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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

DODGE RAM
TRUCK DRIVESHAFTS

 

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 aluminum tubes.  We use brand new Transfer case slip yokes and flange at the diff end.  No take off/used parts are ever used.

 

 

 

 

 

1410 Series is $695   34 Spline Trans Yoke and Rear Flange

1480 Series is $795   34 Spline Trans Yoke and Rear Flange

There are some vehicles with a 31 or 32 spline Trans Yoke.  This will change pricing.  This will need to be checked carefully.  We will be happy to assist.

There are some length limitations with the HD 5.0 Aluminum  The max length is approx 86" Center to center of U-Joint. 

Click here for Measure Diagram.  Dimensions must be exact! 

Note:  On 2003 to 2013 Dodge 2500/3500 we Only NEED Length - nothing else.  The driveshaft does not have to be removed to do this.

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.
Click on image for a larger view.

 

We have another shop in Tennessee that we built a an improved front CV shaft and a 5.0 x.125 Aluminum rear shaft that Dyno'd at 1000 HP and 1850 torque to the rear tires.  Incredible!

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

Hey Brent,
I want to thank you again for getting me the driveshaft so quick. I installed it Wednesday and drove to west Texas Thursday. My truck is so much better, no driveline jerk or chatter or vibrations. This shaft is the only way to go. I should have done it along time ago. Thanks
Samuel B. 
Drilling Consultant

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 front driveshaft, 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,
Dick G.
 

2004 Ram 2500 aluminum driveshaftGentlemen,

I ordered the big 1480 series aluminum driveshaft to replace the stock 2-piece on my lifted 2004 Dodge Ram 2500 4x4 quad-cab long bed diesel, to hopefully resolve an annoying vibration between 47 and 54 mph.  I placed the order on Friday, and it was delivered (and installed) the following Wednesday.  The vibration is GONE!  I can't thank you enough for the quality craftsmanship that was immediately evident, even as I began to tear into the packaging like a kid at Christmas.  Professionalism seems to be a lost practice in our society today, and what a breath of fresh air it was to do business with you.  Every part of the transaction went smoothly, from navigating the website, to speaking with Jeff on at least three separate occasions, and finally with the installation itself.  I want to express my appreciation to Driveshaft Specialists and offer my recommendation to anyone who may be considering doing business with you.  I have attached a picture of my truck, feel free to share!  Thanks again!! 
Sincerely,
 Matt W.  Lafayette, TN

 

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.

Dodge GKN CV front shaftShown 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.

Dodge conversion driveshaft 

Note:  This may work on some Durango models with NV 244 Transfer Case.Front driveshaft for Durango

  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!

CV1 driveshaft-unweldedCV-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.

CV2 unwelded constant velocity driveshaftCV-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.

CV3 constant velocity driveshaftCV-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.

Cv4 constant velocity with flat flangesCV-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.

 Use M1-1 if regular pinion yoke on differential or M1-4 if flat 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!