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How do I ID these D30 U-Joints?

The front axle I acquired for my swap is supposed to be from a 1995 Wrangler. I'm in the process of ordering some replacement parts (Wheel hubs, U-Joints, and seals) so it's fresh and sealed up when I install it.

Now, in '95 I'm supposed to have the 297 U-joints, right? But how can I tell, so I can order them?

The u-joints I took out are Spicers, and from the fun I had getting them out I'm going to say factory original. They say, clockwise - "SPICER OZ USA FI" Or something close to that. No numbers. How do I ID this damned thing?! [img]images/graemlins/confused.gif[/img]
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Re: How do I ID these D30 U-Joints?

There's no number on the body of the U-joint? If you go to any local parts store and request U-joints for a 95' wrangler front end you should get the right ones...otherwise get out the micrometer and measure the diameter of the cap and overall length and match it up. For instance on my TJ the parts store gave U-joints for my vehicle but they were to small...the U-joints that I have to ask for is for 97' XJ or ZJ don't know why but it's te way it is.
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Re: How do I ID these D30 U-Joints?

Right now I'm de-rusting the old U-joint via some kitchen chemistry and a battery charger.
(This is the mad scientist rust removal.)
Hopefully it unearths some numbers, because it's pretty damn rusty. Also, I wanted to experiment. Baking soda works fine, by the way.
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Re: How do I ID these D30 U-Joints?

To be a 297X joint, it should measure an 1 3/16" across the bearing cap. The 30`s joints measure about
1 1/16". That should be alittle more help.
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Re: How do I ID these D30 U-Joints?

Ahhh! Thanks, I've been searching for hours to find that.


Followup: Woohoo! The coveted 297x joint axles! Ok, well maybe not coveted, but better than what I had.
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