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U-joints Which ones for backup?

What is a good u-joint to keep in the JK for trail riding? Just incase one breaks.
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If you break a ujoint, chances are the ears on the axle or ears on the driveshaft will be trashed. I haven't seen very many that were repairable. You are better off carrying a set of axles and driveshafts.


If you think you really need to carry them , stock is just fine.

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X2 ^

The OE shafts are not to pricy to carry as a spare, but if you feel you are going hard enough to break a shaft then get some beefy aftermarket shafts swap them out and carry your OE's as spares.

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get some beefy aftermarket shafts swap them out and carry your OE's as spares.
X2 That is what I do now.

If you want to significantly improve the chances of not breaking an axle UJ, then tack weld the caps in place. Nearly all the breakages I've seen are from the caps coming lose.

If you want to carry a spare UJ, then the Mopar one is as good as any.
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X2 That is what I do now.

If you want to significantly improve the chances of not breaking an axle UJ, then tack weld the caps in place. Nearly all the breakages I've seen are from the caps coming lose.

If you want to carry a spare UJ, then the Mopar one is as good as any.
cool, only prob is I don't not have access to a welder
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cool, only prob is I don't not have access to a welder
If you don't know someone who can do it, get a mobile welder to come out and do it, I doubt he'd charge much and it's worth doing.
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I even swung by a muffler shop once and gave them a few bucks to do it, lol


Just make sure that whoever does it you explain to them to run it cool and to just hit it. YOu don't want it getting to hot and cooking out the grease
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