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dana 44 front u-joints

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by 79cheyenneblazer, Aug 29, 2005.

  1. 79cheyenneblazer

    79cheyenneblazer Registered Member

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    Just bought a 76 k-10 and one of the original u-joints in the front axle is shot. We are lifting it, just running 32's with stock suspension. I am wondering what would be the best u-joint to go with.
     
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    alf4444 1/2 ton status

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    Best? probably CTM or OX but because of the price I ran spicers :D
     
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    readymix 3/4 ton status

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    if you are only running 32's just get the spicers. CTM's would be a waste of money for you, especially on stock shafts
     
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    With CTMs and stock shafts he could reuse the joints when he breaks a shaft right? :eek1: :doah: :haha:

    Ira
     
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    readymix 3/4 ton status

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    i am speachless now.......

    You sound like you have spent too much time reading PBB
     
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    sandawgk5 3/4 ton status

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    He could send the pics to your site and count how many sets of axles he went through. Just kidding Please do not do that if you break an axle always change the joint. Save the cash and buy spicer. The only time you would need CTMs is if you run chromos big tires and big torque and are in competition.

    Cmon Brian you should no me Redneck Engineering :doah:

    Ira
     
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    readymix 3/4 ton status

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    I am all about it though. The last 10 bolt stub my neighbor broke, i turned into a handheld sludge hammer. I should post a pic of it sometime.
     
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    sandawgk5 3/4 ton status

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    That is called being efficient and Frugal :D Actually it is a pretty good idea axles are pretty tuff.

    Ira
     
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    I look a it like this...Eventually it you push it hard SOMETHING will break. $10 spicer ujoints are small cheap and easy to haul on the trail opposed to spider gears or axle shafts... just my $.02 :D
     
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    big83chevy4x4 3/4 ton status

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    with 32s you can get away with a ujoint from carquest autozone or napa.

    i broke a 21 year old 297x spicer with 35s and alot of beating on it. i put the updated spicer (570x) and have not had a problem with them.
     
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    Where from? i couldn't find a spicer for less than $22 online and ended up buying them for $18.75 each from a buddy who is selling them. even the cheapes from autozone cost $14 each.
     
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    ebay :bow: got lucky I guess so I bought 4 :D
     

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