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cz858
12-15-2008, 08:14 PM
Iím just starting the build on my truck and Iím spooling my 8.8 and I am worried about braking my axle and having my wheel come flying off and leaving my stranded is the kit worth it? Is it a pain in the ass to install? And is it super expensive? Should I just get a few spare axles and bring a full tool set up with me? Any advice would be appreciated.

Explorer guy418
12-15-2008, 08:59 PM
what r u building, is it daily driver/rig or just a bush truck... its not like they brake every time out... worst case ull have to back out:D

cz858
12-15-2008, 09:03 PM
its just a bush truck im just worried if i spool the rear and front i have a much bigger chance of braking axles

m j
12-15-2008, 09:17 PM
get a full float axle
the 8.8 isnt a good axle

last time I looked, and it was a long time ago, the Cclip eliminators were a drag race item only.
a d60 would be cheaper then a cclip eliminator kit

turbomustang
12-15-2008, 09:21 PM
the 8.8 are pretty soild depending on the tire size.

cz858
12-15-2008, 09:44 PM
im running 33 12.5s i would like to keep the cost down so im just looking for useful things it dont sound like its a worth while item thatnks alot i will just spool the rear end and hope for the best

Apathy
12-15-2008, 10:54 PM
last time i spoke to dutchman about a C clip eliminator for the 8.8 they said don't do it on a 4x4. just put disk brakes in, and that will hold the axle in, till you get home.

cz858
12-15-2008, 11:00 PM
i will have to look at that

Happypants
12-16-2008, 03:25 AM
im running a welded 8.8, have been for years, never had any problems with it, technically your supposed to do it if you do disk brakes but you dont have to, the only thing that will hold it in is the caliper, im running 36`s, and i beat the shit outta it and its holding up fine,

UU
12-16-2008, 08:25 AM
last time i spoke to dutchman about a C clip eliminator for the 8.8 they said don't do it on a 4x4. just put disk brakes in, and that will hold the axle in, till you get home.

[stupid] with all the side load we place on our axles when wheeling they will eventually start to leak and need replacing, better to get disc's

as for 8.8 axles being weak, I've snapped 2 running 38" boggers and both times I saw it comming.

Toyquad
12-16-2008, 10:56 AM
Iím just starting the build on my truck and Iím spooling my 8.8 and I am worried about braking my axle and having my wheel come flying off and leaving my stranded is the kit worth it? Is it a pain in the ass to install? And is it super expensive? Should I just get a few spare axles and bring a full tool set up with me? Any advice would be appreciated.



spare parts and tools is never a bad idea....

Happypants
12-16-2008, 01:02 PM
if you have some kind of toolbox across the bed of your truck then yea, wouldnt hurt to throw some shafts in, but i wouldnt leave them banging around in the back of the truck, getting dirty, possibly fucking up the splines, last thing that would suck, is you do blow a shaft, goto replace it and your splines are fucked and you have nothing to fix the splines with,

gnu_42
12-16-2008, 09:00 PM
there is a c clip eliminator i saw in petersons 4x4 awhile ago...when i get a few minutes ill look through my magazines and find it

dh_4_ever
12-18-2008, 05:43 PM
I was told that if you use 9" ends, you use the bearings and such for the 8.8. less likely to leak than the kits (I heard these leak alot) but you have to have discs to clear it.

jakerngr
12-18-2008, 09:09 PM
pretty sure you cant use c clips with a spool. and discs wont solve that