Dismiss Notice

Welcome To CK5!

Registering is free and easy! Hope to see you on the forums soon.

Score a FREE t-shirt and membership sticker when you sign up for a Premium Membership and choose the recurring plan.

Dana 60 1310 Yoke?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by pomai, Apr 19, 2005.

  1. pomai

    pomai 1/2 ton status Premium Member

    Joined:
    Jan 26, 2002
    Posts:
    435
    Likes Received:
    3
    Location:
    Oahu, Hawaii
    The Dana 60 I'm installing into my 88 blazer apears to be a 1310, Is that posible?

    The front drive shaft universal joint from the 10 bolt I took out fits the dana 60 yoke. I want to install a 1350 yoke on the Dana 60.

    Is there a 2 size universal joint available, which will allow me to use the stock drive shaft and connect it to the dana 60 with a 1350 yoke?
    Thanks Ed
     
  2. Hossbaby50

    Hossbaby50 3/4 ton status

    Joined:
    Sep 1, 2001
    Posts:
    8,972
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Peoria, AZ
    Yes, the D60 should have a 1310 yoke on it.

    You can use a conversion ujoint to connect a 1350 to 1310. I believe the number is Napa #348.

    Harley
     
  3. pomai

    pomai 1/2 ton status Premium Member

    Joined:
    Jan 26, 2002
    Posts:
    435
    Likes Received:
    3
    Location:
    Oahu, Hawaii
    Thank you very much. Thats what I wanted to know. But why a 1310 on a Dana 60
     
  4. sweetk30

    sweetk30 professional hooker Premium Member

    Joined:
    Nov 1, 2004
    Posts:
    25,548
    Likes Received:
    543
    Location:
    horseheads , ny 14845
    some stupid reason thay made all frt shafts same joint go figure. i think it should be a 1 ton joint on a 1 ton axle.


    and the way you are headed is good for 1350 setup. but the trick joint is about the same strength as the 1310 joint. and the 1310 is o.k. in my setups over the years. my truck was 6500 lbs curb weight and 38 swampers never broke the frt setup with 1310 on it.

    if you need 1350 then get the hole setup from tcase down to dana 60.
     
  5. 79Beast

    79Beast 1/2 ton status

    Joined:
    Dec 9, 2001
    Posts:
    1,155
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Georgia
    My advice: DON'T use a "bastard" joint. A 1310/1350 combination Ujoint is weaker than a normal 1310 joint and you're really just wasting $$ buying a 1350 yoke for the 60 if you're still gonna run the stock driveshaft. I seriously doubt that the Ujoint at the axle will turn out to be a weak link.
     
  6. Hossbaby50

    Hossbaby50 3/4 ton status

    Joined:
    Sep 1, 2001
    Posts:
    8,972
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Peoria, AZ
    You are very correct in saying that the 1310 at the pinion is probably not going to be the weak link. A 30 spline D60 stub is weaker then the 1310 pinion ujoint.

    Harley
     
  7. NorthWestFab

    NorthWestFab 1/2 ton status

    Joined:
    Jan 11, 2005
    Posts:
    311
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Canada Eh.
    All Chev D60's came with 1310...as other have said why not 1 ton gear on a 1 ton axle...we will never know.

    Unless you are planning to make all the u joints on your front shaft 1350 style, there isn't any advantage to upgrading *just* the pinion yoke to 1350, except maybe for future upgrades. I'm not a huge fan of conversion u joints, they're weaker, and if you blow one and don't have a spare chances are your stuck, not many guys carry them.

    Cheers. :)
     
  8. pomai

    pomai 1/2 ton status Premium Member

    Joined:
    Jan 26, 2002
    Posts:
    435
    Likes Received:
    3
    Location:
    Oahu, Hawaii
    The problem I'm having is the yoke on my 60 needs to be replaced, and because I don't have the money right know for a new drive shaft but need a new yoke, I might as well buy the 1350 know and use the 1310-1350 universal joint untill I'm ready to buy a new drive shaft, And I'll already have the 1350 yoke.
    I already bought a Jesse High Angle drive shaft for the 14blt ff I installed a week ago, but not financially ready for the front at this time.

    Thanks Ed
     

Share This Page