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Old 02-27-2013, 07:56 AM   #6271
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What is the best brand of u-joints to buy? Heavy duty
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Old 02-27-2013, 08:01 AM   #6272
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What is the best brand of u-joints to buy? Heavy duty
I think a lot of people like "Spicer." But they're the "high end" brand. Get the greasable kind - unless you're doing a lot of water bogging and deep water stuff... I've heard that non-greasable are better for if you do a lot of deep water action where your u-joints would be submerged often. No personal experience on this though. I've also heard that greasable fail quicker and require more maint. (this second part IS a fact!). I go through all of my greasable joints every year with the other typical yearly maint. items...

Personally, I'd just go to the store and ask for Spicer greasable replacement U-joints for your Jeep. Like spark plugs, they'll probably give you a couple different brands that they carry. Honestly, as long as you aren't going super cheapo, I wouldn't worry about it. But if you want to go with "one of the best" make sure they're Spicer.

.... But someone else probably has something to say contradicting what I've said...

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Old 02-27-2013, 08:15 AM   #6273
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CTMs are fully rebuildable, and they're super expensive but quite strong, they're heat treated and your stock axle shafts will break before they do.
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Old 02-27-2013, 08:23 AM   #6274
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I just put a set of OX U-joints in, I haven't had them in for very long. I've done 2 snow runs, and 3-4 trips on the rocks, so far so good. Spendy though
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Old 02-27-2013, 08:53 AM   #6275
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I try not to play in water or mud much. Stick mainly to rock. I do want a strong set.
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Old 02-27-2013, 10:31 AM   #6276
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I think a lot of people like "Spicer." But they're the "high end" brand. Get the greasable kind - unless you're doing a lot of water bogging and deep water stuff... I've heard that non-greasable are better for if you do a lot of deep water action where your u-joints would be submerged often. No personal experience on this though. I've also heard that greasable fail quicker and require more maint. (this second part IS a fact!). I go through all of my greasable joints every year with the other typical yearly maint. items...

Personally, I'd just go to the store and ask for Spicer greasable replacement U-joints for your Jeep. Like spark plugs, they'll probably give you a couple different brands that they carry. Honestly, as long as you aren't going super cheapo, I wouldn't worry about it. But if you want to go with "one of the best" make sure they're Spicer.

.... But someone else probably has something to say contradicting what I've said...
Yeah I have an '89 YJ and an 88 XJ... I used to run a parts store up north I can tell anyone right now that spicier is the highest quality. HOWEVER ask for "precision" U Joints. Same manufacturer different box and less cost... guarantee. As for my knuckle problem by the transfer case. Ill tear into it today
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Old 02-27-2013, 01:01 PM   #6277
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I put my Hella E-code housings in along with H4 10000k Bi-Xenon HIDs. I used the factory low beam wire and added a relay to turn on the HIDs. My H3 HIDs came in and I put them in my PIAA windshield mounted fogs. Now I just need to finish up the wiring to the fogs. SORRY FOR SO MANY PICS LOL

I also finished up my flush LED reverse lights.
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Old 02-27-2013, 01:25 PM   #6278
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New windshield and frame quick sway bar disconnects new windshield hinges and lower door hinges .. and now ordering my new rear bumper / tire carrier and install that high lift jack ...
What quick disconnects did you get? And did you just use the stock sawy bar links or upgrade?
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Old 02-27-2013, 01:31 PM   #6279
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What quick disconnects did you get? And did you just use the stock sawy bar links or upgrade?
I'm thinking about removing my sway bar all together.... I need the articulation
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I'm thinking about removing my sway bar all together.... I need the articulation
Quick disconnects are the way to go. You get the best of both options.
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Old 02-27-2013, 01:33 PM   #6281
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I'm thinking about removing my sway bar all together.... I need the articulation

This???

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Old 02-27-2013, 01:37 PM   #6282
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This???

Are you asking if removing the sway bars will allow you to do this?
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Old 02-27-2013, 01:42 PM   #6283
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Quick disconnects are the way to go. You get the best of both options.
No I know for a fact ill receive more flex... but its the equation of actually pushing myself to remove it. Idk
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Are you asking if removing the sway bars will allow you to do this?

Lol, thats my YJ. you were just mentioning about articulation, so I figured I would show off.

Yes I agree with sway bar disconnects. Have used them on 2 cherokees, and have no sway bar (or shocks) on the YJ.
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Lol, thats my YJ. you were just mentioning about articulation, so I figured I would show off.

Yes I agree with sway bar disconnects. Have used them on 2 cherokees, and have no sway bar (or shocks) on the YJ.
Lol I just seen that pic. Nice flex bud. Nice rig all together. Love the propane conversion
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Lol, thats my YJ. you were just mentioning about articulation, so I figured I would show off.

Yes I agree with sway bar disconnects. Have used them on 2 cherokees, and have no sway bar (or shocks) on the YJ.
Got a pic of the front stance?
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Got a pic of the front stance?



Doesn't have those tires any more though.



Propane is coming off this weekend. Its too much of a pain in the ass. Have to prime it, and wait for it, and then have to always go searching for propane, carry two tanks, etc etc.. So I am going to a TBI 350 and putting in a gas tank from a 2004 GTO hopefully.
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Doesn't have those tires any more though.

Propane is coming off this weekend. Its too much of a pain in the ass. Have to prime it, and wait for it, and then have to always go searching for propane, carry two tanks, etc etc.. So I am going to a TBI 350 and putting in a gas tank from a 2004 GTO hopefully.
What front axle? D60?
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Lights look awesome bro!
Thanks! I love them and they're a huge improvement over the sealed beams. (obviously). I also put them in my PIAA spot lights and love them too!
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Anyone on here use a Clinometer? Or are they a waist of money?
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Anyone on here use a Clinometer? Or are they a waist of money?
I don't do anything serious what-so-ever, but from what I've READ about them - they're more of a novelty item or something cool to look at while you're going over stuff. But maybe they serve some sort of real purpose when you get into more serious wheeling/crawling...?
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I don't do anything serious what-so-ever, but from what I've READ about them - they're more of a novelty item or something cool to look at while you're going over stuff. But maybe they serve some sort of real purpose when you get into more serious wheeling/crawling...?
My thoughts exactly
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Anyone on here use a Clinometer? Or are they a waist of money?
down load it at the app store its free
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so pissed the spartan still isnt working right i even used the instructions this time wft how many times am i going to have to tear apart the axle
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What front axle? D60?

GM 10.5 8 lug
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Old 02-27-2013, 08:16 PM   #6297
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so pissed the spartan still isnt working right i even used the instructions this time wft how many times am i going to have to tear apart the axle
How is it not working right? Are all of your tolerances measured up correctly?
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installed CJ7 full doors..couple days ago tho
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Old 02-27-2013, 11:43 PM   #6299
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Basically I have been wheeling the crap out of my jeep all week and have not had anything break yet. "And now because of that statement, I'm sure I will break it soon"
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Came out from work yesterday, Jeep wouldn't start. Had to get it jumped, got home took battery out. Hooked it up to charger, also noticed positive battery terminal had a small crack in it. So I cut and replaced both sides terminals. Put battery back in and it fired right up.

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