post #1 of Old 03-24-2007, 02:05 PM Thread Starter
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Universal Joints = question

They are starting to get pretty noisy and I was looking at replacements.

Looking on AutoZone's website, I find two choices:

PDQ Universal Joint for a 1993 Jeep Cherokee 4WD
Unit Price: $10.99
Core Value*: $0.00
Part No.: 1-0153
Weight: 1.2 lbs.
Warranty: 3 MO
Availability: Ships within 2 Business Days Online: Ships within 2 business days
Normally Stocked at Your Selected Store Store: Normally Stocked

and

BRUTE_FORCE Universal Joint for a 1993 Jeep Cherokee 4WD
Unit Price: $15.99
Core Value*: $0.00
Part No.: 1-0153BF
Weight: 1.2 lbs.
Warranty: 3 MO
Availability: Ships within 2 Business Days Online: Ships within 2 business days
Normally Stocked at Your Selected Store Store: Normally Stocked

Note:

Heavy duty U-joint -- lubricated for life with synthetic lithium grease

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Do you think the Brute Force joints are worth the extra money? Or not?

I have 29" tires, and haven't beefed up the suspension at all, so its not like I'm running boggers or something on it. Nothing other than the factory offroad package. Primarily a DD with little wheeling.

Thanks for any opinions.

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post #2 of Old 03-24-2007, 08:00 PM
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I have used the Brute Force "Lifetime" and the PDQ "1-Year". I will only use the "1-Year from now on. The Brute Force does not have a grease zerk for regreasing. They expect the grease to last a "lifetime". The PDQ is greasable and a better choice if you ask me. They only guarantee it for 1-year because you are required to grease it and they can't make you. The only good thing about the lifetime warranty is that when you break one the replacement is free (as long as you can bring back the remnants). I will qualify this by saying this is only my opinion based on experience.

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post #3 of Old 03-24-2007, 11:02 PM
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post #4 of Old 03-27-2007, 10:32 AM
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Nothing beats Spicer u-joints. They are very tough. I have used PDQ u-joints which work pretty well but can easily break while offroading.
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post #5 of Old 03-27-2007, 10:41 AM
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I would go with either Spicer (sealed) or the new Alloy X-joint (greaseable)

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