What does "Stake-In" u-joint mean....Well most
standard universal joints have either an internal snap rings that sits inside the
ears of a yoke or flange and sits into a groove that has been cut into the universal joint
cup. The other design is external snap rings they sit in grooves that have
been machined inside the ears of the yokes and flanges. Stake In references the
manner of how the universal joints are held into the yokes & flanges because the metal
of the yoke & flange is acually forced over the edges of the univesal joint cap to
hold it in position.