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you can help prevent problems from future wear issues potentially with a balance ring. I've not heard how effective they are on driveshafts ... but the good products like this company makes for wheels has earned their spot over time to be a true benefit... so in concept it should be good for driveshaft too.So once they are properly Balanced your all good? Nothing to come apart
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Generally, yes. Over time, the balance could degrade - the military testing showed this. I would be cautious, and get them checked every several years, or if you damage/replace something in the driveline. Considering how destructive it could be, this seems like good prevention.So once they are properly Balanced your all good? Nothing to come apart
That's called a Double-Cardan joint. It's weaker, and one of the military engineering reports says specifically that they considered it, but couldn't get one strong enough.I was watching a 4x4 program where they were using a special u joint with twin u joints in the same unit to overcome angulation.
yup.... the only joint that seemed to help in the study done is called an Rzeppa and it too is not manufactured large enough for commercial sized trucks. IMHO this is why they went to using the middle axle of a 6x6 as the only rear axle in the later LMTV's. It moves the driveshaft to near horizontal.That's called a Double-Cardan joint. It's weaker, and one of the military engineering reports says specifically that they considered it, but couldn't get one strong enough.
In my experience, .005” of movement is about the minimum you can detect by hand…Just to add my 2 cents in the pile-on about drive shafts...I had all kinds of vibes that at first I attributed to tire/wheel (un)balance on the highway. Had the alternator mount come loose three times, kept losing hardware out of it.
Finally after some stupid off road tricks which scraped (but somehow miraculously didn't bend) the rear driveshaft, I noticed a spiral scratch on the shaft after driving 100 miles and checked the hinging play which was shockingly out of tolerance.
Took the driveline off to a very reputable shop and had them do me up. AMAZING! Smooth ride, alternator stopped shaking off...$1700 well spent if you ask me.
The book says something like .005" hinge play, driveline guy says it's functionally zero. If you drive these truck often, get on your back and push, if they move at all, have them rebuilt.
Pretty sure; if not yourself, those pdf's and pics has been presented.I do know I had presented this all before now.
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