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    Re: The CV Joint - What they're all about
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    Mine are 5 on 4-1/2. These could be re-drilled to 5 on 4-3/4
    I do have blank hubs on order and these should be in soon.
    They were willing to pull them out of the process before the holes are added.
    I really wanted the blanks for doing 4 lug patterns.
    Converting 5 lug to 4 is almost always a problem.
    One of the 5 holes usually interferes with the 4 lug pattern.
    You can weld one hole shut and re-drill, but the blanks drilled or tapped custom will be a better option.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RickS. View Post
    Wow!! Didn't know that.
    Mine are exact copies of OEM F150
    Which to me look no thicker in the star area than the pic
    That you posted.
    I thought that I'd heard that the Empi had smaller balls.
    Wouldn't that mean they would be heavier between grooves and splines?
    Here is mine.
    Look at the distance between the inner spline and the star ball races.
    Also note the distance from the outside to the outer ball race.
    Yours look more like the EMPI IMHO, not a big deal for light cars.
    But my 1ton+ tanks? I like the extra 0.100" of meat on the star.
    It did ruin a day when I tried to stick OEM ford guts into an EMPI outer joint.
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    Very cool! Thanks for the clarification!
    Over complicating mini buggies since 2005

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    Quote Originally Posted by JGSturbo View Post
    Look at the distance between the inner spline and the star ball races.
    Also note the distance from the outside to the outer ball race.
    Yours look more like the EMPI IMHO, not a big deal for light cars.
    But my 1ton+ tanks? I like the extra 0.100" of meat on the star.
    It did ruin a day when I tried to stick OEM ford guts into an EMPI outer joint.
    Well mine are exact duplicate of OEM Ford.
    We had to submit a very good sample because they are reverse engineered to mimic exactly.
    To the point of even mass producing a flaw. This is what I was told.
    The company I worked with has many items reverse engineered and produced in China.
    And they pay the slightly higher price for improved quality.
    Maybe Empi was cutting the cost.
    But for a few dollars more the quality goes up.
    It's worth paying the extra and the mark up is still huge when buying in quantity.
    If you know someone that needs them for a Ford send them my way.
    I will stand behind these.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RickS. View Post
    Well mine are exact duplicate of OEM Ford.
    We had to submit a very good sample because they are reverse engineered to mimic exactly.
    To the point of even mass producing a flaw. This is what I was told.
    The company I worked with has many items reverse engineered and produced in China.
    And they pay the slightly higher price for improved quality.
    Maybe Empi was cutting the cost.
    But for a few dollars more the quality goes up.
    It's worth paying the extra and the mark up is still huge when buying in quantity.
    If you know someone that needs them for a Ford send them my way.
    I will stand behind these.
    Lets not go to "Your calling my parts junk" , I'm not.
    The left joint in my pic is an OEM Ford stamped joint. Anybody with any kind of eye can see the difference. Maybe there even a difference in different years of OEM joints.
    The fit is identical , both do the same job.
    My fail was do to spline engagement then I ditched all the Empi joints.
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    Hey bud you read something into that that just wasn't there.
    took that completely wrong. You did say IMHO.
    I just want to be clear that mine are OEM duplicates.
    All dimensions are the same.
    That's all.
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    Well now my latest shipment of joints from Interparts FD1-01-063 are all the under size guts.
    Just bought a new axle with an FD1-01-063 last week and it was the proper guts.
    And the joints weren't marked Interparts FD1-01-063 either. The supplier is getting an angry call Monday. It sucks, like ordering 930s and getting type4 guts hogged out for 930 axles.
    Super thin stars suck. I feel like somebody re-boxed some $40 EMPIs .
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    The next step above F150s - the 1-ton GM! Same 33 spline stub tho just a 0.200" bigger every where. Its a great looking joint if you can get the axles made- Extra Heavy Duty.
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    what spline are those?
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    Haven't counted yet but IIRC they're some sort of 40 spline, 1.2xx dia.
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