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Common Driveshaft U-Joints


 
This post is to help identify u-joints, and help explain differences in various u-joints.
 
Most all Jeeps run a 1-0153 (5-153X Spicer) U-joints, on both sides of the front and rear driveshafts. A few Dana35s got an odd-ball yoke that took a 2-4800 u-joint.
 
Common Jeep Ujoints

 
In the picture above (left to right), 1-0153, 2-4800, 2-0054.
 
Specs:
 
1-0153 (5-153X Spicer) (Commonly found in all Jeep driveshafts):
Cap Diameter: 1.064
Width/Height: 3.228
Body Thickness: 0.703

 
2-4800 (Found on some Jeep Dana35s)
Cap Diameter: 1.064
Width/Height: 3.640
Body Thickness: 0.896

 
2-0054 (Found on many 1-ton trucks):
Cap Diameter: 1.191
Width/Height: 4.186
Body Thickness: 0.981

 
Common Jeep Ujoints

 
Common Jeep Ujoints

 

Common Wheel Joints

 
Older Jeeps mostly have 1-0174 as the wheel joint. However newer Jeeps, and all Jeeps with ABS got the larger/stronger 1-0297 wheel joint.
 
Common Axle Shaft Ujoints

 
In the above picture (left to right), 1-0174, 1-0297, 2-0053.
 
Specs:
 
1-0174 (5-260X Spicer) (Commonly found on older Jeeps):
Cap Diameter: 1.064
Width/Height: 3.101
Body Thickness: 0.585

 
1-0297 (5-297X Spicer) (Found on newer Jeeps)
Cap Diameter: 1.092
Width/Height: 3.211
Body Thickness: 0.829

 
2-0053 (Found on many 1-ton trucks):
Cap Diameter: 1.191
Width/Height: 3.625
Body Thickness: 0.889

 
This picture shows the difference between a 1-0174 (left) and a 1-0297 (right).
 
Common Axle Shaft Ujoints

 
Common Axle Shaft Ujoints

 
Common Axle Shaft Ujoints

 
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