but what exactly is a slipyoke?

    drive it like you stole it
     
  7. RESTORE89

    RESTORE89 1/2 ton status

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    the piece that connects your drive shaft to your transfer case
    it just slips off backward when you remove the drive shaft from the rear end, and what they are saying is in the event you trash your rear end, if you were to try and remove the drive shaft and drive home on the front axle, all the fluid would come out of the transfer case. as oppose to a fixed yoke that you could remove the drive shaft, and the yoke (and fluid) stays in the transfer case
    chris

    It needs a bigger motor.
    what's in it now?
    doen't matter it NEEDS A BIGGER MOTOR
    89 350tbi/700r4h/np208/4.11's
     
  8. nvrenuf

    nvrenuf NONE shall pass! Premium Member

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    I don't like them because on a slip yoke application the tailshaft must be longer to accomodate it, with a fixed yoke you gain driveshaft length / angle from the shorter tailshaft. I also agree that the leak constantly.

    I recently swapped the tailshaft on my 205 from a slip type to a fixed yoke. No more leaks for me!!

    80 K10 w/ 468 and 1 ton stuff
    You don't scare me, I got chunks of guy's like you in my stool!
    www.nvrenuf.fws1.com
     
  9. FRIZZLEFRY

    FRIZZLEFRY 1/2 ton status

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    You can pull the drive shaft and drive home.Take the bottom of a plastic bottle or a plactic cup and place it over the extention housing and hold it on with a big hose clamp. It will hold the fluid in.

    What do I know,Im just a Ford guy [​IMG].<a target="_blank" href=http://community.webshots.com/user/beaterwhang>community.webshots.com/user/beaterwhang</a>
     
  10. GMCLegacy

    GMCLegacy 1/2 ton status

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    the yoke setup is better in regards to drive shaft movement. think about your slip yoke style when your rear diff drops down, requiring you driveshaft to lengthen, a spinning driveshaft that only expands by means of through a u joint then to a splined area that is at a different angle than your dirveshaft vs a yoke style dirveshaft where the splines allow the driveshaft to lengthen are "in line" with the driveshaft.
     
  11. 84_Chevy_K10

    84_Chevy_K10 Banned

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    Leak like a sieve, clunk, and have left me stranded by spewing the fluid on the ground no less than 5 times in two years.

    My 208 is on its way out.

    Edit:
    Forgot the time I lost my rear u joint on I 80 @ 70 MPH. If that wasn't bad enough....when the shaft came out of the 'case, thet front slip yoke hit the ground and bye-bye slip yoke. $25 at a junkyard for a new one.

    Tim
    '84 Chevy K10, lifted, loud, fast, and 3/4 ton axles
     
  12. reddog64

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    Anyone have a picture of a slip joke? or slip yoke?
     
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    gokartergo 3/4 ton status Staff Member Moderator

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    I have a picture of a broken one if you want it.. I just blew it out last weekend....Dan

    If it ain't broke.......Don't fix it....
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    Here's a picture of a slip yoke style driveshaft:

    http://community.webshots.com/user/zepplin1976
     
  15. Hossbaby50

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    The pic comes up as forbidden.

    My Chevy isn't broken, its just out of gas.
     
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    jekbrown I am CK5 Premium Member GMOTM Winner Author

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    SLIP YOKES SUCK!!!!!! =(

    they leak, arent as strong, and make solving lift-related driveshaft vibe problems a biaaaaatch. Some of the high-end drive shaft makers dont like making shafts for slip yokes because of reliability issues....that says it all right now.

    As I have said before, once the new 205 I got goes in...and the old 208 goes out...i will never EVER have a slip yoke on my off-road rig again.

    J


    See the on-going build up of my '85 Jimmy! <a target="_blank" href=http://community.webshots.com/user/jekbrown>http://community.webshots.com/user/jekbrown</a>
     
  18. NE79

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    did any years/t-cases come with a fixed yoke?

    uh-oh
     
  19. ftn96

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    Cause they suck. The slip yoke was another one of GM's Numb skull design ideas. Or whoever the hell designed it was out to lunch with no menu. And more than like was hitting the pipe a little too early in the morning.

    **WARN**ing, Something winching this way comes! [​IMG]
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  20. 6.2Blazer

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    I've been running with a slip yoke on my '90 for over 100,000 miles, about 40,000 of those have been with a 4" lift. I'm also using the stock driveshaft and the truck gets used pretty hard off-road. No problems so far.
     

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