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ROCKFORD EXTREME U-JOINTS

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by big jimmy 91, Jun 6, 2004.

  1. big jimmy 91

    big jimmy 91 1/2 ton status

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    Does anyone use them? /forums/images/graemlins/thinking.gif
    Are they any good? /forums/images/graemlins/dunno.gif
    What is the best? /forums/images/graemlins/whistling.gif
    Thanks for your input about U-joints.
     
  2. tRustyK5

    tRustyK5 Big meanie Staff Member Super Moderator GMOTM Winner Author

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    Never heard of them.

    For stock style U-joints I've had the best luck with Spicers. For aftermarket ultimate U-joints I'd have to say CTM's are about as strong as it gets. I don't think CTM makes U-joints for driveshafts though...just axle shaft joints.

    Rene
     
  3. Thumper

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    Ya, thats what I run.
    I was using the NAPA brand up here... i think they are Verdic... cheap, like 8.00 each. But I was burning thru them really fast. Greaseable too. And well greased. They were just wearing out. I went to Canadian Tire, and they had a poster for the Rockford HD joints. 22.00 each, non-greaseable, and I havent changed one yet. I really like them. Oops... I did change one... it broke when the rear diff rotated up and twisted it in half /forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif.

    Anyways, I like them.

    Mike
     
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    DBLAZER 1/2 ton status

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    I like the spicer.
     
  5. highrider_44s

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    I like the spicer.

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    me to /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    I am a spicer guy too. I have heard tom woods has a new joint for his shafts and will warranty the breakage of one as well as the damage to the shaft. Just and FYI.
     
  7. Stephen

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    When Fox broke his D60 axle ujoint area this last weekend, the spicer joint seems to have lived though the initial failure and was only damaged by using it to limp over the next rock. The axle ear ripped off and sent the cap flying. I'm going to go with a spicer joint being good enough in spicer shafts in that application.
     
  8. tRustyK5

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    I went to Canadian Tire,

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    That is the last place I'd buy U-joints...in the past and before I wised up I bought 'brute force' U-joints there and destroyed them in record time. If they're selling 'Rockford' U-joints there now you can bet they suck just as bad.

    I haven't broke a Spicer yet...

    Rene
     
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    That is the last place I'd buy U-joints

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    Well... regardless of the name of the store, I havent had an issue with these joints. Ive worn out Verdics in way less time than these Rockfords have been in there. Each has his own preferences I guess.

    Mike
     
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    Napa carries Precision joints.
     
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    I think Spicers are the way to go.I have blown up Warn Chromo shafts and still had a 760X joint mostly intact after the initial explosion /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif

    BOOM!This shot sparks at gokartergo and a cap almost hit a starting line official 50 feet behind me Spicer is good /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif Warn replaced the inner cuz the joint was still intact.
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  12. big jimmy 91

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    I went wheeling with a new friend who was running rockford extremes in his D44(40" super swampers)
    He was climbing a nasty hill and the P.S. u-joint blew , taking out the axel /forums/images/graemlins/yikes.gif
    He was a little pissed , but kept wheeling in 2WD for the rest of the trip (said it was more of a challeng now)
    So I guess non of them are indestructable /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif
     
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    Anyone running 40's with a D44 is just begging for carnage...

    Rene
     

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