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Unread 10-13-2013, 09:38 AM   #1
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u-joints

I am completely confused on the u-joints and sizes and interchangabilty.

I will be replacing my two piece shafts with newer XJ shafts and want to know whats up with the u-joints.

I will be using a 96+ shaft so i know it has the "larger" u- joints. What are these? Whats the next step up in strength staying in the same size?

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Unread 10-15-2013, 07:15 AM   #2
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Anyone?
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Unread 10-15-2013, 07:24 AM   #3
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I think its like x760 for the spicer number. Or you could just look up what ujoint a 96+ cherokee uses at the parts store
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Unread 10-15-2013, 07:41 AM   #4
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I would just look up a ujoint for a 96+ XJ, but I believe the YJ has a 260 ujoint and the XJ has a 297. The 760s are an upgrade in strength from the 297 if I remember correctly, but they are the same size and are interchangeable.
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Unread 10-15-2013, 08:46 AM   #5
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297 and 760 are interchangeable but the 760 is stronger....correct?
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Unread 10-15-2013, 02:52 PM   #6
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297 and 760 are interchangeable but the 760 is stronger....correct?
Yep
The body is stronger and the needle bearings are larger.
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Unread 10-15-2013, 02:54 PM   #7
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Any idea on cost diff?
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