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eat'n u joints

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by CenTxk5blazer, Dec 27, 2004.

  1. CenTxk5blazer

    CenTxk5blazer Registered Member

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    I've got to replace the u joint at the rear axle. This is the second time within the last 2 years, if i remember right. I think I need to get an angle guage to check the driveline but where does it need to be placed to measure the angle?

    on top axle and TC?

    4" lift
    rear blocks
    TC doesn't look lowered

    Would this be a good place to start?
     
  2. pauly383

    pauly383 Daddy383 Staff Member Moderator

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    Regardless of how long stock trucks last with u-joints , they will get eaten up if you really use it wheeling with a lift . I have NO vibes and still ate one in 9 months , but I really wheel as often as I can :xmas::xmas:
     
  3. 84_Chevy_K10

    84_Chevy_K10 Banned

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    Lifted trucks wear u joints out.

    If they're breaking, they're binding...otherwise......just replace them and forget about it.
     
  4. CenTxk5blazer

    CenTxk5blazer Registered Member

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    I really don't wheel my truck. It's a DD that I use to tow just about anything. And carrier just about anything to the back of my family's ranch.
     
  5. CenTxk5blazer

    CenTxk5blazer Registered Member

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    Is it the angle of the driveline that is causing it to bind or is it something else?
     
  6. Thunder

    Thunder 3/4 ton status

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    2 years max is all I get out of my U joints (Neapco). And my K5 aint lifted. Just lockers on 33s. Replacing U joints regurlary is pretty much normal maintainance for a truck that is used off road a lot.
     
  7. RustBuket

    RustBuket 1/2 ton status

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    Two years aint bad for a ujoint?
     

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