The df 1310 cross is made by spicer at there plant in china, the needles are made in the va plant and the caps are either from Sc or Oh plant, DS has 17 plants in the US but DS has always had plants all over to escape the US out of control requirements, DS has plants in Ger, Bra, Mex, ITl, Jap, Aus, Can, AF they have to many to list really.
There may be a few series that are made by the neapco brand that are made in the US and find there way into Fm boxes, but they all aren't made here and the same goes for even neapco, i have seen even the neapco brand suddenly be identical in every way to one of the 4 china companies making joints, and that also holds true for Fm, the big 1480 series joints i have seen neapco in those boxes and then the china cam joints or the ns forgings, same with the 1310, 1330, 1350 ser and some other conv joints, and even some of them were marked usa on them and then some had the other companies stamp on the otherside.
However the joints from Fm Moog aren't made in Il or Mi, and AGAIN Fm makes nothing
and stuff boxes and print labels, they are using joints from a few suppliers and they aren't from here, and again you may come across some of the neapco joints boxed in Fm's stuff that are made here and even many other joints neapco has aren't made here, and neapco is another company getting into sourcing. WE understand sourcing, sourcing is some other place makes something the way they want to and they buy it and put it in there box.
As for federal penalties for violating the law i have shown OUR wondeful govt that parts our US companies make here and are being pirated by US vendors here taking them and sending those parts to china companies to be reverse engineered and copied and some are even counterfitted and OUR wonderful govt is and has done nothing, this is now going on for more than 10 years. So im sure our wonderful govt will do anything about saying made in the usa.
Here we seen his pics and now these, again see a difference
Now whats really funny about this entire thread is that sh!tz own driveline shop said to him ""They told me that a lot of the issues people have are from out of spec U joints
and that they have found some of the "Made in the USA
" to have as bad of specs as the Chinese ones
Here is whats funny, THEY are the china joints
, and they apparently aren't paying attention to the rest of the joints detail and see that.
Now whats different ABOUT the same 1410 series joint out of the SAME Fm precision pos box here i posted and the one that sh!tz has pictured above....
When i have time i'll get the other 2 joints to compare....