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Unread 03-19-2006, 10:10 PM   #16
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I was going to install a c-clip eliminator kit in my 8.8, but I had a couple different gear reps advise against it.

They told me installing a c-clip eliminator kit will usually cause oil leaks around the bearing and flange area. And both of these guys are pretty knowledgable. One was a guy from Reider Racing who I've always dealt with. And just to make sure he wasn't giving me a load of crap, I also verified this with someone at Randy's R&P.

So its not from personal experience, but I definitely trust the opinions of the guys who gave me this advice.
definetly worth knowing, I googled for about 4 hours, and only came up with a whole bunch of drag racing applications, and some road coarse guys, few mentioned that the old applications use to leak, but non of the newer applications seemed to be a problem.

I even tried searching for off road applications and only came up with people wanting to sell them.

I hope some one reading this can offer real world usage in the off road / rock crawling arena and confirm that there is still an issue with leakage from flexing to much.

All though with all the searching I did find that most of them said that you would have to first break the 31 spline shaft before the C-clip would even become an issue and most of these guys commenting on them were all running the C-clip elimin's on 10.99 sec or faster cars per NHRA rules.

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Unread 03-20-2006, 08:21 AM   #17
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I do the 8.8 or the dana 44. look to M.O.R.E. for all the brackets and such you will need, they sell kits with all the parts you will need to do the swap
Who is M.O.R.E. ? Couldn't find them on Goggle. Phil
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Unread 03-20-2006, 09:58 AM   #18
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Who is M.O.R.E. ? Couldn't find them on Goggle. Phil
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Unread 03-25-2006, 11:40 AM   #19
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Has anyone broken an 8.8 shaft? If so, what tires/gears/motor were you running and what were you doing to it at the time?

If one did break an 8.8 shaft, other than having to remove the diff cover to remove the c-clip & shaft chunks, how would the c-clip cause a problem or is it just that it would allow the rest of the shaft (and tire) to slip out?
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Unread 03-25-2006, 12:47 PM   #20
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I'm sure it has happenend, but I don't know anybody that has broken an 8.8 shaft.

I was in the same boat as you were.. I did the 8.8 myself and it was dirt cheap and is a super strong axle.
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Unread 03-25-2006, 08:30 PM   #21
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Has anyone broken an 8.8 shaft? If so, what tires/gears/motor were you running and what were you doing to it at the time?

If one did break an 8.8 shaft, other than having to remove the diff cover to remove the c-clip & shaft chunks, how would the c-clip cause a problem or is it just that it would allow the rest of the shaft (and tire) to slip out?
If you upgrade to a disc brake 8.8, it would be much less likely for the axle to be able to walk out of the housing. Kind of similar to the secondary hood latch.

Don't forget......the 8.8 with 31 spline has an axle that is the same size as a Dana 60. That's pretty beefy!! If you need extra insurance, get some Moser axles(or other) and call it good!!

Spend the extra $160 on a TA Performance rear end girdle. That will help ensure that the guts stay put. Just my opinion, of course.
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Unread 03-25-2006, 09:43 PM   #22
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it shoube stated that if you do break a shaft, the disc brakes will only hold well enough to limp off the trail on. DO NOT try and drive on the road at speed with just the calipers to hold the broken shaft in!!!

however, i have never seen anyone break, nor do i know one who has broken an 8.8 shaft. I wheel my YJ hard and my 8.8 lives just fine and dandy with an ARB and 35s on steel beadlocks
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