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post #1 of 2 Old 03-24-2007, 08:49 PM Thread Starter
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U-Joint U-Bolts?

I broke a strap bolt on my rear u-joint ('93 YJ) today on the trail. Luckily I was able to remove the broken bolt and 2 hrs later (Trip to the parts store) we were back on the trail.

I now want to upgrade the weak strap/bolt combo with u-bolts. My understanding is that by drilling out the bolt hole in the pinion yoke u-bolts can be used and are much stronger.

Where do you buy the correct u-bolts for use on the rear u-joint (Dana 35).

Thanks in advance.


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post #2 of 2 Old 03-24-2007, 09:43 PM
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I don't believe it is that easy. I don't think there is enough clearance on the back side of the yoke for the nuts to secure the u-bolt. However, if you can just drill out the yoke on the YJs, then you can get a u-bolt kit from any auto parts store in the "help" section. Its u-joint specific rather than axle specific.

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