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I have a 92 mustang that has a gear oil leak at the passenger rear. Had a buddy check it out and he recommended c clip eliminators, but i wanted to ask what problems I may have on a street car only for future leaks or repairs with this setup? On moser’s webpage they don’t recommend c clip eliminators for street use. Hope someone with experience can tel me what is good and what to look for?

Was considering moser or strange if anyone had a recommendation on quality or company standing behind their product.


Ford 8.8
Welded tubes
31 spline
Sn 95 rear disk brakes
5 lug swap

Running drag radials in summer only, I’ve never been to the track.

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I think that Strange makes a kit that uses a different bearing setup, designed for street use.

Depending on how you did the SN brakes, may be a potential problem. If you used the aftermarket adapter brackets, the spacing will be wrong because the eliminator bolts to the same place.

If you modified the factory brackets, you will have an easier time. You will need to cut the centers out of a set of drum backing plates, to correct the spacing. And you will likely need longer fastners due to the additional thickness of the caliper brackets.
 

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I think that Strange makes a kit that uses a different bearing setup, designed for street use.

Depending on how you did the SN brakes, may be a potential problem. If you used the aftermarket adapter brackets, the spacing will be wrong because the eliminator bolts to the same place.

If you modified the factory brackets, you will have an easier time. You will need to cut the centers out of a set of drum backing plates, to correct the spacing. And you will likely need longer fastners due to the additional thickness of the caliper brackets.
Thank you sir for the detailed reply. Previous owner did the swap and I’ll have to research the difference. I honestly dont know
 

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Thank you sir for the detailed reply. Previous owner did the swap and I’ll have to research the difference. I honestly dont know
If you look at the caliper brackets, it will be obvious.

Aftermarket brackets bolt to the front of the axle tube. They just have a different offset, because SN axles are longer.

When factory brackets are modified, they are notched and bolted to the back side of the axle tube. It just so happens that bolting the brackets on the back side is correct for Fox length axles.
 

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If you look at the caliper brackets, it will be obvious.

Aftermarket brackets bolt to the front of the axle tube. They just have a different offset, because SN axles are longer.

When factory brackets are modified, they are notched and bolted to the back side of the axle tube. It just so happens that bolting the brackets on the back side is correct for Fox length axles.
If I posted up some pics would you be able to identify the brackets?
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Moser says 2 5/8ths inch from the bracket plate to the outside axle plate. I have them on my 12 bolt and have hundreds of passes and 10k+ street miles on it. Never had a problem with them.
 

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If I posted up some pics would you be able to identify the brackets?
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They are easy enough to identify.

If they bolt to the axle flange between the housing flange and the axle flange, they are aftermarket.

If they notched them to fit over the axle tube and bolt to the backside of the axle flange, they are stock. Some people weld the section back on.
 

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Strange has tapered bearing c-clip eliminators made for circle track racing and street use.
 

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Thank you everyone for the info. I will be calling strange and moser to get some details on what parts may work or what I need to modify on disc brake rear setup.
 

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the reason for C clop eliminators is to stop the axle from leaving if the axle breaks between the clip and flange. your rotor and caliper bracket do that now since you ave disc brakes, so there is no good reason to bother with c clip eliminators in your case as far as I'm concerned.
I was originally thinking that as well sir. I had a local tech I trust that helped me with last work recommend them and I wanted to do more research.
 

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the reason for C clop eliminators is to stop the axle from leaving if the axle breaks between the clip and flange. your rotor and caliper bracket do that now since you ave disc brakes, so there is no good reason to bother with c clip eliminators in your case as far as I'm concerned.
I was originally thinking that as well sir. I had a local tech I trust that helped me with last work recommend them and I wanted to do more research.
Yes but.... if disc brakes provide the same effect, why would one need eliminators or Ford ends under 11.5 seconds according to the safety regulations?
 

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The rules just say "axle retention device". They don't say what kind of retention device you have to have.
Now that being said, I have rear disc brakes and broke a stock axle several years ago. It broke right at the hit and put the rotor/caliper in a bind effectively locking that wheel. I had to have a wrecker pick up the car by the rear to get it off the starting line.
I was thinking that would have been bad had I gotten up to any kind of speed but my thinking is the way a c-clip elim is designed it would have the same effect. The axle would not longer be straight in the tube and it would bind the brakes and lock up that wheel. I don't see that elim bearing being able to hold the axle true inside the tube after it breaks, it would just keep the axle from exiting the tube.

Correct me if I am wrong.
 
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