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Unread 10-03-2006, 12:59 PM   #1
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I broke my rear u joint this morning and the bolts broke off in yoke. Can i drill out old bolts and keep drilling through the rest of yolk so i can put a better u bolt in instead of junky little metal straps they had on there?

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Unread 10-03-2006, 01:37 PM   #2
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Yes, you can and should do that. Those straps suck.
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Unread 10-03-2006, 03:05 PM   #3
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well i looked at it again and the hole for the bolt in the yoke goes straight through so i have to drill those bolts out that i broke off. Does anyone know of a heavier duty clamps i can replace stock strap with?
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How about this?
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Unread 10-03-2006, 05:11 PM   #5
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will it fit on a 97 tj though?
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i am looking for something like that though, do you think autozone might have something?
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will it fit on a 97 tj though?
Really likely it will fit. If you are worried, just measure the center to center spacing of the strap bolt holes and get a u-joint type u-bolt that size.
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