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post #151 of 276 Old 01-25-2014, 03:18 PM Thread Starter
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I just replaced my ball joints and units at 75. My units were showing some signs of their age. Went with spicer and timkens too.
Seems to be what everyone is doing…Synergy just seems like too much money.


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post #152 of 276 Old 01-25-2014, 03:25 PM Thread Starter
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Just got back from a heating cycle with the gears. Drove 20 min at varying speeds from 30-55mph.

Came home and parked the Jeep. Crawled under the Jeep to do some visual inspections. First thing I noticed was the rear diff is VERY HOT. It is my understanding that this is normal so I'm not too worried about it.

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post #153 of 276 Old 01-25-2014, 05:04 PM
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Is the rear differential too hot to touch ? Mine was warm when I got home , but not hot .

I installed Synergy ball joints in mine last spring before we headed West and they have been fine so far . My stock spicers seemed ok at 75K but once I had the knuckle stripped a lot play became more evident . The Synergy's arent supposed to have any plastic in them like my stock ones did and that was the main selling point for me .

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post #154 of 276 Old 01-25-2014, 05:57 PM Thread Starter
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Is the rear differential too hot to touch ? Mine was warm when I got home , but not hot .

I installed Synergy ball joints in mine last spring before we headed West and they have been fine so far . My stock spicers seemed ok at 75K but once I had the knuckle stripped a lot play became more evident . The Synergy's arent supposed to have any plastic in them like my stock ones did and that was the main selling point for me .
I could put my hand on it for about 2-3 seconds tops. It was pretty hot. The front diff was warm and I could keep my hand there as long as I wanted. I searched around here on the forums and most people said it was normal.

Do the Spicer HD's have any plastic in them? I can get the Spicers for $100 for all 4. The Synergy's are $250 for all 4. If the Spicers last 75k miles…I don't see the point in buying the Synergy's. It's likely these Rubicon axles have about 2 seasons left on them before they are gone.

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I dont know the answer about the hd spicers , but the stockers do have plastic in them . $250 shipped from Northridge was the best price I could find for the Synergy's . I cant say that they are worth it for most people, but they were worth it to me as I didnt want to mess with that job again any time soon .

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post #156 of 276 Old 01-25-2014, 08:26 PM Thread Starter
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I dont know the answer about the hd spicers , but the stockers do have plastic in them . $250 shipped from Northridge was the best price I could find for the Synergy's . I cant say that they are worth it for most people, but they were worth it to me as I didnt want to mess with that job again any time soon .
I'm wondering if the Spicers have any plastic in them or not. I know the Synergy's don't which is very nice to know considering the amount of abuse the ball joints take.

I know Imped likes the Spicers, as well as a few others.

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I think the Spicers are probably fine for the majority and I suspect the HD's dont have plastic . Call Spicer on Monday and ask ?

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post #158 of 276 Old 01-27-2014, 10:16 PM Thread Starter
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Well forgot to call spicer today. I was swamped at work.

I man just may up for the synergys. Who's got the best price on RCV axles?

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Deals on here are not to bad on rcvs. Look at da vendor sextion

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Deals on here are not to bad on rcvs. Look at da vendor sextion
Awaiting a few more quotes from the some vendors. I think I've PM'd just about everyone.

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Awaiting a few more quotes from the some vendors. I think I've PM'd just about everyone.
Check with GSPUP aka Ruger Trailers Mike.

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Check with GSPUP aka Ruger Trailers Mike.
Thanks G. I'll send him one now.

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Thanks G. I'll send him one now.
No worries , he had a good price on them when I was looking for RCV's last spring . Wish I would have gone that route ...

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post #164 of 276 Old 01-31-2014, 02:12 PM Thread Starter
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Racor Lift is on its way. Going to use that to lift the hard top on and off the Jeep.

Looks like I'll be getting some Synergy ball joints and Timken Unit Bearings on the way shortly.

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Racor lift showed up this week. Going to install that and get the hard top on.

Slight delay in jeep building. Scored a set of brand new 285/55r20 BFG all terrains for my F150! Came off a 2014 Toyota tundra that got a lift and 35s. Less than 20 miles on them for $175 each!

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