Springs and u-joints.
I have an 05 TJ Rubicon, and I just ordered a new set of front and rear dual rate springs from MetalCloak. While getting everything ready I noticed I again have some slop in both front axle u-joints. I cannot find my notes on the u-joints. In the shop I found a box marked d44 front with some Spicer 5-760x. I believe those are the right u-joints. I can't find my notes from the last time I swapped them, and for the life of me I can't remember if the Rubicon has anything wonky going on when pulling the shafts. I don't remember there being anything special that needs to be done(clips or anything.) So my new springs will be in on Tuesday, and since I will have it apart I figured I might as well knock out the u-joints again. I can't seem to get more than 15-20k out of a set of u-joints. So, if you have done the front axle u-joints on an 05 Rubicon lately, and know of anything wonky & have some tips please let me know. I also lost my notes on the front and rear driveshaft u-joints. I have been looking around & searching the site, and if I remember correctly the last time it was a pain because 05-06 had different u-joints than the prior models. I remember there was a lot of speculation as to what they were.
I think the front shaft was
Front DS- Pinion 5-212x / 5-793x
Front DS- CV/T-Case 5-213x / 5-790x
and the rear was
Rear DS at T-Case 5-3147x / 5-795x
Rear DS at Pinion 5-212x / 5-793x
If someone who knows the 05-06 can confirm this I may just knock out all the u-joints while I am down there. Thanks for your help, and I will keep searching, however when I think I have found the answer it seems there is always someone contradicting the information LOL.
Also, if anyone has put in a set of Metalcloak springs and has any tips they want to share, please let me know. From what I have gathered they seem to be quite a bit longer than other springs. I may have to find the coil spring compressor if I can't get enough droop to slide them in. I hate using that thing :-p
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Last edited by WayWestJeep; 12-08-2019 at 02:49 AM.