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Unbreakable U-Joints?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by kpanza, Nov 28, 2001.

  1. kpanza

    kpanza 1/2 ton status

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    Ok, just saw this on my 4x4 Club forum! Don't know if they have been posted here already, just thought I'd share what I saw/heard. Some new u-joints that are GUARANTEED against breakage! They have been using them in the ARCA rock crawling events, have yet to break one there! You must use axleshafts that allow use of a full circle clips. They are also rebuildable. The cost is supposed to be $150.00 each, but hell, if they are really unbreakable, that might be money well spent (of course you lose your "weak link" u joints). Anyway, here is the link to the company web site, they are in my area, gonna see if I can go by and take a look!

    <a target="_blank" href=http://ctmracing.com/axle.shtml>http://ctmracing.com/axle.shtml</a>

    Their phone number is on there.
     
  2. RedDwarf

    RedDwarf 1/2 ton status

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    I know it is possible to make a joint that is way stronger than what we have been running. Maybe these are them. I can't stomach 300 bucks for wheel joints until they have a little more track record though. Til then, I'll just continue with my Chinese $6.99 job and ungraded bolts on the front shaft. I figure they ought to let go first...I hope.
     
  3. 84_Chevy_K10

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    I'm with you. I'd rather pay $9 for a u joint and replace it than $150 for one that'd never break.

    Tim
    '84 Chevy K10, lifted, loud, fast, and 3/4 ton axles
     
  4. Triaged

    Triaged 1/2 ton status

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    That would be true if you didn't F up the axle shaft when you blow a u-joint.

    The other option is to use the new Spicer 5-760x u-joint that is said to be 20% stronger and around $22. I'm going to try and find a set when I install my 3/4 ton front end.

    '71 Blazer CST w/ a 400sbc, 4" lift, 36" Supper Swampers, and alot of rust
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  5. michaelm

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    if you re read Reds post you will see that he is refering to his front DRIVESHAFT as being the fuse to prevent front axles from being destroyed by broken wheel joints.
    pay attention kids
     
  6. Triaged

    Triaged 1/2 ton status

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    Were you posting that in response to what I posted?
    How do I re Reds a post? The letters look black to me[​IMG]

    '71 Blazer CST w/ a 400sbc, 4" lift, 36" Supper Swampers, and alot of rust
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  7. michaelm

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    for a student you read very poorly.
    twice in a thread.
     
  8. muddin4fun

    muddin4fun 3/4 ton status

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    do you try hard to be an @sshole or does it come naturally? *rolls eyes*

    Don't hit me, Mr. Moderator... I'll go back on topic... I swear! [​IMG]

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  9. ken

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    Hey Keith, the unbreakable u-joints are called "Dana 60 front end"!! So put a crowbar in your wallet and get you a 60 front!!! That one I told you about for $900 is still there!!!!

    ken
     
  10. FRIZZLEFRY

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    [​IMG] @ Muddin.

    Some people shouldnt drive anything bigger than their head.<a target="_blank" href=http://community.webshots.com/user/beaterwhang>community.webshots.com/user/beaterwhang</a>
     
  11. DesertDueler

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    That what I am doing. Once I break a u-joint in the 10 bolt the dana 60 is going in. Its just sitting there waiting to put in.

    86Jimmy 4"&35"MTRs,87 burb 4"&35"MT,69Firebird w/525 hp,and 70GTO live in PHX,AZ<a target="_blank" href=http://www.geocities.com/modifierperformance>My vehicles</a>
     
  12. white_knight

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    Our friend Tim picked up some of the new 1480 spicer forged cross u-joints for the dana 60

    They have a forged cross, and a new 3 way snap-tite seal. Stronger and better sealing. And best of all they are greaseable. He says they are no more expensive than Spicer 332's.

    We haven't broken many u-joints but these might be a consideration

    Spicer 1480 Forged u-joint


    <a target="_blank" href=http://www.whiteknight.scriptmania.com/>http://www.whiteknight.scriptma
    nia.com
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  13. 84_Chevy_K10

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    They're not unbreakable. Ask Steve.

    Lara, take it easy!

    Tim
    '84 Chevy K10, lifted, loud, fast, and 3/4 ton axles
     
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    Dang girl you make me laugh [​IMG]

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  15. michaelm

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    i wont say naturally, but very little effort
     
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    You don't have very many friends on this board do you 77chev?

     
  17. michaelm

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    I am not here to make friends, I am here to learn truck related tech.
    the chit chatty bunch doesnt interest me in the least.
    those that have DONE it, I respect.
     
  18. Executioner

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    You will please more with Honey, but have to sort out all the opinion.
    Good luck, its really overrated...........
     
  19. RedDwarf

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    I know 77Chev well, and he is a good guy. He will go out of his way to find pics, diagrams, text, websites, and anything else he can to help you find the info you need. I have never known him to post B.S. "tech" info.

    I for one find this refreshing. There are a lot of people on here and other bulletin boards who are quick to post, it seems, for the post numbers or just to chime in, rather than to give accurate info. This is not necessarily aimed at anyone involved in this thread, so you don't have to get all defensive about it.
     
  20. taterblazer

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    Maybe its good the U-Joint goes before the axle or sumptin else?
     

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