Post Tagged with: "differentials"

Driveline / Tech Articles

Beware the 13mm Square Drive Drain Bolt: A Mechanic’s Horror Story (Read On…IF YOU DARE!)

It was a dark and stormy afternoon. Lightning crackled across the sky, briefly overpowering the cacophony of howling winds and driving rain slamming against the garage door. …But the bad […]

Driveline / Q&A / Tech / Wheels & Tires

Ask Away with Jeff Smith: Why Do Some Cars Only Spin the Right Rear Tire Under Hard Acceleration?

I’m new to the old car hobby (cars of any kind really) and I’m trying to learn all I can. One thing I’ve noticed is that some rear wheel drive […]

Driveline / Tech / Videos & Galleries / Wheels & Tires

Video: Why You May Need to Re-Gear Your Truck or Jeep After Installing Bigger Wheels & Tires

One of the first and most popular upgrades truck and Jeep owners do is installing larger wheels and tires. And while that may seem like a easy, straightforward affair, there […]

Buyer's Guides / Parts

Differential 101: Everything You Wanted to Know About Eaton Differentials

Eaton is synonymous with automotive differentials. The company helped coin the term Posi-Traction, and its Detroit Locker is arguably the most-famous of all locking differentials. Eaton earned its reputation for producing […]

Driveline / Q&A / Tech

Mailbag: Close Ratio vs. Wide Ratio Transmissions & More

Got questions? We’ve got the answers—the Summit Racing tech department tackles your automotive-related conundrums. This week, we cover the difference between close ratio and wide ratio transmissions and provide casting […]

Driveline / Parts / Product Profiles / Tech / Tech Articles

Detroit Locker: History, Anatomy & FAQs About the Toughest Differential in Town

Back in the day, if you needed the toughest, most-capable differential on the street, you ran a Detroit Locker.  When you want the same kind of differential today, the choice […]

Driveline / Tech / Tech Articles / Videos & Galleries

Video: An Introduction to Differentials

Watch this Summit Racing Quick Flicks video and learn the basics of differentials, including the differences between open, limited-slip, and locking, and how each style works in your vehicle.   […]

Q&A / Tech

Mailbag: Identifying Positive vs. Non-Positive Differentials

Got questions? We’ve got the answers—the Summit Racing tech department tackles your automotive-related conundrums. This week, we’re looking at posi- and non-positraction rear-end setups. T.J. • Columbia, SC Q: I’d […]

Driveline / How Tos / Tech

How to Choose a Ring and Pinion in 4 Steps

Horsepower is the holy grail of high performance. We love it. We want more of it. We can never seem to get enough of it. So why do many people […]

Driveline / How Tos / Tech / Tech Articles

Step-by-Step: Upgrading a Ford 8.8 Rear Axle

Although the 8.8-inch rear axle found under zillions of 5.0L and 4.6L Ford Mustangs is a pretty good piece right from the factory, there are a couple of drawbacks: a […]