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Advice on u-joints

Hhouse54

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Hey guys,
I need some advice on replacing U-joints. I have my axles out and removed the stock U-Joints. I went to press the new spicer ones in and everything went good on first two sides. The second side must have went in crooked and cracked my u-joint and looks like did some damage to my outer axle ears. Here are my questions. I’m running a 2.5 inch lift on 33’s for reference.

What is the best option to replace outer shafts? I found a Yukon gear and axle option I will attach a picture of. Is this my best option? If I go this route should I do both sides? While I’m at it should I just replace all inner and outer drive shafts with something more robust ? Heres pics for reference. Hope this all makes sense.TIA

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Blackjack

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Look for an actual Spicer 43205 you should be able to find it for under $75
 

pagrey

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If your outer is really damaged any stock used outer will be fine to replace it. A cracked cap and a few gouges are nothing to worry about, just put in a new joint. Do not use a press, use a hammer so you don't do this again. The Yukon will probably be fine but you don't need one unless you really bent the old outer.

Edit: or what @Blackjack suggested if you need a new one
 
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Sancho

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Be sure to really clean the yolk... even sand it lightly. The rust and junk can impede the new ujoint installation.

Dont forget to grease.

Also... be sure you are using u-joints... and not me-joints.
(Dad joke)
 

Jerry Bransford

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I would just replace the u-joint, the outer shaft looks ok from what I can see in your photo. The correct u-joint is a Spicer 5-760x, avoid store brand u-joints.