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C clip Q's

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by southernspeed, Dec 21, 2004.

  1. southernspeed

    southernspeed 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    Who runs C clip axles with an eliminater? Is it worth doing and what exactly is a C clip eliminater? Any advice greatly appreciated.:waytogo:
    What do you reckon TIM? chance of a sale here!!:D
     
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    You dont want to run a c-clip eliminator kit on an off-road vehicle. The bearing size decreases with the kit and it wasn't designed for the sideloads of off-roading. They're only meant for drag racing.
     
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    Cool, that's all I need to hear. Thanks.:xmas:
     
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    Aytime. No problem.. I've heard of people(and have myself) breaking axles, but have never heard of a problem with a C-Clip itself.
     
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    I had an axle where the C-clip groove had opened up by about 40 thou due to wear. That minute amount was enough for the c-clip to be able to drop out and then I almost lost the damn axle.

    That was on a 7.625" 10 bolt.

    I ended up making a thin shim that went in the groove with the C-clip.

    Rene
     
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    This site amazes me!

    This site always amazes me. There is sure a vast range of experiences here that it seems like if there is something that can possible go wrong, someone here has experienced it. No matter how obscure or unlikely the problem seems.
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    I would think you can cheat a little and keep the shaft in long enough to make it back to the trailhead if you use rear disc brakes , since the rotor is attached to axle end and held in the caliper . I intend to someday :xmas:
     
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    Years ago when I was stilling running a 10B rear I looked into the eliminator kits. Most places, even the companies who make them, didn't recommend them for off-roading or even daily driving.

    The only purpose of the c-clip eliminator is to keep the tire and wheel from flying off into the stands at a drag race. You cannot drive the vehicle on the road safely, or any type of distance at all before it would chew up the wheel bearing and let the tire and wheel come off anyway. I've personally seen a flanged Dana 44 rear completely axle chuck a tire and wheel on the road after a shaft broke when the bearing finally let go.
     
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    This dones work ok, I run disc's on my 12b and once broke a rear shaft and was able to drive back up to a main road. The caliper will keep the axle on. It's better than having to strap a log to the tire to keep it in!
     
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    14ff solves all those problems. :grin:
     

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