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A driveshaft, also known as a Cardan shaft, is an integral part of a vehicle. A driveshaft is a mechanical component that transfers the mechanical energy needed for the vehicle to function properly by transforming the rotational energy produced by the vehicle. A driveshaft permits modifications in distance and arrangement between the point of origin and point of application. These variations are brought upon by one or more rag joints, jaw couplings, or universal joints and, occasionally, a prismatic joint or a splined joint. A driveshaft should be durable as it is constantly exposed to torsion. Additionally, a driveshaft should be able to keep its inertia constant in the presence of additional forces. The Chevy Silverado 1500 driveshaft is a top of the line product that will ensure a safe and trouble-free driving experience. It is reliable, durable, and dynamically stable - increasing joint life and decreasing vibrations.
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The Chevy Silverado drive shaft (known variously as a propeller shaft, a Cardan shaft and other appellations) is the device that actually transmits the energy of the engine to the drive train. The drive shaft is especially apparent in vehicles with rear wheel and four wheel drive. It is a necessary component, and is a vast improvement over some early methods that were used to connect the engine to the wheels. Coming up with the ideal Chevy Silverado drive shaft (or any other type of drive shaft, for that matter) means balancing strength and weight. Because a drive shaft is subject to twisting forces (torsion) as shear stress, it must be incredibly strong and durable - yet lightweight enough that excess inertia doesn't wind up causing problems.
History of the Drive Shaft
You may have seen pictures of early cars and trucks that have a chain drive - not unlike that of most motorcycles and/or bicycles. While chains are great for two and even some three wheeled vehicles, they weren't so great for four wheeled ones. Such a setup made it extremely difficult to change speeds. The invention of the drive shaft actually predates the development of the automobile by almost thirty years. Originally, it was designed to replace old belt drives on industrial machinery. With vehicles that have front-mounted engines, the drive shaft must be very long - and therefore, proper balance and weight to strength ratio is important.
Getting Chevy Silverado Drive Shaft Vibration?
There are different types of Chevy Silverado drive shaft vibration that may be affecting your truck, particularly when it is being driven at highway speeds. One of these is transverse vibration. This is usually caused by poor balance. Your drive shaft should be inspected regularly for missing balance weights. The fact is that the drive shaft is turning as fast as the engine at any given point, so it must be finely balanced. Otherwise, you're looking at serious problems. Torsional vibration caused by a faulty Chevy drive shaft interchange (or universal joint) can also be an issue. It can affect the entire drive shaft, sort of like bending a piece of metal back and forth - which inevitably causes it to break.
Chevy Drive Shaft Length Chart
All Silverado Drive Shaft lengths have what is known as a "critical speed." When it reaches that speed, it will inevitably fail - and that is usually bad news. A shorter drive shaft has a higher critical speed than a longer one. It's something to keep in mind when looking for a Silverado drive shaft upgrade.
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Driveshafts available for the following Chevrolet Silverado 1500 years: 2018, 2017, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002, 2001, 2000, 1999, 18, 17, 09, 08, 07, 06, 05, 04, 03, 02, 01, 00, 99. This part is also sometimes called Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Driveshafts. We stock driveshaft parts for most Chevrolet models including Silverado 2500 HD, Equinox, K10, K1500, Suburban 1500, Avalanche 1500, Blazer, K20, Colorado, K5 Blazer, Tahoe, Silverado 2500, K2500, K1500 Suburban, K3500, S10, Silverado 1500 HD, Astro, Traverse, V10, K20 Pickup, Avalanche, Express 3500, Silverado 3500, Trailblazer, Silverado 1500 Classic, K10 Suburban, K10 Pickup, V1500 Suburban, K20 Suburban, Tracker, Silverado 2500 HD Classic, K30, K2500 Suburban, V20, V10 Suburban, Suburban 2500, Silverado 3500 HD, Express 1500 and Express 2500.