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changing u-joint sizes

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by thezentree, Feb 15, 2004.

  1. thezentree

    thezentree 3/4 ton status

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    i was changing the oil in my 97 earlier tonight, and it hit me that when i do this SAS, that D60 doesnt have a 1310 yoke. ive heard from a few people that as long as the lift is very small (as in, 3" from the ORU kit and 3" springs), the stock front driveshaft will work. so my question is, how does the 1310 to 1350 (or whatever it is) conversion work? would it be cheaper and/or easier to just go ahead and get a new driveshaft? i plan to do it in the future, but money is tight, and i wanna get the thing running as cheaply as possible (but there is no way im gonna drive around with no front shaft and risk of one yall seeing me and posting the picture here /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif )
     
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    heavy4x4 1/2 ton status

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    D60 is a 1310 joint.
     
  3. burbBoy

    burbBoy 1/2 ton status

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    Depends on what yoke the D60 has on it. mine had a 1330 yoke. Some had 1350 or even 1410 i believe. Here are a few u-joint part numbers to help in the conversion


    1310 X 1350 adapter joint - spicer 5-460x neapco 3-3140 precision 348

    1310 X 1330 adapter joint - 5-134x 1-0134 253/275/353

    All you need to do is get the right joint above for your yoke and driveshaft combo.
     
  4. Blue85

    Blue85 Troll Premium Member

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    You should be able to use a conversion U-joint.

    If you prefer a different drive shaft, there should be a Chevy shaft in a junkyard with the right size U-joint on it.
     

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