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Old 01-13-2019, 09:40 PM
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Originally Posted by ixanay_on-the_exjay View Post
Yes and Yes
Thank you kindly! Do you know the U-Joint numbers required for this off hand? Might as well change them while it's all ripped apart. I see that Dana Spicer makes them also however I see a few different sizes.

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Old 01-13-2019, 09:46 PM
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Thank you kindly! Do you know the U-Joint numbers required for this off hand? Might as well change them while it's all ripped apart. I see that Dana Spicer makes them also however I see a few different sizes.

No problem... Spicer 5-760X

You should edit your profile to show what year and other info about your jeep so it's easier to help on a whim. While you're at it it wouldn't hurt to include the year in the first post of your thread.
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No problem... Spicer 5-760X

You should edit your profile to show what year and other info about your jeep so it's easier to help on a whim. While you're at it it wouldn't hurt to include the year in the first post of your thread.
Done and done, thank you! I take the the driveline U-Joints are the same 5-760X as the axles?

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Old 01-14-2019, 08:16 AM
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no the ujoints for the shafts are 1330
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Originally Posted by ixanay_on-the_exjay View Post
Spicer for the ball joints. I wish I could have used em considering they've lasted this long stock why not just go with what works!? Unfortunately on my donor HP D30 the PO had already thrown in MOOGs which has the knurling, it actually stretches the bore so the spicers are too small, was forced to buy moog. Can see the difference in a pic on my build thread should be the first post on this link part numbers included.
what's knurling?
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Old 01-15-2019, 10:06 AM
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what's knurling?
Here's a thread for you
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Hey guys! Ordered up some new parts tonight including Dana Spicer Ball Joints, Axle U-Joints MOOG Upper Control Arms and new hubs! I was going to replace my drag link and tie rod just so that everything is tidy and new and I know exactly what I'm working with. With the end goal of a 33" tires and a good reliable overland rig in mind what does everyone think about this Rugged Ridge Kit?

I was about to pull the trigged based on price and the fact that it has to be better than the tired setup in the Jeep but than I noticed it said not recommended for 4.5" + of lift. My XJ is getting the Rough Country Short Arm Lift Kit installed. Any help here is very appreciated!

Part # 18050.82
http://www.ruggedridge.com/hd-tie-rod-and-drag-link-kit-18050-82.html

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As someone with same setup I say if your steering is tight leave it be and regear first ! Iím ready to regear mine next for sure .
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Good day in the shop, sorry for the crap light I need to get around to installing some LEDs for sure! Managed to get hubs, ball Joints out today and start on control arms.



Picked me up a Ball Joint press and knocked them out.

Ball Joints out

Draglink, and tie rods out!

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Jeep meet progress! Every XJ owners best friend.

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Little more progress, not easy lining this all up by any means. The angle seams off to me though, I am hoping when vehicle weight is on axle I see some correction.


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Always an exciting time getting car parts! Still waiting on my Ball Joints and Axles U-Joints from Dana though and I can start moving along.


After lots and lots of review I decided to run the Rubicom Express RE2602 Kit. Very heavy Duty, and comes with MOOG Problem Solver TREs so easily replaced when needed. R.E verified this kit is ideal for my lift height which is a big relief.

New hubs arrived!
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Nice, my buddy is looking at that steering too. Lets us know how it goes. Is the pinion angle right on your axle? It looks like the caster is way off from the picture. The pinion should be parallel with the driveshaft
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Why you using a 440 six pack as a work bench????
What year is the Mopar?
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Nice, my buddy is looking at that steering too. Lets us know how it goes. Is the pinion angle right on your axle? It looks like the caster is way off from the picture. The pinion should be parallel with the driveshaft
Yah very strange, I replaced the old upper control arms with new ones and the lower with non adjustable RC short arms. I think when I lower it the weight goes on it will look better. I can't imagine the RC SAs would change the angle.
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