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    We put in APEX uv joint's in last year(two year warranty) and I have found alot of them have already busted thier seals and started leaking or the boot has already busted. Has anyone else had any problems with this product?
    Why yes, we wax them everyday!

  • #2
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    We have used apex since day one at my current center. Granted that when we ordered them we recieved 2 different kinds but they outlast the amf/vantage ones. The vantage U joints are great but grease leaks out of the boot because there only secured on there by a spring. Common guys..a spring? Lets spend the extra cent and use zip ties.

    Well thats just like your opinion man...


    • #3
      Re: APEX UV joints

      Since I use the pitbull U- joint and knowing I have to change them once a year and knowing I don't need grease and knowing they are not expensive I should choose for that one!!
      I heard the Bulldog is good too.



      The pitbull is from Vantage, the Bulldog is from Universal Revolutions.
      So it goes.


      • #4
        Re: APEX UV joints

        I just use the standard AMF metal ones with no problems. The Apex joints cost twice as much and aren't really any better in my opinion. I have AMF joints running strong for well over 5 years now.
        Give me a hammer and some duct tape and I can fix it!


        • #5
          Re: APEX UV joints

          I think Martins on the right track. You can by 5 of the plastic ones for the price of a metal one. Just do the whole house in plastic every year or so.

          If anybody wants to know how many games I get off the AMF Gold, AMF plastic and Vantage metal I could do some homework this weekend and post the numbers.


          • #6
            Re: APEX UV joints

            I think Martins on the right track. You can by 5 of the plastic ones for the price of a metal one. Just do the whole house in plastic every year or so.
            <font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif"> you can buy 5 plastic ones for the price of one many metal ones can you for the price of one or so carpets when the uni breaks on the weekend and the weekend guys think it just "vanished" into thin air and leave it in the pit untill you come in on Monday? [img]/content/btubb/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/confused.gif[/img]

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            ps.kinda feel like Im in school doing word problems...I sucked at word problems [img]/content/btubb/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/frown.gif[/img]
            Please buy MADE IN USA!


            • #7
              Re: APEX UV joints

              Tell em you found a birds nest on the floor behind lane 1 and could they clean it up tonight.


              • #8
                Re: APEX UV joints

                APEX joint boots do pop pretty easy. I got some rebuild boots to fix the problem (grainger?). I cut the metal clamps/springs that hold the boot in place, cut the boot off, then replace it with a new boot, shoot some grease into it with a grease needle, and close it up with a zippie. None of the rebuild boots have torn so far.
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