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From Straps to U-Bolts?

Can anyone point me a site that talks about converting the strap style yolks to U-bolt style. I have driveline all apart and I could easily do this converion at this time. I belive someone indicated U-bolts are much stronger than the straps. If I am mistaken on this, Please straighten me out.
Thanks, BTW, drivetrain is down while the rear gets new gears and detroit and front gets ARB and gears.

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Re: From Straps to U-Bolts?

I did it on both my YJ's. I went to a driveshaft shop and they made the yoke. They used my broken yoke for measurements, and cross referenced a u-bolt style yoke that would accept my stock u-joint. They machined the yoke to match the old yoke's depth. The whole process cost me $75.

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Re: From Straps to U-Bolts?

Don't use the old yoke, drill and add the u-bolts. The yoke is designed for one way. There are yokes out there to convert, you're better off buying them. As to where to find them, I have no idea, I went to different axles and transfer that already had them. I know they kept loosening on the SR-4 though, a PITA.

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Re: From Straps to U-Bolts?

Why spend $75 machining a yolk? You can buy brand new yolks that take u-bolts for $35. I personally don't know the part#, but
a couple of friends have done this.

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Re: From Straps to U-Bolts?

Here are some part Numbers:
#2-94-28X Spicer Part Number to replace strap and bolt on yoke for Dana 30 and Dana 300.
#2-94-58X Spicer Part Number to replace strap and bolt for AMC 20

Also here is the URL http://www.off-road.com/jeep/tech/axle/aub.html[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/cool.gif[/img]

http://www.geocities.com/austnjpr/

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Re: From Straps to U-Bolts?

Ubolts are stronger.
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Re: From Straps to U-Bolts?

I did the one from the dana 300 to the rear drive shaft when I replaced the shaft. but not to the front yet .The ones on the transfer case just get torqued down the ones to the pumpkins, do some reading before you try them they need to be done a certain way or you screw up your pinion depth,from what I have read..
The parts as mentioned can be had from 4 W D Hardware,or Quadratec.
maybe cheaper from a local source if you get the part numbers as listed in the catalogs(Spicer/Dana numbers)
I looked at mine to determine if drilling was an option but it looked like it would weaken it too much.

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