High-Performance Differentials, Axles & Drivelines
Compatible, strong, efficient driveline parts are a must for millions of modified or high-performance vehicles. A properly set up drivetrain will greatly benefit street rods, sports cars, muscle cars, and off-road trucks. This book provides a complete explanation of drivetrain equipment, ratios, and setups.
A high performance vehicle must have a high performance driveline. All too often an owner builds an engine with monstrous horsepower, but the axle, differential or driveline components cannot handle the increased torque. When the driver accelerates hard, the axle snaps or the rear end chunks. Whether it's a muscle car, sports car or truck, a vehicle is only as strong as its weakest link, and the drivetrain must match the performance of the engine, tyres and suspension.
High Performance Differentials, Axles and Drivelines covers everything the enthusiast mechanic needs to know about selecting the most desirable gear ratio, rebuilding differentials and other drive line components, and - most importantly - matching the correct driveline components to engine power output. All the horsepower and torque in the world is useless unless you can transmit it to the pavement. This book shows you how to make the most of a vehicle's horsepower. It shows you how to set up a limited-slip differential, install high performance axle shafts, swap out differential gears, and select the best available products for the driveline. It also reveals setups for the Chevy 12 bolt, Ford 9 inch, Dana units, and many other popular high performance axles and rear ends. In addition this book explains rear differential basics, rebuilding open differentials, ring and pinion gear operation. Axles, driveshafts, and U-joints are also discussed in detail. With this book in hand, you will be able to buy, install, maintain, and set up a drivetrain for almost any vehicle and application.
Match the Drivetrain to any Engine
Select the best Driveshaft, Differential & Axle
Install the Optimal Gear Ratio for any application
Rebuild Limited-Slip Differentials
and much more!