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C-clip eliminators for disc brake 8.8?

Discussion in 'Explorer & Ranger Transmissions, Transfer Cases, &' started by tennerv8, October 13, 2008.

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      I have a 31 spline 8.8 in my v8'd s10. This rearend has disc brakes. Can I get c-clip eliminators for a disc brake 8.8? All the ones im seeing are for drum brake 8.8's. Any help would be great guys. Thanks.
       
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      There is no need for c-clips eliminators in the disc brake 8.8's. The caliper will hold it on if the c-clip breaks and the axle tries to come out.
       
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      Except that some sanctioning racing organizations require a C clip eliminator and won't allow the rear rotor deal to pass.

      Have you tried Mark Williams?
       
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      I'm not sure what your intended use is, but C-clip eliminators are not recommended for offroad use due to the side loads placed on the axle. I got the same response from both Strange Engineering and Mark Williams.
       
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      This is a 2wd street truck. It has a healthy sbc in it at around 450hp. But will be seeing close to 600hp in the future. I was wondering if an NHRA track would allow this. Do I need c-clip eliminators to take it to a track.
       
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      Just a thought, the c-clip eliminators go one the outer axle, is there any reason that you can't still use the c-clip axles? I'd want to use them both if the track needed it.
       
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      I've got an NHRA rule book here. I'll look into it.
       
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      Didn't warn make a full floater kit (which gets rid of the c-clip) a while ago? I think it was them but I guess it didn't sell since they stopped making them pretty quick.

      ~Mark
       
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      tenner...IIRC, you need C-clip eliminators any time you bolt up a slick or a certain size tire...but don't quote me on that. It's been a while. With 600 hp, you will need slicks. I had an old Comp Elim car lose an axle near the big end once. It wasn't pretty. Get the eliminator kits if at all possible.
       
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      Buy better axles also, they are available OTS from a few places.
       
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      Under NHRA general regulations 2:2

      Axle Retention Devices
      All cars except Stock and some ET cars as noted in Class Requirement must be equipped with a satisfactory means of rear axle retention minimum .120 inch aluminum or .09 inch steel bearing retainer mandatory. Stock C clip axle retention prohibited as outlined in Class Requirements.

      Section 5A ET

      Aftermarket axles and retention devices mandatory on any car running 10.99 (6.99 in 1/8) or quicker with locked differential.
       
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      Warn went through a business restructuring right after that product was introduced and eliminated the product from their offerings.
       
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      Ahh! That rings the bell! Thanks Rick.
       
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      LOL! this all translates to $$$ to me. Great info guys. I guess I might have to swap to drum brakes to even get an eliminator kit to work huh? I like my discs:mad:
       
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      I believe the C-clip eliminator will work with your discs. Give Strange or MW a call and see what they say.
       

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