All too often, when an enthusiast builds a high performance engine, swaps a powerful engine into a car, or mounts sticky tires, the driveline components simply can t handle the added torque and fail In addition, differential, axles, and driveline parts have a limited life span under the power of a high performance engine Also, the proper gear ratios need to be selected and installed for maximum performance on the street, strip, or track The performance of the driveshaft, differential, axle, and other driveline components needs to match the performance level of a particular engine, so maximum efficiency, longevity, and reliability can be realized This book covers everything you need to know about selecting the most desirable gear ratio, rebuilding differentials and other driveline components, and most importantly, matching the correct driveline components to engine power output Learn 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 This book covers the Chevy 12 bolt, Ford 8.8 inch, Dana units, and many other popular high performance axles and rear ends In addition, it explains rear differential basics, rear differential housings, rebuilding open rear differentials, limited slip differentials, and factory differentials Ring and pinion gears, axle housings, axle shafts, driveshafts, and U joints are also covered....
|Title||:||High-Performance Differentials, Axles, and Drivelines|
|Publisher||:||CarTech October 5, 2009|
|Number of Pages||:||144 pages|
|File Size||:||693 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
|Last checked||:||21 Minutes ago!|
High-Performance Differentials, Axles, and Drivelines Reviews
If you buy this based on the cover showing someone rebuilding or changing the gear ratio on their car, you made a mistake.
Good overview if you are mainly interested in muscle car axles. High performance in this context excludes sports cars (not going to build a Lotus 7 replica with a 12 bolt or Dana 70, that is for sure!) and high performance off road trucks. The rebuilding sections are ok and probably useful, but we'll see when I get into my Impala's axle how many of the hints and tips are useful. Certainly not a shop manual, do not buy with that intent. Very good overview on the subject for someone with limited knowledge who wants to make informed decisions for their muscle car.
I bought this book to supplement the “Differentials: Identification, Restoration, and Repair” manual by Jim Allen & Randy Lyman. While that book covers just about all the differentials from the past to present, this book is dedicated to identifying and building up the latest high performance differentials, so I am satisfied with this manual. You will know what to look for in your quest for the best bang for the buck, and some good HP building tips. I would recommend this book to a gearhead friend.
Great book to start with. Had this book for about three or four years now and remembering back when I was just learning. This book helped a lot as an introduction to rear ends. Really wish it went into a lot more Dana axles and transfer cases, but I get that it has to cover more common axles for cars and light trucks. Very happy that I own this book and occasionally pull it off the shelf to skim though when I'm on the crapper.
A great book that assisted with the rebuild of my Chevy Truck Rear-end! Great reference material for anyone repairing, re-building or beefing up their rear-end.
I already had a good understanding of rear differentials before this but it has filled in any grey areas I had. As others have said he tends to lean to the Ford side of the house, which was good for me because so do I. There is still tons of info about mopar and chevy rear ends and even some exotic stuff. I would say its a great buy whether you have rebuilt several differentials or are just a beginner trying to learn your first one.
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This book wasn't actually what I was looking for, but it had a lot of good useful information. Glad I bought it.