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Where to buy spicer u-joints

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by smack, Dec 19, 2002.

  1. smack

    smack 1/2 ton status

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    Sorry about this brain-fart question, but.....TTT
     
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    Try Off camber 4x4 or ORD on this website??
     
  3. Suffergauge

    Suffergauge 1/2 ton status

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    I went down to the local driveline shop.
     
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    You can probably have Napa special order them. I don't think anyone else can get them in. Or at least they're the only ones that have been able to get them for me.
     
  5. m j

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    check the local phonebook for driveline shops.
    heavy trucks run spicer stuff and you will find a distributor everywhere.
    whether they carry the small sizes you need you will have to see, but they will be able to order anything.
     
  6. HarryH3

    HarryH3 1 ton status Author

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    If you can't find 'em locally then either Stephen at ORD or Jesse at High Angle Driveline should be able to ship you what you need. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
  7. smack

    smack 1/2 ton status

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    Alright, thanks all.
    There considered the best, right??
    Thought I saw an article in a magazine about something else that was super-high strength, but can't remember now.
    smack
     
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    there is the aftermarket CTMs but I dont think they are for daily drivers and they are $$
     
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    its all about the spicers, local parts stores are selling stuff like brute force and other cheapies for $15 and local driveline shops sell spicers for $10, cant beat it
     
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    Spicers are the best bang for the buck. CTM's are supposed to be stronger, but like mj said, they aren't for high speed use. They have a bushing in place of the needle bearings so they'll overheat easily. But for slow, hard core rock crawling, they're supposed to be the hot ticket. They also cost about $150 EACH!!! /forums/images/graemlins/shocked.gif
     
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    try a tractor repair/ag supply shop. At the shop I work at we cary spicer for PTO shafts and the like.
     
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    Whoa!! $150!!! That's nutsy. Sounds like spicer's the way to go. I'll start calling around (not really any drivetrain/tractor shops around here).
    Thanks all!
    smack
     
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    Not sure what price I can get yet but if you supply the part numbers you need I will see what I can do.
     
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    Harry, Unless its in a full-time truck I don't see how it would matter if you ran them on the street.
     
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    </font><blockquote><font class="small">In reply to:</font><hr />
    Harry, Unless its in a full-time truck I don't see how it would matter if you ran them on the street.

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    Uh, that would be becuse you live in Georgia. /forums/images/graemlins/wink.gif Many of us live in places where we use 4WD just to get around town in the winter. /forums/images/graemlins/shocked.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif There are also folks that do a lot of high speed desert running in 4WD, or playing Ivan Stewart on backwoods dirt roads to practice their 4 wheel drift capabilities. /forums/images/graemlins/pimp1.gif
     
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    LOL
    wierd how a bit of geography can change perspectives so drastically

    Commiefornia DOT was closing hiways this week for a light dusting of snow on the shoulder of the road.
    no one here would believe it unless they saw it.
     
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    Ain't that the truth! I grew up in South Florida, so all I knew about was sand and mud. Once I moved to The Rockies I found out what winter is all about! /forums/images/graemlins/shocked.gif
     
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    Harry, do you want to smack me now or latter? The bad thing is I should know better. /forums/images/graemlins/blush.gif I grew up in OH and have driven many miles in 4WD on pavement. I guess spending the last decade in the South has cooked all those memories away. Anyway, good point.
     
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    Bwahahahahahaha!!!! /forums/images/graemlins/laugh.gif I'd like to forget about winter! But summer here is awesome and there are literally thousands of miles of trails to explore in Colorado! /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     

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