Originally Posted by TA_Freak
What can be done to tighten up the axles on the 10 bolt? With a total of probably 1/2" of lateral movement in the rear, it feels like the rear is sliding around back there.
all that holds the axle in is the C clip on each, and that is what wears thinner in addition to maybe the paddle block or carrier which they ride against, when a push or pull force is placed on the axle.
you'd want to measure thickness of a brand new c-clip and compare it against the thickness of a used one. if i rebuild my 10-bolt that is one of the things on my list to figure out. I don't know/remember if they sell new c-clips that you can choose the thickness of.
i'd have to look at it again but impression i had was it's not a good design for road racing where there's a lot of in/out force on the axle, it would wear down and create that excessive axle movement... which simply happens after ~100k miles.