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c-clip eliminator

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by ChickenRammit, Jul 5, 2006.

  1. ChickenRammit

    ChickenRammit 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    does anyone make a c-clip eliminator kit for the 10 bolt rear end and if so where can i purchase the kit?
     
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    I was warned off using eliminater kits as you lose quite a lot of load bearing area.
    I like the idea of them but don't think they're suitable for wheeling. Perhaps someone who runs them can comment??
     
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    I was told they leaked . A disc brake kit would hold the axle in if it broke if you kept it stock .
     
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    SCOOBYDANNN 1/2 ton status

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    I remember something about the side loading being a problem.

    Moral of the story is they have been done before and they didn't work for our application.
     
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    the question you gotta ask your self is, "why would i dump so much money into a POS axle?" :deal:
     
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    Because not everyone runs tires or terrain that requires a 14FF.
     
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    pauly383 Daddy383 Staff Member Moderator

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    On that same note , not everyone who runs a 14ff runs on terrain that requires it :wink1:
     
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    run a 9 inch, axles retained, its not a POS 10b, its not a 14 FF = SOLUTION!!!
     
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    True... and not everyone who run Swampers runs on terrain that requires them. We could go on like this for a while - are you trying to make a point that I'm missing? :D :haha:

    A rear-disc swap on an already-installed 10B is easier than swapping a Ford 9" under a K-truck.
    Calipers around discs will retain the axles well enough to limp home, if one should snap a shaft.
     
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    i like the disc conversion idea, where can i get ahold of one?
     
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    honeslty count the pros and cons of dumping money into a 10bolt vs converting to a 14bolt. Don't wanna start any argument but I went down the "I won't ever need anything bigger, I'll just throw money at this" stage. So you gotta get into 8 lug wheels with a 14ff. convert your front to 8 lug. I bet you could find the axle and rims cheaper than the c-clip kit. Then you wanna disk brake. If you scroung around you can damn near disk brake a 14 for free. Then you have something to show for it and if you decide a locker is in your future the 14ff can handle it and its cheaper and less labor intesive to install. Seriouly just balance the pros/cons of both and decide. I went down the 1/2 ton - 3/4 ton and now 1-ton stages and am still breaking parts. If I could have the money I dumped into my 10 bolts, 12 bolt, d44s I could have some serious axles now instead of slowly building them. Ok, I'm done now. hope that might help your decision on alxe choice and axle components.
     
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    I agree with this completely.

    My problem is that I have never broken a shaft on a 10 bolt rear. My hatred of this axle comes from the three I have broke and every time the carrier was shattered. All of these were in a burb so GM gets the asshat, fochtard, mayor of new orleans award for putting this axle under a 6000 lb vehicle IMO
     
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    then a 14b sf. much stronger than a pos 10b and can keep 6lug.....solution!
     
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    thank you
     
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    Not as easy as you make it out to be buddy :doah:

    You do realize that the 9.5" never was 6 lug under a K truck?

    You can make it 6 lug using IFS truck shafts but that requires you to change backing plates, etc etc.
     
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    ....they did make a 6 lug 14SF though
     
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    Yeah they did, and its under 88-current trucks. Im saying a 6 lug 9.5" never existed for a 73-87 as far as I know.. You can make one by using shafts from the 88-98 trucks...
     
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    or you could just move the perches on one out an ifs truck... aka a lot cheaper
     

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