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What the hell kind of U Joint did I buy?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Resurrection_Joe, Feb 23, 2004.

  1. Resurrection_Joe

    Resurrection_Joe 1 ton status

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    I bought a 1350 from Autozone

    PN - 2-0053BF

    Says it's a "Brute Force" joint

    Anyone know if this is a good part or not?

    I just bought it hoping it would hold up, but now I'm wondering
     
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    84_Chevy_K10 Banned

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    That's a Neapco joint.
     
  3. Resurrection_Joe

    Resurrection_Joe 1 ton status

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    Know if it is any good?
     
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    84_Chevy_K10 Banned

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    It's new, what could possibly be wrong with it? /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif

    To be honest, Neapco is what everyone pretty much sells.

    I have them in my truck everywhere, all seven joints are neapco non-greasables.
     
  5. gmule

    gmule 1/2 ton status

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    Stay away from these joints. I purchased this one from napa
    pos lasted 2 weeks [​IMG]
     
  6. 84_Chevy_K10

    84_Chevy_K10 Banned

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    Stay away from these joints. I purchased this one from napa
    pos lasted 2 weeks [​IMG]

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    Napa doesn't sell Neapco joints, they sell precision.
     
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    gmule 1/2 ton status

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    It's only spicer joints for me from now on.
     
  8. 84_Chevy_K10

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    It's only spicer joints for me from now on.

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    Where are you going to get them?
     
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    Personally, i've had really good luck with the brute force joints.

    Bryan
     
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    Neapco is a dam good joint /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif
     
  11. ben427

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    A spicer dealer i would assume. /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif
     
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    Neapco is a dam good joint /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif

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    Thats what i just replaced my Napa u-joint with, the Napa joint lasted me about 8 months, it was still working, but had slack in the cups, made noise. I bought my new conversion joint from Autozone, because of the price first off, and because i have never really had any problems with their u-joints yet, i break them or damage them from things i do to them, not because of manufacturer malfunction. I'll post up any information about the Neapco if anything happens with it. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
  13. Resurrection_Joe

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    Thanks for the input everyone
     
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    Every parts store around here carries Precision or Neapco.

    Only the guy that built my driveshaft carries Spicer.
     
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    I used to wear them out yearly- without a lift- usually, it was one cup would just be bone dry-. I just started using the greasables, and greasing them at every oil change- been good since.
     
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    So he orders new spicer joints and one more of everything from spares. It is possible in the realm of this world you know. /forums/images/graemlins/rolleyes.gif
     
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    So he orders new spicer joints and one more of everything from spares. It is possible in the realm of this world you know. /forums/images/graemlins/rolleyes.gif

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    But why bother if you don't have problems with neapco?

    I'm going spicer in my front axle because that's a critical application.

    But for $13 a piece at any store in America, Neapco is fine for me for driveshaft joints.
     
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    Cause peace of mind is good in your frontend, but not in your driveshafts? Cause breaking driveshafts on the trail doesn't suck? Come awn man...I've had good luck with brute force, but i dont hammer my truck hard. Maybe he needs a set of spicers.
     
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    The only U-joints I've ever had problems with have been the Brute Force ones. I'm sorry, but they suck donkey nuts IME.

    I typically have no luck with non greasable joints anyways, but the BF ones seem to be the worst.

    I run Spicers up front and greasable Precision in the driveshaft right now. When the driveshaft U-joints need replacing I'm getting greasable Spicers...

    Rene
     
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    You use greaseable joints? My driveline man strongly suggests solid joints only, and I've been using them for years.

    Funny, only joint I've ever had problems with was a Precision. /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     

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