best u-joints

Discussion in '60-Series Wagons' started by fjbj40, May 6, 2005.

  1. fjbj40

    fjbj40

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    ok.... what are the best u-joints to use for the drive shaft ( fj62)....replaced with a precision and did not last . How about moog or trw ?
    Thanks in advane , Daryl
  2. jhstatts

    jhstatts

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    Get the OEM Toyota joints. They are not THAT expensive and will last. The stock ones on my front driveshaft lasted 168k before needing to be replaced... the ones on my rear driveshaft are still going strong. Go through CDan here on the board for the best price.
  3. cruiserbrett

    cruiserbrett Moderator

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    OEM toyota only. I have had driveshaft shops opt out of selling me an $80 spicer joint, and instead telling me to order them from toyota... Anytime a shop opts out of a profit inorder to insure I get a superior less expensive product I tend to listen.
  4. alaska60

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    I have to agree with the toyota joint. I have gone through several other brands in the last few years.... never had issues till I switched to some aftermarket joint.



    oem here I come!

    sorry to revive this thread!! oldie thread.
  5. Hank

    Hank SILVER Star

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    Carquest get's me GMB brand. The look, feel, smell, install and last as OEM does.
  6. Spike Strip

    Spike Strip SILVER Star

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    Toyota -- Or a quality Japanese brand. You can get Matsuba from Kurt at cruiser outfitters. They are Toyota OEM for some models and half the price of dealer joints.
  7. Tapage

    Tapage Club 4X4 Panamá SILVER Star

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    anyone more with Matsuba u joints . .? 35 compared to 55 on Toyota ones . ?

    Someone who knows who made the Toyota u joints .. as same as 555 make tres .?
  8. IrollwithTojo

    IrollwithTojo

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    Anyone ever tried the LF super joints?
  9. cruiserbrett

    cruiserbrett Moderator

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    you mean the ones with no needles? dont think theyre meant for anything other than slow speed crawling, IE not street usage.
  10. CrackedCranium

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    i have the best u joint on the market use them in my rock crawler CTM's ujoint
    they are rebuildable and have no needle bearings to break or scald
  11. Tapage

    Tapage Club 4X4 Panamá SILVER Star

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    they have for cruisers DS .. ?

  12. Spike Strip

    Spike Strip SILVER Star

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    Don't even bother, Tapage -- Those U joints are over $200 each.

    The best for the money is Matsuba. If you don't want those, get the Toyota, but I think current production is Matsuba.
  13. VTCDN

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  14. VTCDN

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    The differance is the micro small needles in GOOD joints , GMB is C R A P , Aftermarket do it again repairs.
  15. FJ40_Nut

    FJ40_Nut

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    OEM is the way i went and I'm glad. The dirve shaft folks told me the OEM are better than they would have gotten from their supplies.
  16. alaska60

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    I'm callin Kurt!
  17. tonyota

    tonyota

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    Wise man on the important stuff, go OEM

    Remember, that's why we love Toyotas in the first place
  18. Mace

    Mace rock scientist.. Staff Member s-Moderator

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    Both the longs and CTM's are phenomenal U joints, but they are not designed for the constant duty and apathy that a "normal" cruisers DS is subjected to.

    Use the right tool for the job
    Stock Toy joints are amazing.


    Never even heard of them. Interesting..
  19. cruiseroutfit

    cruiseroutfit Moderator Supporting Vendor

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    We've been selling and installing the Matsuba joint for 10+ years now, rock solid :cool:
  20. Mace

    Mace rock scientist.. Staff Member s-Moderator

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    Good enough for me...

    I'll be callin ya tomorrow for some wheel bearings Kurt.

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