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i was just curious if anyone is running these, they seem to be workin good 4 me so far and i've been on two good run with em...six states says dana wont say if there any stronger due to insurance issues or some crap. <IMG SRC="smilies/eyemouth.gif" border="0">
 

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Originally posted by JONYJEEPER:
<STRONG>i was just curious if anyone is running these, they seem to be workin good 4 me so far and i've been on two good run with em...six states says dana wont say if there any stronger due to insurance issues or some crap. <IMG SRC="smilies/eyemouth.gif" border="0"></STRONG>
Who makes these forged joints?
 

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part # is da 5-760X...their made by spicer,the distributor here told me that the old 529's were cast or something like that and that these are a forged joint.they even look stronger than the old ones,i geuss we'll see
 

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Jony you are correct, the 5-297x and 5-297-1x use cast crosses. The 5-760x uses a forged cross. Spicer will not confirm if they are stronger, but a few sources I talked to claim about 20-25%. I have not seen them yet, but I have some on order and will let you know when I have them.
 

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5-760x is a snaptight design of the 5-297x The cross is slightly diffeent to except the new seal but other than that, I can see no real difference. I have one of each sitting in front of me right now. I must be missing something about this new super joint? I've broken both, though not under the same conditions, or on the same trail. So a this Vs that joint is not possible from my perspective.
 

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i have had these in my jeep now for two runs and no breaks!! I'M RUNNING 38"SX'S AT 100 TO 1!!all im saying is that so far there better.one of the runs was the northwest rockcrawl and i wasn't real easy on em...
 

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Originally posted by JONYJEEPER:
<STRONG>i have had these in my jeep now for two runs and no breaks!! I'M RUNNING 38"SX'S AT 100 TO 1!!all im saying is that so far there better.one of the runs was the northwest rockcrawl and i wasn't real easy on em...</STRONG>
I can second that! Where are you getting these, over at high mt?
 

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<STRONG>I can second that! Where are you getting these, over at high mt?</STRONG>
yep, there only 38.92$ for the pair
 

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i have had these in my jeep now for two runs and no breaks!! I'M RUNNING 38"SX'S AT 100 TO 1!!all im saying is that so far there better.one of the runs was the northwest rockcrawl and i wasn't real easy on em...
Ahh yes, but huge difference between a "light" weight jeep, and an Anchor of a Big Bronco. Fully loaded the bronco is a beast. My stub axle may have contributed to the last u-joint failure (5-760x) It had been through one other joint destruction, and the ears I believe gave out and spread, causing the joint to spit the cups out. Or at least that is what I think may have happen after looking at the mess at the top of the hill. I had to stay on the gas to complete the obstacle, and that pretty well trashed the axle halves and u joint. Well see how the new axles and joints do. 297 in the left side and I'll put a 760 in the right
 

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are you putting the full snap rings around the caps of your joints?....any new pics militaryota, ours or yours.
 

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are you putting the full snap rings around the caps of your joints?....
Yes, running full snap rings. But these are OEM grade spicer shafts, nothing fancy. The price is right, but I would prefer to break less. A D60 in front isin the works, nothing that $$$ can not fix... <IMG SRC="smilies/rolleyes.gif" border="0">
 
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