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Which U-Joints do I buy?

Which U-Joints do I buy for my YJ? Just goto NAPA or Baxter's or something or get some nice little ones. I'm eventually going to put a CV in so I don't really need the GOOD stuff Thanx a bunch!!

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Drive shaft u-joint or front wheel? Either way use a local store like Auto Zone or PEP Boys. If you're going to upgrade anyway the cheapoes will last plenty long until you "get around to it" but don't try to do any fancy stuff.

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Re: Which U-Joints do I buy?

If you are going to upgrade, go with the cheapest UJ's that you can find. To be honest, as far as strength, there is very little differance. I have found that Spicer seems to do the best, followed closely by Precision. If you have a driveshaft problem, any U-joint will have a very short life.

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Ahhhhhhh.....just get some with a lifetime warranty, and save the receipt. Oh, and be sure you buy them from a place you dont plan on going back to for anything else...hehehehe...good luck...

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i go with brute force... as noted above.. they have a lifetime warrenty.. and yes.. i try not showing my face thier unless i need a u joint.. [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/laugh.gif[/img]

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Re: Which U-Joints do I buy?

If you are going through U joint you have a problem with the driveshaft. I have an SOA CJ5, and built my own rear cv driveshaft, so I should be the one having U-joint problems, I guess I just got lucky. I just replace my first wornout U-joint today, after 3 years of wheeling, and my summertime daily driver. I also grease my U-jounts about once a month. The reason I think this one went is becase when I twisted my driveshaft in half in Moab, we did a rush job to fix it, and got the Phasing off half a spline, But I still put over 2000 miles on an all ready 3 year old U-joint. Spicer also has a life time warrenty. and that is what I will do with this one, I always keep a spare on hand, but it usually gets loaned to a friend. The only U-joints I will use are Spicer, or Precision (NAPA). They seem to be better than the rest.

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Re: Which U-Joints do I buy?

I don't have a problem with my driveshaft, I just didn't tighten the retaining clips down all the way and my u-joint came loose. The only way I'd have a problem was by me not putting the driveshaft in the same way it came out. I didn't mark where it was before I took it out. Will that mess things up? Thanks a bunch!

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