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Zerks or Not?

I'm having new u-joints installed this week. Should I get the ones you can grease or not?
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zerks are better i would prefer them
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yes. Spicer brand too IMO.
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If you remember to keep up on greasing them, then go for it. But if your forgetful then stay away. They must be serviced regularly.

But I agree, I would want grease nipples on my driveshaft any day
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Nipples and shafts just go together.

And you should get zerk fittings on your u-joints too.
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Nipples and shafts just go together.

And you should get zerk fittings on your u-joints too.
Lol. Grease those nipples.
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i like nipples
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Lol. Grease those nipples.
i like slippery nipples
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But I agree, I would want greased nipples on my driveshaft any day
Fixed. lol

I'd go with the zerks, and lubricate them at every oil change.
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when I got both shafts rebuilt, I went to a lesser grade grease-able u joint. They had a "heavier" duty joint that wasnt grease-able, but I figured it is easier to replace u joints on the trail then finding a replacement shaft cause that broke instead
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Yeah id go with the zerks. Can never have to many places to lube. Cause after all lubrication helps everything
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So much innuendo. ^^
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