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Quick Answer: What is the difference between a 1310 and 1350 u-joint?

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 much power can a 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 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 uses a 1350 u-joint?

These U-Bolt style yokes are specifically designed for Spicer 1350 use: Ford 9”, Ford 9” Pro Pears, Ford 8.8”, Mopar 8.75, GM 10 bolt, GM 12 bolt and Dana 60.

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 the difference between 1330 and 1310 U joint?

1330 joints use a larger body than the 1310 joint but the same-size trunnions and caps. They are often found in 3⁄4-ton trucks and allow more angularity than 1310 joints but are only marginally stronger. 1350 joints are found in 1-ton trucks and use the wider body of the 1330 joint but with larger trunnions and caps.

What size is a 1310 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”)

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.

What is the size 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.

How Do You measure u-joint size?

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 you measure a yoke joint?

How to measure yokes and u joints

How do I know if I have a u-joint Spicer?

We recommend using a caliper or micrometer to most accurately measure u-joints. Once you have recorded your measurements, click on the images below to select the appropriate style of u-joint you have. You will then be directed to The Expert to identify your u-joint kit by the dimensions you recorded.

Do U-joints have part numbers on them?

On all U-joint styles, the measured dimension should be slightly less than the dimensions you’ll use to look up the part number. Make sure to take note of the type and location of grease fittings and to write down your measurements.

Does drive shaft diameter matter?

The longer and smaller (diameter) a driveshaft is, the lower its critical speed. Critical speed is felt as excessive vibration that could cause the unit to fail.

Do universal joints work at 90 degrees?

It consists of a pair of hinges located close together, oriented at 90° to each other, connected by a cross shaft. The universal joint is not a constant-velocity joint.

How much slip does a driveshaft need?

Any time you lift or lower your vehicle, you should have your driveshaft checked for proper clearance. How much slip travel should I have? In most applications the minimum is 3/4 inch and more than 1 inch is not necessary.

What is a 1344 u-joint?

QU40758 Greaseable S44, AAM 1344, or 3R Series Driveshaft Universal Joint for many Dodge and General Motors front or rear driveshafts from the mid 1970’s to current. QU40758 is a hot-forged, alloy steel, greaseable u-joint with nitrile rubber seals. You will find this u-joint used in both CV and non CV applications.

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.

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.

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.

How do you calculate driveline angles?

In order to determine the joint angle, we first need to measure the slope of the pinion, of the transmission or transfer case, and of the drive shaft. The differences are the net joint angles. For example, if your drive shaft is 20 degrees and your transfer case is 5 degrees down, your joint angle is 15 degrees.

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 slip yolk?

The slip yoke is an important component of any drive shaft assembly. The slip yoke assembly (pictured on the right) is what allows drive shafts and PTOs to flex or “slip” with their given application. The slip yoke is also essential for allowing u-joints to rotate properly with the drive shaft.

What is a rear u-joint?

Rear-wheel-drive vehicles have universal joints (or U-joints) at both ends of the drive shaft. U-joints connect to yokes that also allow drive shafts to move fore and aft as vehicles go over bumps or dips in the road, which effectively shortens or lengthens the shaft.