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Discussion in 'The Garage' started by cegusman, Sep 16, 2003.
Do you just use the hardware store ones, or are there specific ones / what size do I need to find?
old thread i know, but i also need this information.
thanks in advance guys!
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.
are they worth getting? i just bought a new pair of spicers and they have like the half clips that im about to install
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.
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
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.
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.
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. I just don't know if I trust my dremel-fu on something like that.
Here is a link I saved a while back. It is for 1/2 ton stuff but the details are the same for the 60.
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).
Yeah you can also just lay a tack on each cap on the outside in addition to the half clip.
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