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post #1 of (permalink) Old 03-29-2001, 06:26 AM
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Best Axle Shaft U Joint??

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i know a Dana30 is a Dana30 but what are the strongest U joints i can put in it?

i hear that "Brute Strength" or something like that are actually stronger than Dana Spicer

any opinions?

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Re: Best Axle Shaft U Joint??

Spicer is stronger than Brute Strength.

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There was a pretty good discussion on this awhile back. Non-greasable Spicers. The only way to fly! Also with the 30 it is possible to grind on the inside of the yoke ears to accomidate a full circle retaining ring. This will help by getting rid of those pesky half circle ones that always seem to work thier way off at the most inappropriate times, and shortly there after BOOM!!! Mr. Trunion is broken! I think JEEPN gave the details last time we discussed this.

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Re: Best Axle Shaft U Joint??

where can I get them for my D44s? Summitt. Do they have a part number, I am looking at putting new ujoints in next weekend, but if I can get super strong ones, then I will order them and wait a week or so for delivery.

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Re: Best Axle Shaft U Joint??

The non greasable Spicers are the unquestionable leader in strength tests time and time again. The greasable spicers and the Brute strength are fairly similar in strength. Jesse Jaynes from High Angle drive line may chime in on a post like this and give some more info. But you cant go wrong with the Non Grease Spicers.

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I get mine from NAPA, you have to specify the Spicer's though.

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Re: Best Axle Shaft U Joint??

The non-greasable DANA/SPICER type are the only way to fly. I'm assuming that everyone is also talking about the 297X in the front application. If you keep the stock weenie u-joint I'm sure it could be made from Martian titanium and still break due it's smaller size. The upgrade to axle shafts that will accept the 297x is definitely an improvement in sheer mass. Not bullet-proof, but alot stronger.

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Re: Best Axle Shaft U Joint??

Mangler now might be the time to swap in some 95 yj front shafts w/ the larger u-joint. Don't think they would be that expensive for a u-pull it.
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>>>>>Mangler now might be the time to swap in some 95 yj front shafts w/ the larger u-joint. Don't think they would be that expensive for a u-pull it.

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thats this? 95's have the large u joint? is it the 297?

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Yes sir, the '95s have the 297 u-joint.

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