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Old 10-16-2008, 05:01 PM   #1
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Rubicon U-Joints

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A buddy wants to buy some replacement U-Joints for his stock front and rear DS on his 04 Rubicon with 4spd auto tranny.

Here in Germany the Jeep stealership doesnīt know the Rubicon. Officially it was never imported and sold here.

What kind of U-joints does he need? Iīve never seen such a U-joint before. The end that attaches to the axle looks smaller than the end that attachs to the TC.

Do you have a link where I can buy these U-joints?

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It's a combination 1330 1310 u-joint. 1310 on two of the bearing caps, 1330 on the other two bearing caps. You can get them from www.4xshaft.com/

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It's a combination 1330 1310 u-joint. 1310 on two of the bearing caps, 1330 on the other two bearing caps. You can get them from www.4xshaft.com/
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Do you know a Spicer part # for these U-joints?


He said that the diameter of the caps is different. On this site it looks like the 1310 and 1330 caps have the same diameter.


We just have to be 100% sure that itīs the right part. Shipping to Germany is too expensive for various attempts.


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Thanks Jerry !
Do you know a Spicer part # for these U-joints?


He said that the diameter of the caps is different. On this site it looks like the 1310 and 1330 caps have the same diameter.
I don't know the Spicer # which is my preferred brand too. The dimensions between a 1310 and 1330 are definitely different, the 1330 is bigger across.

Edit: I found a source of the Spicer 1310 to 1330 u-joint which is a 5-134x. http://completeoffroad.com/i-123005-...onversion.html
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Old 10-16-2008, 06:07 PM   #5
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The U-joint on the link has 1 1/16" diameter on all caps said the product description.
Iīm a bit confused now..

Iīm pretty sure that my buddy saifd that one cap has 30 mm (1 3/16") and the other cap has 27 mm (1 1/16") diameter.

Have there been different driveshafts in ths different Rubicon models or years?
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5-134x is the right Spicer p/n and no, different year 2003-2006 Rubicons have never used different size u-joints. Here's another site with the 5-134x dimensions... 5-134X - $18.86 : Shaftmasters, Quality Parts and Service at a Great Price

The bearing cap diameters are the same, the trunion widths are different.
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But thatīs not what he measured on his U-joint.

IMO itīs better to measure it again and to post some pics in the next days.

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Ok Nicolas, whatever. Maybe the European Rubicon uses a different u-joint but I doubt it very much.
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Here are some pics of the u-joint. The u-joint is worn out, perhaps the measurements are not 100% correct. But you can see that the bearing hub diameter is different.





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It isnīt a 1310/1330 u-joint. Itīs a 5-212X.


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