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I have a 2012 Ram 3500 4WD Crew Cab ST DUALLY (DRW).
I bought it used with 140,000 miles.
However, after spending almost 3 days trying to match up the 3 REAR MAIN driveshaft U-Joints for a DUALLY (DRW)-
Come to find out my driveshaft calls for SINGLE Rear Wheel U-Joints (SRW)

Is this normal or did someone put a different driveshaft in my truck at some point?

(I rebuilt both front and rear driveshafts using my home made horizontal hydraulic press =
A 1.5 ton bottle jack and a piece of a 20 inch wide "I" Beam.)

(Had to use a grinder to cut out part of the old Rear shaft joints...)

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In your search are you showing the parts for a diesel and not a gas model?
 

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Yes. At several places (Rockauto / Oriley's / Autozone / NAPA / etc. - we were looking for the exact correct DRW truck that I have and all of the different brands and styles for DRW u-joint X's without the caps would not even fit into the yokes.
But the SRW ones worked perfectly...
 

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Here is what I believe I have as u joint numbers

Moog 295A rear, two piece driveshaft uses three (3)

I have a 2005 DRW two piece driveshaft and they fit, just lubed them before the chilly weather
 

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Have you tried calling a driveline shop? Maybe they would have some info


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I have the SAME truck and I just replaced mine last month... 74081485 GM Dodge Rear Driveshaft / Front Axle AAM 1485 U Joint | eBay. Stock was low everywhere and ebay had all 3.
Mine took the AAM 1485s... shorter than the 1480 joints for Spicer. They came with copper colored snap rings and I had to grind .012" off of each one, no biggie. But I got it done and the shafts run smooth.
I also used a 6" disc to cut the crosses out so I only had to drive out one cup at a time... damn rust!
My carrier bearing went at 120k.... check your good.
 

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I got them all done.
2 Moog's and 1 Spicer in the front axle (forget the numbers...)
The rear took 3 Spicer's 5-3206X
 
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