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Old 09-28-2007, 08:38 PM
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Any drawbacks to larger Ujoints?

I'm having a driveshaft built for a custom T56 install and I was wondering. The stock setup used 1310 Ujoints. I was going to upgrade to 1330, and I'm finding lots of 1350 yokes as well. Any reason not to go overkill with the 1350s? Its going in a 96 impala SS, 8.5" rear with 4.10s, engine is a 383 LT1 making about 400 at the crank.

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As far as driveshafts go, bigger IS better, especially if you have the driveshaft tunnel room. Why limit yourself to the torque potential of the driveshaft joints???
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Agree

I agree. If there is no huge cost or weight increase then bigger is better.
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Ok, that's what I thought. Thanks for confirming.

The project in mind is a viper T56 that I modified with a GM front adapter and tailhousing, but kept the viper output shaft. Upgrading to a 1350 output yoke is no more expensive, and the rear is going to be torn apart for a ring and pinion and bearings so installing a 1350 yoke there is just a matter of a $40 difference.

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