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Old 03-26-2010, 12:28 AM
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Default Rotoflex eliminator

My roto flex is cracked and needs replaced. I was pretty set on doing the u-joint conversion but after reading some threads on here I may just replace it with another roto flex.

I have seen the conversions for around $350 but I am wondering if these parts would work?

http://www.roverlandparts.com/1998-1...haft-rear.aspx
1998-1999 Discovery I Driveshaft - Rear - Your Price: $150.00

http://www.roverparts.com/Parts/STC3722.cfm

Differential Flange Kit (4 Bolt) Item: STC3722 - Our Price: $82.95



Anyway, who has a good price on replacement rotoflex joints?
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Old 03-26-2010, 05:08 AM
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Just go to Rover connection and buy another rotoflex, why do you need to replace it?
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Old 03-26-2010, 05:32 AM
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Yeah, those look like the parts you need.
If you stay with the rotoflex, don't cheap out on it. I've read quite a few people reporting the cheap ones shred quickly.
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Old 03-26-2010, 08:10 AM
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Tom, you are right there, the cheap ones fail pretty quickly.
In the past Rover Connection has offered a factory replacement as well as 1 after market unit. I bought the factory one but know a number of people who purchased the after market one and it is a good one.
I think the biggest issue is to install the new one facing the correct direction, I believe based on the directional arrows molded into the disc.
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Old 03-26-2010, 08:59 AM
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The parts you listed will work, but as stated, a genuine Rotoflex will last you.
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Any of these good?

http://www.rovahfarm.com/DiscoIAxles.htm

Coupling Kit - Genuine Ref: TVF100010GEN / Price $109.95Application: Disco I '94 - '99 and Disco II, '99 - '04 Genuine Land Rover Superceded from STC2764GEN


Coupling Kit - Hardy Spicer OERef: TVF100010G / Price $78.95

Coupling Kit - AllmakesRef: TVF100010A / Price $64.95Application: Disco I '94 - '99 and Disco II, '99 - '04 Allmakes 4X4. Superceded from STC2764


Coupling - (Yoke Only) - 'GKN'Ref: TVF100010B / Price $64.95Discovery I '94 - '99 and Discovery II, '99 - '04 'GKN'
Application: Disco I '94 - '99 and Disco II, '99 - '04 Hardy Spicer Superceded from STC2764


Coupling - (Yoke Only) - AllmakesRef: TVF100010 / Price $51.95Discovery I '94 - '99 and Discovery II, '99 - '04 Allmakes



If the allmakes brand is any good I'd like to get the kit. Some of my bolts have seen better days.
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So you ask a question, get lots of feed back to stay with a rotoflex and you didn't hear a thing we said.
Go do whatever you want.
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In my original post I said:
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My roto flex is cracked and needs replaced. I was pretty set on doing the u-joint conversion but after reading some threads on here I may just replace it with another roto flex.
The part about the u-joint conversion was curiosity of what parts were used...

So, the only thing I took from the replies (and thank you for the replies) is to keep the rotoflex and to buy the expensive one...thats my plan (keep the rotoflex) but the cheaper one at RC is good but the other cheap ones are junk... Ok, who makes the "cheap" one at RC? If it is allmakes you can get it cheaper from rovahfarm....

The parts in my last post were all rotoflex's..not conversion kits.

To pinpoint it and eliminate confusion, what rotoflex joints are good and which ones are junk?

Genuine Land Rover - Good
Hardy Spicer - ???
Allmakes - ???
GKN/GNK - ???
Mystery RC $75 version - Good

Thank you
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I would go with either the LR or the Spicer.
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Old 03-30-2010, 10:43 PM
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Rockauto has the flex coupler available (part #STC2794, with picture to confirm). For whatever reason, it is listed under the steering category.

ÜRO PARTS STC2794 Steering Shaft Flex Coupling Disc $ 28.79

Discount Code: 8EF9A9222554 (good until 5\2\10) (Discount 5% $ -1.44)

Final price $27.35 plus shipping
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