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Unread 10-13-2014, 09:24 PM   #1
bradleyheathhays
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Need front u-joint part suggetion

Replacing the front u-joints on my 96 XJ and I got the 260x Spicers for my mechanic to press in. Evidently I got the wrong advice from somewhere b/c he's saying they're not the right size. Should I have gotten the 760x Spicers instead?

I think there might have been two different front axles offered on the 96 XJ or am I not right about that?

Actually, instead of the Spicer 760s (which I don't think has zerk fittings) would it be better to source a u-joint with zerks? Seems like they go bad when the grease runs out. And although a grease seal is good (like on the Spicers) it seems like the option to re-grease would give a longer life.

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Unread 10-14-2014, 03:04 AM   #2
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While I'm not sure if your 96 would be different from my 98, but FWIW I just installed the Spicer 5-760x joints in mine Saturday.
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Unread 10-14-2014, 11:11 AM   #3
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Go with the Spicer 5-760x...there is no room to grease them in there anyways and those u-joints last ~100k sealed.
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