DODGE RAM 2500/3500 Driveshafts
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.
Note: These are NOT OE driveshafts that are modified to fit. These are 100% new and built to order with Heavy Duty Alcoa USA made Aluminum Tubes. We use brand new Transfer case slip yokes and Flange at the diff end. No take off/used parts are ever used.
Pricing Note: It has been brought to our attention that there are less expenive driveshafts available. We have looked at these and one noteable difference is the weld yokes at the end of the tubes. We are seeing a different weld yoke that is longer and a hollow design that we feel has far less strength capability. We can get these light duty yokes and reduce the price but we do NOT think that is the right way to go in diesel trucks. We think you need to depend on the driveshaft to hold up to what ever loads you hook on to. We alo use Spicer XL cold forged extreme duty U-Joints. Are you are getting those?
1410 Series is $695 + ship 34 Spline Trans Yoke and Flange
1480 Series is $795 + ship 34 Spline Trans Yoke and Flange
1550 Series is $990 + ship 34 Spline Trans yoke and Flange
Note: The 1 pc shafts can have a speed limit, dependent on length this can be in the 100mph range. If you drive faster than 100 this may not be the correct shaft for you.
Click here for Measure Diagram for 2003 and up. For 2003 and up all we need is the length check (nothing else). I am sure we have your length on file but we just want to be 100% sure we build it right. Lifted trucks Must be measured.
The driveshaft does not have to be removed to do this.
For 2002 and earlier please use M1-1 in the 1pc measure diagrams. We also need the spline count or barrel diameter (where seal rides) 31 = 2.200. 32 = 1.885.
Shipping in the $65 - $80 range dependent on location.
WILL The BIG 5.0 TAKE The POWER?
This is a friend of our shop with his Dodge 2500 that is making some serious power with 800+ Horsepower and 1500+ Torque!
The photo below is an engine view.
Power Update: The most we know running thru our 1480 5.0 shaft is 1396HP and 2462TQ. This bothers us a little as we know that someone is going to build something to break our driveshaft. Knock on wood - It has not happened yet.
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.
7303 lb ft. is what our 5.0x125 HD 6061T6 tube is rated.
4974 is what the strongest Factory OE tube is rated.
3938 is what the worst OE tube is rated.
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.
U-JOINTS for 2500/3500
We use the Spicer XL in all of our applications.
This is a Cold Forged U-Joint with superior steel alloy. All auto parts store U-Joints are a hot forged joint and are far below the quality level of the Spicer XL U-Joint. The Spicer XL is a solid cross and is a lubed for life U-Joint that typically lasts well over 100,000 miles with absolutely no maintenance required. 200,000+ is not uncommon for this U-joint. We have NEVER seen this U-Joint broken in half like the parts store joints. We DO NOT ever recommend putting a greasable UJ behind diesel power. They will not handle the torque and we have seen many failures.
On late model Dodge 2500 and 3500 trucks with a flat 4 bolt Flange at the Differential we can upgrade from the 1410 to the 1480 with no modification required. Direct bolt in. The 1480 has approx. 35% additional torque rating than a 1410.
Customer Comments for 1pc Aluminum (Unedited)
Just wanted to thank you all for the excellent craftsmanship on my new
driveline for my 06 dodge. It fit perfect right out of the package! Now my
truck has no more shudder on takeoff and no vibration at all going 70 down
the highway. Thanks again!! Will recommend your shop to anyone!!
Doug M 2006 Dodge 2500 QC long bed Cummins
Hi Jeff & Brent (and others),After
speaking to Jeff on the phone, I Brought my Ram 3500 Dually in on
Wednesday for a solution to a drivetrain vibration in the 70 mph range.
Got a call back on Thursday late afternoon with diagnosis and
recommendation and pricing for new single piece rear aluminum driveshaft
and a rebuild of the
front shaft as well. Picked up truck with repairs completed on
Friday as promised. Vibration gone! They not only rebuilt the
they rebalanced it as well. Truck never drove so well.
Problems disappeared that I didn’t even know I had. Great work.
Great people. Go nowhere
else for driveshaft work. This is the place!!
Thanks for a job well done,
Dodge 1500 4x4 Driveshafts
We offer all of the regular front Dodge Truck Driveshafts. See the CV Type Driveshafts in the Master Truck page.
The following is one of the "Odd Type" driveshafts that Dodge used. We have a special conversion driveshaft that is for lifted trucks or if you're looking for a Heavy Duty option.
Shown at right is a OE style front driveshaft for Dodge 1500 trucks. This is a poor design that Mercedes got involved with. Driveshaft is weak and on lifted trucks it will fail in short order.
Shown below is a Heavy Duty Driveshaft. This is a new design driveshaft that is stronger the the OE driveshaft and we can custom make the length for lifted trucks. Pricing is $475 + shipping.
Note: This may work on some Durango models with NV 244 Transfer Case.
If the Durango front shaft looks like this photo we do not have any options. Dealer only part.
Other Dodge Front CV Driveshafts.
Note: All Driveshafts come fully assembled, painted and Hi-Speed Balanced!
CV-1 Bolt on CV and single U-Joint.
CV-1 driveshafts are used in front and rear applications. Tube diameters from 1.25", 2.0", 2.5", 3.0" and 3.5" & 4". Pricing ranges from $289 to 435. These driveshafts are typically built with HD Greaseable U-Joints. Use M1-3 in the Measure Sheet section to determine length.
CV-2 Bolt on CV and Flat Flange.
CV-2 driveshafts are used in front and rear applications. Tube diameters from 2.0", 2.5", 3.0" and 3.5" & 4". Pricing ranges from $289 to $435 plus the flange. Flange pricing of $25 to $45 on average-some are more. These driveshafts are typically built with HD Greaseable U-Joint. Use M1-6 in the Measure Sheet section.
CV-3 Flat Flange CV and single U-Joint
CV-3 Flat Flange type CV are used in front and rear applications. Tube diameters from 2.0", 2.5", 3.0" and 3.5" & 4". Pricing ranges from $299 to $525. These shafts are typically built with HD Greaseable U-Joints. Use M1-6 in the Measure Sheet section.
CV-4 Flange Type CV and Flat Flange.
Same as CV-3 but with an added flange. Typical flange pricing in the $25-45 range with some larger series up to $75 more. This price added to CV-3 pricing. These shafts are typically built with HD Greaseable U-Joints. Use M1-7 in the Measure Sheet section.
Call for exact price and fitment information. Thanks!
Dodge 1500 and 2500 4x4 Rear Slip Yoke CV Type Driveshafts for Lifted Trucks.
This is for 1 piece driveshafts typically found on short wheelbase trucks. Pricing is $545 for regular pinion yoke at differential. Add $35 for flange at differential.
Most of the other Dodge shafts are located on the Truck Master page. If you need assistance please call toll free 1.866.455.6622
We are happy to assist in any way possible!