Does anyone know of the best method to straighten the ears out, so a U-joint will fit? I want to put the shafts in and run them regularly on the trails. Will the straightened shaft live through the torture I will put it through? Or is it a lost cause? Need advice here /forums/images/graemlins/1zhelp.gif Here's the story behind it.... The shafts I'm currently running are the necked down style. I have a spare set of the non- necked down shafts that the ears were bent by someone trying to remove the U-joints. The inner side of the snap ring surface measures 2.990 and the outer end of the surface is 2.850. I was wanting to straighten these, and run them in the Blazer, using the necked down ones as spares. Whaddya guys think???