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chevy1 11-14-2004 09:36 PM

Transfer Case 208
What shift pattern is 4 wheel high against - seat or dashboard?

**DONOTDELETE** 11-14-2004 10:15 PM

Re: Transfer Case 208
Going from memory...


After 4Hi, the shifter moves right and pulls back towards the seat again, there be 4Lo.

chevy1 11-15-2004 09:21 PM

Re: Transfer Case 208

thanks for the info,but i believe that i have another problem.i just got the truck a month ago and have only played with it here and there.i got the truck to lock into 4wd once and that was pushed to the dash.because i watched the the front driveshaft turn but wouldn't move in any other transfer far as my shifter moving to the right slightly after 4w hi it won't.i've heard about the shifters in these trucks going bad but it looks a lost.too bad its not a bulletproof 205. [img]images/graemlins/confused.gif[/img]

**DONOTDELETE** 11-15-2004 10:40 PM

Re: Transfer Case 208
Do you have the stock automatically locking hubs, or aftermarket manually locking hubs?

It's not totally true that the shifters go "bad" they just get sticky from lack of use. If you were to get under the truck, spray a penetrating lubricant on the linkage, and work the shifter around, it might help things out. You shouldn't need to get western with it after you've loosened it up. Mine works great, but then truck is probably the exception to most.

It's 21 years old and still has all of the paint left on the undercarriage. YES it has been used, 400,000 miles, many of which were in fields, the 4wd was used plenty. Used enough in fact that the stock auto hubs didn't dry up or wear out until the truck was parked for a few years in the mid 90s.

wrath 11-16-2004 05:28 PM

Re: Transfer Case 208
is it aluminum or cast iron? it sounds like a np203.

TxFireman 11-17-2004 08:36 AM

Re: Transfer Case 208
You're not going to get much help unless you tell us what year your truck is etc... are you sure it's a 208?

chevy1 11-17-2004 06:19 PM

Re: Transfer Case 208
it's a 1986 silerado w/stock 305 4brl,700r4 auto,and the tag on right side of transfer states 208 new process and it is alum.,from what i can tell it still has the orig. warn man.locking hubs.i plan to trash the 305 and build me a 383 stroker.not for sure if i want to keep the 700r4 or replace w/ has a homebuilt body lift,which is getting trashed,and will be replaced w/a superlift 6" all 4 spring lift.i plan to run 36" or 37" swamppers.but that's it in a nut shell.

**DONOTDELETE** 11-17-2004 07:49 PM

Re: Transfer Case 208
Sweet, thank you for the info. Now put all that in your profile so we know in the future. [img]images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]

Recommendation, research a shackle flip for the rear portion of your lift. Also, if it were me, I'd keep the 700R4 and have it built up. With gas costing over $2/gal, and no price break in sight, overdrive is your friend.

Have you attempted to clean up your linkage and lube it yet? I don't know how much grease and grime are built up under there, maybe if you preasure washed it, then tried to lube it; that might help even more.

chevy1 11-17-2004 09:26 PM

Re: Transfer Case 208
after i got the truck the very first thing i did was to pressure wash the "hell" out of it.frame,rearends,engine transfer,tranny.i HATE a greasy,grimmy,nasty udercarriage.then i greased all u-joints,frontend parts and then fully started playing w/the truck.this isn't my first 4wd.i had a 1975 c/deluxe that was stoutly built but some sorry ass thieves came and stole it from my in-laws house when they were away.that truck was stripped and parted the night or day it was stolen.but enough of that i get PISSED thinking about it.but clean,yes:lubed,no.but very next thing i do to it,when i give myself a break from hunt'n.THANKS for all the help guys. [img]images/graemlins/40BEER.gif[/img]

TxFireman 11-18-2004 03:01 AM

Re: Transfer Case 208
I'd keep the 700r4.. OD & a lower first gear than a TH400 or TH 350.

If you're going to be doing any serious wheeling, I would look into the spring rates of the springs you want to go with. I would bet that supelifts 6" springs don't flex all that well. I too would think about going with the 4" shackle lift in the rear to keep the softer rear springs. If you're not going to be doing a lot off road, then never mind, it's not going to matter much, you'll just have a harsher ride. But, all spring lifts are not always the answer to doing it right, if you plan on going off road a lot. There are a lot of options out there. The lower the rate (number) , the softer the springs.... just so you know when shopping.

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