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Question 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.

What size is a 1330 u-joint?

Understanding U-Joints

Series Cross Width Cap Diameter
1310 3.219 (3 7/32”) 1.062 (1 1/16”)
1310BC* 3.219 (3 7/32”) 2 @1.062 (1 1/16”) 2 @ 1.125 (1 1/8”)
1330 3.625 (3 5/8”) 1.062 (1 1/16”)
1330BC* 3.625 (3 5/8”) 2 @ 1.062 (1 1/16”) 2 @ 1.125 (1 1/8”)

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 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.

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.

Series Width Cap Diameter
7260 2.125 1.078″
7290 2.622 1.126″

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.

How are U-joints measured?

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 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 a conversion u-joint?

Conversion U-Joint 1310 Series To 1350 Series

Normally the larger the U-Joint the stronger it is. The 1310 to 1350 U-Joint Conversion is a mix of two different series specifications on the same u-joint so that that different sized yokes and driveshafts can be connected.

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.

What series is a 369 U joint?

Fitment U-Joint moog-369 fits these vehicles: AMC Ambassador 1967 thru 1974. AMC American 1968 thru 1968. AMC AMX 1968 thru 1980.

What is a double cardan U joint?

A double Cardan joint consists of two universal joints mounted back to back with a centre yoke
the centre yoke replaces the intermediate shaft.

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.

What is AU joint Spicer?

Spicer Extreme™ U-Joints: for Off-Road Use Only

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 dimensions of a 1350 u-joint?

Driveshaft and Driveline Parts &gt
Universal Joints &gt
U-Joints BY SIZE &gt
1350 Series U-Joint 3.625 X 3.625 – 1.188 outside snap ring &gt
1.188 X 1.188 Bearing Cap Diameter.

What are U-joints used for?

Universal joints allow drive shafts to move up and down with the suspension while the shaft is moving so power can be transmitted when the drive shaft isn’t in a straight line between the transmission and drive wheels. Rear-wheel-drive vehicles have universal joints (or U-joints) at both ends of the drive shaft.

What is the best driveline angle?

Most driveline companies recommend operating angles of 3° or less for maximum u-joint life. There should be a minimum of ½° to allow the needles to rotate. The higher the operating angle, the more likely your vehicle will develop a vibration at high driveshaft speeds.

What is the minimum U joint working angle?


How do you measure driveshaft angle?

Place a spirit level protractor on the driveshaft about halfway between the transmission and the Differential. Read and record the angle shown on the protractor scale and note whether the driveshaft points up or down at the front. Record the angle as “3 degrees up” or “2 degrees down,”etc.