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Old July 5th, 2018, 11:14
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8.25" axle shaft ???

Does anybody have the measurement (or can measure one) for the diameter of the "major " area of the c-clips? Not the c-clip pin diameter.
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Old July 5th, 2018, 13:38
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Re: 8.25" axle shaft ???

The smooth end of the axle past the C-clip groove? My 97 29 spline 8.25” is 1.097”.
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Old July 5th, 2018, 16:19
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Re: 8.25" axle shaft ???

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Old July 5th, 2018, 19:15
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Re: 8.25" axle shaft ???

I found both 1.0" and 1.125" ID shims in .010"/.012" so I will order some of each. I might have to address the OD as they are both 1-5/8" and the spare c-clips I have measure 1.580".
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Old July 5th, 2018, 19:19
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Re: 8.25" axle shaft ???

I love that my town has a good gasket shop, if you can draw it, they can make a shim out of it in any thickness or material you want. They even sell scraps, so I can make my own shims from stock in the toolbox if I'm away from town.
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Old July 5th, 2018, 20:46
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Re: 8.25" axle shaft ???

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I found both 1.0" and 1.125" ID shims in .010"/.012" so I will order some of each. I might have to address the OD as they are both 1-5/8" and the spare c-clips I have measure 1.580".
What are the shims for?
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Old July 5th, 2018, 21:21
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Re: 8.25" axle shaft ???

For reducing the end play on my axles. Since my disc conversion (KJ), I want to reduce my pedal travel.
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Old July 5th, 2018, 21:42
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For reducing the end play on my axles. Since my disc conversion (KJ), I want to reduce my pedal travel.
I see. Iím using ZJ parts to do mine, I should probably do the same. What about just making thicker c-clips?
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Old July 5th, 2018, 22:26
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Re: 8.25" axle shaft ???

You could try, but they're really hard and I don't know how that would come into play with my locker fitment.
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Old July 6th, 2018, 10:06
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Re: 8.25" axle shaft ???

I'm surprised you have pedal travel from that, I'd expect the caliper slide pins to handle that. Maybe they need greasing or the bracket arms that the brake pads ride on are notched and the pads are binding so they can't slide?

I'm spoiled... I can have shims and brackets cut to my spec by the applications engineers at my work anytime I want if I buy the material. Working at a laser cutter manufacturer has its benefits
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Old July 6th, 2018, 13:50
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Re: 8.25" axle shaft ???

The pads and calipers are brand new. Whether you have "floating calipers" or "floating piston calipers" any kind of end-play eats brake travel. I'm spoiled because of being used to "race" brakes!
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Old July 6th, 2018, 14:17
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Re: 8.25" axle shaft ???

So I'm curious now, how much end play did you measure at the disc?
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Old July 6th, 2018, 16:11
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Re: 8.25" axle shaft ???

I have .015" on the Drivers side and .0135" on the passenger side.
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Old July 6th, 2018, 17:48
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Re: 8.25" axle shaft ???

Seems like a lot of work for so little room for gain.

I'll be driving mine.
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Old July 7th, 2018, 04:36
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Re: 8.25" axle shaft ???

Well I just dropped 300$ on EBC pads so I don't mind spending a couple bucks on shims and a hour of my time to make them work like "I" want!
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