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Old 11/11/17, 03:03 PM   #1
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Dana 44 U-Joint Question

Does anyone know if these u-joints from TBP fit the original Ford factory axles. The description says they fit "Broncos with Dana 44 Chrome Moly Axles.". I missed my chance to call them during the week to ask and I'm putting in an order this weekend.

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Chromoly Axle U-Joint - Heavy Duty, 1 3/16", Non-Greasable, SPICER BRAND, 66-77 Ford Bronco, New

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Old 11/11/17, 03:18 PM   #2
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I think the chromo axles user th elarger joints than the original axles.

You want life series anyway - not to mention Spicer just released a blue line that is even better for 4x4 applications.

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Old 11/11/17, 03:35 PM   #3
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Thanks for the reply. I will be going through the front axle ('77 / Dana 44) this December. The Bronco does not get much 4 wheeling but I want to put in Spicer quality parts that will last as long as possible. Happy to listen to any ideas... and sources for suggested parts.

ETA, only doing from the axle shafts out. Not going to mess with the differential.

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Old 11/11/17, 07:30 PM   #4
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ya kyle is right....stock ujoints are smaller than what a chromoly shaft would take

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Old 11/12/17, 04:30 PM   #5
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Checking to make sure I'm heading in the right direction. I found the Spicer SPL Line 5-1310X (non-greasealbe) , and the 5-1310-1X (greaseable through the end cap). Is this the recommended u-joint? And is there a preference between the two?

And... on another subject, Ball Joints, what is the preference between the Moog and the Spicer?

Thank you again or the help, it is greatly appreciated
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Old 11/12/17, 07:58 PM   #6
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The 1310 joints are for the driveshaft, not the axle shaft.

Stock axles use the 260 series U-joint.

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Old 11/12/17, 08:09 PM   #7
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Subscribed. I started tearing down my 77 front axle but put it on the back burner at the moment. I will need new upper and lower ball joints.

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Old 11/12/17, 10:16 PM   #8
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760 are the ujoints that come in the chrome moly shafts

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Old 11/13/17, 03:22 AM   #9
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Got my ball joints from TBP, fit well and quality part for 76 knuckles that I rebuilt for disc brakes. Moog are great, not sure what Tom's are.
I was told that non-grease able u joints are stronger due to no hole in metal "H". That said, I went with Spicer grease able U joints for long lasting and durability.....water crossings, Rubicon, etc.
Always carry extra U joints on trail.....

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Old 11/13/17, 05:17 PM   #10
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Got my ball joints from TBP, fit well and quality part for 76 knuckles that I rebuilt for disc brakes. Moog are great, not sure what Tom's are.
I was told that non-grease able u joints are stronger due to no hole in metal "H". That said, I went with Spicer grease able U joints for long lasting and durability.....water crossings, Rubicon, etc.
Always carry extra U joints on trail.....
I’ve never had any luck with replacing axle U-joints out on the trail. When one of those fail, it always takes out one of the axle ears. Upgrading to chromo axles is a good idea because they are machined to accept full circle snap rings to retain the U-joint. When stressed, the “C” clips tend to fail and that’s what leads to U-joint and axle failure. I keep a set of spare assembled axles with me on longer trips. Someone can always use them if not yourself.

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Old 11/13/17, 06:03 PM   #11
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And... on another subject, Ball Joints, what is the preference between the Moog and the Spicer?
My answer for ball joints is the same as for U joints: Spicer

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Old 11/13/17, 07:00 PM   #12
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760 are the ujoints that come in the chrome moly shafts
Spicer/Dana 5-760X...they can be had for about $21 each, give or take.

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Old 11/15/17, 10:29 PM   #13
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Get you quality Spicer parts from www.northerndrivetrain.com - they have the best info and some of the best pricing around. If it says it is in stock, IT IS.

Spicer life series are where it is at - zero need to grease. The seals on the caps are so strong you have trouble pulling them so you can install them into the axles. I had to use a pliers to get the caps off the D60 joints I installed years ago.

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Old 11/17/17, 09:33 AM   #14
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not to mention Spicer just released a blue line that is even better for 4x4 applications.
I hadn't seen that one, Will have to look into that later

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Old 11/17/17, 12:14 PM   #15
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I think the chromo axles user th elarger joints than the original axles.

You want life series anyway - not to mention Spicer just released a blue line that is even better for 4x4 applications.
ya that blue cap line i referenced a few weeks ago....but never got truly noted, and i was referred to the white cappers.

http://www.northerndrivetrain.com/pr...5-1310-1X.html

The blue cappers are greasable through the end of a cap by the looks of the pic

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