Is anyone using these u-joints? The parts store said they had the normal ones for $7.50 and the Brut Force for $12.50, but that the Brut Force had a lifetime warranty [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/smile.gif[/img]! I asked that if I ever broke another one would they replace them for free and he said yes [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/laugh.gif[/img]. Sounds good to me!
They break like most others.....I use only non-greasable Spicers when ever I can. I have a Brute-Force in my front axle right now. Was what I had in the tool box so it is what got used. It seems to be holding up all-right.
i used them... i broke them...i got new ones... heres the really fun thing.. buy one... then when ever you snap a u-joint, you take the broken pieces in and get a new brute force garanteed forever...
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oh yeah, and a 2000 tj,lift,33's..etc
Not too bad if there's a yoke left to put them in. I have never broken one, but my brother used to break them every 6 months. He said he has over 2 years on a Spicer joint, no breakage and still going strong.
Winter Harbor, Maine
'81 CJ-8 Scrambled!
It's a Jeep, Chevy, IHC kinda thing!
THEY SUCK!!!!!!!!! What good is a warranty when you break a u-joint and it tears up a Detroit locker, or a ring and pinion gear.
I thought I was being thrifty by trying to get one over on Auto Zone. Too bad the joke was on me. I broke the Brute Force joint and the power transfer flattened the ring gear that took the teeth off of the pinion gear.What a mess in the diff housing!
Now I got Dana 60's and my problems will probably be shifted elsewhere, I hope.
My experience is get genuine spicer stuff. Hope this helps. Ricky...seeya...
Napa Super Strength. They're black, they're expensive, and they're worth every penny. Remember that a blown u-joint in the axle knuckle usually takes the axle with it - that's the real expense. Do the full circlip conversion and use Napa Super Strength and you won't have problems. - Chuck