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Old 10-18-2005, 08:02 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Im looking for some HD U-joints, well as heavy duty as you can get with a D30. I snaped one today, in a situation where i dont think it should have snapped. Maybe it was fucked up before it happened or somethin. But, anyways im lookin for some U-joint recomendations.
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Old 10-18-2005, 08:38 PM   #3 (permalink)
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How much do you want to spend? The price range for a u-joint to fit a D30 axle shaft runs anywhere from about $10 to $180 each.
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definatley not 180 bucks, fawk. I dont know like 25-50$
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Old 10-19-2005, 06:01 AM   #6 (permalink)
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So where can you buy spicer joints from now? NAPA doesn't carry spicer anymore and everywhere else I have tried doesn't have them either.
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Old 10-19-2005, 09:28 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Will the bigger 760X joint fit the standard D30 shafts?
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check your local driveline shop. I bet they have, or can get them.
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Will the bigger 760X joint fit the standard D30 shafts?
760x will fit if you have OEM 297x

297x was available on YJ 95 (mayby some 94) and TJ 97 and up
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760x will fit if you have OEM 297x

297x was available on YJ 95 (mayby some 94) and TJ 97 and up

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I was going to buy some spicers the other day, man they have gone down hill. The only thing made in america is the damned box. I went with Neapco's, circle trackers swear by them so I hope they hold up. Made in america still holds a level of quality over cheap foreign steel.
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Old 10-19-2005, 01:27 PM   #13 (permalink)
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I was going to buy some spicers the other day, man they have gone down hill.
What part of the u-joint, in your opinion, has gone down hill? Was this a 760x or something larger?
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Old 10-19-2005, 01:36 PM   #14 (permalink)
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760's and 1310's. I have one 760 spare stamped made in america. Went to the parts store and got another for a spare, I took it back. I should have taken pics of the old one next to the new one. There is a visable difference in fit and finish. I went to Larry's driveshafts in town and picked up a couple neapco's. They look just like my old 760 joint in fit and finish.

Looking at the old 760 vs the new, the cross still has the excess material from the casting (big ridge vs no ridge) Pulling a cap off, grease hole not even centered and has not been deburred. New one the cap comes off extremely easy (falls off when turned upside down) old one has tighter fit and finish. Machined part of cross, rough machining on new, smooth on old.

Perhaps I just got a crappy joint that slipped through QC, but I don't like changing broken parts on the trail and I am not about to take a chance on such a simple part failing me. This is just my humble opinion though.
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Old 10-19-2005, 07:59 PM   #15 (permalink)
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Perhaps I just got a crappy joint that slipped through QC.....
Hard to say, but it sounds as though there was a definite difference. I can appreciate not wanting to have to do a trail repair over a u-joint. Heck, if you are going to break, break something impressive!
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