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non-CV front driveshaft?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by TX Mudder, Mar 12, 2003.

  1. TX Mudder

    TX Mudder 1/2 ton status

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    I am considering running a front driveshaft without a CV.
    I already have 1350 yokes for my 205 and front axle.
    I wanted to run a CV front but it simply does not exist for a yoke output like my 76 NP205 front.
    So............what is the harm in running non CV? I did some searching and the 1350 ujoint is good for 20 degrees. I haven't measured my angles yet but will soon.

    What do you guys think?
    BTW, here's the chart I found the ujoint angle stuff in:
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    My thoughts:
    My 205/465 is 10 spline and that is the weak link for sure. However, I just don't like have a wimpy 1310 front driveshaft. SInce the 1350 CV is not an option for me because I have a front yoke and not a front flange, a normal 1350 would be good because I already have yokes for both the 205 and the 60.

    -- Mike
     
  2. HarryH3

    HarryH3 1 ton status Author

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    There are CV joints out there that don't require a flange for mounting. They bolt right to the yoke. I've got one in the garage. Check with a driveline shop for more info. /forums/images/graemlins/cool.gif
     
  3. Super_S

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    I don't run a CV on my front. It is because I am running 12"s of lift and there isn't a CV that will handle the angle my truck has (damn 205/th350 combo). I run a 1310 at the axle and a 3R at the case (for now, until I upgrade it to 32 spline). It may vibrate a little at high speeds so try to stay off the highway in 2wd high.
     
  4. HarryH3

    HarryH3 1 ton status Author

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    OK, so I'm reading closer and see that you want to go with a 1350 CV. /forums/images/graemlins/shocked.gif The one I've got is an old stocker.
     
  5. BadDog

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    Get the output and flange from a Ford or Dodge 205. Many are 32 spline and accept the heavier CVs. I'm told to look specifically for divorce mounted cases too. I'm currently looking for the same.
     
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    I had one in my Jimmy for a while but it would rub on my Xmember so I took it out. It is HEAVY duty and sitting in the corner of my garage.
     
  7. TX Mudder

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    sent you a PM
     

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