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Best Ujoints

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Hossbaby50, Jul 7, 2004.

  1. Hossbaby50

    Hossbaby50 3/4 ton status

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    Ok, I know it has been covered but I didn't find it.

    I need to know the best normally stocked ujoint. I know Spicer is the best but nobody I know seems to carry them in stock.

    I have the ability to get the following joints. Which is the best?

    Azone:
    PDQ
    Brute Force

    Checker:
    GMB

    Napa:
    Precision (supposedly)

    Local Dshaft shop:
    Neapco


    Napa is supposed to have Precision joints but my last two conversion joints from them have been GMB and my buddy picked up some GMB from them too. /forums/images/graemlins/dunno.gif

    Tim, what does CarQuest carry instock?

    I have heard Brute Force is built by Neapco is that true? Which is better, Brute Force or real Neapco? Neapco/Brute Force are the only decent joints out of the list above right?

    Harley
     
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    The ones I use:

    Spicer
    Neapco
    Precision (which IS re-boxed as NAPA)

    We stock Precision and Neapco joints for full-size chevy's at the Napa I work at and can get Spicers pretty damn cheap with about 2 days lead time...


    You have PM...

    Chris
     
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    Neapco and Spicer. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    Harley, the napa and carquest by me have spicer joints in stock. They can even order the 760's for ya. Let me know what you want and I can get them for you. My dad's company has an account with them so it is probably lower than checker and such.
     
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    you must be going to the wrong places if you cannot find Spicer products in a hick backwater town like PHEONIX AZ!
     
  9. Hossbaby50

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    The only place I can find it is places I have to order it in. Checker can order it in but it is expensive and takes 4 days.

    Harley
     
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    4 Wheelers supply on wasington often has them. There is a serious 4x4 shop fee added on. I have a few buddies at the counter though so that might help.
     
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    There is at least two Dana(Spicer) wharehouses in Phx.
    sorry I can't remeber the addy.
    Buy in bulk, ceaper by the dozen. /forums/images/graemlins/doah.gif
     
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    Are the Brute Force any good?
     
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    get the commercial phonebook out
    look up drivelines/driveshafts etc
    step away from the retail autoparts section
    every pissant town in North America has a driveline shop that sells Spicer stuff
    a city the size of Phoenix will have at least one
    look more towards the commercial transport industry
     
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    i got my spicer joints from a driveline shop,had them in stock. the shop you went to must be pretty lame if they cant get you spicer stuff.

    my local auto parts store (Hub Auto) sells brute force as their premium joints. thats where i go for quality parts, so i'd guess they are pretty good.

    if you want spicer parts do what the other post said, call up driveline shops and ask them if they carry spicer joints.
     
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    I'v always had good luck with NEAPCO.
    Carquest U joints are made by NEAPCO
     
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    Carquest U joints a long time ago used to be Spicer but they switched their supplier to Neapco as stated above.

    Autozone's PDQ and Brute force are Neapco and identical to ours at Carquest. Just substitute the "BF" for brute force to "G" for gold and they're the exact same joint.

    If you want Spicers you can get them from me cheaper than anyone else most likely.
     
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    So PDQ and Brute Force are both Neapco? Why is the PDQ cheaper? Is the Brute Force the better of the two joints?

    Does PDQ = standard Neapco

    Is the Brute Force Stronger? I hope so cause those are the joints I have been buying lately. Hopefully I will get get some cash and be able to afford some 5-760x's for my axleshafts. But for now Brute Force and Neapco joints will have to work.

    Harley
     
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    Yes. PDQs are the greasable Neapco, the BF is the non-greasable brute force.

    Any non-greasable joint is going to be sealed better and stronger htan a greasable.

    Spicers rule but they're a little less than twice the price.
     
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    I normally would not say this but maybe the 4WPW
    can help you /forums/images/graemlins/ignore.gif
     

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