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Unread 02-13-2008, 04:46 PM   #1
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Tom Woods' new u-joints

Anybody using them? They look pretty sweet. I'm going to either need to stretch my wheelbase or shove my motor into the radiator after the swap. Maybe these u-joints will let me prevent that?

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Unread 02-13-2008, 05:32 PM   #2
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What swap?

they look beefy, any cheaper than CTM'S?
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They aren't really new. Nor are they much more durable than a spicer / CTM joint.
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Well I'm not looking for durability. I'm looking for extreme driveline angle capability. LS1 + SM465 + Dana 300 = short driveshaft.
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Nor are they much more durable than a spicer / CTM joint.
Don't even put Spicer and CTM in the same sentence where it comes to u-joints. That's like comparing a middle-weight to a super-heavyweight boxer. Neither Tom Wood's nor Spicer's u-joints are even close to being as strong as the nearly bulletproof CTM is. Night and day.
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Don't even put Spicer and CTM in the same sentence where it comes to u-joints. That's like comparing a middle-weight to a super-heavyweight boxer. Neither Tom Wood's nor Spicer's u-joints are even close to being as strong as the nearly bulletproof CTM is. Night and day.
I dunno. I've broken both equally. But you're right.
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Well I'm not looking for durability. I'm looking for extreme driveline angle capability. LS1 + SM465 + Dana 300 = short driveshaft.
If you did some grinding on a shaft and stronger ujoint i am sure you could accomplish almost the same thing.
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Those zerks would be gone in about five minutes in the rocks (at least on the pinion end)...
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If you did some grinding on a shaft and stronger ujoint i am sure you could accomplish almost the same thing.
This is very true, I may have to look into some sort of option along this line.
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I would assume with that kinda equipment your also going to do a stretch, that should help a little bit.

Also, what axles are you running, Would my assumption of a 14 bolt rear and Hp D60 front be correct?


Maybe consider a 9" in the rear if your not going to huge, you could get a high pinion differential in the rear to help you out a bit more.





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I would assume with that kinda equipment your also going to do a stretch, that should help a little bit.

Also, what axles are you running, Would my assumption of a 14 bolt rear and Hp D60 front be correct?


Maybe consider a 9" in the rear if your not going to huge, you could get a high pinion differential in the rear to help you out a bit more.





Wait a tick, What is tech doing in GD :flipoff:
Yeah, I've still got the Dturdy and AMC 20 for now. I'm just going to DD it until I can afford a Hi9 and HP44. 35s will be my max me thinks.

Oh and it's in GD because there is better tech advice here.
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