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Old 10-04-2019, 03:30 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Question 2019 Ball joint / U-joint thread

What are the best/preferred brands for ball joints, u-joints, seals and such these days? Plenty of similar old, stale threads from long ago. Assume some manufacturing has since been sent to 'low cost centers'....
-Spicer
-Moog
-Napa
-???

Building a D60. Specific PNs appreciated if you have them. Preferred vendors, shit to avoid, etc.
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In terms of ball joints EMF, Carli, or Dynatrac. Everything else is junk.

EDIT: I'm also a fan of the Spicer "life" series u-joints but have found that the 1350 series u-joint does not always fit inside 1350 yokes without adding a little more clearance.
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Yep, and we stock both..
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Old 10-07-2019, 12:47 PM   #5 (permalink)
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In terms of ball joints EMF, Carli, or Dynatrac. Everything else is junk.

EDIT: I'm also a fan of the Spicer "life" series u-joints but have found that the 1350 series u-joint does not always fit inside 1350 yokes without adding a little more clearance.
You talking about diameter, or straight-across measurement?
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You talking about diameter, or straight-across measurement?
Cap diameter and cross length is fine. There is so much added beef to the cross itself that it won't fit in some of the closed end yokes.
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Oh, ok. Thanks.

(So those snaprings that don't want to go in *are* my fault with the press... )
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