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post #1 of (permalink) Old 09-13-2002, 12:48 PM Thread Starter
 
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Ford 8.8 Question

Does the Ford 8.8 have C-Clips? My friend is collecting parts to swap axles in his YJ and he is concerned about C-Clip axles. I searched thru pages of 8.8 posts and I didnít see anything.
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Re: Ford 8.8 Question

Yes: The Ford 8.8 has C-Clips. All Corporate Ford Rear Axles are Semi-Floaters (except for the huge 10.25").
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Re: Ford 8.8 Question

they are c-clip but they don't brake that often and the axles with rear discs the caliper bracket holds in the axle. I think it took 38's to break H8mondays and when he broke both shafts he could still drive his jeep 10 miles out.

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Re: Ford 8.8 Question

He's kind of paranoid about the C-Clip for some reason. I didn't think about the extra strength you get from the disc brakes. I'll throw that at him.

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Re: Ford 8.8 Question

I ran a 31 spline, disc brake, Explorer 8.8 for almost 3 years with awsome reliabilty.
I ran the axle with up through 36x12.50 SX tires, with never a single breakage. That axle spent time on over a hundred Johnson Valley rides, on Jack hammer, Sledge, Wrecking Ball, and all of the other torture trails out there.
Much of that time the axle was at the recieving end of a 300hp V8, 140:1 crawl ratio, and some very aggressive trail time.
You would have to tear the brake calipers off of the axle (which I have done), before the C clips would even be subjected to lateral loads at the diff.
And as was stated earlier, when I finaly did break the axle shafts, I was able to drive out of the trail in two wheel drive with calipers retaining the axle and hub assembly.
I would recommend that axle to anyone running up through 36"-37" tires,under any trail conditions.
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Re: Ford 8.8 Question

Keep saying that H8monday.. making me even more glad mine's on the way [img]images/icons/smile.gif[/img]

Did you have the Warn FF kit in that or just stock?
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Re: Ford 8.8 Question

Iím steering him towards one of the new rearend from Ariel Performance products. The price seems good for a new one. He want to check the price of shipping to CA.

Is their any problem installing a Detroit Locker with the C-Clip axles?
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Re: Ford 8.8 Question

I ordered my Ford 8.8 from Ariel Performance... I also live in CA.. He overcharges a LOT on shipping but relative to other prices it was still a good deal..

First he quoted me $150 to CA then he quoted me $30 more because It was a Residential delivery... so $180! I got him down from that but still way overpriced... I was quoted around $120 from other places...

He says delivery is around 4 days... I`ll let you know how long it took to get mine.. around 4 days for $180 is a fair price I guess but I woul dhave rather payed $100 for around 7-10 days.

That's my .02
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Re: Ford 8.8 Question

Sounds like he makes a little extra money on the shipping kickbacks. [img]images/icons/smile.gif[/img]
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