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buick drive shaft???

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by oldskool55, Nov 12, 2005.

  1. oldskool55
    Joined: Apr 10, 2005
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    oldskool55
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    from socal

    whats the purpose of having 2 u joints at each end?
     
  2. oldskool55
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    oldskool55
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    [​IMG]like this but thats not mine
     
  3. Phil1934
    Joined: Jun 24, 2001
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    That's a Cardan joint. With a single U joint at an angle, the driveshaft speeds and slow in a revolution, and then the U joint at the other end converts it back to an even rotational motion. I'm guessing high end GM cars got this joint as it halved the U joint angles so there was less driveline vibration.
     
  4. oldskool55
    Joined: Apr 10, 2005
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    oldskool55
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    from socal

    oh... well its hitting my floor and its pissin me off:mad:
     

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