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Anybody running CTM u-joints?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by thatK30guy, May 27, 2002.

  1. thatK30guy

    thatK30guy 1 ton status Premium Member

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    I saw their website and was looking at the joints they make. Pretty strong $hit if you ask me. /forums/images/icons/cool.gif

    I also noticed the price for the 1/2 and 3/4 ton size joint at $150 apiece compared to the 1 ton size joint at $200 apiece. /forums/images/icons/shocked.gif

    Anybody running these and if so, how do you like them?
     
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    Rebel88 1/2 ton status

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    not to mention...are they worth it?

    Later
     
  3. spaceboy

    spaceboy 1/2 ton status

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    I do in my D60. Them things are tougher than a two dollar steak. I've been through two sets of 35 spline stubs so far and the joints look brand new. I highly recommend them. Now all I need are cromo shafts but than I guess the R&P are next to go until someone figures that out.
     
  4. NITRO

    NITRO 1/2 ton status

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    i run them on the 79 555 K5.......all other's needle bearings get smashed.

    NTIRO
     
  5. KRAZIE87K5

    KRAZIE87K5 1/2 ton status

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    Maybe if I hit the Lotto one day! /forums/images/icons/wink.gif

    -Dan
     
  6. thatK30guy

    thatK30guy 1 ton status Premium Member

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    Dan, if I were to win the lottery, lord knows I may end up in the mental institute from going crazy over all these aftermarket parts!!! /forums/images/icons/wink.gif

    If I really did win the lottery, I would try to get CTM to make some u-joints to fit the 2.5 ton axles. /forums/images/icons/cool.gif
     
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    four_by_ken 1/2 ton status

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    CTM is in the testing stages of chromo shafts.

    But, like you said, the R&P will be the next to go.

    Ken H.
     
  8. Grim-Reaper

    Grim-Reaper 3/4 ton status Author

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    Life time warrantee on them if you use a quality alloy shaft like the warns. (basicly as long as they don't see the damage was caused by shaft they will cover it).
    Tough stuff! If you break it down to the u-joint failing even on a warn shaft (warn will not cover damage to the shaft caused by joint failure) they will quickly pay for themselves if your busting them regularly. If your running a D44 or a 10 bolt front it gives you an option other than D60. They say with the CTM and a warn shaft your pretty close to stock D60 strength. SO for those of use on 35's 36's it give us a good option.
    I'm saving penny's for mine.
    They have broken one. Just one. The truck it was on had a missing steering stop and it bound the axle shaft and broke it. Not at all the joints fault but CTM replaced it anyway. These joints are also rebuildable. They do not run needle bearings. They have Grease fittings on the caps so you can easily grease them.
    They had Lance Clifford testing them. Joint survived but he busted the knuckle at the ball joint /forums/images/icons/smile.gif
     
  9. Blue85

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    "I do in my D60...I've been through two sets of 35 spline stubs so far..."

    What are you doing to your truck?


    Are these the joints that have no bearings and are for off-road (low-mileage) use only?
     
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    four_by_ken 1/2 ton status

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    Just to add on to your post...

    They also warrenty the 60 joints. With the stock shafts, since no one is really making the 60 chromo shafts right now.

    Ken H.
     
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    Yeah I guess you would call it low millage. They are ment to be run in the front axle. I don't think they are recomended in a full time truck for hwy use. No rollers. But for a truck with part time 4x4 then it's the hot ticket.
    The cross is a high strength alloy. The caps are also with a bushing. The bushing is part of the strenght. A roller bearing can cock sideways. The roller would then crack. Also when it cocks sideways it alows the cross to start levering off the tip producing more leverage. Then there is surface area. The surface area of the bushing to cross is much greater on the load side than a roller bearing. Also not running the bearings means the diameter if the cross is larger.
     
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    what is the addy to thier site?
    i am VERY interested.
    grant
     
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    I'm interested but my wallet won't agree with me.
     

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