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Measuring Guide

Measuring Guides

We worked hard to make it easy for you to measure your driveshaft. Listed below are links to simple-to-follow instructions on how to measure a driveshaft or individual component like U-Joints or Yokes. All of the instructions have photos of actual parts to make it easy for you to get the exact custom drive shaft or part you need -- the first time!

Measuring Tips
  1. A tape measure is OK for measuring the overall length of a driveshaft. However to measure anything else, you should use either a 6" ruler/scale or calipers. Be careful with your measurements because small errors could result in the wrong part.
  2. To measure for a driveshaft, your vehicle should have the rear wheels on the ground or supported on 2 safety stands before you measure.
  3. When measuring U Joint width, be sure that the caps are on and fully compressed. If the U Joint is out of the end yoke, it can help to use a vice or clamp.
  4. If you have questions, call or email us for any help.

 

How to Measure a Driveshaft?

What type of driveshaft are you wanting to measure:

U-Joint and Series

How to Measure for U-Joint and Series

Determine whether you have Inside or Outside snap ring U-Joints. Then use the appropriate chart below to find your U-Joint Series.
Notes:
Measure U-Joints with caps on and fully compressed.
Measure U-Joints at both the front & rear of the driveshaft.

Outside Snap Ring U-Joint / End Yoke Chart

 
Outside snap ring measurement guide
    Dimension D    
    Dimension E   
    Series      
1 1/16"
3 7/32"
1310
1 1/8"
3 7/32"
1310 Special*
1 1/16"
3 5/8"
1330
1 1/8"
3 5/8"
1330 Special*
1 3/16"
3 5/8"
1350
1 3/16"
4 3/16"
1410
1 3/8"
4 3/16"
1480
1 3/8"
4 31/32"
1550

For Dimension E using the end yoke, measure inside the two locating tabs. *For 1310 & 1330 Special, only 2 caps are 1 1/8" & other 2 caps are 1 1/16" (primarily used on Ford applications).

 

 

Inside Snap Ring U-Joint / End Yoke Chart

 
Outside snap ring measurement guide
  Dimension D    
    Dimension E    
   Series (circle your choice)      
31/32"
1 7/16"
L6
15/16"
1  1/2"
1000
5/64"
2 1/8"
7260
1/8"
9/16"
Saginaw / 3R
1 1/8"
5/8"
7290

 

For Dimension E using the end yoke, measure between the flat surfaces on the inside of the yoke.

For Dimension D measure to the outside edge of the snap ring groove in the cap.

How to measure Driveshaft parts:

A quick paragraph about driveshaft parts and how to measure them.

How to Measure for U-Joint & Series

How to Measure for U-Joint and Series

Determine whether you have Inside or Outside snap ring U-Joints. Then use the appropriate chart below to find your U-Joint Series.
Notes:
Measure U-Joints with caps on and fully compressed.
Measure U-Joints at both the front & rear of the driveshaft.

Outside Snap Ring U-Joint / End Yoke Chart

 
Outside snap ring measurement guide
    Dimension D    
    Dimension E   
    Series      
1 1/16"
3 7/32"
1310
1 1/8"
3 7/32"
1310 Special*
1 1/16"
3 5/8"
1330
1 1/8"
3 5/8"
1330 Special*
1 3/16"
3 5/8"
1350
1 3/16"
4 3/16"
1410
1 3/8"
4 3/16"
1480
1 3/8"
4 31/32"
1550

For Dimension E using the end yoke, measure inside the two locating tabs. *For 1310 & 1330 Special, only 2 caps are 1 1/8" & other 2 caps are 1 1/16" (primarily used on Ford applications).

 

 

Inside Snap Ring U-Joint / End Yoke Chart

 
Outside snap ring measurement guide
  Dimension D    
    Dimension E    
   Series (circle your choice)      
31/32"
1 7/16"
L6
15/16"
1  1/2"
1000
5/64"
2 1/8"
7260
1/8"
9/16"
Saginaw / 3R
1 1/8"
5/8"
7290

 

For Dimension E using the end yoke, measure between the flat surfaces on the inside of the yoke.

For Dimension D measure to the outside edge of the snap ring groove in the cap.
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