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post #1 of (permalink) Old 10-21-2002, 07:37 AM Thread Starter
 
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Info on those $169 u-joints

Anyone know what the deal is with those super expensive u-joints that Quadratec had in their latest catalog?

Look cool, but are they worth it?
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I haven't seen the qtec catalog, but if they are CTMs, then they are virtually unbreakable, but not meant for street/dd use.
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They aren't CTM. Can't remember the name, but I was wondering the same thing. They look strange. They are yellow, and the only thing keeping them from being a circle are the end caps. Personally I don't think any u-joint is worth $170. However, I would like some info on them if anyone has any.
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Re: Info on those $169 u-joints

OX makes them, as in OX-Lockers.

http://www.quadratec.com/cgi-bin/sgi...803&FNM=11
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Re: Info on those $169 u-joints

I'd much rather spend the $150 for a CTM then for those. The OX joints only have a 5 year warranty, while the CTM's have a lifetime warranty. Simple choice, right?
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What a rip. The local auto shop had some u joints for the jeep at 5 dollars a piece, AND have a life time warrenty...
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Ok smarty pants, take your $5 lifetime warrantied u-joints out into competition and when you break and point out come talk to us again. CTMs seem expensive, but when you start figuring in the cost of replacement shafts when you break those $5 joints, they pay for themelves quick. Last time out on regular ujoints I broke both joints sheared an outer stub, took the ears of another stub and an inner shaft.

I am now running warn alloys and CTMs. Indestructible? No, but a LOT stronger then stock.

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Re: Info on those $169 u-joints

he is right. What the is the point of a 5 dollar joint that takes out both shafts? The Ctm are deffinetly worth the money, and If I ever have an extra 900 I will be running the same setup as rkcrawl. I think it is pointless to put a ctm in a stock shaft though.
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If you buy one from Quadratec for $170, you can pay $21 for standard shipping for one too [img]images/graemlins/frown.gif[/img] ouch!
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Re: Info on those $169 u-joints

Other things about the new OX joint. They aren't proven in the market place yet. No one, that I've heard anyway, has run them in a competition environment, etc. etc.

When their closet competition (CTM) is priced lower, and proven in the market, its pretty hard to justify the higher initial cost. The product may be solid, but it just doesn't have any reputation (good or bad) at this point. These were discussed to death on PBB, and I don't recall anyone there actually testing or knowing anyone who's tested them.
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