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Old 07-03-2012, 07:19 AM   #1
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U-joints

I am going to replace all the u-joints in my wrangler and was wondering if anyone knows what part numbers i need to get , i would like to have all of them with grease zerks... I am putting all new springs, control arms and shocks at the same time ... I have Dana 44 front and rear..

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Old 07-03-2012, 11:37 AM   #2
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The Dana Spicer part number for the u-joint that has a grease fitting is, 5-153x
The ball certering kit for the front shaft CV is, Dana Spicer 211355x

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Old 07-03-2012, 01:28 PM   #3
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Axle U-joints don't typically have zerk fitting due to the location of them.

The Driveshaft U-joints can be a pain to try greasing them, since you need a needle for the grease gun and sometimes it's still a pain to reach them.

Your better off with the regular solid core u-joints, they are just fine and last as well.
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Old 07-03-2012, 02:00 PM   #4
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The average u-joint with a zerk in it is weaker and less durable than better quality sealed u-joints like from Spicer. U-joints with zerks in the body are drilled through the trunion (body) which weakens them. They're really only recommended for those whose Jeeps are regulars in deep soupy mud pits.

My recommendations are the Spicer 5-760x for your front axle shafts and the Spicer 5-1310x for your driveshafts. Both are about the most durable, strongest, and longest lasting reasonably priced u-joints you're going to find.
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Old 07-03-2012, 02:07 PM   #5
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Just changed all mine to spicer in the front axles and drive shaft great quality
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