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the new stlye Oem dana 44 joint features a forged cross - .020 smaller cross dimention but being forged it may not be an issue, the caps are thicker and neeldes are larger - any one runing these joints yet? Jess
 

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so if the cross is smaller, the caps and needles are larger(meaning the "posts" must be smaller) do you think this will be a stronger joint?? will the forging make it better even though its a bit smaller??
 

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well the cross is actaully .020 wider span on top of that- its time to find a guy with a problem rig and let him rip it up and see how thigs hold-
 

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CAn these joints be run in a 93 YJ D30?
 

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Some friends of mine have tested these and found them to start at about 20% stronger and go up into the mid 30% range. They said that they noticed a wider spread of when they broke compared to the 297x, but at least they showed being stronger. I just recieved mine today and they look like the old-old 297 with the exception of the cross. They have the old style reinforced grease seal and the shorter needles. The cross definately has a better looking grain structure to it. I guess we will see what happens with these.
 

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OK, who bought up all the 760 joints in North America? There are none to be had?
Last year someone picked up 3000 pieces and there are none left. Who has the stash man? <IMG SRC="smilies/smokin.gif" border="0">
 

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Where can we get them? How much? If they are OEM we all can test them. <IMG SRC="smilies/smile.gif" border="0">
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Well I got mine from a local drive line shop, thay have a bunch of um on the shelf, I saw um myself, in fact I watched my wife put um on the shelf <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0"> But they are available to the public like any other part. I know there was some delay in shipping, but the shop finally got them in about 12 weeks ago. I would bet you could get them from a larger place, like Six States. Price should be within a $ or two of the 5-297, and cheaper than a 5-297-1x. Or heck if the price is right, I have a few extra as spares, I can dig um out of the trail box and....ohh never mind, bad idea
 

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Originally posted by Bronco78:
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What was the 5-760x application, ie what truck and year?
It is a direct replacment for the 5-297 and 5-297-1x. So anything that uses that joint can use the 5-760. Dana 44 in a 1/2 ton ford or a D44 in a jeep are the most common I can think of.</STRONG>
So this is a NEW Spicer joint , never used in any factory vehicles then? It is only a replacement joint.

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I'm calling every shop I can think of now...
 

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That was easy. One call. My 4 will be here tomorow <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0"> . I dont understand why you guys up there are having so much trouble. My guy has direct access to Spicer's wherehouse on-line. He said Spicer has buckets of em back east. They're on a pallet as we speak head'n out west. <IMG SRC="smilies/smile.gif" border="0">
 

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So this is a NEW Spicer joint , never used in any factory vehicles then? It is only a replacement joint.
I have no idea if the OEM's are using this particular PN on there vehicles. Spicer is producing the Snaptight design in many diferent joints. What is being produced today that has a Dana 44 ? I can check that, but not look up a PN and cross it to what vehicles it came in.
 

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Originally posted by Loppy:
<STRONG>That was easy. One call. My 4 will be here tomorow <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0"> . I dont understand why you guys up there are having so much trouble. My guy has direct access to Spicer's wherehouse on-line. He said Spicer has buckets of em back east. They're on a pallet as we speak head'n out west. <IMG SRC="smilies/smile.gif" border="0"></STRONG>
Loppy where did you order them from?
I need to get some for my spare axle assemblies. How much were they. You can PM if you like.
 

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Originally posted by Loppy:
<STRONG>That was easy. One call. My 4 will be here tomorow <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0"> . I dont understand why you guys up there are having so much trouble. My guy has direct access to Spicer's wherehouse on-line. He said Spicer has buckets of em back east. They're on a pallet as we speak head'n out west. <IMG SRC="smilies/smile.gif" border="0"></STRONG>
Can you give us the number please. My guy isn't expecting a shipment for 2 months

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