My right stock D30 u-joint makes a knocking noise when I brake after backing up.
What should I do now?
A. Install some stronger u-joints in the stock axle shafts. Which HD u-joints would fit?
B. Install some chromoly axle shafts with HD u-joints
At the moment I donīt have much money. I would prefer A...
09-01-2008 11:55 AM
I would just install the stock u-joint spicer brand.. should last a while. Also I would think its the cheapest route...
09-01-2008 12:34 PM
Are there some HD u-joints that i can install instead of the stock u-joints?
09-01-2008 01:37 PM
Im running the alloy USA joints. i got them from northridge4x4.com. Pretty much the stock sealed joints ar ethe way to go. but i like the alloy usa, fully greasable as well. Northridge4x4 Jeep Parts: U-Joints
09-01-2008 01:55 PM
Your current OE u-joints are Spicer 297, the upgraded Spicer joint which is more durable is the Spicer 760. The exact Spicer part number is 5-760x. It works very well, I regularly do very tough trails that are occasionally 5 and 5+ and my 760 ujoints are holding up nicely.
09-01-2008 02:09 PM
i agree, spicer u joints are the way to go. they last around 80-100k, and aftermarkets last about 30-50k.
i've heard greasable can be weaker, cuz they are hollow all the way through, i don't have an opinion there. but if you don't grease greasable u joints frequently they won't last at all.
09-01-2008 02:47 PM
thanks. i just ordered 2 spicer 5-760x u-joints.
is there a good write up where i can see how to install the u-joints?