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When it Comes to U-joint Performance, Blue is the New Black.

How did we make Spicer® u-joints for Dana axles even tougher? We gave them the blues. We covered our u-joints with a high-performance, high-durability blue coating. Then we subjected them to the corrosive effects of 45 hours in a mud bath. Tests results prove that the beauty of the Spicer® Blue-Coated Performance U-joint is more than skin deep—its beauty stands up to the elements!


Blue Coated Performance U-Joints

Blue Coated U-Joint BeforeThe Product

Spicer® Blue-Coated Performance U-joints (SPL®55-3X equivalent) underwent a multi-step painting process which included cleaning with a zinc phosphate solution and the application of a high-performance primer, followed by a top layer of our signature blue coating.


The TestBlue Coated U-Joint Process

We subjected the Spicer® Blue-Coated Performance U-joint —and a competitor’s product — to durability testing, consisting of a 45-hour mud bath to simulate harsh road conditions.


Blue Coated U-Joint AfterThe Results

The image to the right shows the clear, visible difference between the Spicer® Blue-Coated Performance U-joint and the competitor’s product after 45 hours of mud bath testing.


Spicer® Blue-Coated Performance U-Joints

Spicer U-Joint Blue U-Joint Equivalent
5-760X 5-760XC
5-7166X SPL30-7166XC
5-1350X SPL30-1350XC
SPL55-3X SPL55-1480XC
SPL70-3X SPL70-1550XC