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Old 10-13-2011, 01:39 PM   #1
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All I have done to stock 10 bolt is gear swap (3.73) I am about to upgrade to 3200 stall or so and my question is do I have to worry about the C-clips giving away, breaking, etc ? I know they make c-clip eliminators but not sure I wanna invest - any advice? Have their been issues with these or am I good? Thanks!
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Ive heard far more stories of c-clip eliminators giving people problems than I have of c clips breaking.
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Someone brought to my attention if it broke I would be in some trouble so was just curious.
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I do not think you should worry about the "c" breaking
I think the reason for c-clip eliminators is to retaine the axle
within the housing in case you break an axle ( the axle is xxx times likely to break before the ""c")
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If eliminators are not required by the racing class you're in, keep the C-clips. For a 10 bolt you'll never reach that class

BTW, disk brakes act as a positive axle retention device in case of major failure
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Yep, don't worry so much, it will be fine.
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My c-clip fell out when I was turning into a Wendy's drive-through... I was coming up to the intercom and suddenly heard this wicked grinding noise from the rear. I immediately stopped. When I got out and saw my left rear tire 8" out from where it should be I thought "that sucks..."

The c-clip didn't break, it was the lip of the axle that broke, thereby allowing enough "wiggle room" for the c-clip to fall out. The stock axles seem to have a lot of back and ofrth play in them, and I think that's why the lip ended up breaking. I bought a new pair of axles from JEGS and the problem was solved. Now I have a S60 though, so I don't have to worry about that
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what happened to the brake on that side? ...did you not have the retention pin in the center of the differential?
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My c-clip fell out when I was turning into a Wendy's drive-through... I was coming up to the intercom and suddenly heard this wicked grinding noise from the rear. I immediately stopped. When I got out and saw my left rear tire 8" out from where it should be I thought "that sucks..."

The c-clip didn't break, it was the lip of the axle that broke, thereby allowing enough "wiggle room" for the c-clip to fall out. The stock axles seem to have a lot of back and ofrth play in them, and I think that's why the lip ended up breaking. I bought a new pair of axles from JEGS and the problem was solved. Now I have a S60 though, so I don't have to worry about that
How the heck did your wheel pull out that far? Your brake disc should have kept that from happening
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