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Unread 07-04-2013, 10:58 PM   #1
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U joint cap trail fix

Question for yall. On the trail today in the YJ field test #2 I ended up breaking a u joint u-bolt on my rear yoke. It was a Tom Woods u joint I lost one of the caps so I threw some caps on it off of a spicer u Joint. My question is is this a bad idea? They were both 1310 u joints and it fits just fine. A caps a cap to me. But wanted to know if there were any issues with this?

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Unread 07-04-2013, 11:08 PM   #2
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As long as the needle bearings are all in place and there is no slop at all and its greased, you should be good-to-go.
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Unread 07-04-2013, 11:09 PM   #3
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Whew! Than you sir.
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Unread 07-04-2013, 11:29 PM   #4
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Bad idea,,no, I admire the creative thinking to get off the trail. Good job.
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Unread 07-05-2013, 12:16 AM   #5
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Oh I didn't get off the trail. I continued on for multiple hours after that little speed bump. Only in a YJ.

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Unread 07-05-2013, 01:28 AM   #6
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im pretty sure ive put axle ujoints where shaft ujoints are supposed to be to get off the trail. Wrap in duct tape and good. Haha...
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Unread 07-05-2013, 07:11 AM   #7
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Those caps are all colored matched at the factory! If those little rubber rings don't match, your fuel mileage goes down the crapper.
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Unread 07-05-2013, 08:55 AM   #8
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Those caps are all colored matched at the factory! If those little rubber rings don't match, your fuel mileage goes down the crapper.
No wonder I'm only getting 10-12 mpgs!!!!!!
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No wonder I'm only getting 10-12 mpgs!!!!!!
That or you're running the factory mismatched junk that Autozone sells.
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That or you're running the factory mismatched junk that Autozone sells.
AZ would have to "match" a part in the 1st place before they could mismatch it.
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Unread 07-05-2013, 03:24 PM   #11
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Ha yea the suck. Whenever I give them a part number they always look at me weird. Sometimes they even ask me for the vehicle. I just give them the part number again and say I have a YJ. Then there really confused
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