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Old 05-17-2012, 09:42 PM   #1
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U joints

I need new u joints in my 03 Rubicon front axle joints and all joints on front shaft 2 in the cv joint and the one at the yoke anyone know what ones I need and what's a good brand moog are they any good duralast?

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Old 05-17-2012, 09:54 PM   #2
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spicer joints are they way to go

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Old 05-17-2012, 09:54 PM   #3
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I use spicer u joint. Never use the ones from autozone they don't last long at all.
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Old 05-17-2012, 10:29 PM   #4
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Spicer where get them?
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How about persesion
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How about persesion
Precision? I install a lot of Precision joints at work..
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Spicer where get them?
You can order Spicer u-joints here,
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Old 05-18-2012, 06:47 AM   #8
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Spicer white seal ujoints just went in my front shaft.... got them for $15 each from local driveline shop....

They are pretty new with triple seals ( WHITE IN COLOR) , thrust washers and grease channels built it at the base of each cup.... great upgrades to an already great ujoint.
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Old 05-18-2012, 08:19 AM   #9
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Spicer and Neapco are two good brands I've had good luck with.
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Go with Spicer, you can't go wrong with them. Don't bother looking for them in most local auto parts stores like Autozone though, such chain stores usually only carry cheaper brands and/or their store brand they push hard. Pay no attention to any so-called "lifetime warranty" on them either, that is no indication of quality at all.

Most any local driveshaft repair shop carries Spicer, that's where I get mine. If you can't find them locally, just Google them on Google's shopping webpage at Google Product Search by typing in Spicer followed by the Spicer part number.

For your front axle shafts, go with Spicer's 5-760x which is a great u-joint. In fact, the 5-760x was designed jointly between Spicer and Jeep engineering specfically to hold up to the Rubicon's harder anticipated usages.

For your driveshafts: But caution for everyone else, the below part numbers are only for 2003/2004. They changed for 2005/2006 Rubicons.
Front DS @ Pinion: 5-793x
Front DS @ CV/T-Case: 5-790x
Rear DS @ T-Case & Pinion: 5-795x

Unless you are a big deep soupy mud enthusiast, I would not be looking for the greasable versions of the above sealed u-joints. Sealed u-joints are stronger and will last at least 100K miles. Greasable u-joints are a PITA, my first 6-7 years with aftermarket driveshafts taught me to never go with another greasable u-joint again. At one point, I had well over 20 zerk grease points on my previous TJ and I could barely keep up with them all.
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Old 05-19-2012, 02:43 AM   #11
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Jerry thanks I also need to rebuild the double car joint on mine the round seal is broke and squeal s a little I took shaft out after it started making noise so whould not further damage it do u know part numbers for the seal the ball and the spring and how do I tell if I need to change the ball or just regrease and a new seal there is no play in it at all nice and tight just cracked the seal on last trail ride and got mud in it so drove home then removed shaft
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And I agree with u to a point on greaseable vs non grease joints I live in Ohio so there is honest no way of not getting into some mud I try to use greasable ones on the axles and the drive shafts to the pinon joints and non greaseable on the higher cv joints just cause the ability to grease and shove water out of lower ones works best for around here the water gets to the lower joints alot on the trail but I figure I get water I don't get water to higher ones and if I do not very often I hate the mud but just part of are local area wish I was out your way we have to run swampers for the mud can get very nasty thats hard on the jeep funds have have daily driving tires and switch to the swampers for the trail I have ran some other kinds of tires trying to find a happy in between tire no such luck also I cracked my fan shroud broke a motor mount and got the shroud last trail ride also it just broke the top have u every seen any one just make top part out of steel instead of replace the whole thing
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Does spider make a greasable joint for the front axle?
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A little punctuation goes a long way.
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And I agree with u to a point on greaseable vs non grease joints I live in Ohio so there is honest no way of not getting into some mud I try to use greasable ones on the axles and the drive shafts to the pinon joints and non greaseable on the higher cv joints just cause the ability to grease and shove water out of lower ones works best for around here the water gets to the lower joints alot on the trail but I figure I get water I don't get water to higher ones and if I do not very often I hate the mud but just part of are local area wish I was out your way we have to run swampers for the mud can get very nasty thats hard on the jeep funds have have daily driving tires and switch to the swampers for the trail I have ran some other kinds of tires trying to find a happy in between tire no such luck also I cracked my fan shroud broke a motor mount and got the shroud last trail ride also it just broke the top have u every seen any one just make top part out of steel instead of replace the whole thing
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It's ok, I speak run-on. I also live close to Ohio. No, I have never seen anyone replace the top of the fan shroud with steel. I would think you would want it to give way like it did instead of trash your fan, belt, etc. This way it would still run. As far as your joints in mud, I can not speak highly enough of "green grease". I completely understand that mud is unavoidable around here (I'm in the northern panhandle of WV, I can be in PA or OH in 5 minutes.)
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Does spider make a greasable joint for the front axle?
I'd get sealed Spicers and pump "Green Grease" in them with the caps off before install. Going on 4-5 years now with no problems. My front right axle u-joint isn't even a Spicer because I needed it right away and I have to order the Spicers online.

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I hit the coin operated car wash pressure washer on the way home then spray them (among other things) with PB or Kroil and forget about it.
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I'd get sealed Spicers and pump "Green Grease" in them with the caps off before install.
Leave new sealed (if you meant to say sealed) u-joints alone, don't try to add more, especially different, grease. Install sealed Spicer u-joints as is and don't mix up the caps since that can screw up how much grease each bearing and cap has in it.
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Leave new sealed (if you meant to say sealed) u-joints alone, don't try to add more, especially different, grease. Install sealed Spicer u-joints as is and don't mix up the caps since that can screw up how much grease each bearing and cap has in it.
Huh, I guess I followed bad advise? Things I read said that new U-Joints were using cheap grease and not using enough. I don't think I mixed up any caps, but didn't make it a point not to either. I just pumped it in until green came out, then wiped it off and re-installed the caps. I think the write-up I read was using Spicers, maybe not. I'll have to look for it again. The Green Grease is waterproof, (and says it mixes with all other grease) any idea if the stuff that comes in them is?

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