04 Ram 2500 CTD with broken front driveshaft

diirk

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Broke the forward yoke on the front driveshaft out at Pismo today. Truck is an 04 Dodge Ram 2500 Diesel with Fabtech 6" lift. So, should I go with an OEM replacement, or is there a better option?

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Zambo

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We've been racing these trucks for quite a while and never broken a stock front yoke. IMO they're plenty strong enough. I'd check that you're not binding something at full droop with that lift.
 

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That's pretty much what I was thinking. I was just surprised that the yoke broke rather then the u-joint. The worst part is that it whipped around and cracked the transmission pan too.
 

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I'm no driveline expert, but I've been told that when the yoke breaks the first thing to suspect is binding due to excessive angle. If the u joint breaks then its more likely due to torque/shock loading. But this advice is free and worth precisely that.
 

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Makes sense to me. I do appreciate the response.
 
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