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Universal Joint: What are you using ?
« on: Jul 03, 2020, 03:30:51 PM »
 Having my Drive-line re-tubed with .250 walls by South Bay Drivelines and might as well change the u joints. Which one will be more reliable  and take more wheeling abuse ? The Marlin Universal Joints Made in Japan or The Factory Toyota u joints ?  Heck of a price difference too  :ack: Rig in question: SAS 95 Yota 4Runner dual t-case.
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Re: Universal Joint: What are you using ?
« Reply #1 on: Jul 03, 2020, 04:20:19 PM »
Matsuba. I wouldnt be surprised if these are what marlin is selling. https://rocktactics.com/rock-tactics-oem-toyota-driveline-u-joints-made-by-matsuba/
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Re: Universal Joint: What are you using ?
« Reply #2 on: Jul 04, 2020, 09:31:30 AM »
Matsuba. I wouldnt be surprised if these are what marlin is selling. https://rocktactics.com/rock-tactics-oem-toyota-driveline-u-joints-made-by-matsuba/


   Thanks, Seems like the Matsuba brand is where all road lead too in pretty much every google-fu I do and the price isn't bad ether.  Quick question on the driveline nuts/bolts, I mean they do stretch out in time have you guys had good luck with re-using the old ones. 
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Re: Universal Joint: What are you using ?
« Reply #3 on: Jul 04, 2020, 12:45:51 PM »
ive reused driveline bolts/nuts fer years. i keep a few in my toolbox incase i do break/loose one(or help others on the trail). i use factory toyota driveline bolts/nuts, ive heard that bolts can back out if you use anything else besides factory toyota driveline hardware.

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Re: Universal Joint: What are you using ?
« Reply #4 on: Jul 06, 2020, 06:56:27 AM »
I prefer the Toyota factory part.  I would not hesitate to re-use the u-bots and nuts, unless the U-Joint was destroyed. U-joints will go many many miles before failing unless they are not properly lubed.  I use synthetic grease.

A trick I use to install them into the driveshaft yokes is to put the caps in the freezer overnight.

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