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Your 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 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 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 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.

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.

What is 1350u 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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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 size is a 1330 u-joint?

Driveshaft and Driveline Parts &gt
Universal Joints &gt
U-Joints BY SIZE &gt
1330 Series U-Joint 3.625 X 3.625 – 1.062 – 1.125 outside snap ring &gt
1.062 X 1.062 Bearing Cap Diameter.

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 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.

What angle should my engine be?

What Is The Best Engine Angle? It is usually recommended that degrees are between 90 and 120 degrees. However, a system must work cohesively regardless of the temperature.

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 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.