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I broke one of the ears off my factory slip yoke. I have 35s on my truck now and will be going bigger soon. Do any one make a high strength yoke? I have Moog super strength u-joints waiting to go in and figure if possible I mine as well upgrade the yoke while I'm at it.

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I would recommend that you contact Dynotech Engineering in Troy, MI. Ask for Jim, tell him your vehicle and applications and they can man a shaft for you or you can send yours in and they can put the proper yoke onto the shaft and balance it on their homemade equipment. I would recommend you have a custom shaft made though because the weld yokes on a stock shaft are cast and will probably break the next time.

http://www.dynotechengineering.com

I bought a custom shaft from them, it cost 511 bucks. Steel shaft with forged weld yokes, cold forged 1350 u-joints, and a viper slip yoke that fits the 727 and since it fits the 727 and the T-56 it fits the 46RH! All Spicer components, except the tube of course. The pinion yoke is forged by Victory Performance, it's for the 29 spline chrysler 9.25" and it fits 1350's. Shaft length was like 61.375" tube diameter 4" and tube thickness .083" tube weight was only like 29 lbs, I could of gone with aluminum but since steel is stiffer there is less power being lost in the angular twisting of the steel, so there is more hp being put to the wheels than if I was to use carbon fiber or aluminum. The only problem with a steel shaft is the inertia so the critical speed is lower than carbon fiber or aluminum. For a 61" shaft both dynotech and I have calculated a critical speed of aprox 6200RPM, so with the correct wheels and gears I am safe for 150MPH, which is good because I only plan to go up to 145MPH when I drop my new engine in.

Anyways I didn't intend to go into the engineering, I cannot help myself, I am a ME student... and this stuff interests me.

Anyways if you don't want to go that route...just go and buy a billet or forged yoke. I do recommend you just replace the entire shaft, like I said those stock yokes are all cast so if your slip yoke ear snapped then it is only a matter of time before a tube (weld) yoke does the same.
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Will any of these work better than stock?

http://www.jegs.com/p/Strange-Engine...itemPerPage=30
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Will any of these work better than stock?

http://www.jegs.com/p/Strange-Engine...itemPerPage=30
Well yes anything that isn't stock is going to outperform it in most instances. I do feel though that you should just have a custom shaft made by dynotech or anyone, I pick dynotech because of there reputation and the balancing machines that most shaft builders use are actually made by Dynotech's Parent company. Of course you get that lifetime warranty and so and so...
I really don't feel comfortable telling you to spend any additional money on something that I thing will end up failing, I don't mean that yoke will fail but some other part of that stock driveshaft will fail... It is just possible too that the stock slip yoke might of had a casting crack inside of it, most of those parts aren't passed through an X-Ray like performance cast parts.

But just to answer your question, those will be fine, provided you find one that is compatible with your u-joints and transmission output shaft.
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