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1jeeplvr 05-04-2012 09:29 PM

U joints the same ,front & rear?
 
Are the front axle u joints the same as the rear driveshaft u joint?

mrpowerz13 05-04-2012 09:38 PM

They're different, I just can't think of the part numbers. I'm sure someone will post the correct parts in several different vendors.

GoldenSahara00 05-04-2012 09:39 PM

Nope. Let me look quick.

1jeeplvr 05-04-2012 09:43 PM

I ask because i am putting a locker in the front & I have 2 new standard strength u joints for the front.If they were the same I would save them & put one in the rear & save the other then buy 2 stronger ones for the front.

GoldenSahara00 05-04-2012 09:45 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 1jeeplvr
I ask because i am putting a locker in the front & I have 2 new standard strength u joints for the front.If they were the same I would save them & put one in the rear & save the other then buy 2 stronger ones for the front.

They are different. Front replacements for axle should be spicer 5-760 I think

Jerry Bransford 05-04-2012 10:25 PM

TJs all use the same 5-297x with Rubicons coming with the newer stronger 5-760x axleshaft u-joint which is the same size. A good choice for replacements would be the Spicer 5-760x which is a stronger and more durable version of the
the 5-297x that the factory installs.

TJ drive shafts all use 1310 size u-joints, front and rear. The Rubicon uses slightly different size u-joints (1310/1330) and they vary a tad depending on which model year Rubicon.

GoldenSahara00 05-04-2012 10:31 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jerry Bransford
Non-Rubicon TJs all use the same 1310 size drive shaft u-joints front and rear. A good choice for replacements would be the Spicer 5-1310x.

The 5-760x is only used on the front axle shafts. :)

There we go, I couldn't remember the drive shaft #s.

Mortalis5509 05-04-2012 10:33 PM

just for refernce the rubicon shaft u-joint is a 1310-1330.

1jeeplvr 05-05-2012 09:31 AM

Thanks for all the info everyone.If Im reading that correctly Jerry,the u joints are the same front & rear.Sooo Ill get 5-1310x joints for the front & replace my rear u joint with the new factory replacement that I have & keep the other one in the TJ in case I brake one on the trail.I figure put the stronger ones up front & keep the extra factory one for the rear since replacing a rear on the trail wouldent be bad.Now doing a front one would be a real PITA!


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