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Unread 08-24-2009, 09:46 PM   #1
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Axle U-Joints for Dana 30

I need to by a u joint for the driver side on my 83 cj7. I know there are alot of different kinds, and depending on the year of the axle, it will have different size rotors and stuff like that. I need to verify that this would be the right size for me. Dana Spicer 5-260X U Joint Dana 30 Axle U Joint:eBay Motors (item 140335377417 end time Sep-22-09 09:05:54 PDT)

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Unread 08-25-2009, 12:20 AM   #2
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I need to by a u joint for the driver side on my 83 cj7. I know there are alot of different kinds, and depending on the year of the axle, it will have different size rotors and stuff like that. I need to verify that this would be the right size for me. Dana Spicer 5-260X U Joint Dana 30 Axle U Joint:eBay Motors (item 140335377417 end time Sep-22-09 09:05:54 PDT)
Any decent auto parts store should be able to get you the correct u-joints for your front halfshafts. I personally get the ones that are pre-greased and do NOT have a zerk fitting on them. I feel that the lack of a holt in the cross makes it just a little stronger.
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Unread 08-25-2009, 01:58 AM   #3
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non greasable u joints are stronger, and i beleive the 5-760x will work, it is the stronger replacement for the 5-297x. you should be able to get a set locally.
i prefer spicer.
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Unread 08-25-2009, 02:44 AM   #4
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You can just get the kind that grease through the caps...then there is no hole in the cross to weaken them.
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Unread 08-25-2009, 05:30 AM   #5
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I think the CJ7 dana 30 uses the smaller u-joint. And I think 5-260X is the number for it. The 5-297x and 5-760x are larger and will not fit. This is the way I remember it from when I swapped out my dana 30 a few years ago. I swapped in a scout axle and the scout axle had a stub shaft that was the same spline as the dana 30 stub but it used a bigger u-joint. I don't remember that any CJ7 dana 30 ever used the larger u-joint.
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Unread 08-25-2009, 06:30 AM   #6
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^ i think he's right. it's the 260 size u-joint. and get spicers.
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Unread 08-25-2009, 07:11 AM   #7
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Thanks for the help! Where do you guys get them locally? I went to Autozone and they only had Duralast, I bought it but returned it.
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i wanted spicers too, had to order em online. couldn't find any locally.
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8126616 or 8126637SP would be the right part for you...sent you a pm. Depending on where you are in MA, I could tell you plenty of local places that would have the right parts for you in stock.
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hey thanks ALOT! I can really use your help. I live in western mass, I dont know if you got my PM but my mail was full; only allows like 4 msg's...
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Driveshaft shops often carry Spicer u-joints.

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Driveshaft shops often carry Spicer u-joints.

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Yep, that's where I picked up my Spicer 5-260X's for my D30 last week.
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Spicer 5-260x if you're still looking for them online
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Unread 09-14-2009, 09:48 AM   #14
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Napa generally carries them or also like was mentioned, any good driveline ship will have them too.
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Thanks for the help! Where do you guys get them locally? I went to Autozone and they only had Duralast, I bought it but returned it.

I am running the Duralasts in my driveshafts and front axleshafts and no worries as of yet. I'm not super hard on it, but I get in some situations none the less.

I'm a fan of spicers also, they are in my bigger Ford's. Just couldn't find them when I busted a axle shaft u-joint couple weeks ago.

I'm going to run the duralasts and see how they do.
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