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You Asked 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.

What size is a 1310 universal 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 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”.

Does universal joint 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.

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.

How do you measure a yoke joint?

How to measure yokes and u joints

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.

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.

How much torque can a 1350 U-Joint handle?

The 1350 U-joint is rated for 2,200 lb-ft (minimum elastic limit) of torque.

What is a 1350 yoke?

The forged 1350 steel pinion yokes are designed for Spicer 1350 series universal joints, forged for maximum strength, precision machined, heat treated for toughness, built with U-joint-style joint retainers, and available with the appropriate nuts, washers and u-bolt.

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.

How much does it cost to replace u-joints?

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The average cost for u-joint replacement is between $240 and $288. Labor costs are estimated between $108 and $137 while parts are priced between $131 and $151. This range does not include taxes and fees, and does not factor in your specific vehicle or unique location.

Do FWD cars have u-joints?

Front-wheel drive (FWD)

Instead of having a long driveshaft like on a rear-wheel vehicle, all the drivetrain components are in the front of the vehicle. Rather than using universal joints, this setup uses constant velocity (CV) joints.

How long do u-joints last on a truck?

In most cases, you have to grease your u-joints every 5,000 miles or so. When you fail to service your u-joints on a regular basis, they will fail. You don’t have to worry about this problem with maintenance free u-joints. Misalignment: This happens when you change the vehicle’s ride height.

How do I know what size 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 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 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.

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.

What is a double cardan?

The double Cardan joint is a solution for many driveline design configurations where the speed and included continuous operating universal joint angle requirements make it impossible to use a single Cardan joint.

Why is there a double cardan driveshaft?

The real benefit to a C. V. (double cardan) drive shaft is smoother operation at higher operating angles and longer life. The C.V. assembly works by intersecting the joint angles at the center pivot point and delivering a smooth rotational power flow or surface velocity through the drive line.

What size are yokes?

Common Outside Snap Ring U-joint Sizes and Series

Series Width Cap Diameter.
1310 Ford* 3 7/32″ = 3.219 1 1/8″ = 1.125
1330 3 5/8″ = 3.625 1 1/16″ = 1.063
1330 Ford* 3 5/8″ = 3.625 1 1/8″ = 1.125
1350 3 3/8″ = 3.625 1 3/16″ = 1.188

What is the yoke on a driveshaft?

A yoke is a device that unites, couples, or connects. As it relates to driveshafts, a yoke is the basic torque input and output component. The yokes illustrated in Figures 9 and 10 are “tube or weld yokes”. A tube or weld yoke is a yoke incorporating a locating diameter that aligns a tube or other driveshaft member.

What is AU joint yoke?

The u-joint is one of the oldest of all flexible couplings. It is commonly known for its use on automobiles and trucks. A universal joint in its simplest form consists of two shaft yokes at right angles to each other and a four-point cross that connects the yokes.