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Interesting 1/2 ton u joint upgrade

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by sled_dog, Mar 30, 2005.

  1. sled_dog

    sled_dog 1 ton status

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    http://www.trbmachine.com/axlejoints.htm

    Noticed Dan Dibble talking about this places axles for his Rockwells and went to take a look. Looks like they have some half ton upgrade with double splined shafts and bolt in u joints. Anyone know anything about this place or these? Yes I know about Sunray Engineering doing a similar setup for 60s.
     
  2. mrk5

    mrk5 The Sticker Guy Moderator Vendor GMOTM Winner Author

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    Okay, I'm going to ask a dumb question. What's the advantages to the axle joints? I understand the bolt-in u-joints, easy to change but are the stronger? What is the double splined thing about?
     
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    sweetk30 professional hooker Premium Member

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    the shaft is all buy its self. the yokes can be changed from the shafts. and a big wast of money in my eyes. if it gets that bad the 2 1/2 ton rockwells will be under my ride.
     
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    The advantage I see is if you don't twist the splines you and you bust a Ujoint you just change a yoke instead of full stub or inner shaft. No idea about strength on these.
     
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    The problem still lies with the U-Joint being the weakest link. Any time there are needle bearings involved, they will deform causing failure of the part (for our uses).

    I also have a problem with the double splined shafts. It sounds like a great idea, but from what I have seen, it makes the whole assembly weaker when used with an alloy aftermarket joint. The shafts are plenty strong and more more than likely never have a problem, but the yokes tend to split in half.

    I seriously doubt these shafts are just a whole lot cheaper than Superiors, and Yukon shafts might even be less expensive. Anyone know a price on these?
     

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