Standard u-joints sizes are classified by series, with each series having specific cap diameter and overall joint width. Typically speaking, a higher series number translates to a stronger joint.Understanding U-Joints.
What is the difference between a 1350 and 1410 u-joint?
1350 joints are found in 1-ton trucks and use the wider body of the 1330 joint but with larger trunnions and caps. 1410 joints use a wider body but the same-size caps as a 1350 joint, making them perfect for high-horsepower, high-angle applications.
What is the difference between 1310 and 1350 U-joints?
Size and strength. The 1310 series joint is what you would expect to find stock in most Jeep or small trucks. A 1350 series joint/shaft is what you might find in many full size trucks. While it’s not 100% accurate, you could say that a 1310 is a “half ton” joint and a 1350 is a “one ton joint”.
How strong is a 1350 u-joint?
Relying on information provided by the manufacturer of the components, our calculation is that the 1350 series joint is about 37.5-percent stronger than the 1310 series. The 1350 U-joint is rated for 2,200 lb-ft (minimum elastic limit) of torque.
How do I know what u-joint I need?
You will need to measure from the edge of one snap ring groove straight across to the edge of the other snap ring groove. For U-joints with outside snap rings, you will need to measure from the edge of one u-joint cap straight across to the edge of the other u-joint cap.
How do I know if I have a Spicer u-joint?
Identifying the Driveshaft Series and U-joints | Spicer Garage
What is a 1350 u-joint?
Non-cross-drilled Heavy Duty 1350 U Joint
The Thrust washers in each bearing cap is to eliminate metal on metal contact preventing wear and lower overall operating temperature. It is non-greaseable design that is factory lubed with synthetic grease for excellent friction reduction.
What is the strongest U 1310 joint?
1310 Series Spicer MAINTENANCE FREE Universal Joint
Use this u-joint when you want the most strength out of a 1310 series universal joint. Stronger than a greaseable u-joint.
How Do You Measure u-joint size?
How to measure yokes and u joints
Are all 1310 U-joints the same size?
This allows you to mate a larger (or smaller) U-joint to the other. For example, you buy a new driveshaft that comes with 1350 weld-in yokes, but your car has 1310-sized yokes for the transmission and rear differential.U-Joint Sizes.
How much torque can 1310 U-Joint handle?
According to Spicer, the 1310 joint is rated at 400 lb-ft of continuous torque (down the track) and 800 lb-ft of short-term torque (launch at the line). The 1330 has the same size caps as the 1310, but the U-joint cross is the same size as a 1350.
How much drive shaft angle is too much?
Ideally, both driveshaft-operating angles will be 1 to 3 degrees. Anything over 3 degrees at the rear axle will shorten your universal joint’s life and could create vibration. If your angle is larger than 3 degrees, you must make sure not to exceed max driveshaft RPM as shown on this Spicer table.
What is double cardan joint?
A Double Cardan joint is essentially two single Cardan joints connected by a coupling yoke that contains a centreing mechanism. This centering mechanism keeps the input and output shafts in the same plane, regardless of the operating angle.
Do they make U-joints with different size caps?
Yes they do sell Ujoints with different size caps on each end. I had to use one when I bought a different driveshaft for a 1984 chevy truck that I had.
What is a Spicer joint?
Super strong, super durable Spicer Extreme u-joints are meant for off-road use and slower speeds. Featuring an SAE-4340 nickel chromoly steel cross with an enlarged trunnion diameter for added strength, these u-joints are virtually indestructible.
What are the different types of U-joints?
There are two types of U-joints, the cross and roller type and the ball and trunnion type. The cross and roller type is used the most
it allows the drive shaft to bend. The ball and trunnion type less frequently used
it allows the drive shaft to bend and also permits backward and forward motion of the drive shaft.
How far should slip yoke go into transmission?
CC: How much should the front yoke of a driveshaft engage the output shaft of the transmission? DD: The slip yoke should be able to go into the tailshaft of the transmission so the barrel is fully inside the seal. Then, pull out the yoke 1 inch. This is the correct amount of spline contact for the slip yoke.
What happens when u-joint fails?
A bad u-joint can cause a clunking sound or jerkiness while driving, particularly when letting off of and pressing the accelerator. A bad u-joint can also cause vibration at certain speeds, emanating from the center or rear of the vehicle.
Where is Spicer made?
Spicer incorporated the Spicer Universal Joint Manufacturing Company in May 1905, shortening the name to Spicer Manufacturing Company in 1909. In 1910, the company relocated to a site adjacent to the Lehigh Valley Railroad and Bound Brook in South Plainfield, New Jersey.