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Old 08-13-2006, 02:32 PM
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12 bolt axles

Anyone know how many axle splines are on a 12 bolt in a 70 chevelle 28 or 30? How much abuse will the stock axles take? Have a 496ci not looking to race alot but thinking I should buy aftermarket axles, opinions please.

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IMHO I would go with a c-clip eliminator kit and a good set of street axles from Moser or one of the other axle companies. You've probably spent a chunk of change already on the 496. Good axles and no c-clips are cheap insurance over replacing a quarter panel or worse.
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A Moser rep told me C-clip eliminators tend to be leaky, and he recommended using their replacement C-clip-type axles for street use. He said the only way to lose the C-clips without the leak potential was to completely change the ends of the axle tubes ($$$$$).

30 splines for a normal 12-bolt.
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Hadn't heard about the leakage, but it makes sense. I still think I would get the ends swapped out and use pressed on bearings for a 496. I would just rather be safe than sorry. Using the Moser c-clip axles would be my second choice. I wouldn't go with anything less.
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If you put disc brakes on it you don't need to worry about loosing a wheel if the axle brakes. Not NHRA approved but drum brakes suck anyways...just a thought.
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Hadnt thought about the disk brakes may do that in the future. I think im going with the aftermarket clip axles for now and do a serious upgrade when Im ready to run slicks. Thanks guys.
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The stock 12-bolt axles on a 70 Chevelle are quite small, about 1.085" at the smallest place. They are smaller than the stock Ford 28 spline axles in my Granada rear, which measure 1.17".
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