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Old 05-24-2013, 07:36 AM   #1
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05+ 4wd Replacing u-joints, greasable or sealed?

It's about time I replace my u-joints. I finally got around to greasing them and some nice rusty looking water came out. I've heard Spicer is "the word" when it comes to u-joints, Dana uses them from factory. Is there another good brand? How are the Tom Woods Gold Seal?
I know Toyota put greasable ones in for the 4wd models. Should I just stick with greasable or go with a sealed one?
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Old 05-24-2013, 07:51 AM   #2
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i'd stick w/ greasable. i've seen more people on here have issues w/ the sealed ones.
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Old 05-24-2013, 08:12 AM   #3
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i'd stick w/ greasable. i've seen more people on here have issues w/ the sealed ones.
Sealed ones are good for 75K-100K miles and then your driveshaft explodes... Ask the pre-runner guys, there's been a few threads on hear about it. I would just get the greasable ones and grease them.
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I would never get sealed. Mine have a slight bit of slop after over 90k. If you take care of them they will take care of you.

I flush mine out of the old grease every time I grease them. I don't stop pumping slowly until the grease turns clean.






I carry 4 brand new Moog super strength joints in my spare parts bin with some old pulleys and a old belt just in case.

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What kind are they? I've seen 1330 but that was on a prerunner thread.

MOOG/PRECISION Part # 270 U Joint - Greaseable Super-Strength $15.01

http://www.rockauto.com/catalog/raframecatalog.php?ck
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I would never get sealed. Mine have a slight bit of slop after over 90k. If you take care of them they will take care of you.

I flush mine out of the old grease every time I grease them. I don't stop pumping slowly until the grease turns clean.




This^ there is a lot of miss information when it comes to greasing U joints most just pump until you see the dirty grease coming out. I too pump slowly until clean grease comes out and ive never had a U joint failure on anything ive owned. They say non greasable are stronger but i dont see any issues running a greasable U joint.
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I want to be able to put some grease in those caps after I take them off and hammer them into the driveshaft!
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