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With the differential assembly installed and the gear setup finalized, Bill slid the axles into the housing. This angle clearly illustrates how the C-clip eliminators firmly hold the axles to the backing plate flange in the event of failure. Welding on housing ends off of a 9-inch rearend works just as well as the C-clip eliminators, but requires upgrading to disc brakes. For this reason alone, we opted for C-clip eliminators, which enable retaining the stock rear drums to keeps costs to a minimum.