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jkjurny
08-11-2013, 04:16 AM
Been doing some research on this. Just want to confirm that you guys bring a U-Joint press as a part of your tool kit? What else is recommended to bring for doing a u-joint trail fix?

FrankenJeeper
08-11-2013, 04:47 AM
I've seen folks use c clamps and different sized sockets, trail vises that go in your 2" receiver, even just a hammer and different sized sockets lol.


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Atch
08-11-2013, 05:11 AM
Yep, sockets and a hammer work great

10frank9
08-11-2013, 05:34 AM
http://youtu.be/8jpME2VD1oA

Haven't seen it on the trail but seems legit.

matt08jk
08-11-2013, 02:05 PM
Thanks for sharing that video. It's exactly what I need to fix my right front u joint!

wayoflife
08-11-2013, 02:42 PM
http://youtu.be/8jpME2VD1oA

Haven't seen it on the trail but seems legit.

I've done it, it works. Not as easy as this guy made it seem, but, works none the less. I have a trail vice and that works just as well. Good luck with a c-clamp.

Serg5000
08-11-2013, 02:45 PM
C-clamps suck ass for this. Yes they can work. But it hard to hold everything else and the clamp at the same time. I would suggest a trail vise. That our next tool purchase.

jkjurny
08-11-2013, 04:01 PM
I've done it, it works. Not as easy as this guy made it seem, but, works none the less. I have a trail vice and that works just as well. Good luck with a c-clamp.

For your trail vice, did you build your own? I noticed that Harbor Freight has a hitch vise mounting plate.

Also saw a cool one from Mac, but its pricey. I guess the extra cost is for the bottle opener :-)

John Drage
08-12-2013, 04:22 PM
Great Job!! Love the videos

Rollincoal420
08-12-2013, 04:31 PM
http://youtu.be/8jpME2VD1oA

Haven't seen it on the trail but seems legit.

This is the way I have always done it. On the trail, at home, at the shop. Ive used vices, shop presses, everything except a "ujoint"/ball joint press. Once u get it figured out, I find it to b the least complicated, as long as u don't mind chasing a socket after every swing

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