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Aluminum Driveshaft U Joints

I was just reading through Evan's how-to and I was wondering if the U Joints are the same in the aluminum driveshaft as the other one.

I have to do my u joints (they are SHOT) and I wanted to get greasable ones, but I don't know what product number it is.

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greaseables are weaker!

they should be the same otherwise.
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greaseables are weaker!

they should be the same otherwise.
I thought they would be better b/c I hit a lot of sand/mud, so I could pack them up again.

Sounds good, I'll be doin em along with my ball joints...can't wait for the fun to start.

I gotta do:

-UCA
-Lower Ball Joints
-Tie Rod End Links
-Brakes/Rotors
-Torsion Bars
-U Joints
(Install my rear end)

And then I have to get an alignment :/
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lol should be fun!
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x2 on the ball joints and tie-rods
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greaseables are weaker!

they should be the same otherwise.
um um right havent bad a problem with mine always up grated even on my F-150 and i put that thing threw hell....
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i have heard of alot of people that have snapped greasables.
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LOL um ok...maybe at Mohab
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sweet, people are using my how to.
ya i feel greasable are weaker to, but they make them different
non greasable have a resesed middle and the greasable ones do not, which means they use more metal. but then there is a hole in the middle, so thats a weak point.

anyways have fun.
and becareful, that aluminum drive shaft will bent a lot easier then the steal one that is in my howto. be carefull when hitting with a hammer (prob would do) and in the vise.
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damn man wish i lived down in west palm i would come over n give ya a hand. o well i kno u will be moddin when i get down there so i can help then
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i need to do my u joints asap before i go to the track....
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sweet, people are using my how to.
ya i feel greasable are weaker to, but they make them different
non greasable have a resesed middle and the greasable ones do not, which means they use more metal. but then there is a hole in the middle, so thats a weak point.

anyways have fun.
and becareful, that aluminum drive shaft will bent a lot easier then the steal one that is in my howto. be carefull when hitting with a hammer (prob would do) and in the vise.

Yup, I'm going to use a ball joint/u joint press. I'm buying one from harbor frieght because I have to do my ball joints anyways!

I really appreciate your how-to. I was going to take it to a shop before I found that. You saved me about $200 (I need both front and rear ones done)


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damn man wish i lived down in west palm i would come over n give ya a hand. o well i kno u will be moddin when i get down there so i can help then
You are welcome anytime Ray!!!

I got a BL to put on in a week or so, rear axle to swap shortly after that, some other misc. stuff. I'm always up for a mod day!
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glad i helped
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goto murrys and get the brute-force ones..
they arnt greasable but they have a lifetime warranty.
plus they are like $13 each or something..
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