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{"id":7009325121687,"title":"Duramax One Piece 5\" OD Aluminum Driveshaft - RCLB (1480 Series, 01-16)","handle":"5a1480-rclb-01-16","description":"\u003c!--5A1480-M-RCLB(01-16)--\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003e5 Inch OD Aluminum Driveshaft for 2001-2016 Chevy\/GMC, Duramax Diesel, Regular Cab, Long Bed, 4WD\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cmeta charset=\"utf-8\"\u003eThe regular cab, long bed trucks from 2001-2004 have two different u-joint series options. Check to make sure you have the correct driveshaft before orderings. This driveshaft is the 1480 rear u-joint series and has a cap diameter of \u003cmeta charset=\"utf-8\"\u003e1-3\/8\" the alternate option is a 1410 series and has cap diameters of \u003cmeta charset=\"utf-8\"\u003e1-3\/16\". Here is a link to the 1410 series driveshaft: \u003ca title='Duramax One Piece 5\" OD Aluminum Driveshaft - RCLB (1410 Series, 01-04) Sku: 5A1410-M-RCLB(01-04)' href=\"https:\/\/www.actionmachineinc.com\/products\/duramax-one-piece-5-od-aluminum-driveshaft-rclb-1410-series-01-04?variant=45203388072163\"\u003e5A1410-M-RCLB(01-04)\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThis 5 inch aluminum driveshaft is an upgrade your OEM 3.5 inch steel driveshaft. If you prefer an OEM 3.5 inch steel driveshaft that matches OEM specs, find your OEM replacement driveshaft here: \u003ca title=\"Chevy OEM Replacement Driveshaft\" href=\"https:\/\/www.actionmachineinc.com\/pages\/replacement-driveshafts#make=Chevrolet\u0026amp;\" data-mce-href=\"https:\/\/www.actionmachineinc.com\/pages\/replacement-driveshafts#make=Chevrolet\u0026amp;\"\u003eChevy\u003c\/a\u003e or \u003ca title=\"GMC Sierra OEM Replacement Driveshaft\" href=\"https:\/\/www.actionmachineinc.com\/pages\/replacement-driveshafts#make=GMC\u0026amp;\" data-mce-href=\"https:\/\/www.actionmachineinc.com\/pages\/replacement-driveshafts#make=GMC\u0026amp;\"\u003eGMC\u003c\/a\u003e. \u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003eFREE GROUND SHIPPING INSIDE THE USA\u003cbr\u003e(This product does not qualify for international shipping)\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003c!-- ↓ TAB Section ↓ --\u003e\n\u003cul class=\"shopify-tabs\"\u003e\n\u003cli data-tab=\"tab-1\" class=\"current\"\u003eNotes\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli data-tab=\"tab-2\"\u003eSpecs\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli data-tab=\"tab-3\"\u003eVehicle Fitment\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli data-tab=\"tab-4\"\u003eTubing\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"shopify-tab-content current\" id=\"tab-1\"\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003eHeavy Duty 5 Inch Aluminum Driveshaft\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThis driveshaft fits 2001 to 2016 Chevrolet\/GMC, Duramax, Regular Cab, Long Bed, 4 Wheel Drive, trucks with both manual and automatic transmissions.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eUse this driveshaft to upgrade your 3.5 inch steel driveshaft into a heavy duty 5 inch aluminum piece. Not only does the aluminum tubing have a larger diameter it is also twice as thick. That means significant strength improvements. Before purchasing confirm your vehicle has clearance for the additional tube diameter.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThis driveshaft is heavy duty from end to end. We use the Spicer cold forged sealed u-joint - the best and strongest 1480 u-joint available. The Aluminum tubing is 5 inch OD Arconic premium aluminum seamless material that is 1\/8 inch thick -- rated for over 7,000 ft\/lbs of torque! It will handle even the heaviest towing loads. We offer a lifetime warranty on our welds and a 1 year unlimited mile warranty on all parts.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThe driveshaft comes fully assembled with the transfer case slip yoke, balanced and ready to bolt in. Installation is as simple as sliding in the transfer case yoke and bolting up the straps. If you need new straps for the rear end yoke, select that option below.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003eYou won't be disappointed with your 5 inch aluminum driveshaft. Time and again customers are impressed at how well made the driveshaft is. - no matter if is a daily driver, over the road towing rig, or a pulling truck, aluminum is the way to go.\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThis aluminum upgrade driveshaft is great for trucks that tow heavy trailers or for those who want the best in driveshaft strength. If you don't need the upgrade then consider our OEM replacement driveshaft: \u003ca title=\"Chevy OEM Replacement Driveshaft\" href=\"https:\/\/www.actionmachineinc.com\/pages\/replacement-driveshafts#make=Chevrolet\u0026amp;\" data-mce-href=\"https:\/\/www.actionmachineinc.com\/pages\/replacement-driveshafts#make=Chevrolet\u0026amp;\"\u003eChevy\u003c\/a\u003e or \u003ca title=\"GMC Sierra OEM Replacement Driveshaft\" href=\"https:\/\/www.actionmachineinc.com\/pages\/replacement-driveshafts#make=GMC\u0026amp;\" data-mce-href=\"https:\/\/www.actionmachineinc.com\/pages\/replacement-driveshafts#make=GMC\u0026amp;\"\u003eGMC\u003c\/a\u003e. The OEM driveshaft duplicates OEM strength and durability with premium sealed u-joints and precision balancing which matches OEM specifications.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"shopify-tab-content\" id=\"tab-2\"\u003e\n\u003ctable width=\"100%\"\u003e\n\u003ctbody\u003e\n\u003ctr\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eWeld Yoke Material:\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003eAluminum 6061-T6 Forged Yoke\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eTube Material:\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003e0.125 WALL 6061-T6 Seamless\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eTube Outside Diameter:\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003e5 Inch OD\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003e\n\u003cbr\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eU-Joint:\u003c\/strong\u003e\n\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003eSpicer\/Dana\u003cbr\u003e1480 Series \u003ca title=\"U-Joint Measuring Guide\" href=\"https:\/\/actionmachineinc.myshopify.com\/pages\/finding-u-joint-series\" target=\"_blank\" data-mce-href=\"https:\/\/actionmachineinc.myshopify.com\/pages\/finding-u-joint-series\"\u003e(Measuring Guide - U-Joint)\u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/a\u003eU-Joint Size: 1 3\/8\" Cap x 4 3\/16\" Span\u003cbr\u003ePremium Non-Greasable\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eDriveshaft Length:\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003e59 Inches Over All\u003cbr\u003e- From End of Slip-yoke to Center of U-Joint\u003chr\u003e50 5\/8 Inches CL to CL\u003cbr\u003e- Center Line of Front U-Joint to Center Line of Rear U-Joint\u003chr\u003eSee note below for modified vehicles.\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eNote:\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003eIf would like a stock OEM Driveshaft view your options here: \u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.actionmachineinc.com\/pages\/replacement-driveshafts#make=Chevrolet\u0026amp;\" title=\"Chevy OEM Replacement Driveshaft\" data-mce-href=\"https:\/\/www.actionmachineinc.com\/pages\/replacement-driveshafts#make=Chevrolet\u0026amp;\"\u003eChevy\u003c\/a\u003e or \u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.actionmachineinc.com\/pages\/replacement-driveshafts#make=GMC\u0026amp;\" title=\"GMC Sierra OEM Replacement Driveshaft\" data-mce-href=\"https:\/\/www.actionmachineinc.com\/pages\/replacement-driveshafts#make=GMC\u0026amp;\"\u003eGMC\u003c\/a\u003e.\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003c\/tbody\u003e\n\u003c\/table\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"shopify-tab-content\" id=\"tab-3\"\u003e\n\u003ctable width=\"100%\"\u003e\n\u003cthead\u003e\n\u003ctr\u003e\n\u003cth\u003eMODEL\u003c\/th\u003e\n\u003cth\u003eMAKE\u003c\/th\u003e\n\u003cth\u003eFITMENT NOTES\u003c\/th\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003c\/thead\u003e\n\u003ctbody\u003e\n\u003ctr\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003eChevy\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003eSilverado 2500\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003eRegular Cab, Long Bed (8.0 ft), Duramax Diesel, 4WD\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003eChevy\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003eSilverado 3500\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003eRegular Cab, Long Bed (8.0 ft), Duramax Diesel, 4WD\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003eGMC\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003eSierra 2500\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003eRegular Cab, Long Bed (8.0 ft), Duramax Diesel, 4WD\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003eGMC\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003eSierra 3500\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003eRegular Cab, Long Bed (8.0 ft), Duramax Diesel, 4WD\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003c\/tbody\u003e\n\u003c\/table\u003e\n\u003cbr\u003e\n\u003ctable width=\"100%\"\u003e\n\u003ctbody\u003e\n\u003ctr\u003e\n\u003ctd bgcolor=\"#e0e0e0\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eYears\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003e2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002 and 2001\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr\u003e\n\u003ctd bgcolor=\"#e0e0e0\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eTransmission\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003e4WD, Automatic\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr\u003e\n\u003ctd bgcolor=\"#e0e0e0\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eTrans Code\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003eDuramax Diesel, Allison 1000\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr\u003e\n\u003ctd bgcolor=\"#e0e0e0\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eWheel Base\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003e133 Inch (Year 2001 - 2010)\u003cbr\u003e138 Inch (Year 2011 - 2016)\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr\u003e\n\u003ctd bgcolor=\"#e0e0e0\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003ePosition\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003eRear Driveshaft\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003c\/tbody\u003e\n\u003c\/table\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"shopify-tab-content\" id=\"tab-4\"\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003eQuality Aluminum Tubing vs. Thin Wall Swedged Tubing\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cimg src=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/2012\/8549\/files\/Screen_Shot_2024-04-11_at_2.25.38_PM.png?v=1712859999\" alt=\"\" data-mce-src=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/2012\/8549\/files\/Screen_Shot_2024-04-11_at_2.25.38_PM.png?v=1712859999\"\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ctable style=\"width: 100%;\" width=\"100%\" data-mce-style=\"width: 100%;\"\u003e\n\u003ctbody\u003e\n\u003ctr\u003e\n\u003ctd style=\"width: 50%;\" data-mce-style=\"width: 50%;\"\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eAction Machine Inc.:\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003cbr\u003eHeavy Duty Tubing\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd style=\"width: 50%;\" data-mce-style=\"width: 50%;\"\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eThe Others:\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003cbr\u003eThin Wall Swedged Tubing\u003cbr\u003e\n\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003c\/tbody\u003e\n\u003c\/table\u003e\n\u003chr\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThe Action Machine driveshaft is a heavy-duty driveshaft made to last. You will find cheaper aluminum driveshafts on the internet but that is what they are – cheaper in price and quality.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cimg alt=\"AMI aluminum vs Swedged driveshaft\" src=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/2012\/8549\/files\/Screen_Shot_2024-04-12_at_3.25.26_PM.png?v=1712949983\" data-mce-src=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/2012\/8549\/files\/Screen_Shot_2024-04-12_at_3.25.26_PM.png?v=1712949983\"\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eWhen you see other aluminum driveshafts with tubing that is bigger in the middle and smaller at the ends, that is a thin wall 0.075 inch aluminum which is light duty OEM material. Our 1\/8 inch thick heavy duty Arconic brand tube is made with an even wall thickness and extra straight from end to end to run vibration free and for incredible torque performance. Some driveshafts with cheaper prices have conversion u-joints that step from one u-joint size to another or greaseable u-joints. Conversion and greaseable u-joints are not as strong as the cold forged solid cross u-joints that we use and have more play. Many of the cheaper shafts have cast weld yokes at each end while ours are USA made forged weld yokes. In fact, every part of our driveshaft from end to end is USA made premium product – assembled, welded and balanced by our team here in Indiana. You can’t compare the quality, durability and life you will get from our driveshaft to other lower cost driveshafts out there.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003chr\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cimg src=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/2012\/8549\/files\/Screen_Shot_2024-04-11_at_1.38.19_PM.png?v=1712858130\" data-mce-src=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/2012\/8549\/files\/Screen_Shot_2024-04-11_at_1.38.19_PM.png?v=1712858130\"\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c!-- ↑ TAB Section ↑ --\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThis drive shaft includes the slip yoke and is balanced and ready to install.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003eModified Vehicles:\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cbr\u003eThis driveshaft is designed to fit stock vehicle applications, double check your driveshaft length if your truck is lifted, leveled or modified. We maybe able to make you a custom driveshaft to match your unique vehicle specifications - contact us today with your driveshaft length (\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.actionmachineinc.com\/pages\/one-piece-driveshaft-option-one-seal-boot\" title=\"One Piece Driveshaft - Measuring Guide\" data-mce-href=\"https:\/\/www.actionmachineinc.com\/pages\/one-piece-driveshaft-option-one-seal-boot\"\u003emeasuring guide\u003c\/a\u003e). The maximum length driveshaft that AMI can build is 89 inches seal to center of u-joint.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003chr\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eIf you have any questions we are here to help:\u003cbr\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/m.me\/126080680780625?ref=messenger_commerce_1163199097047119_https:\/\/actionmachineinc.myshopify.com\/collections\/step-2-slip-yokes?_sc=1\u0026amp;design_theme_id=169352453\u0026amp;frame_token=M_N5SwVtMVwJVnoWROpsibpht2k2_W8cadlvVAJ0kej_vX_Kn1ZeTiXa9q1gt0_QsQQBNTSagPD0jTIUAGNvWcgHdpxZLlBDrXx0QjFkCDdGrNxRamwV7l-GVSbjpuuoiaDEFMvvgL5EMsWwP1LiKA%3D%3D\" data-mce-href=\"https:\/\/m.me\/126080680780625?ref=messenger_commerce_1163199097047119_https:\/\/actionmachineinc.myshopify.com\/collections\/step-2-slip-yokes?_sc=1\u0026amp;design_theme_id=169352453\u0026amp;frame_token=M_N5SwVtMVwJVnoWROpsibpht2k2_W8cadlvVAJ0kej_vX_Kn1ZeTiXa9q1gt0_QsQQBNTSagPD0jTIUAGNvWcgHdpxZLlBDrXx0QjFkCDdGrNxRamwV7l-GVSbjpuuoiaDEFMvvgL5EMsWwP1LiKA%3D%3D\"\u003e CHAT\u003c\/a\u003e | PHONE \u003ca href=\"tel:574-287-9650\" data-mce-href=\"tel:574-287-9650\"\u003e(574)287-9650\u003c\/a\u003e | \u003ca title=\"Contact Information for Action Machine Inc.\" href=\"https:\/\/www.actionmachineinc.com\/pages\/contact-us\" data-mce-href=\"https:\/\/www.actionmachineinc.com\/pages\/contact-us\"\u003eCONTACT US\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003chr\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eFREE GROUND SHIPPING INSIDE THE USA\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cem\u003e(This product does not qualify for international shipping) \u003c\/em\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003chr\u003e","published_at":"2021-07-14T07:20:58-04:00","created_at":"2021-07-14T07:20:58-04:00","vendor":"Action Machine Inc.","type":"Driveshaft","tags":["4192-6908","41926908","Brand_Action Machine Inc.","bullet 7_Regular Cab \u0026 Long Bed","bullet 8_Transmission: 4WD","bullet model_2500\/3500 4WD","bullet series_1480","bullet tube dia_5\" OD","bullet vehicle_Chevy\/GMC","bullet year_2001 - 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Check to make sure you have the correct driveshaft before orderings. This driveshaft is the 1480 rear u-joint series and has a cap diameter of \u003cmeta charset=\"utf-8\"\u003e1-3\/8\" the alternate option is a 1410 series and has cap diameters of \u003cmeta charset=\"utf-8\"\u003e1-3\/16\". Here is a link to the 1410 series driveshaft: \u003ca title='Duramax One Piece 5\" OD Aluminum Driveshaft - RCLB (1410 Series, 01-04) Sku: 5A1410-M-RCLB(01-04)' href=\"https:\/\/www.actionmachineinc.com\/products\/duramax-one-piece-5-od-aluminum-driveshaft-rclb-1410-series-01-04?variant=45203388072163\"\u003e5A1410-M-RCLB(01-04)\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThis 5 inch aluminum driveshaft is an upgrade your OEM 3.5 inch steel driveshaft. If you prefer an OEM 3.5 inch steel driveshaft that matches OEM specs, find your OEM replacement driveshaft here: \u003ca title=\"Chevy OEM Replacement Driveshaft\" href=\"https:\/\/www.actionmachineinc.com\/pages\/replacement-driveshafts#make=Chevrolet\u0026amp;\" data-mce-href=\"https:\/\/www.actionmachineinc.com\/pages\/replacement-driveshafts#make=Chevrolet\u0026amp;\"\u003eChevy\u003c\/a\u003e or \u003ca title=\"GMC Sierra OEM Replacement Driveshaft\" href=\"https:\/\/www.actionmachineinc.com\/pages\/replacement-driveshafts#make=GMC\u0026amp;\" data-mce-href=\"https:\/\/www.actionmachineinc.com\/pages\/replacement-driveshafts#make=GMC\u0026amp;\"\u003eGMC\u003c\/a\u003e. \u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003eFREE GROUND SHIPPING INSIDE THE USA\u003cbr\u003e(This product does not qualify for international shipping)\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003c!-- ↓ TAB Section ↓ --\u003e\n\u003cul class=\"shopify-tabs\"\u003e\n\u003cli data-tab=\"tab-1\" class=\"current\"\u003eNotes\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli data-tab=\"tab-2\"\u003eSpecs\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli data-tab=\"tab-3\"\u003eVehicle Fitment\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli data-tab=\"tab-4\"\u003eTubing\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"shopify-tab-content current\" id=\"tab-1\"\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003eHeavy Duty 5 Inch Aluminum Driveshaft\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThis driveshaft fits 2001 to 2016 Chevrolet\/GMC, Duramax, Regular Cab, Long Bed, 4 Wheel Drive, trucks with both manual and automatic transmissions.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eUse this driveshaft to upgrade your 3.5 inch steel driveshaft into a heavy duty 5 inch aluminum piece. Not only does the aluminum tubing have a larger diameter it is also twice as thick. That means significant strength improvements. Before purchasing confirm your vehicle has clearance for the additional tube diameter.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThis driveshaft is heavy duty from end to end. We use the Spicer cold forged sealed u-joint - the best and strongest 1480 u-joint available. The Aluminum tubing is 5 inch OD Arconic premium aluminum seamless material that is 1\/8 inch thick -- rated for over 7,000 ft\/lbs of torque! It will handle even the heaviest towing loads. We offer a lifetime warranty on our welds and a 1 year unlimited mile warranty on all parts.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThe driveshaft comes fully assembled with the transfer case slip yoke, balanced and ready to bolt in. Installation is as simple as sliding in the transfer case yoke and bolting up the straps. If you need new straps for the rear end yoke, select that option below.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003eYou won't be disappointed with your 5 inch aluminum driveshaft. Time and again customers are impressed at how well made the driveshaft is. - no matter if is a daily driver, over the road towing rig, or a pulling truck, aluminum is the way to go.\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThis aluminum upgrade driveshaft is great for trucks that tow heavy trailers or for those who want the best in driveshaft strength. If you don't need the upgrade then consider our OEM replacement driveshaft: \u003ca title=\"Chevy OEM Replacement Driveshaft\" href=\"https:\/\/www.actionmachineinc.com\/pages\/replacement-driveshafts#make=Chevrolet\u0026amp;\" data-mce-href=\"https:\/\/www.actionmachineinc.com\/pages\/replacement-driveshafts#make=Chevrolet\u0026amp;\"\u003eChevy\u003c\/a\u003e or \u003ca title=\"GMC Sierra OEM Replacement Driveshaft\" href=\"https:\/\/www.actionmachineinc.com\/pages\/replacement-driveshafts#make=GMC\u0026amp;\" data-mce-href=\"https:\/\/www.actionmachineinc.com\/pages\/replacement-driveshafts#make=GMC\u0026amp;\"\u003eGMC\u003c\/a\u003e. The OEM driveshaft duplicates OEM strength and durability with premium sealed u-joints and precision balancing which matches OEM specifications.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"shopify-tab-content\" id=\"tab-2\"\u003e\n\u003ctable width=\"100%\"\u003e\n\u003ctbody\u003e\n\u003ctr\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eWeld Yoke Material:\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003eAluminum 6061-T6 Forged Yoke\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eTube Material:\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003e0.125 WALL 6061-T6 Seamless\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eTube Outside Diameter:\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003e5 Inch OD\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003e\n\u003cbr\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eU-Joint:\u003c\/strong\u003e\n\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003eSpicer\/Dana\u003cbr\u003e1480 Series \u003ca title=\"U-Joint Measuring Guide\" href=\"https:\/\/actionmachineinc.myshopify.com\/pages\/finding-u-joint-series\" target=\"_blank\" data-mce-href=\"https:\/\/actionmachineinc.myshopify.com\/pages\/finding-u-joint-series\"\u003e(Measuring Guide - U-Joint)\u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/a\u003eU-Joint Size: 1 3\/8\" Cap x 4 3\/16\" Span\u003cbr\u003ePremium Non-Greasable\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eDriveshaft Length:\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003e59 Inches Over All\u003cbr\u003e- From End of Slip-yoke to Center of U-Joint\u003chr\u003e50 5\/8 Inches CL to CL\u003cbr\u003e- Center Line of Front U-Joint to Center Line of Rear U-Joint\u003chr\u003eSee note below for modified vehicles.\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eNote:\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003eIf would like a stock OEM Driveshaft view your options here: \u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.actionmachineinc.com\/pages\/replacement-driveshafts#make=Chevrolet\u0026amp;\" title=\"Chevy OEM Replacement Driveshaft\" data-mce-href=\"https:\/\/www.actionmachineinc.com\/pages\/replacement-driveshafts#make=Chevrolet\u0026amp;\"\u003eChevy\u003c\/a\u003e or \u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.actionmachineinc.com\/pages\/replacement-driveshafts#make=GMC\u0026amp;\" title=\"GMC Sierra OEM Replacement Driveshaft\" data-mce-href=\"https:\/\/www.actionmachineinc.com\/pages\/replacement-driveshafts#make=GMC\u0026amp;\"\u003eGMC\u003c\/a\u003e.\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003c\/tbody\u003e\n\u003c\/table\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"shopify-tab-content\" id=\"tab-3\"\u003e\n\u003ctable width=\"100%\"\u003e\n\u003cthead\u003e\n\u003ctr\u003e\n\u003cth\u003eMODEL\u003c\/th\u003e\n\u003cth\u003eMAKE\u003c\/th\u003e\n\u003cth\u003eFITMENT NOTES\u003c\/th\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003c\/thead\u003e\n\u003ctbody\u003e\n\u003ctr\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003eChevy\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003eSilverado 2500\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003eRegular Cab, Long Bed (8.0 ft), Duramax Diesel, 4WD\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003eChevy\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003eSilverado 3500\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003eRegular Cab, Long Bed (8.0 ft), Duramax Diesel, 4WD\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003eGMC\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003eSierra 2500\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003eRegular Cab, Long Bed (8.0 ft), Duramax Diesel, 4WD\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003eGMC\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003eSierra 3500\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003eRegular Cab, Long Bed (8.0 ft), Duramax Diesel, 4WD\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003c\/tbody\u003e\n\u003c\/table\u003e\n\u003cbr\u003e\n\u003ctable width=\"100%\"\u003e\n\u003ctbody\u003e\n\u003ctr\u003e\n\u003ctd bgcolor=\"#e0e0e0\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eYears\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003e2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002 and 2001\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr\u003e\n\u003ctd bgcolor=\"#e0e0e0\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eTransmission\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003e4WD, Automatic\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr\u003e\n\u003ctd bgcolor=\"#e0e0e0\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eTrans Code\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003eDuramax Diesel, Allison 1000\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr\u003e\n\u003ctd bgcolor=\"#e0e0e0\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eWheel Base\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003e133 Inch (Year 2001 - 2010)\u003cbr\u003e138 Inch (Year 2011 - 2016)\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr\u003e\n\u003ctd bgcolor=\"#e0e0e0\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003ePosition\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003eRear Driveshaft\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003c\/tbody\u003e\n\u003c\/table\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"shopify-tab-content\" id=\"tab-4\"\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003eQuality Aluminum Tubing vs. Thin Wall Swedged Tubing\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cimg src=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/2012\/8549\/files\/Screen_Shot_2024-04-11_at_2.25.38_PM.png?v=1712859999\" alt=\"\" data-mce-src=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/2012\/8549\/files\/Screen_Shot_2024-04-11_at_2.25.38_PM.png?v=1712859999\"\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ctable style=\"width: 100%;\" width=\"100%\" data-mce-style=\"width: 100%;\"\u003e\n\u003ctbody\u003e\n\u003ctr\u003e\n\u003ctd style=\"width: 50%;\" data-mce-style=\"width: 50%;\"\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eAction Machine Inc.:\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003cbr\u003eHeavy Duty Tubing\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd style=\"width: 50%;\" data-mce-style=\"width: 50%;\"\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eThe Others:\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003cbr\u003eThin Wall Swedged Tubing\u003cbr\u003e\n\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003c\/tbody\u003e\n\u003c\/table\u003e\n\u003chr\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThe Action Machine driveshaft is a heavy-duty driveshaft made to last. You will find cheaper aluminum driveshafts on the internet but that is what they are – cheaper in price and quality.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cimg alt=\"AMI aluminum vs Swedged driveshaft\" src=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/2012\/8549\/files\/Screen_Shot_2024-04-12_at_3.25.26_PM.png?v=1712949983\" data-mce-src=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/2012\/8549\/files\/Screen_Shot_2024-04-12_at_3.25.26_PM.png?v=1712949983\"\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eWhen you see other aluminum driveshafts with tubing that is bigger in the middle and smaller at the ends, that is a thin wall 0.075 inch aluminum which is light duty OEM material. Our 1\/8 inch thick heavy duty Arconic brand tube is made with an even wall thickness and extra straight from end to end to run vibration free and for incredible torque performance. Some driveshafts with cheaper prices have conversion u-joints that step from one u-joint size to another or greaseable u-joints. Conversion and greaseable u-joints are not as strong as the cold forged solid cross u-joints that we use and have more play. Many of the cheaper shafts have cast weld yokes at each end while ours are USA made forged weld yokes. In fact, every part of our driveshaft from end to end is USA made premium product – assembled, welded and balanced by our team here in Indiana. 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Duramax One Piece 5" OD Aluminum Driveshaft - RCLB (1480 Series, 01-16)

Vendor: Action Machine Inc., Sku: 5A1480-M-RCLB(01-16)

Product Description

5 Inch OD Aluminum Driveshaft for 2001-2016 Chevy/GMC, Duramax Diesel, Regular Cab, Long Bed, 4WD

The regular cab, long bed trucks from 2001-2004 have two different u-joint series options. Check to make sure you have the correct driveshaft before orderings. This driveshaft is the 1480 rear u-joint series and has a cap diameter of 1-3/8" the alternate option is a 1410 series and has cap diameters of 1-3/16". Here is a link to the 1410 series driveshaft: 5A1410-M-RCLB(01-04)

This 5 inch aluminum driveshaft is an upgrade your OEM 3.5 inch steel driveshaft. If you prefer an OEM 3.5 inch steel driveshaft that matches OEM specs, find your OEM replacement driveshaft here: Chevy or GMC.

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  • Notes
  • Specs
  • Vehicle Fitment
  • Tubing

Heavy Duty 5 Inch Aluminum Driveshaft

This driveshaft fits 2001 to 2016 Chevrolet/GMC, Duramax, Regular Cab, Long Bed, 4 Wheel Drive, trucks with both manual and automatic transmissions.

Use this driveshaft to upgrade your 3.5 inch steel driveshaft into a heavy duty 5 inch aluminum piece. Not only does the aluminum tubing have a larger diameter it is also twice as thick. That means significant strength improvements. Before purchasing confirm your vehicle has clearance for the additional tube diameter.

This driveshaft is heavy duty from end to end. We use the Spicer cold forged sealed u-joint - the best and strongest 1480 u-joint available. The Aluminum tubing is 5 inch OD Arconic premium aluminum seamless material that is 1/8 inch thick -- rated for over 7,000 ft/lbs of torque! It will handle even the heaviest towing loads. We offer a lifetime warranty on our welds and a 1 year unlimited mile warranty on all parts.

The driveshaft comes fully assembled with the transfer case slip yoke, balanced and ready to bolt in. Installation is as simple as sliding in the transfer case yoke and bolting up the straps. If you need new straps for the rear end yoke, select that option below.

You won't be disappointed with your 5 inch aluminum driveshaft. Time and again customers are impressed at how well made the driveshaft is. - no matter if is a daily driver, over the road towing rig, or a pulling truck, aluminum is the way to go.

This aluminum upgrade driveshaft is great for trucks that tow heavy trailers or for those who want the best in driveshaft strength. If you don't need the upgrade then consider our OEM replacement driveshaft: Chevy or GMC. The OEM driveshaft duplicates OEM strength and durability with premium sealed u-joints and precision balancing which matches OEM specifications.

Weld Yoke Material: Aluminum 6061-T6 Forged Yoke
Tube Material: 0.125 WALL 6061-T6 Seamless
Tube Outside Diameter: 5 Inch OD

U-Joint:
Spicer/Dana
1480 Series (Measuring Guide - U-Joint)
U-Joint Size: 1 3/8" Cap x 4 3/16" Span
Premium Non-Greasable
Driveshaft Length: 59 Inches Over All
- From End of Slip-yoke to Center of U-Joint
50 5/8 Inches CL to CL
- Center Line of Front U-Joint to Center Line of Rear U-Joint
See note below for modified vehicles.

Note:

If would like a stock OEM Driveshaft view your options here: Chevy or GMC.
MODEL MAKE FITMENT NOTES
Chevy Silverado 2500 Regular Cab, Long Bed (8.0 ft), Duramax Diesel, 4WD
Chevy Silverado 3500 Regular Cab, Long Bed (8.0 ft), Duramax Diesel, 4WD
GMC Sierra 2500 Regular Cab, Long Bed (8.0 ft), Duramax Diesel, 4WD
GMC Sierra 3500 Regular Cab, Long Bed (8.0 ft), Duramax Diesel, 4WD

Years 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002 and 2001
Transmission 4WD, Automatic
Trans Code Duramax Diesel, Allison 1000
Wheel Base 133 Inch (Year 2001 - 2010)
138 Inch (Year 2011 - 2016)
Position Rear Driveshaft

Quality Aluminum Tubing vs. Thin Wall Swedged Tubing

Action Machine Inc.:
Heavy Duty Tubing
The Others:
Thin Wall Swedged Tubing

The Action Machine driveshaft is a heavy-duty driveshaft made to last. You will find cheaper aluminum driveshafts on the internet but that is what they are – cheaper in price and quality.

AMI aluminum vs Swedged driveshaft

When you see other aluminum driveshafts with tubing that is bigger in the middle and smaller at the ends, that is a thin wall 0.075 inch aluminum which is light duty OEM material. Our 1/8 inch thick heavy duty Arconic brand tube is made with an even wall thickness and extra straight from end to end to run vibration free and for incredible torque performance. Some driveshafts with cheaper prices have conversion u-joints that step from one u-joint size to another or greaseable u-joints. Conversion and greaseable u-joints are not as strong as the cold forged solid cross u-joints that we use and have more play. Many of the cheaper shafts have cast weld yokes at each end while ours are USA made forged weld yokes. In fact, every part of our driveshaft from end to end is USA made premium product – assembled, welded and balanced by our team here in Indiana. You can’t compare the quality, durability and life you will get from our driveshaft to other lower cost driveshafts out there.


 

This drive shaft includes the slip yoke and is balanced and ready to install.

Modified Vehicles:
This driveshaft is designed to fit stock vehicle applications, double check your driveshaft length if your truck is lifted, leveled or modified. We maybe able to make you a custom driveshaft to match your unique vehicle specifications - contact us today with your driveshaft length (measuring guide). The maximum length driveshaft that AMI can build is 89 inches seal to center of u-joint.


If you have any questions we are here to help:
CHAT | PHONE (574)287-9650 | CONTACT US


FREE GROUND SHIPPING INSIDE THE USA
(This product does not qualify for international shipping)


Sku: 5A1480-M-RCLB(01-16)

Ship Time:

All driveshafts are custom built to your specification. Current lead time is 2 weeks from time of order.

$903.55
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