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60 axle joints. what do you use? Poll

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by desertrat67, Jul 7, 2006.

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what D60 axle joint do you use

  1. Greasable Spicer 5-733X

    13.6%
  2. Non Greasable Spicer 5-806X

    50.8%
  3. CTM 300M alloy ujoint

    11.9%
  4. Longfield 300M joint

    15.3%
  5. You are nekkid and don't know what a u-joint is

    8.5%
  1. desertrat67

    desertrat67 Hawk Driver

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    and why do you use the ones you do? Would oyu use the CTM or longfields with non alloy shafts(35 spline inner/outer)?
     
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  2. Chaddy

    Chaddy 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    I have a set of longfields but not any shafts yet so I havent istalled them yet.
     
  3. 1977k5

    1977k5 3/4 ton status Vendor

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    From what I have heard the 1480 u-joint in a 60 is generally stronger than the 35 spline shafts, so I wouldn't bother with bling u-joints unless you have bling shafts.
     
  4. Hossbaby50

    Hossbaby50 3/4 ton status

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    What he said.

    Harley
     
  5. readymix

    readymix 3/4 ton status

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    Spicer 1480's

    Because I got them for $27ea
     
  6. jaysonsk5

    jaysonsk5 1/2 ton status

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    Yukon 4340 shafts and longs 300 m joints, cuz i broke a lot of 44 shafts and did not want to go threw that with the 60.
     
  7. evo

    evo Registered Member

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    ctm's + superiors
     
  8. txfiremank5

    txfiremank5 1/2 ton status

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    oops, I voted CTM, but actually have Longfields. I have 4340 Yukon 35 spl. inners & stubs. But, until the K5 is built I can't tell you how I like them etc.
     
  9. sandawgk5

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    I voted non-greasable spicers but when I break my first 30 spline stub I will be going superiors with either the longfield or 300M I still need to research:D


    Ira
     
  10. desertrat67

    desertrat67 Hawk Driver

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    thanks for the input guys. think i'll be going with spicers until I finally break one. Never brokke one on my crew cab with 38s. We will see how a suburban with 40s does.
     
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    RootBreaker 3/4 ton status Premium Member

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    I use autozone Brute Force for $30 each.... and tell ya what.. detroit up front and no breakey yet... :D
     
  12. jekbrown

    jekbrown I am CK5 Premium Member GMOTM Winner Author

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    with my current stock shafts, non greasable spicer... once the Yukon 4340 shafts go in, probably Longs 300M...

    j
     
  13. sweetk30

    sweetk30 professional hooker Premium Member

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    yep thay are good also.
     
  14. desertrat67

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    got a part number??
     
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    sweetk30 professional hooker Premium Member

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    sorry autozone .com said not avalible on there site. best bang for the buck looks like spicers. any big truck or drive line shop will be able to get them for ya. or for faster service and great prices try nowparts both vendor hear and ebay. thay sell all spicer stuff.
     
  16. 84K5BD

    84K5BD 1/2 ton status

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    i'm running longfields with yukon shafts, so far they are holding up.
     
  17. jekbrown

    jekbrown I am CK5 Premium Member GMOTM Winner Author

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    thats saying something considering your engine / tire size. lol!

    j
     
  18. 84K5BD

    84K5BD 1/2 ton status

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    i was a little concerned about it before, not with the joints but the shafts, but then seeing how some of the guys ran top truck with the yukons and reading others results with them i figured why not try them. i was really impressed with the longfields. they are one beefy joint. i didn't want to spend too much converting over to 35 spl. for my 60, since i have unimog 416's waiting to go in once i get the pinion conversion and disk brakes done. so far i think i made a good choice on going with them.
     
  19. bgreen

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    I'd be good for one every trip if I wasnt carefull, until I started welding them into the shafts. Both the joints that are in currently are about 2.5 years old. Lots of hard wheeling. One is a napa of some sort, and the other is a spicer life series SPL55-3x ? (what ever they used before the latest seal upgrade)

    weld_caps_005.jpg
     
  20. Citizen Rider

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    Maybe someone can explain, but i dont understand the welding the cap to the ears. They have the inner C-clips on the joints to hold them in place from sliding out. Also wouldnt that make it that much harder to replace?
     

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