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C-clip eliminater kit?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Tice, Jan 6, 2003.

  1. Tice

    Tice Registered Member

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    I wanna get rid of the c-clips in my 12 bolt but can't find a kit and the warn full floater kit is to much. Anyone know where to get one? Thanks. Tice
     
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    Look in Summit or Jegs, they have them. I believe both Currie and Strange make them, along with others I'm sure. They tend to leak, not exactly a great product for anything but a drag car... /forums/images/graemlins/tongue.gif
     
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    I have heard the same thing about them leaking and they work good in a drag race car. Any other inputs?????
     
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    <font color="green"> I looked into these when I was building up my 12 bolt (my first mistake), and everything that I read and everyone that I talked to said that the c-clip eliminators are NOT designed for off-road use. They are strictly for drag racing. They cannot take sideloads and will break if you inflict it on them.</font color>
     
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    txbartman 1/2 ton status

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    Best, safest, most durable and cost-effective c-clip eliminator =









    14BFF!

    I know, I know. But, quite honestly, that is the true answer. Ponder it.
     
  6. four_by_nut

    four_by_nut Registered Member

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    OK. Let me start by saying I drive something that looks like a #eep, but has all Chevy innards. I run a 12bolt with the C-clip eliminators and 38" tires. I wheel it pretty hard off road (not high speeds. I only do low speed rock crawling). I haven't had a problem with side loads breaking them. But I also only weigh about 3,500 lbs.

    I DO have issues with them leaking. About every 6-8 months I have to replace the inner seal and regrease the bearing. It doesn't come pouring out when it leaks. It just dribbles a little, washes the grease out of the bearing and gets on my brakes. I know they are leaking when my brakes get a little sticky as they warm up.

    I went with c-clip eliminators due to cost reasons. I plan to go FF in the next year or 2. I didn't go 14 bolt because of it's MASSIVE size and weight. 12 bolt is holding up fine for my needs.

    Just my insight if it helps at all.
     
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    dyeager535 1 ton status Premium Member

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    Only thing I've ever heard about these things is that they leak, and most of the posts here prove it. Bad idea, changing the brake shoes all the time gets to be a chore.
     
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    I had a link for the Moser engineering C clip eliminator kit for the 12bolt.
    It costs unders $200 and it requires turning down the axle shaft end to size to fit the kit.
    I didn't particularly like that part.
    I wish warn still did their full floater kit, I really wanted to have one.
     
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    yes i also used the 14 boltff c-clip eleminator kit.works great!i'm a satisfied customer.mine even came with new rims. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    Join the Club...pavment pounders kick arse!
     

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