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Has anyone seen or used these?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by playin_dirty, Oct 15, 2004.

  1. playin_dirty

    playin_dirty Registered Member

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    As an another alternative to the rear yoke joint straps, Summit Racing offers U-Joint girdles(made by Moroso) that look way beefier than the crappy straps. They are made from very strong 7075-T6 aluminum and provides almost total bearing surface coverage. They only cost around $20, I figured it might be a good way to go. Anyone have any ideas on these? /forums/images/graemlins/ears.gif
     
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    I bought one of these for the 1350 u-joint and it looks pretty good.
    The only thing it says that the the yoke has to be cut down to properly fit the girdle. I have notinstalled it yet so not sure on the fit.
     
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    Do you have a link or part number?
     
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    mr_beer 1/2 ton status

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    i got some moroso caps for my 12 bolt. the crappy straps wouldn't keep the driveshaft tight. the moroso caps haven't give me any problems /forums/images/graemlins/usaflag.gif
     
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    Good idea but guys fighting u-joint angles might have yoke clearance problems with them. Just something to think about.
     
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    Cool, thanks /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif
     
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    We have some blue ones laying around at work for a 12 bolt. I was going thinking about getting some, just because they look cool! /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    If you have good flex or bad shaft angles they will be junk in less than a day and make alot of grinding noises I tried this on my 12 bolt and tore them up bad. I ended up drilling out the yoke and using thru bolts and stock straps worked for me till I went 1 ton.
     
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    They are very strong, but as has been said they are bulky and would bind up with little angle.

    I have a 12 bolt car yoke hanging in my garage that broke the cross out of the u-joint, but still has both caps and trunions firmly held inplace, show me a strap that holds that well, just my $.02
     
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    Cool. Thanks guys. I will keep that in mind. Im not sure if they even make these for a 14 bolt, so I dunno which route to go.
     
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    [ QUOTE ]
    Jegs - Moroso u joint girdle


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    They do make them for the 1350 u-joint, here is the part number you will need......710-85830, 1350 Series Race Yokes U-Joint Girdles, Black Anodized. it will also work on the 1410 u-joints.
     
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    Ok, on a 14ff 1350 yoke how do yo tighten up the nut?? do you machine the yoke?? There isnt enough clearance to turn a nut.
     
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    Here are the girdles for the 1350 u-joint and the back of the package with the instructions on how to install them.
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    Very cool! If I wasnt going to a 1410 yoke I would definatley get those, it beats the sorry arse bolt that is in there now /forums/images/graemlins/ignore.gif did I do that /forums/images/graemlins/screwy.gif
     
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    I have a 1410 yoke and the 1350 u-joint fits in it also. These will work with the 1410 u-joint as well. That is what my plan is for these.
     
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    Sweet. Cant wait to give em a try. I am almost done with the rear end, so I will get a set of these instead of the stock crap straps. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    Look good so far

    Its been awhile since Ive posted anything, but as far as the Moroso girdles go, withh a little grinding and shaving of the yoke, they fit perfect and have no problem with bind at full flex. Unfortunately I havent been able to put them to the trail torture because Im in the middle of rebuilding my engine. Theyre lookin good so far though.
     
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    i bust alot of u-joint straps, mostly because of axle wrap, would these be a bad idea for anybody that used them?
     

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