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Your Question How much power can a 1350 u-joint handle?

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

How do you tell the difference between 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”.

Do they make U-joints with different size caps?

Each series has a specific cap diameter and overall joint width. The most common type uses outside locks, where a snap ring secures the outside of the caps, but there are also inside lock joints that use snap rings on the inside. They are not interchangeable.U-Joint Sizes.

Series Width Cap Diameter
1555 4.965″ 1.375″

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 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 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 do I know what size U-joint?

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.

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 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.

Do all u-joints have snap rings?

After a little more research, I found out that aftermarket u-joints do not come with selective snap rings! I had always purchased aftermarket u-joints. As it turns out, all u-joints are not equal.

How do I choose a u-joint?

How to measure yokes and u joints

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.

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 u-joint?

Double Cardan is a term used when describing a one-piece driveshaft with three (or more) universal joints.

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 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.

How many U-joints do I need?

That’s why it’s a good idea to check the u-joints at every oil change. A typical rear wheel drive vehicle has 2 or 3 u-joints. Some vehicles with a long wheel base, such as buses, have 3 or more u-joints. The more u-joints a vehicle has, the higher the chance a u-joint will fail.

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.

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.

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.