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The rugged brand was established 10 years ago with the rise of the popularity of ATVs and UTVs. Rugged is a PD International subsidiary specializing in producing driveline and steering parts for quads and side-by-sides. The company’s goal – offer recreational and commercial vehicle owners high-quality, affordably-priced products that can meet all OE specifications and even exceed them for perfect fit and outstanding durability.

The range of Rugged products includes wheel spacers, drivetrain parts, CV-joints, CV boot kits, U-joints and much more. If you like to take your quad for a spin on rough terrain, you know how much abuse its driveline parts take. Minimize downtime and your repair expenses by choosing Rugged products. The company continues developing new products covering the needs of users with different riding styles. To learn more, check out our video review for the Rugged ATV/UTV Products brand:


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I see your universals have the Zerk on the cap rather than the center allowing for a stronger / bulletproof trunion area . Are they balanced accordingly?
Also does this allow grease to penetrate all through the joint as a center mounted one would ?
 

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I see your universals have the Zerk on the cap rather than the center allowing for a stronger / bulletproof trunion area . Are they balanced accordingly?
Also does this allow grease to penetrate all through the joint as a center mounted one would ?
Since this is not a constant-velocity joint, and the added weight from the Zerk fitting is too insignificant there is no need to balance it. At least, I never heard of it.
As for the greasing, grease paths are interconnected. The fitting on a cap makes servicing the joint easier. You add grease until it starts purging from all four grease seals.

Where are these parts made, hopefully not CHINA
Even though the parts are made in Shanghai, the company is keeping a close watch on the quality of its products. They have implemented an ISO-based quality control system both in Shanghai and Toronto, Canada offices.
 

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Well , prop shafts spin at 3 to 4 times the RPM's that CV shafts do so it is a concern .
Prop shafts are also balanced if clocked correctly .
Any amount of weight added to a rotating object that has been balanced will increase wear on its splines / bearings etc .
Thanks for the reply but I'll be sticking with the Spicer made OE universals .
 
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