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Is GMB Universal Joints the best? – Review

When it is time to replace prop universal joints, one has to decide on the brand and quality, let me show you the best, GMB Universal Joints.

 


GMB Propshaft Universal Joints – Review

GMB Prop Universal Joint

GMB Prop Universal Joint

Product Name Brand:GMB

Product:- Propshaft Universal Joints

Product No.:- 220-0081

OEM Part No.:- 2200081, 220 0081

Website:- http://www.gmb.jp/en/

Origin:- Osaka Japan 1943 – subsidiary – GMB Universal Joints Inc. in USA 1976

Dimensions:- 1.2 x 3.5 x 3.5 inches

Weight:- 11.2 ounces

Available From:- Most Autopart Stores – Worldwide

About To Assemble

Ready To Assemble

Endorsements:- Vehicle Maintenance and Repairs.com / AAA

Price:- $11.61 per unit

My Rating:-

 

 

 


Overview

Being an Auto Mechanic for 30+ years, I replaced many, many Propshaft U Joints over this period of time, when I hear the word u joints I immediately think of the GMB brand.

This is because I have to think back a long, long way to one of my 1st prop u joint fitment jobs to recall an awful incident when I used a lesser quality u joint than GMB.

Here you will learn why GMB prop u joints are the best there is.

 

Good prop u joints

GMB Best U Joints

Pro’s

  • Elliptical bearing design delivers reliable performance under the heaviest of loads
  • Exclusive GMB Ultraselect bearing design exceeds OE specification
  • Precision finish trunnions and bearing surfaces ensure durability
  • Proven reliability in off-road conditions and harsh environments
  • Fits easily as manufacturing is very precise
  • Superior metals used
  • Smooth professional tooled finishes
  • Easy greasing of fitted GMB prop u joints
  • Superior Durability, when compared to other brands

Con’s

  • There are none, except when I cannot find the correct part no. in time
  • Customers complain about the price occasionally
  • My Auto Part Supplier runs out of stock

Final Opinion

No other brand of prop u joint I ever tried in desperation ever came close to the ease of fitting, the quality tooling and machining and the durability of GMB prop u joints.

Fitting prop u joints

Fitting prop u joints

My Personal Experience with GMB prop u joints

“It is the only prop u joints that I will ever use since”,

About 20 odd years ago, I proceeded to fit prop u joints to a Jeep Cherokee Sport and had to repeat the job a week later, due to inferior quality parts used.

We could not wait for the GMB brand to be delivered several days later, at the time, due to customer demand and time frames.  A mistake I never repeated, as I only used GMB prop u joints since.

 

complete prop

Prop with Center Bearing & 3 U Joints

 

 


How to fit prop u joints


 

Learn More On U Joints Here

Where to buy

Most Auto Part Stores Worldwide and Amazon.com

 

Have you had any experience with GMB Prop U Joints ?, feel free to share your experience here.

I challenge anyone to prove me wrong about GMB prop u joints !!!


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GMB Universal Joints

$11.61
GMB Universal Joints
9.6

Price

10/10

Fitting Precision

9/10

Durability

9/10

Ease Of Fitting

9/10

Availability

10/10

Pros

  • Exclusive GMB Ultraselect bearing design exceeds OE specification
  • Precision finish trunnions and bearing surfaces ensure durability
  • Proven reliability in off-road conditions and harsh environments
  • Easy greasing of fitted GMB prop u joints
  • Superior metals used

Cons

  • None

4 Comments

  • Andy
    July 31, 2017 - 1:41 pm | Permalink

    You know, a lot of people don’t think about brands of auto parts when doing the work themselves or paying a mechanic to do it. I know I don’t. But after reading this post, I will definitely request GMB u-joints if my vehicle needs it.

    How do they compare price-wise to other u-joints? Is the difference so substantial that some people request lower quality parts?

    • Gary De La Cruz
      July 31, 2017 - 6:05 pm | Permalink

      Hello Andy

      Thank you for the visit to my website and the positive comments, as I only use GMB prop u joints I am out of touch with other brands, 

      I hear tell that GMB is slightly more expensive, but considering it’s durability I think in the long run it is less expensive.

      All the best Andy

      Gary

  • John
    July 30, 2017 - 5:50 pm | Permalink

    Relating to your years of experience as a mechanic gave a lot of credibility to your article. The struggles of using inferior products lends credibility to using top grade parts no-mater the cost. Your video at the end is superb. I have a AA degree in Auto. Watching it brought a lot of memories.

    • Gary De La Cruz
      July 31, 2017 - 9:21 am | Permalink

      Hello John

      Thank you very much for visiting my website and your positive comments, using quality parts not only ensures that your car will go for longer with the parts used, but it also builds a good rep with customers.

      I had my fair share of bad judgement in this regard as the years have passed, but I am not known for making the same one twice.

      As for GMB Prop U joints that debate was settled more than 20 years ago.

      All the best John

      Gary

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