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post #1 of (permalink) Old 09-02-2002, 05:53 PM
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U-Joints again!!!!??????PICS

Third time in only a few months!

2 1/2" susp. lift NP231 with D35 on 33x12.5.

I am wondering what would cause the drive shaft to connect to the dif yoke. I do some agressive wheeling but I can not see how these can connect like they do!
Any suggestions??????

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Jeff
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axle wrap. you need a traction bar.

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A traction bar seems a little extreme for a D35?
I can't imagine twisting it up like that. Is it worth the time and effort on my set-up to add a traction bar? My U-joints are lifetime warranty and they keep handing me new ones. Not that I wouldn't enjoy the project, I would just be making another part of my driveline the weakest link,,,,,,,,,,right?
At that point, what would be the next item to break?

Sorry for my ignorance, I just did a search and could not find much info on Traction bar.
Is there another name for it?

Jeff
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Yes, look for an Anti-Wrap bar. I'd also say you needed one. It won't hurt anything, it'll help.
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I had the same problem in my 92 jeep wrangler. i went throw u joints every week. i just fixed the u joint its easy and fast so i would keep with that look at the bright side look at how good you are geting at it it gets easyer every time
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Yeah but very often the busted U joint will take out the yokes, and/or the drive shaft.
I would replace the yoke with a U bolt style yoke if you are planning to keep the D35 for even a little while.
The U bolt style yokes are only about $35, and you can keep the bolt and strap yoke for a spare.
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Or get the grinder out and make some clearance for your u-joints to handle more angle.
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You don't have a loose or broken tranny mount do you?

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I see 3 good bits of advice here!

1. Replacing the yoke with a U-bolt style will be stronger than the stock strap crap!

2. Grinding the surfaces would definately gain some clearance!

3. The rear tranny mount does not look or feel bad but I will replace it anyway!

Also.............................. I will be starting my trac bar fab friday night!
Thanx to all for your help!!!!!

Jeff
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