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Re: EBAY, bulk sale of surplus 8.8 axles
It must have been with a pre disc brake unit, because the discs dont even allow the axle to come out enough to put a strain on the 1/4" thic C clip, so no very little latteral load can even be exerted on it.
I have a freind who does fleet repairs for Ford trucks, and he has never seen a C clip fail, although he has shown me several cracked stock carriers from over abuse of the 1/2 tons being used as 1 tons. In my mind, and from my personal experience and observations, the weak spot is the stock carrier. The C clip I contend will never be an issue even running 38.5 SX tires, which is what I ran with mine. I would have to see one to believe it.