Front Drive Shaft U-joint - Jeep Wrangler Forum

Go Back   Jeep Wrangler Forum > TJ Jeep Wrangler Forum > TJ General Discussion Forum

Join Wrangler Forum Today


Reply
 
Thread Tools

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on WranglerForum.com
Old 04-24-2011, 02:51 PM   #1
Newb
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Posts: 9
Front Drive Shaft U-joint

What size is the U-joint closest to the pumpkin on the front drive shaft of a 2006 TJ Rubicon?

Looking for a Spicer Joint.

nickelaz is offline   Quote
Old 04-24-2011, 02:56 PM   #2
Knows a couple things...

WF Supporting Member
 
Jerry Bransford's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Escondido, Calif.
Posts: 36,641
U-joint at pinion: Spicer 5-212x which is a 1330 to Saginaw 3R (S44) conversion joint.

U-joint at t-case: Spicer 5-1203x (x2) which is a 1330 joint.

Centering-ball overhaul kit: Spicer 211179x

__________________
When you have a choice, buy American.

Jerry Bransford is offline   Quote
Old 04-24-2011, 02:56 PM   #3
Jeeper
 
05wrangler's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: indy
Posts: 1,127
5-785x, asked the same ? a few days ago for my 05 TJ
05wrangler is offline   Quote
Old 04-24-2011, 02:59 PM   #4
Knows a couple things...

WF Supporting Member
 
Jerry Bransford's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Escondido, Calif.
Posts: 36,641
Quote:
Originally Posted by 05wrangler View Post
5-785x, asked the same ? a few days ago for my 05 TJ
That's true for the standard Wrangler that uses a 1310 size u-joint, but not true for the Rubicon as the OP has that uses the bigger 1330 size u-joint.
__________________
When you have a choice, buy American.

Jerry Bransford is offline   Quote
Old 04-24-2011, 03:02 PM   #5
Jeeper
 
05wrangler's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: indy
Posts: 1,127
sry for the lack of knowledge. good thing u chimed in tho cuzz i think someone woulda been upset with me if they woulda got the wrong one
05wrangler is offline   Quote
Old 04-24-2011, 03:03 PM   #6
Newb
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Posts: 9
So my mechanic in town said the 760 / 795 or 90's / 785 joints do not fit right!

Pretty sure he used the 795 or 90s on the Ball with a new kit inside of it.

I started out with getting 785s, then went to a 760, now to a 795/90 and he replaced it with one from a Chevy.

Well needless to say it is vibrating the hell out of the jeep in 4wd!
nickelaz is offline   Quote
Old 04-24-2011, 03:07 PM   #7
Jeeper
 
05wrangler's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: indy
Posts: 1,127
so what would be the best one for my 05 TJ with a dana 30 up front?
05wrangler is offline   Quote
Old 04-24-2011, 03:27 PM   #8
Jeeper
 
SilverTJMike's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Boulder,CO
Posts: 444
Check out stu-offroad.com he has several detailed write ups in front diveshafts.
SilverTJMike is offline   Quote
Old 04-24-2011, 05:30 PM   #9
Knows a couple things...

WF Supporting Member
 
Jerry Bransford's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Escondido, Calif.
Posts: 36,641
Quote:
Originally Posted by nickelaz View Post
So my mechanic in town said the 760 / 795 or 90's / 785 joints do not fit right!

Pretty sure he used the 795 or 90s on the Ball with a new kit inside of it.

I started out with getting 785s, then went to a 760, now to a 795/90 and he replaced it with one from a Chevy.

Well needless to say it is vibrating the hell out of the jeep in 4wd!
You're mixing p/ns together that cover two different sizes of your Jeep, the front axle shafts and the driveshafts which take two different types of u-joints.

The TJ's axle shafts use a 297 size u-joint which is the Spicer 5-297x that the factory installs. An upgrade for the axleshaft's 5-297x is the 5-760x.

The driveshaft uses a 1310 size u-joint (NOT the same as a 297 or 760) and a good upgrade for that is the Spicer 5-785x.

Based on what your mechanic has tried and done, I'd fire him and find a more competent mechanic that knows what u-joints go where.

__________________
When you have a choice, buy American.

Jerry Bransford is offline   Quote
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Front Drive Shaft King of Beers TJ Tech Forum 2 10-26-2010 10:03 AM
front drive shaft wasurfer86 TJ Tech Forum 15 02-04-2010 07:00 PM
Should the front drive shaft be turning in 2wd?? sxmjeepdriver YJ General Discussion Forum 3 01-18-2009 09:25 AM
Dropping front drive shaft Iquois YJ Tech Forum 2 06-19-2007 07:35 PM
Does the front drive shaft spin in 2HI? bwlinux YJ General Discussion Forum 5 01-23-2006 06:27 PM



Download our Mobile App

» Featured Product

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:58 AM.


User Alert System provided by Advanced User Tagging v3.1.0 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2015 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

Jeep®, Wrangler, Liberty, Wagoneer, Cherokee, and Grand Cherokee are copyrighted and trademarked to Chrysler Motors LLC.
Wranglerforum.com is not in any way associated with the Chrysler Motors LLC