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Old 04-04-2014, 11:54 PM   #1
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U Joints

My 97 TJ has 212k on it now and it appears that it still has the factory U Joints everywhere. I bought this vehicle about 2 months ago and plan on fixing everything I can before starting any mods.

What would be the best selection for U Joints? All 7 of them. Greasable or sealed?

I appreciate any insight
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Old 04-05-2014, 12:09 AM   #2
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Spicer, non greasable.

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Old 04-05-2014, 12:13 AM   #3
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Anything spicer is a good joint I normally try to get sealed just because I probably won't grease them enough since it's a dd and the good sealed ones shouldn't have the grease tubes drilled into them while the cheaper ones (like the autozone brand) have the grease passages with or without the greasable option which some say makes them weaker. I won't say if it makes them weaker or not because I have never tested it.
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Old 04-05-2014, 12:13 AM   #4
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Links fixed.

You need 1 of these http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B008M2...f_=cm_sw_su_dp

5 of these. Spicer 5-1310X U-Joint Kit by Spicer http://www.amazon.com/dp/B009X1X91O/..._vq4ptb05HMHWR

2 of these. Spicer 5-760X U-Joint Kit by Spicer http://www.amazon.com/dp/B009X1XDZG/..._yl4ptb08TFBRY

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I take it the link showing 2 joints are for the front axle. I hVe always used greaseable fittings in all my vehicles, never a sealed one. I will give a sealed one a try since most people recommend them.

I appreciate all the help and advice.
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Old 04-05-2014, 08:37 AM   #6

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look here as well usually better prices...

Auto Parts For Sale Rear Differential Spicer Driveline Ring Pinions

also with 212k I would also think about the unit bearing hub... run around 75-100 bucks and timken makes a very nice unit...
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Generally speaking, sealed u-joints are stronger and more durable. I'd only use greasable if I was frequently running through deep soupy mud and could be conscientious about greasing them after each run. The recommendation for the sealed Spicer 5-760x for the axle shafts and 5-1310x u-joints is right on.

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