Constant Velocity Front Driveshaft Parts for 1994-2002 Dodge Ram 2500 and Ram 3500 4x4 Trucks

We stock a complete line of Double Cardan Constant Velocity front driveshaft parts for 1994 to 2002 Daodge Ram 2500 and Ram 3500 4x4 Trucks. The Double-Cardan CV Joint is located at the transfer case of the shaft and a single Cardan universal joint is at the front (axle end). While the basic configuration of the shafts is the same for all years, some of components used will vary depending upon the year. Dan the Gear Man Tech Note: The Tech Term "Cardan" refers to a conventional cross type universal joint. A Double-Cardan CV joint is a constant velocity joint that has two Cardan type universal joints as component parts. For more information on this subject, see TSB3500 Universal Joint History, Types, General Service Methods, and Inspection or TM3000 Driveshaft Service Manual.

Browse through this web page for the world's most complete selection of original equipment quality parts needed to restore, replace, or upgrade your 1994-2002 Dodge Ram 2500 or Ram 3500 4x4 Front Double-Cardan CV Driveshaft to like-new performance. Before placing your order, be sure to read the yellow highlighted Dan the Gear Man Tech Notes and Our Driveshaft Identification Section.

Driveshaft Identification

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Before ordering replacement parts for your Dodge truck CV Joint, you should always verify that the parts being ordered will match the shaft in your truck. Besides the model year parts changes detailed below as the part style changes are not always exactly the same as the model year change. It is not really unusual to find some of these older Dodge 4x4s have been modified with different make/size front driveshafts. We have seen a few 1994-2002 trucks with replacement Saginaw CV shafts (last used by Dodge in 1993), larger size upgrade shafts especially in lifted, high horsepower trucks, and even some trucks with just single Cardan front shafts (no CV). While chances are your truck has all the factory parts, make sure before ordering! If you are unable to identify your parts, e-mail us some good photos.

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CV Joint: For the 1994 to 2002 model year Ram 2500 and Ram 3500 4x4 trucks, Dodge used 1330 series Double Cardan Constant Velocity (CV) front driveshafts. These shafts have a half-round flange type Spicer style Double Cardan CV joint with 1-1/16" diameter u-joint cups at the transfer case end. All the parts in the Double Cardan CV Joint are the same for all 1994 to 2002 model year Dodge Ram 2500 and Ram 3500 4x4 trucks.

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Slip Yokes: Three different slip joints were used depending upon the production date. 1994 to 1998 trucks had a fine spline with a u-joint with internal c-clips. Early 1999 used QU40701 fine spline yoke with a special u-joint using external snap rings in the slip yoke and internal C-clips for the pinion yoke. Later production 1999 CV Shafts used the same universal joint, but with QU40771 coarse spline yoke. 2000-2002 used QU40771 coarse spline yoke and a u-joint with external snap rings in the slip yoke. No snap ring was used at the pinion yoke as side thrust is controlled by tabs cast into the pinion yoke. Yoke style changes are not always exactly the same as the model year change so some overlap may be encountered in 1998-2000 model years.

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Slip Joints Splines: Two different slip joint splines protected by rubber boots were used depending upon the production date. 1994 to 1998 trucks plus some 1999 models would have a 1-9/32" fine spline yoke and stub. Many 1999, and all 2000-2002 shafts were built with an 1-3/8" coarse spline slip joint. Yoke style changes are not always exactly the same as the model year change so some overlap may be encountered in 1998-1999 model year trucks.

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Front U-Joints: For the 1994 to 2002 model years, Dodge used 3 different front universal joints to connect the driveshaft to the front axle. 1994-1998 used a Detroit Universal 7290 series front joint (TK40722, QU40775) that has 4 internal C-Clips to secure the u-joint cups in place. 1999 was a transition year that used a front universal joint with 2 external Snap Rings and 2 Internal C-Clips (TK40804, QU40764). 2000 to 2002 model year trucks have shafts with the same external snap ring u-joint used in the CV head (TK40721, QU40774). The model year changes are not necessarily absolute as the U.S. and Mexican factories had slightly different inventories and build schedules. For example: a late production 1998 may have the 1999 joint and an early 1999 might have the 1998 joint.

Boots and Boot Clamps

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Slip Yoke Boots have done more to extend driveshaft life than any other design change since the 1920's. Until the late 1980s, almost all Dodge front CV shafts used a greaseable slip joint with a seal. Wear and premature failure were commonplace keeping driveline shops like ours busy replacing slip stubs and yokes every few years. Then BAM! Dodge (and others) started using non-greaseable slip joints with boots and our driveshaft shop got so slow we sold our driveshaft lathe! If your Boot is bad, REPLACE it. That piece of rubber is a whole lot cheaper than a new slip stub and yoke!

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QK3078 1994-Early 1999 Slip Yoke Boot Kit for 1994 Dodge Ram 2500, 1995 Dodge Ram 2500, 1996 Dodge Ram 2500, 1997 Dodge Ram 2500, 1998 Dodge Ram 2500 and some 1999 Dodge Ram 2500. QK3078 also fits all 1994 Dodge Ram 3500, 1995 Dodge Ram 3500, 1996 Dodge Ram 3500, 1997 Dodge Ram 3500, 1998 Dodge Ram 3500 and 1999 Dodge Ram 3500, as well as some early 2000 Dodge Ram 2500 and 3500 4x4 Front Drive Shafts. Includes Boot and QU40085 and QU50138 Boot Clamps. More Info

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QU40132 1999-1/2 to 2002 Slip Yoke Boot Kit for 2000 Dodge Ram 2500, 2001 Dodge Ram 2500 and 2002 Dodge Ram 2500 trucks. QU40132 Slip Yoke Boot Kit also fits all 2000 Dodge Ram 3500, 2001 Dodge Ram 3500 and 2002 Dodge Ram 3500 4x4 trucks. Includes Boot and QU40084 and QU40133 Boot Clamps. More Info

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QU40085 1994-Early 1999 Small Boot Clamp For the small (Slip Stub) end of slip yoke boots used on Dodge Ram front driveshafts 1994 Dodge Ram 2500, 1995 Dodge Ram 2500, 1996 Dodge Ram 2500, 1997 Dodge Ram 2500, 1998 Dodge Ram 2500 and some 1999 Dodge Ram 2500. QU40085 Boot Clamp also fits all 1994 Dodge Ram 3500, 1995 Dodge Ram 3500, 1996 Dodge Ram 3500, 1997 Dodge Ram 3500, 1998 Dodge Ram 3500 and some 1999 Dodge Ram 3500 4x4 trucks. More Info

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QU50138 1994-Early 1999 Large Boot Clamp For the large (Slip Yoke) end of slip yoke boots used on Dodge Ram front driveshafts starting in 1994 Dodge Ram 2500, 1995 Dodge Ram 2500, 1996 Dodge Ram 2500, 1997 Dodge Ram 2500, 1998 Dodge Ram 2500 and 1999 Dodge Ram 2500. QU50138 Boot Clamp also fits all 1994 Dodge Ram 3500, 1995 Dodge Ram 3500, 1996 Dodge Ram 3500, 1997 Dodge Ram 3500, 1998 Dodge Ram 3500 and 1999 Dodge Ram 3500 trucks, plus some 2000 and 2001 trucks. More Info

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QU40133 1999-1/2 to 2002 Small Boot Clamp For the small (Slip Stub) end of slip yoke boots used on Dodge Ram 2500 and Ram 3500 front driveshafts from mid 1999 to 2002. The slip yokes will use external snap rings to retain the universal joint. More Info

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QU40084 1999-1/2 to 2002 Large Boot Clamp For the large (Slip Yoke) end of slip yoke boots used on Dodge Ram 2500 and Ram 3500 front driveshafts from mid 1999 to 2002. The slip yokes will use external snap rings to retain the universal joint. More Info

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Double-Cardan Constant Velocity Parts

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We stock a complete line of original equipment quality replacement parts for rebuilding your Double-Cardan Constant Velocity (CV) Joint. The two original CV universal joints had 1-1/16" diameter cups, but since it is not uncommon to find replacement shafts with different size u-joints, you should always verify what size parts you have before placing your order. The Constant Velocity parts are the same for all 1994 to 2002 Dodge Ram 2500 or Ram 3500 4x4 trucks.

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QU40759 CV Center Yoke for 1994-2002 Dodge Ram 2500, Ram 3500 is the H shaped double yoke that joins your CV joint's inner and outer universal joints for 1994 Dodge Ram 2500, 1995 Dodge Ram 2500, 1996 Dodge Ram 2500, 1997 Dodge Ram 2500, 1998 Dodge Ram 2500, 1999 Dodge Ram 2500, 2000 Dodge Ram 2500, 2001 Dodge Ram 2500, and 2002 Dodge Ram 2500. QU40759 CV Center Yoke also fits all 1994 Dodge Ram 3500, 1995 Dodge Ram 3500, 1996 Dodge Ram 3500, 1997 Dodge Ram 3500, 1998 Dodge Ram 3500, 1999 Dodge Ram 3500, 2000 Dodge Ram 3500, 2001 Dodge Ram 3500 and 2002 Dodge Ram 3500 trucks. Dodge 4x4 front drive Constant Velocity shafts with U-Joints that have a Cup Diameter of 1-1/16". More Info

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QU40131 CV Flange Yoke Assembly Is the part that has the pressed in CV centering ball and socket and bolts to your transfer case output flange for 1994 Dodge Ram 2500, 1995 Dodge Ram 2500, 1996 Dodge Ram 2500, 1997 Dodge Ram 2500, 1998 Dodge Ram 2500, 1999 Dodge Ram 2500, 2000 Dodge Ram 2500, 2001 Dodge Ram 2500, and 2002 Dodge Ram 2500. QU40131 also fits all 1994 Dodge Ram 3500, 1995 Dodge Ram 3500, 1996 Dodge Ram 3500, 1997 Dodge Ram 3500, 1998 Dodge Ram 3500, 1999 Dodge Ram 3500, 2000 Dodge Ram 3500, 2001 Dodge Ram 3500 and 2002 Dodge Ram 3500 trucks. Dodge 4x4 front drive Constant Velocity shafts. Includes Pre-assembled Flange, Ball, Seat, and Seal plus a new Spring. More Info

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QU40807 Ball Stud Tube Yoke With QU40704 CV Dust Seal and integral CV centering stud is the yoke that is welded to the transfer case end of the driveshaft tube for 1994 Dodge Ram 2500, 1995 Dodge Ram 2500, 1996 Dodge Ram 2500, 1997 Dodge Ram 2500, 1998 Dodge Ram 2500, 1999 Dodge Ram 2500, 2000 Dodge Ram 2500, 2001 Dodge Ram 2500, and 2002 Dodge Ram 2500. QU40807 also fits all 1994 Dodge Ram 3500, 1995 Dodge Ram 3500, 1996 Dodge Ram 3500, 1997 Dodge Ram 3500, 1998 Dodge Ram 3500, 1999 Dodge Ram 3500, 2000 Dodge Ram 3500, 2001 Dodge Ram 3500 and 2002 Dodge Ram 3500 trucks. More Info

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QU40846 1350 Series Greaseable Double Cardan CV Head Upgrades your driveshaft to take both higher horsepower and greater CV angles than your stock 1330 series CV Joint, plus the CV centering ball and both u-joints are greaseable! More Info

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QU40744 CV Centering Ball Kit For 1994-2002 Dodge Ram front driveshaft Double-Cardan Driveshaft Constant Velocity Joints. If your cast iron CV Flange Yoke is in good shape, you can save $$ by just replacing your old Centering Ball and Socket with this Kit. More Info

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QU40829 Dodge Ram 1994-2002 Replacement CV Grease Seal For 1994-2002 Dodge Ram 2500, Ram 3500 Double-Cardan CV Joint. This part is included in QU40744 Ball Kit and is part of QU40131 CV Flange. More Info

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QU40704 CV Outer Dust Seal For 1994-2002 Dodge Ram front driveshaft Double-Cardan Driveshaft Constant Velocity Joints. This seal helps protect the CV Centering Ball from road splash and should be replaced any time the u-joints are changed. More Info

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QU40835 Spicer Type 1994-2002 Dodge Ram Replacement Front CV Joint Tension Spring For 1994-2002 Dodge Ram 2500, Ram 3500 Double-Cardan CV Joint. This part is included in QU40744 Ball Kit and with QU40131 CV Flange. More Info

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Driveshaft Assemblies

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When installed in a vehicle with the weight on the tires, a Driveshaft should have the slip joint positioned at about the midpoint of it's normal travel. Most full size truck slip joints have a normal travel length of 2.75" to 3". The exact point of the slip joint at rest position will vary depending upon the vehicle loading and condition of the front springs. If a driveshaft is too long, you can damage the driveshaft or even break a transfer case. Too short of a driveshaft can cause increase spline wear or worse, allowing the slip joint to separate as the axle articulates up and down while driving.

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QU40806 Unfinished Heavy Duty 1350x1330 Greaseable CV Shaft Assembly Is the lowest cost way to replace your worn out 1-1/16" cup size 1330 series oem shaft with a beefed up brand new, totally greaseable, 1-3/16" cup size 1350 CV x 1330 front joint Double Cardan Constant Velocity front driveshaft for your 1994 to 2002 Dodge Ram 2500 or Ram 3500. The CV Head is already welded to the tube, so all you have to do is determine what length to cut the tube before finishing the assembly. Welding and other machine shop skills and equipment is required to complete assembly!!!! More Info

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QU40924 1350 Series Unfinished Heavy Duty Greaseable CV Shaft Assembly for 1994-2002 Dodge is the lowest cost way to replace your worn out Double Cardan Constant Velocity Dodge Ram 4x4 front CV driveshaft with a brand new, totally greaseable, 1-3/16" cup size CV U-Joints (1350 series) x 1-3/16" cup size front joint (1350 series) heavy duty Double Cardan Constant Velocity front driveshaft that you customize for length and complete the final assembly. The greaseable CV Head is already welded to the tube, so all you have to do is determine what length to cut the tube before finishing the assembly. The CV Flange will directly bolt to your original transfer case output flange. For the front axle, you will also need to replace your small original 7290 or 1330 series pinion yoke and hardware with 1350 series parts. More Info

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Flange Yokes

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QK2006 Front Output Flange Kit For fits all 1994, 1995, 1996, and 1997 Dodge Ram 2500 4x4 trucks plus all 1994, 1995, 1996, and 1997 Dodge Ram 3500 4x4 trucks. Kit includes QU50043 Output Flange, QU10513 Spline Seal, QU10512 Flange Nut, QU10646 Slinger, QU40366 Seal, and Threadlocker. More Info

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QU10885 1998-2002 Dodge NP241DHD Transfer Case Front CV Flange Yoke For 1998-2002 Dodge New Process NP241DLD and NP241DHD Transfer Cases. More Info

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Manuals

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An awful lot driveshaft parts are wrecked by the slam-bang methods of universal joint replacement used by most people doing driveshaft service. Your Double Cardan driveshaft components are machined to incredibly precise specifications and can be easily damaged by either poor service procedures or makeshift tools (or both). Our Driveshaft Manuals guide you through the various driveshaft service jobs using clear color photographs and detailed text.

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TM3304 Front Constant Velocity Driveshaft Service Manual For 1994-1998 Dodge Ram. Step-by-step instructions with color illustrated photos, 25 pages. More Info

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TM3317 Front Constant Velocity Driveshaft Service Manual For 1999-2002 Dodge Ram. Step-by-step instructions with color illustrated photos, 26 pages. More Info

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TM3000 Driveshaft Service Manual Complete manual that covers all aspects of 4x4 and light truck driveshaft service. 80 Pages. More Info

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Miscellaneous

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QU40832 Driveshaft Tubing For 1994-2002 Dodge Front CV Shafts is an exact thickness replacement tubing for the 2.5" 0.095" wall thickness torque tube used in all original equipment 1994 to 2002 Ram 2500 and Ram 3500 4x4 Double-Cardan Front Driveshafts. More Info

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QU90018 Pyroplex® Protection ES Synthetic Grease Provides extended service protection under the harshest on and off road conditions! This new NLGI #2 GC-LB grease is Hydro-Activated™ to become tackier when exposed to moisture. Offers superior corrosion and wear protection in a variety of environments. Provides excellent low and high temperature performance. Use to lubricate the CV Ball and Slip Yoke prior to assembly and for your greaseable universal joints. More Info

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S9978 Blue 242 Threadlocker Is used on the bolt treads that attach your driveshaft to the transfer case and front axle. More Info

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S9975 Anti-Seize Lubricant Will keep the CV flange from rusting to the transfer case output flange when applied the the male-female pilot that centers the shaft flange to the output flange. More Info

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Pinion Yokes

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QU11074 1994-1999 Dana 60 Front Pinion Yoke for all 1994 to 1999 Dodge Ram 2500 and Ram 3500 4x4 trucks with the Model 60 Front Axle. More Info
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QU40379 2000-2002 Dana 60 Front Pinion Yoke for 2000-2002 Dodge Ram 2500 and 3500 4x4 trucks.
This part has been superseded to QU40509. Please Note: To use QU40509, slinger must be removed and QU40509 is 1/4" shorter!

Rebuild Kits, Custom

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4x4 CV Shaft Rebuild Kits with Greaseable U-Joints for 1994-2002 Dodge Ram 2500 and 3500 4x4's or 1994-2001 Ram 1500. Rebuild your front constant velocity driveshaft yourself with one of these affordable basic Kits that can be customized by ordering additional parts as need. Our Custom driveshaft QUADKITS® featuring 2 QU40774 heat treated, alloy steel, greaseable u-joints for the CV, QU40131 CV Flange Yoke Assembly, year specific greaseable front u-joint, and Threadlocker, plus you can order your Kit with our optional 25 page TM3304 Front Constant Velocity Driveshaft Service Manual for 1994-1998 Dodge Ram, or the 26 page TM3317 Front Constant Velocity Driveshaft Service Manual for 1999-2002 Dodge Ram. Both of these excellent printed publications feature color exploded views and over 100 color photographs. Order year specific boot clamps and/or QU40704 Dust Seal separately.

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QK3029 HD CV Driveshaft Rebuild Kits For 1994-2002 Dodge Ram 2500 and Dodge Ram 3500 4x4 trucks with 7290 U-Joint (all u-joint cups are 1-1/8" in diameter and use c-clips that seat against the inside faces of the yoke ears). More Info

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QK3094 HD CV Driveshaft Rebuild Kit For 1999 Dodge Ram 2500 and Dodge Ram 3500 4x4 trucks with 1330x7290 Conversion U-Joint (two front u-joint cups are 1-1/16" diameter and two are 1-1/8" diameter). Our optional color illustrated Service Manuals are available separately. Order by year and truck model. More Info

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QK3073 HD CV Driveshaft Rebuild Kit For 2000-2002 Dodge Ram 2500 and Dodge Ram 3500 4x4 trucks with three 1330 U-Joints (all front u-joint ups are 1-1/16" diameter). Our optional color illustrated Service Manuals are available separately. Order by year and truck model. More Info

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Rebuild Kits, Premium Torque King®

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Torque King® Spicer CV Driveshaft Master Rebuild Kits for 1994-2002 Dodge Ram 2500, Ram 3500 and 1994-2001 Ram 1500 4x4 trucks. These complete Master Kits feature 2 rugged, cold-forged, alloy steel, non-greaseable factory synthetic-lubed Torque King® TK40721 u-joints for the CV, QU40131 CV Flange Yoke Assembly, QU40704 CV Dust Seal, year specific front Torque King® u-joint, year specific Driveshaft Boot Clamps, and Threadlocker, plus you can order your Kit with our optional 25 page TM3304 Front Constant Velocity Driveshaft Service Manual for 1994-1998 Dodge Ram or the 26 page TM3317 Front Constant Velocity Driveshaft Service Manual for 1999-2002 Dodge Ram. Both of these excellent printed publications feature color exploded views and over 100 color photographs.

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TK3030 Torque King® Driveshaft Master Rebuild Kit For 1994-1998 Dodge Ram 2500 and Dodge Ram 3500 4x4 trucks with Detroit 7290 Front U-Joint which has 1-1/8" diameter cups and uses 4 inside lockup snap rings. Our optional color illustrated Service Manuals are available separately. More Info

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TK3035 Torque King® Driveshaft Master Rebuild Kit For 1999 Dodge Ram 2500 and Dodge Ram 3500 4x4 trucks with Front Conversion U-Joint with 2 inside C-Clips & 2 external snap rings. Our optional color illustrated Service Manuals are available separately. More Info

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TK3036 Torque King® Driveshaft Master Rebuild Kit For 2000-2002 Dodge Ram 2500 and Dodge Ram 3500 4x4 trucks with all 3 u-joints the same 1330 series external lockup type (u-joint cup diameter is 1-1/16"). Our optional color illustrated Service Manuals are available separately. More Info

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Slip Stubs

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The original equipment Slip Stubs for 1994 to 2002 Dodge Ram 2500 and Ram 3500 front Double Cardan front CV shafts are no longer in production. If you need a slip stub for driveshaft, we have our special QU40843 16 spline stub that is a bit longer than any of the original stubs so you can just cut the tube to the right length without having to precisely machine through the old weld. You can also use the extra length to lengthen your driveshaft for lift kit applications.

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If you have a 1994 to early 1999 truck with the fine spline slip joint, you will also need to purchase QU40771 Slip Yoke, QU40764 Universal Joint, and QU40132 Boot. For later 1999 to 2002 models with the 1-3/8" original 16 spline or 15 spline based on 16 spline stub you can reuse both the slip yoke and boot if they are in good condition.

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QU40843 16 Spline Slip Stub Fits the 2.5" x 0.095" wall thickness tubing used on 1994-2002 Dodge Ram 2500 and Ram 3500 Double Cardan front CV driveshafts. The length from end of spline to weld point is approximately 19/32" longer than the stubs used on most of the 1994 to 2002 Dodge original equipment front driveshafts. Use with QU40771 or QU40845 Coarse Spline Slip Yokes. More Info

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Slip Yokes

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For the 1994-1998 model years, all factory front CV shafts use a 1-9/32" fine spline stub and yoke with a Detroit Universal 7290 u-joint. The slip Joint is shielded by QK3078 Boot. 1999 are goofy years, so goofy that my 1999 and 2000 Dodge Parts books do not even list the front driveshaft parts! You may find some real early 1999 trucks with the 7290 series slip yoke. However, Most 1999 Driveshafts still have the 29 based on 30 fine spline slip stub, but use a Spicer 1330 series slip yoke with a conversion joint that attaches to a 7290 series front pinion yoke. Late production 1999 shafts may have a coarse, 16 spline, 1330 series slip joint with the 1330 x 7290 conversion u-joint. Real early 2000 trucks may still use the conversion joint and/or fine spline slip yoke, but most, if not all will use a 16 spline 1330 slip yoke with a straight 1330 u-joint. Given the age of this era of Dodge trucks, it is not unusual to find non-standard components. A great many of these trucks have had the original slip joint replaced with 1-3/8" diameter 16 spline aftermarket parts.

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QU40701 Fine Spline Factory Replacement Slip Yoke For early 1999 Dodge Ram 2500 and Dodge Ram 3500 with 29 spline based on 30 spline Slip Stub. Will also fit 1994 to 1998 trucks with original equipment driveshafts if you order either TK40804 or QU40764 Universal Joint. This Slip Yoke is designed to be used with QK3078 Protective Boot Kit. More Info

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QU40771 Coarse Spline Factory Replacement Slip Yoke Is a genuine original equipment part for later 1999 to 2002 Dodge Ram 2500 Dodge Ram 3500 trucks. Fits 15 based on 16 or 16 spline 1-3/8" diameter slip stub. More Info

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QU40845 1330 Series Long Reach Slip Yoke Is 7/8" longer than QU40771 so it can NOT be used to directly replace your coarse spline stock slip yoke unless you truck is lifted, but it is a lower cost alternative if you are also replacing your slip stub with QU40843. Vented Yoke includes press on seal. More Info

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Small Parts

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Replacing damaged or worn small parts is often the difference between a first class, long-term repair and a short lived nightmare. In this section are the small parts and accessory items that do not neatly fit under our other parts headings

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QU11102 Grade 5 Front Driveshaft Bolt With attached washer. Four of these special Bolts are needed to attach the driveshaft to the transfer case output flange. More Info

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QU40763 1994 to 1999 Model Year Dodge U-Joint Strap Kit With special small head, hardened bolts for attaching the driveshaft to the front axle pinion yoke on 1994 Dodge Ram 2500, 1995 Dodge Ram 2500, 1996 Dodge Ram 2500, 1997 Dodge Ram 2500, 1998 Dodge Ram 2500 and 1999 Dodge Ram 2500 trucks. QU40763 also fits all 1994 Dodge Ram 3500, 1995 Dodge Ram 3500, 1996 Dodge Ram 3500, 1997 Dodge Ram 3500, 1998 Dodge Ram 3500 and 1999 Dodge Ram 3500 trucks. More Info

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QU40735 2000-2002 Model Year Dodge U-Joint Strap Kit With special hardened 1/4" fine thread bolts for attaching the driveshaft to the front axle pinion yoke on 2000 Dodge Ram 2500, 2001 Dodge Ram 2500 and 2002 Dodge Ram 2500 4x4 trucks. QU40735 U-Joint Strap Kit also fits all 2000 Dodge Ram 3500, 2001 Dodge Ram 3500 and 2002 Dodge Ram 3500 4x4 trucks. More Info

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Tools

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Most CV and universal joint service is done using makeshift tools and hammering on the parts until something gives service methods. Driveshaft parts and universal joints are incredibly precise components that can be easily damaged by such slam-bang work. There is a better way to perform driveshaft service using application specific press tooling and approved service procedures. Yeah, I know the Manuals and Tools are expensive, but not when you consider the expensive and dangerous mess you will be in if a poorly installed front u-joint blows out as you tool down the Interstate at 75 mph! I have witnessed several driveshaft failures in vehicles driving ahead of me during my travels and I can tell you a 3' long front driveshaft can do a heck of a lot of damage as it whips around jamming into the road, whacking the transmission, and smashing the floor!

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QT1065 Series Long Throat C-Frame Ball Joint Presses Are designed to accept a variety of interchangeable tooling for performing Ball Joint and Universal Joint service on your 4x4. A heavy-duty tool that will get the job done when used with the appropriate tooling for your big Dodge Ram. More Info

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QT4010 1" Press Tip Is used with a QT1065 series C-frame Press and QT4016 Press Anvil to easily install universal joints with 1-1/16" to 1-3/16" diameter cups on most common light truck driveshafts and 4x4 front axle shafts. More Info

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QT4014 1-1/16" Capacity U-Joint Press Anvil Used with a QT1065 series C-frame Press and either QT4008 Medium U-Joint Separator Yoke or QT4010 1" Press Tip to easily remove and install the two universal joints from all 1994-2002 Dodge Ram front driveshaft CV Joints and the external snap ring front universal joint on 1999 to 2002 Ram 2500 and Ram 3500. Will not work on the front u-joint on 1994 to 1998 trucks using internal c-clips. More Info

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QT4016 1-1/16" to 1-3/16" Capacity U-Joint Press Anvils Used with a QT1065 series C-frame Press and either QT4008 Medium U-Joint Separator Yoke or QT4010 1" Press Tip to easily remove and install all three universal joints from any stock type 1994-2002 Dodge Ram front driveshaft. More Info

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Universal Joints

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Greaseable or non-greaseable which is better? Which u-joint type is best for YOU will depend upon your budget, operating conditions, maintenance, engine power, and expected length of ownership. From a standpoint of durability under most operating conditions, our Torque King® cold-forged factory lubed universal joints will outlast greaseable universal joints by a considerable margin due the the hardness of the cold-forged cross and superiority of the multiple lip seals especially if your Cummins Diesel has enhanced horsepower. However, Torque King® u-joints are more expensive and require greater care in installation. Our greaseable u-joints are quality, USA made parts with hot-forged crosses and nitrile rubber seals. For stock engine trucks with good maintenance, greaseable u-joints will last for a long time....but, it has been our experience that most people do not grease their vehicles as frequently as they should and most do not use a quality synthetic like Pyroplex Plus. If you miss a lube interval during wet winter weather, water will probably infiltrate past the single lip seal and presto you have a rusty, failed u-joint!

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TK40721 Torque King ® External Snap Ring U-Joint for the CV Head and 2000-2002 Front, cold-forged, alloy steel, non-greaseable factory synthetic-lubed, universal joint with four external snap rings for the Constant Velocity Joint and for 2000-2002 front u-joints. 2 of these joints are used in the CV Joint (upper or transfer case end of shaft) on 1994 Dodge Ram 2500, 1995 Dodge Ram 2500, 1996 Dodge Ram 2500, 1997 Dodge Ram 2500, 1998 Dodge Ram 2500, 1999 Dodge Ram 2500, 2000 Dodge Ram 2500, 2001 Dodge Ram 2500, and 2002 Dodge Ram 2500. TK40721 Torque King U-Joint also fits all 1994 Dodge Ram 3500, 1995 Dodge Ram 3500, 1996 Dodge Ram 3500, 1997 Dodge Ram 3500, 1998 Dodge Ram 3500, 1999 Dodge Ram 3500, 2000 Dodge Ram 3500, 2001 Dodge Ram 3500 and 2002 Dodge Ram 3500 trucks. Dodge Ram full size 4x4's. One of these u-joints are used in the Slip Yoke on 2000-2002 trucks. More Info

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* Kits made up of multiple items may not show an inventory in-stock status but are almost always in stock!
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TK40722 Front Torque King® U-Joint with Internal C-Clips for 1994-1998, cold-forged, alloy steel, non-greaseable factory synthetic-lubed front universal joint with four internal c-clips fits the front slip yoke on 1994 Dodge Ram 2500, 1995 Dodge Ram 2500, 1996 Dodge Ram 2500, 1997 Dodge Ram 2500 and 1998 Dodge Ram 2500 trucks. Plus TK40722 also fits all 1994 Dodge Ram 3500, 1995 Dodge Ram 3500, 1996 Dodge Ram 3500, 1997 Dodge Ram 3500 and 1998 Dodge Ram 3500 trucks. Dodge Ram trucks. More Info

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* Kits made up of multiple items may not show an inventory in-stock status but are almost always in stock!
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TK40804 Front Torque King® U-Joint with 2 External and 2 Internal Snap Rings for 1999, cold-forged, alloy steel, non-greaseable factory synthetic-lubed front universal joint (slip yoke to axle pinion yoke) for 1999 Dodge Ram 2500 trucks and 1999 Dodge Ram 3500 trucks (has 2 external snap rings and 2 internal c-clips). More Info

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* Kits made up of multiple items may not show an inventory in-stock status but are almost always in stock!
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QU40764 Greaseable Front U-Joint with 2 External and 2 Internal Snap Rings for 1999 Hot-forged, alloy steel, greaseable front universal joint (slip yoke to axle pinion yoke) for 1999 Dodge Ram 2500 trucks and 1999 Dodge Ram 3500 trucks (has 2 external snap rings and 2 internal c-clips). More Info

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* Kits made up of multiple items may not show an inventory in-stock status but are almost always in stock!
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QU40774 Greaseable External Snap Ring U-Joint for the CV Head and 2000-2002 Front Hot-forged, alloy steel, greaseable u-joints with nitrile rubber seals for the Constant Velocity Joint with 4 external snap rings. Two of these joints are used in the CV Joint (upper or transfer case end of shaft) on 1994 Dodge Ram 2500, 1995 Dodge Ram 2500, 1996 Dodge Ram 2500, 1997 Dodge Ram 2500, 1998 Dodge Ram 2500, 1999 Dodge Ram 2500, 2000 Dodge Ram 2500, 2001 Dodge Ram 2500, and 2002 Dodge Ram 2500 trucks. QU40774 U-Joint also fits all 1994 Dodge Ram 3500, 1995 Dodge Ram 3500, 1996 Dodge Ram 3500, 1997 Dodge Ram 3500, 1998 Dodge Ram 3500, 1999 Dodge Ram 3500, 2000 Dodge Ram 3500, 2001 Dodge Ram 3500 and 2002 Dodge Ram 3500 4x4's This Joint is also used in the Slip Yoke on 2000-2002 trucks. More Info

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* Kits made up of multiple items may not show an inventory in-stock status but are almost always in stock!
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QU40775 Greaseable Front U-Joint with Internal C-Clips for 1994-1998 Hot-forged, alloy steel, greaseable front (slip yoke to axle pinion yoke) u-joints with 4 internal c-clips for 1994 Dodge Ram 2500, 1995 Dodge Ram 2500, 1996 Dodge Ram 2500, 1997 Dodge Ram 2500 and 1998 Dodge Ram 2500 trucks. Plus QU40775 U-Joint fits all 1994 Dodge Ram 3500, 1995 Dodge Ram 3500, 1996 Dodge Ram 3500, 1997 Dodge Ram 3500 and 1998 Dodge Ram 3500 trucks. More Info

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* Kits made up of multiple items may not show an inventory in-stock status but are almost always in stock!

Discontinued Tools

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QT4008 Medium Size U-Joint Separator Yoke Is used with a QT1065 series C-frame Press and QT4016 Press Anvil to easily remove the 3 universal joints on 1975 to 1993 Dodge Double-Cardan Constant Velocity front driveshafts and 4x4 front axle shafts. Discontinued.

Montana Life

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The small pond was one of several constructed on the QUAD 4x4 property by the Montana Department of Fish Wildlife and Parks as a waterfowl brood ponds. Ducks and Geese nest here every year. Sandhill Cranes have used the pond for nesting which is also home to muskrats and red-wing blackbirds. Pheasants are often found in the surrounding cattails on frosty mornings and moose are seasonal visitors.