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    Lookin for some super strong u joints for the 98 ss! Got some clinkin when im switchin gears (a4) sittin still and a little brake torque! Replaced them 6000 ago. Put in some brute force non greaseables. What else is there? Strong ,superstrong, grease,non grease? What should I go with?

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    If you replaced U-joints 6k ago it's more likely to be your 10-bolt rear.

    A stock 3800 can break a 10-bolt.

    If you're doing a lots of burn outs, and shifting gears hard it's almost a guarantee to be your rear end.
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    No burnouts car is never driven. That 6k was over aperiod of five years. could the rearend really make a clink! Or maybe even a tink! When switchin gears or a little brale torque. I knoe the pinion bearing whines and gets wprse at higher speeds but I thought this noise was something else. Just put in a poly trans mount. (just sayin)Didnt go away. Plus I just put 315s on and didnt even plant them yet. I am worried for my rearend! Lol!

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    Get the car up on jacks.
    Get under the car with the car in neutral (brakes on!!)
    Grab the drive shaft and snap it back and forth.
    If you notice any delay or noise, it's your joints.
    I use Lakewood units on my truck and WS6.
    They are sealed units and are very strong.
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    i would have to agree it's probably not your u joints, it's most likely the rear, but if it does end up being the u joints go with either precision or spicer

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    is your driveshaft dented or anything like that? The reason I ask is if it turns out to be your u joints that's way too early for them to be failing. There was either an installation issue or you have a balance issue or something like that. I dented the driveshaft in an old truck I had and would have to do u joints every 3-4 years after that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Supersport0126 View Post
    Lookin for some super strong u joints for the 98 ss! Got some clinkin when im switchin gears (a4) sittin still and a little brake torque! Replaced them 6000 ago. Put in some brute force non greaseables. What else is there? Strong ,superstrong, grease,non grease? What should I go with?
    brute force is neapco china garbage, Strong would be the spicer spl 1350 pt # SPL30-1

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    Yeah im gonna get rid of these ones and go with the ones you listed! Thanks

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    If you have a stock shaft you may need the spl 5-795x , does your shaft use inside or outside clips?

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    I have Lakewood units and they are super strong.

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    Lakewood and bruteforce and now precision are china

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    Doesn't matter to me as long as it is quality.

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    Well then it should matter to you

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    Lakewood stuff is good quality so don't start bashing businesses.
    I don't have the time for that type of reading.

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    You have no clue what you're talking about...

    Lakewood sells neapco joints which neapco has been using china for well over 2 years now.

    Bashing and facts are 2 different things.

    When you have no time for reading then you buy china copies, learn to read more
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    Relax guys..

    If you want them to last, buy the best units on the market, then forget about them.

    If you buy good parts for a car with some mileage on it the joints will likely out last the vehicle...

    Especially if you keep them greased.

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    Exactly a greasable spicer joint is better and will last longer than the neapco, as will a solid cold forged spicer and they are 35% stronger

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    Yawn.... been using Lakewood units for years in my trucks and cars.
    Never a failure.
    Thats good enough for me.

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    thats all that matters then..

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