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C clips

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by snowtoy, May 8, 2001.

  1. snowtoy

    snowtoy Registered Member

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    My neighboor use to have a suburban with c clips axles, he told me he have to changes them every year (16000 miles)!
    Is this realy necessary? do I have to changes them before a long trip?
     
  2. ftn96

    ftn96 1/2 ton status

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    He's got something wrong with his rig if he has to replace them every 16k.

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  3. 6.2Blazer

    6.2Blazer 1/2 ton status

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    I really never considered a c-clip to be a maintenance item. There is really no wear on the c-clips so I don't see why you would need to ever change them.
    The 10-bolt (c-clip axle) in my '90 had over 100,000 miles with no problems with the original c-clips. In fact, I had the internals completely rebuilt (4.10 gears, aftermarket limited slip, etc.) at about 75,000 miles and re-used the original c-clips.
     
  4. Wheels

    Wheels 1/2 ton status

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    Change the c-clips in the axles? Shouldn't have to un less you start to get excessive play which should take years. Change the gear lube when required and thats about it.
     

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