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full circle clips for dana 60 ujoints

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by cegusman, Sep 16, 2003.

  1. cegusman

    cegusman 3/4 ton status

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    Do you just use the hardware store ones, or are there specific ones / what size do I need to find?
     
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    old thread i know, but i also need this information.

    thanks in advance guys! :bow:
     
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    Yukon sells them for a few bucks. I got mine from Randy's R&P. Hardware store might work as well if the proper dimensions.
     
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    are they worth getting? i just bought a new pair of spicers and they have like the half clips that im about to install
     
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    I'm not sure on where to buy them BUT you do need to do some work in order to use a full circle clip.
     
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    Like above you may have to clearance the shaft if running stockers. i ended up getting a set when I ordered my Factory 10 Chromo shafts. Even on a stock shaft I think they will do a better job of keeping the u-joints caps from popping out. Do not use the hardware store ones they are to thin and will allow slop in the caps. I think you can get them for $10 a set from randy's
     
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    When I got my 60 shafts only the inner axles were already clearanced for full circle clips. I bought some full circle clips from ace hardware and they matched the clips that came with my axles. I did have to grind some of the stub shafts to allow the clips to fit like Scott said.
     
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    Full circle clips add a huge amount of strength to a stock style ujoint. In fact I believe the chars for a dana 44 shaft brought it from like 5500ftlbs of breaking force to like 6200lbs or something drastic for some dremel work and c clips.
     
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    Anybody have pics of the material to be removed for the full circle snap rings to work? Or better yet a write up? I'd rather do it on a mill so you get a nice flat even surface for the snap ring. But your garden variety end mill isn't going to work. :thinking: I just don't know if I trust my dremel-fu on something like that.
     
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    Just keep in mind you don't want any square edges (that will become a stress riser and will be where a crack will start and become the failure point).
     
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    Yeah you can also just lay a tack on each cap on the outside in addition to the half clip.
     

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