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post #1 of 7 Old 06-27-2010, 08:28 PM Thread Starter
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swapping to ujoints?

I have the cv style axle shafts, and wanted to switch to ujoints. Can I just swap them, or do I have to change something in the differential?


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post #2 of 7 Old 06-27-2010, 08:33 PM
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Just a straight swap. Have you changed shafts before? Make sure you have a 13MM 12 point wrench or socket on hand.

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Yeah I have swapped them before, but only back to cv not ujoints

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post #4 of 7 Old 06-27-2010, 08:42 PM
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Same process then. Just make sure that the U joints are good before you swap (if you're buying used ones).

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Does CV's have any advantages over u-joints?
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Does CV's have any advantages over u-joints?
Yes, they maintain "Constant Velocity" which means less vibration and longer life. And they don't loose as much strength as the angle increases.

Make sure the u-joint axles you swap in have 5-760 u-joints or else you are just wasting time. Any of the u-joint axles will accept these joints. Install them before running the axles. Make sure to use Spicer's.
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Yes, they maintain "Constant Velocity" which means less vibration and longer life. And they don't loose as much strength as the angle increases.

Make sure the u-joint axles you swap in have 5-760 u-joints or else you are just wasting time. Any of the u-joint axles will accept these joints. Install them before running the axles. Make sure to use Spicer's.
Any ZJ shaft should accept a 760. There were XJ U joint shafts that were 260x sized. You can tell by looking at them though, the U joint is much smaller.

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