Anybody have part numbers for the best spicer brand joints for axle shaft and front driveshaft?
It would have taken you ten seconds to read his Garage profile to know he drives a Sport.It's tough to understand how someone could provide you with part numbers without knowing which model TJ you have. Hopefully, you don't have a Rubicon. Because, if you do, the driveshaft joints are not going to fit.
If the chromoly shafts use the OE size u-joints yes the 5-760x joints fit. Some alloy shafts are now coming set up for the larger 1350 size u-joints but most are set up to work with the OE Dana 44 size 297 and 5-760x. The 5-760x is a direct replacement for the OE 5-297 standard TJs came equipped with.Along these lines--Would the Spicer 5-760x also fit in a set of alloy chromo shafts?
Thanks for the feedback. I already have had done the front axle shafts.7
2 for the Axle Shafts, 3 for front Driveshaft, 2 for rear Driveshaft
Would this be the Drive Shaft Pinion Yoke or the Universal Joint Yoke?Also.... Sometime the squeaking is the CV ball and socket joint....not just the U-joints. I have had that ball and socket joint bind and cause major problems....broken T-Case.
Spicer or equivalent straps are the way to go. The strength of a pair of u-bolts is simply of no benefit in that location, it's the yoke that provides all of the required strength. Plus it's way too easy to overtighten u-bolts which damages the bearing caps and bearings inside.Ubolts would require you to drill out the holes of the yolk to 5/16. Not a big deal, the metal is pretty soft.