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stock u-joint???

Where and what part # for a good $$$ on a stock 09 rubi front axle 44 u-joint?

Want to carry a spare or two just in case...

I heard you can't run full c-clips?

Any way I just want a stock one ...

I would rather have a weak(stock) u-joint than brake an axle if I could(instead of a new beefed up u-joint)...

Any help would be good....

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http://www.quadratec.com/products/52302_05.htm

http://motionoffroad.com/catalog/ind...oducts_id=2446

https://www.jkowners.com/forum/showthread.php?t=27504

Do a search on google for jk rubicon u joint as well. tons of information I found. Didn't want to overload you with stuff.

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Tack weld the caps, it will prevent the caps backing out and hitting the upper ball joint and wreaking havoc.
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http://www.quadratec.com/products/52302_05.htm

http://motionoffroad.com/catalog/ind...oducts_id=2446

https://www.jkowners.com/forum/showthread.php?t=27504

Do a search on google for jk rubicon u joint as well. tons of information I found. Didn't want to overload you with stuff.
sweet I'll get the one from quadratec I want stock u joint for a spare...
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Tack weld the caps, it will prevent the caps backing out and hitting the upper ball joint and wreaking havoc.
I saw a d-30 driver side brake... ujoint, ball joints and axle was all broke... I was like wow!!

Yea I should order some ball joints too...

Who sells the kit for the ball joint puller (for a Jk )?

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good idea. I ordered one on line for $60+shipping. seems like a smart thing to carry! I'm still not sure I understand what happens when things go wrong there, or how to fix it on the trail. But now I got a spare and, well, parts are harder to find than skilled labor, especially on the trail

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It's almost useless to carry a spare Ujoint. A Ujoint failure almost always takes the axle out with it.

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It's almost useless to carry a spare Ujoint. A Ujoint failure almost always takes the axle out with it.
Only when the driver has a hard right foot. If driving carefully, the break is caused by simply overloading the joint usually while turned. As long as the driver stops when the break occurs, there is rarely other damage. However, if a lot of throttle is used then other things tend to get taken out during the process.

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It's almost useless to carry a spare Ujoint. A Ujoint failure almost always takes the axle out with it.
Gotta find one of these, or two next. LoL.

And I already carry a spare rear drive shaft.

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One of the most common issues with c-clip axle UJ's is that the caps rotate and spit the c-clip out. The cap is now free to back out, which usually happens sometime later when centrifugal force takes over. As the cap comes out it will hit the stud on the upper ball joint and wreak havoc.

Sometimes the caps will come out on the trail and if it just drops out and you notice it soon enough before you have messed up the ears then you can replace it.

Tack welding the caps in place pretty much solves this issue.
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I agree AWALYS carry spare parts cus is does not hurt!!!

Its was a dana 30 that broke on the crown king run last weekend and it was just the cap was gone... Pulled the axle out and drove out...

Yes on the payson trip Dana 30 broke took out axle, ball joints and u-joint...

Thank god one guy had spare ball joints cus it was not going to move without them

Yea I plan to carry spare u-joint, ball joints, ball joint puller and a file (if I do weld the caps in you will need a file)

Just looking for a cheap ball joint puller kit now...

Has anyone used the ball joint puller kit from harbor fright????

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Has anyone used the ball joint puller kit from harbor fright????
I use it and it gets the job done. The cups supplied with it are not exactly right for the JK, but with the help of some large sockets it will do the job.
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No one make a ball joint puller just for a jk? They should

It sounds like alot of people change them out....I would like to buy just want I would need .....

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No one make a ball joint puller just for a jk? They should


They are ball joint pullers that will work with the JK, the HF is just a cheap alternative for the occasional user.
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