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Unread 12-02-2011, 06:00 PM   #1
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hack n tap

I have seen this on craigs list, not that I would buy one, but, what is a hack n tap sye kit. ????

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Unread 12-02-2011, 06:40 PM   #2
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A style of sye that doesn't replace the slip yoke with a fixed. Instead you cut and drill, and tap the end of the slip yoke to bolt on a fixed converting it.
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Unread 12-03-2011, 09:29 AM   #3
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so how do they hold up ? anyone with a hack and tap? pro's / con's of hack and tap sye. tell us more!
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Unread 12-03-2011, 10:53 AM   #4
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I have one from RE it is has been doing the job. It is on my short list of items to change since I removed my 35.
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Unread 12-03-2011, 10:57 AM   #5
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They work fine you don't have to pull the transfer case. Been running one for about 10 years most of the time with 36" swampers.
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Unread 12-03-2011, 06:22 PM   #6
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They work fine you don't have to pull the transfer case. Been running one for about 10 years most of the time with 36" swampers.
So Im a little confused... you DONT need to do anything on the T-Case? Just swap out the driveshaft? Does it cure vibes?
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Unread 12-03-2011, 10:35 PM   #7
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The instructions for the Hack and tap actually have you pull the transfer case output shaft then cut in tap it. I actually cut mine while it was still in the transfer case with a cut off wheel. The reason the hack and tap is not as strong as a regular SYE is because you drill and tap a hole for a bolt to hold the plate on.
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Unread 12-04-2011, 07:39 AM   #8
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Thanks, I was wondering why they were cheaper than a regular style sye kit.
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Unread 12-04-2011, 08:19 AM   #9
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I pulled the driveshaft cut the output shaft and tapped with it on the vehicle then replaced the driveshaft. It's very simple to do all you need is a few hand tools, drill and a 4.5" grinder with a cut off wheel.
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Unread 12-04-2011, 03:38 PM   #10
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I might have to try this way since im not really ready to spend the money on a complete kit. I have a old t case with messed up shaft to practice on. That way i know exaclly what to do
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