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Driveshaft Information

How to measure 
 
(if needed) Info on measuring vehicles for a custom driveshaft.  U-Joint Flange- Pinion Yoke measurements.  ID of different Driveshaft Types. 

U-Joint Identification
Basic U-Joint series size guide with dimensions for Inside & Outside lockup

Performer Series Steel Driveshafts
High Performance Steel Driveshafts
For Muscle cars, Hot Rods and Race Cars.  Also a Hi-Strength OE replacement driveshaft.

Nitro Series Steel driveshaft
Race Duty Hi-Strength DOM Steel High Performance Driveshaft in 1350 series U-Joint.  2000+Horsepower!

Import Driveshafts
Listings for New and Remanufactured Import Driveshafts for rear drive cars and trucks.

Aluminum Driveshafts

OE  Type Aluminum
Muscle Car - Hot Rods
Import Cars - tRUCKS
HD tRUCK aLUMINUM

 

Truck Driveshafts
Driveshafts for 4x4 and 2 wheel drive.  Front 4x4 Driveshafts. Custom Drive Shafts for lifted trucks. GM, Dodge, Ford, Jeep.

Chevy-GMC Trucks
DODGE TRUCKS
FORD TRUCKS
JEEPS
SPrinter-Mercedes
ALUMINUM TRUCK SHAFTS

Camaro & Firebird Driveshafts
New design 1 pc driveshafts for V-6 Camaro and Firebirds.  Custom Drive Shafts for ALL Camaro's and Firebird's.

Corvette and Cobra
Drive Shafts - Transmission Yokes - Flanges and Parts. 

Classics and Antiques
Carrier bearings for the older Buicks and Cadillac's as well as can rebuild most of the CV driveshafts.  Dodge and Chrysler Ball and Trunion driveshaft conversions.

Driveshaft type Diagrams
Diagrams of most driveshaft types used and measure diagrams for each type.

Driveshaft Part Listings

Transmission Slip Yokes
Transmission Yokes and 4x4 Transfer Case Slip yokes for cars and trucks.
 Allison Yokes - GM Yokes - Ford Yokes - Dodge/Mopar Yokes - Jeep Yokes

Transfer Case Bolt-on Yokes
Bolt on fixed type end yokes for transfer case.  CV type and single U-Joint yokes.  See Transmission for Slip type yokes

Pinion Yokes - Differential
Differential pinion yokes and flanges.

Driveshaft Component Parts
Listings for Universal Joints, Carrier Bearings, U-Bolts-Bolt/Strap Kits, Mid-Slip Yokes, Splined Stub Shafts. CV parts and diagrams.

Driveshaft Questions
Common Driveshaft questions and answers.

Customer Comments
Email feed back and testimonials from our customers.

Shop Photos

Chevy and GMC Trucks

This page is for any special fitment driveshafts not listed on the Truck Master page.  Driveshafts will be fully assembled, Hi-Speed Balanced and Painted.

Diesel Power Magazine Article

 
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Chevy-GMC 2500/3500 HD

We have the BIG 5.0 x.125 Aluminum Driveshafts for a Heavy Duty OE Aluminum Replacement or Converting 2 piece Driveshafts to 1 pc Aluminum.

 

 

 

 

 

 

We can build a New 1 Piece Aluminum Driveshaft for most 4x4 and 2WD even if originally equipped with a 2pc steel shaft.  There are some length limitations though.  Maximum center to center is approx. 86 inches.

There have been numerous complaints of shudders and vibrations on these trucks.  The 1 pc Aluminum has solved the problems.

Pricing will vary with engine/trans/diff combinations but a typical price with a new Trans yoke is in the $645 range plus shipping in the $50-65 range.

 

Aluminum Tube Torque Yield Specs:

This is what the actual tube will take before failure.  There are other factors involved in determining total driveshaft strength, such as Trans Yoke, Flanges, U-Joints and Welds.

Our .125 Wall Tube is much stronger than any factory tube.

7303 lb ft. is what our 5.0x125 HD 6061T6 heat treated tube is rated.

4974 is what the strongest Factory OE tube is rated.

3938 is what the worst OE tube is rated.

We have a Dodge Cummins Truck making 800 HP and 1570 Torque using our HD 5.0 x .125 Aluminum Shaft.

Weight Savings - Going from a OE steel 1 pc shaft you will save nearly 20 pounds.  If going from a 2pc OE shaft you can save 35+ pounds.

 

Auto Trac Driveshafts

Driveshaft Specialist offers both stock type Auto Trac front driveshafts and Constant Velocity type front driveshafts.

 $239 to $259 is typical pricing plus shipping. Shown below is the the OE type Auto Trac driveshaft.  Original Equipment tube diameters are typically 2.0" and 3.0".  Custom sizes are also available to help clear exhaust modifications.  

Auto Trac non Cv driveshaft

 

$459 plus shipping.  Shown below is the CV (constant velocity) type driveshaft.  The CV type shaft is recommended on lifted vehicles where NVH (noise-vibration-harshness) is a problem.  Shown is the 3.0" diameter.  We also offer this in the smaller 2.0" tube to fit lifted trucks and/or custom exhaust modifications.    Call for specific measuring instructions.

Auto Trac CV driveshaft

 Auto Trac boot seal

Auto Trac Boot seal is also available. 

$9.07 plus shipping for CV Boot.

$19.37 plus shipping for OE type boot.

 

 

CV-5  Slip Yoke type Constant Velocity Driveshaft

Driveshaft Specialist offers custom made CV type driveshafts for use in slip yoke style Transfer Cases.  $565 plus shipping.

For GMC and Chevy this will fit all 32 spline transfer cases.   This is a great problem solver on lifted trucks where the transfer case U-Joint angle is to great and causes vibrations.  The CV effectively double the working angle of a single U-Joint and results in a smooth driveline.

Tube diameters of 2.75"  3.0"  and  3.5" available. 

CV5 driveshaft

Note:  While this CV Driveshaft is great for reducing driveline vibration, it is still critical that pinion angle is set correctly.  Call or send photos of your application and we will be happy to assist with pinion angle suggestions. This CV-5 driveshaft has a greaseable CV center bearing.  Regular maintenance program of greasing the internal needle CV bearing is highly recommended.  Driveshaft does not have to be disassembled.  It might have to be removed though.

 

Most of the other type driveshafts  for Chevy and GMC are listed on the Master Truck Driveshaft page.  Please call if you have any questions or specific needs not listed.  1.866.455.6622