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Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Jeff427, Nov 20, 2000.

  1. Jeff427

    Jeff427 1/2 ton status

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    Nice unit but I have been doing my own u-joints for about 10 years with a vise and hand tools..........[​IMG].

    <font color=black>'79 - 406 TPI -<font color=orange> K5#5 - <font color=blue>See it at---&gt;http://www.blazzinor.coloradok5.com
     
  4. Jeff427

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    I read a review in one of the 4weel magazines, and they said that you can change u joints, and axle joints, on the trail with these. That sounds like a good deal to me. The price seems a little high, but most specialized tools aren't cheap, just look at tubing benders, for example.

    Jeff427
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    http://muddogoffroad.coloradok5.com
     
  5. Shawn

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    If you want something to do u-joints, get this 12 ton shop press for $120 from http://www.harborfreight.com
    [​IMG]

    The also have a 6 ton for $70 and I think it's free shipping.

    The only thing is you can't carry this with you for on trail repair.

    Shawn
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    few mods[​IMG]
     
  6. Emmettology 101

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    Those look nice, but never used one... I thought I have seen the same tool(probably different company) for about $50.

    Mike [​IMG]
    See <font color=green>EMMETT</font color=green> -&gt; http://emmett.coloradok5.com
     
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    I dont have any luck with those darn things! The last time I tried using ours for U-joints, I shoved the joint through one of the caps! [​IMG] My stupid fault! :) I just stick with the hammer and socket routine! Sometimes I bust out the torches for stubborn ones. Torches are probably not good for the yoke and shaft, but "knock on wood" so far so good!

    :)

    Mike [​IMG]
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    Five pound mini sledge...$20. one foot of scrap 2x4...$1.20. Smashing the F%#@ out of your fingers...PRICELESS. Some you can't buy!

    [​IMG]
     
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    Harbor Freight also has a ball joint/u-joint remover tool. Looks similar for $39.99. A friend of mine bought one and I used it to remove his Dana 44 steering u-joints and my Dana 60 steering u-joint. It worked great, I had always used the 5 lb sledge and socket method. This is much less damaging. Another friend of mine bought the tool at the top of the page it works great also but a lot more expensive.
    CB
     
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