1310, 1330, 1350…what do those numbers mean? And why should you care when it’s time to pick a yoke for your Ford 9 inch rear end?
This helpful video from the axle aces over at Currie Enterprises will show you how to determine which yoke to use in your car or truck. It discusses some of the more common yoke sizes used, and what critical U-joint measurements are involved in figuring out which yoke to choose.
Whether you’re building a new Ford 9 inch rear end or repairing an old one, this is a must-watch video to ensure you’re running the right yoke for your axle, driveshaft, and U-joints. Check it out below.
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It would be useful to know what max horsepower or torque would dictate what size u-joint to use.
Hello Brandt, thank you for the question. It’s a good one. We don’t apply a HP rating to yokes or u-joints, but more so, we cater the size of u-joint to the usage of the vehicle. Of course, bigger is better in this case, however, maybe not necessary if a vehicle is not for race use. For a standard street car or truck making less than 600 hp, 1310 or 1330 yokes are more than sufficient, however, in a vehicle that sees heavy traction, or severe conditions, like a drag race or offroad race application than the larger the yoke the better. Even if making that same 600hp. So, our suggestion is be honest about how you are going to use your vehicle when ordering a rearend or a yoke or driveshaft.