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Unread 12-27-2008, 09:27 PM   #61
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Unread 12-27-2008, 10:35 PM   #62
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I wish I could find one thread dealing with the c clip eliminator that is longer than 4 pages where no one flames the other person...can't we all just get along?
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Unread 12-27-2008, 11:15 PM   #63
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Those of us that choose to keep and upgrade our Dana 35's always have to wade through a bunch of useless bickering that usually has nothing to do with the OP's questions. I have become numb to it, although somewhat entertained. I will be ordering this kit for some piece of mind, and a courtesy to members of my club, while on the trail. As Blaine has stated in another thread, this kit is completely reversable. When and if I do win the D44 lottery and get one, I can sell this kit to someone like me, that wants to strengthen their 35 without spending over a grand. There, I said it....now flame away, D35 haters!!
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Unread 12-28-2008, 06:56 AM   #64
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I wish I could find one thread dealing with the c clip eliminator that is longer than 4 pages where no one flames the other person...can't we all just get along?
it will never happen if the 35 enters into the conversation. People can't look at the facts rationally and make connections.
Simple things like 1+1=2 become 1+1=8792346587.
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Unread 02-05-2009, 04:19 PM   #65
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Bump on this thread.


My C-clip eliminators have served me well in all these months. I have although exploded my spider gears.
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Unread 03-29-2009, 01:26 PM   #66
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install pain

I'm installing the 27 spline c-clip eliminator and its been a real pain to get in. Granted, my mechanic skills are low, but I have about 20 hours in so far.

My current pain is that I'm finally to the step where I slide the new shafts in... but they don't "slide" in. I've been banging away with a hammer and they still don't seat deep enough in the housings to allow my to attach the nuts to the retainers and tighten it in that way. I'm not sure if I did something wrong (or what exactly could cause this... the axle shaft slid into the spline fine before I put the hardware on the shaft), or if its all machined wrong. I do have some doubts in superior after this kit. They forgot to include two parts, and whats worst is I'm pretty sure the kit was supposed to have the hardware already pressed onto the axle shaft (retainer, oil seal, bearing and shaft collar)... I almost installed with that suff just slid on by hand until I realized it didn't make sense so I had to bring it all to a mechanic who had an axle press.

Any ideas on my problem?

Sorry to add a bad opinion to a kit that everyone seems to like... this thing seemed like a good idea, but now it looks like a poor product and I miss drivining my jeep!
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Unread 03-29-2009, 01:30 PM   #67
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I'm installing the 27 spline c-clip eliminator and its been a real pain to get in. Granted, my mechanic skills are low, but I have about 20 hours in so far.

My current pain is that I'm finally to the step where I slide the new shafts in... but they don't "slide" in. I've been banging away with a hammer and they still don't seat deep enough in the housings to allow my to attach the nuts to the retainers and tighten it in that way. I'm not sure if I did something wrong (or what exactly could cause this... the axle shaft slid into the spline fine before I put the hardware on the shaft), or if its all machined wrong. I do have some doubts in superior after this kit. They forgot to include two parts, and whats worst is I'm pretty sure the kit was supposed to have the hardware already pressed onto the axle shaft (retainer, oil seal, bearing and shaft collar)... I almost installed with that suff just slid on by hand until I realized it didn't make sense so I had to bring it all to a mechanic who had an axle press.

Any ideas on my problem?

Sorry to add a bad opinion to a kit that everyone seems to like... this thing seemed like a good idea, but now it looks like a poor product and I miss drivining my jeep!
are you following Blaine's installation instructions? This is an easy upgrade.
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Unread 03-29-2009, 01:48 PM   #68
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I'm installing the 27 spline c-clip eliminator and its been a real pain to get in. Granted, my mechanic skills are low, but I have about 20 hours in so far.

My current pain is that I'm finally to the step where I slide the new shafts in... but they don't "slide" in. I've been banging away with a hammer and they still don't seat deep enough in the housings to allow my to attach the nuts to the retainers and tighten it in that way. I'm not sure if I did something wrong (or what exactly could cause this... the axle shaft slid into the spline fine before I put the hardware on the shaft), or if its all machined wrong. I do have some doubts in superior after this kit. They forgot to include two parts, and whats worst is I'm pretty sure the kit was supposed to have the hardware already pressed onto the axle shaft (retainer, oil seal, bearing and shaft collar)... I almost installed with that suff just slid on by hand until I realized it didn't make sense so I had to bring it all to a mechanic who had an axle press.

Any ideas on my problem?

Sorry to add a bad opinion to a kit that everyone seems to like... this thing seemed like a good idea, but now it looks like a poor product and I miss drivining my jeep!
Same problem both sides? You haven't inadvertently switched axle shaft sides have you, that is trying to put the longer shaft in the shorter side?
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Unread 03-29-2009, 01:51 PM   #69
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I'm installing the 27 spline c-clip eliminator and its been a real pain to get in. Granted, my mechanic skills are low, but I have about 20 hours in so far. You would be correct!

My current pain is that I'm finally to the step where I slide the new shafts in... but they don't "slide" in. I've been banging away with a hammer and they still don't seat deep enough in the housings to allow my to attach the nuts to the retainers and tighten it in that way. I'm not sure if I did something wrong (or what exactly could cause this... the axle shaft slid into the spline fine before I put the hardware on the shaft), or if its all machined wrong. I do have some doubts in superior after this kit. They forgot to include two parts, and whats worst is I'm pretty sure the kit was supposed to have the hardware already pressed onto the axle shaft (retainer, oil seal, bearing and shaft collar)... I almost installed with that suff just slid on by hand until I realized it didn't make sense so I had to bring it all to a mechanic who had an axle press.

Any ideas on my problem? "Granted, my mechanic skills are low, but I have about 20 hours in so far. "

Sorry to add a bad opinion to a kit that everyone seems to like... this thing seemed like a good idea, but now it looks like a poor product and I miss drivining my jeep!
It's a great product! Just need a little experience in axle shafts assembly.
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Unread 03-29-2009, 02:02 PM   #70
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I'm pretty sure the kit was supposed to have the hardware already pressed onto the axle shaft (retainer, oil seal, bearing and shaft collar)... I almost installed with that suff just slid on by hand until I realized it didn't make sense so I had to bring it all to a mechanic who had an axle press.

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So is the hardware already supposed to be pressed onto the shaft or do you have to take it to somebody?
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Holy crap, I was quoted a price of $525 for this kit back in November. Now that my tax check is here, it looks like the price has jumped to $1100.???????4wd.com. Anyone know if it is a misprint?
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Unread 03-29-2009, 02:06 PM   #72
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Holy crap, I was quoted a price of $525 for this kit back in November. Now that my tax check is here, it looks like the price has jumped to $1100.???????4wd.com. Anyone know if it is a misprint?
It is a misprint the kit sells for 613.00 from superior.
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Unread 03-29-2009, 02:07 PM   #73
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Holy crap, I was quoted a price of $525 for this kit back in November. Now that my tax check is here, it looks like the price has jumped to $1100.???????4wd.com. Anyone know if it is a misprint?
no goto redrock4x4.com they have it cheap still
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Unread 03-29-2009, 02:11 PM   #74
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So is the hardware already supposed to be pressed onto the shaft or do you have to take it to somebody?
I didn't take it to anyone. I found a press i could use and put it together. I was half way across the country when I did my install.
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Unread 03-29-2009, 03:57 PM   #75
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I'm installing the 27 spline c-clip eliminator and its been a real pain to get in. Granted, my mechanic skills are low, but I have about 20 hours in so far.
I'm not quite sure how your skills equate to Superior making a bad product. I also see no reason for even a raw beginner with only enough knowledge to know which end of a wrench to hold would take more than 5 hours. What parts are you struggling with?

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My current pain is that I'm finally to the step where I slide the new shafts in... but they don't "slide" in. I've been banging away with a hammer and they still don't seat deep enough in the housings to allow my to attach the nuts to the retainers and tighten it in that way. I'm not sure if I did something wrong (or what exactly could cause this... the axle shaft slid into the spline fine before I put the hardware on the shaft), or if its all machined wrong.
All of the parts have names. Which ones are giving you fits?

Was the bearing race pressed into the inner housing end correctly?

Do you have the right side axle on the right side of the rig?




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I do have some doubts in superior after this kit. They forgot to include two parts, and whats worst is I'm pretty sure the kit was supposed to have the hardware already pressed onto the axle shaft (retainer, oil seal, bearing and shaft collar)... I almost installed with that suff just slid on by hand until I realized it didn't make sense so I had to bring it all to a mechanic who had an axle press.

Any ideas on my problem?

Sorry to add a bad opinion to a kit that everyone seems to like... this thing seemed like a good idea, but now it looks like a poor product and I miss drivining my jeep!
Do I need to expound further, or are you just going to find every Superior post and run your mouth?
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