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Re: What Gives With U-Joints?
Let me give my (Arghh) unfortunately, experienced opinion. I break all brands of U joints with equal frequency, the Spicers have not held up any better than the generic Kragen, Pep Boys, or Auto Zones. I like spicer parts, thier yoke assemblies for CV joints are awsome, but as was already stated a U joint is a U joint, go bigger to go stronger. I have also noticed no difference in strength between greasable and non greasable, Im affraid I have little experience in longevity between the two, but they both hold up well to the elements for the couple of weeks or so between structural failures. The good thing though from my experience anyway is that the spicer U joints are not close to strong enough to break the Warn High Strength axle yokes, the Spicer drive shaft yokes, or the Ford 8.8 pinion yoke.They will however destroy a D35 pinion yoke every single time, but so will any other brand(in fact I began to suspect that I was actually breaking the yokes and they were in turn destroying the Joints).
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