Learn More: Auburn Gear MAX Lock Lockers

Fri, Apr 28, 2017 18:11:27 pm America/Los_Angeles

Learn More: MAX Lock Locker™

For traction output, strength and durability, the MAX Lock Locker™ is a less expensive investment compared to other competitive lockers sold only as complete case replacement assemblies. It is a prominent product because the MAX Lock Locker™ delivers excellent traction output, the unit itself is very durable, competitively priced, and the installation process is a breeze compare to the installation process of a complete case assembly. MAX Lock Locker™ is an excellent choice for both performance enthusiasts and off-road enthusiasts, who want to enhance their traction capabilities at the track, strip, on- or off-road.

The MAX Lock Locker™ operation is fully automatic. The unit is designed to send the engine power to the wheels with the most traction; the MAX Lock Locker™ will allow you to go where you have never gone before. While traveling straight the MAX Lock Locker™ will lock the axles together similar to a spool, however, when the wheels need to differentiate in a turn, the locker will allow the outside wheel to rotate faster to complete the turn. The internal gears will overrun each other to allow this differentiation.

When operating off-road, the MAX Lock Locker™ will always send the engine power to the wheels that need it most. For example, when navigating through extreme terrain or rock crawling and one of the wheels is in the air, the wheel on the ground will receive the engine power and keep you going. No matter the conditions, whether it is in the snow, sand, mud, ice, etc. The MAX Lock Locker™ will provide you the traction you need. Especially, when you need it the most!


The Importance of Traction

Anyone who has watched a vehicle try to climb a slippery slope has noticed that one wheel will begin to slip before the other. Once this happens, the vehicle struggles trying to make it up the slope. The slipping wheel will spin-up and take power away from the other drive wheel. Even on a level area that is slippery, one drive wheel will break traction and spin-up. A soft surface such as snow, mud or sand will cause the spinning wheel to sink itself in deeper and deeper causing the vehicle to get stuck. Aside from the inconvenience and annoyance of getting stuck, safety issues include becoming stranded, risking injury while trying to free the vehicle, and increasing the chance of having an accident.
Bottom line: Greater traction makes the important safety difference in avoiding getting stuck and enjoying better vehicle control when driving.

Traction is also important for outdoor enjoyment and recreation. Whether you want your muscle car to lay two stripes when coming off the line, are trying to get your family to their favorite skiing spot, or are getting ready for a weekend of recreational off-roading, hunting, or fishing, you need traction.


4 Wheel Drive

The increasing demands for more traction has made 4x4's so popular that they continue to be produced in record numbers year after year. But "4 wheel drive" is a misnomer that misleads consumers into believing they have the ultimate traction vehicle. They don't. Many 4-wheel drive vehicle owners get stuck in situations they believed their vehicles could easily handle. 4x4's are equipped with the same differentials that have the same shortcomings as those equipped in 2-wheel drive vehicles.
Most 4-wheel drive transfer cases automatically direct engine power to the front axles providing what is referred to as "All-Wheel-Drive" operation. Another misnomer These transfer cases are, in effect, center differentials that are technically similar to the front and rear differentials. These differentials track the path of least resistance, which unfortunately is the lowest power delivery path. Loss of traction in just one wheel of many of these "full time" 4x4's and the vehicle will lose available power delivery to the other wheels, thereby running the risk of getting stuck.

Selectable 4-wheel drive center sections will, when engaged, provide better traction than all-wheel drive units. But, they cannot be driven on-highway when engaged due to severe driveline windup that can cause serious breakage or bind-up the driveline so badly that the vehicle will stall. Only after lifting the vehicle to relieve the windup will it be able to be driven further. As a result, most selectable 4-wheel drive vehicles are pre-dominantly driven in basic 2-wheel drive mode. Further, front wheel unlocking hubs are often added to entirely disconnect the front wheels from the front axle. To activate the front wheel drive in these 4x4's, the center transfer case must be manually engaged and both front wheel hubs physically turned until locked. Disconnecting is equally as difficult.

Few 4x4 owners understand the ramifications of 4-wheel drive operation or comprehend the true price of ownership. It's an unfortunate reality that performance remains inadequate after spending thousands of dollars more to purchase a 4-wheel drive vehicle and incurring all the associated recurring costs (including much lower gas mileage, accelerated tire wear, added maintenance expenses, higher registration fees, and significant insurance premium increases). 4x4's can now be upgraded with a MAX Lock Locker™ to achieve the maximum traction performance expected of 4-wheel drive vehicles. 2-wheel drive vehicles can be transformed with the MAX Lock Locker™ to acquire better traction output than most conventional 4 x 4's.


MAX Lock Lockers™

Locking differentials, in effect, lock the two drive wheels together -- somewhat like "spools" that solidly connect the axles together. When powering straight ahead, engine power is equally delivered to both drive wheels. However, unlike spools that will not differentiate when turning and are therefore not street compatible lockers allow full wheel differentiation when cornering. Unlike the poor traction characteristics of open or limited-slip/posi differentials, when one wheel loses traction, locking differentials deliver engine power, not to the slipping wheel, but to the wheel with the highest amount of traction. Although locking differentials deliver excellent traction output and allow full wheel differentiation when turning, they are notoriously harsh and noisy. Disengagement is abrupt, you can hear a ratcheting noise when cornering depending on the background engine noise, engagement is delayed, and significant backlash (slop) is added to the driveline.

Used primarily in heavy industrial applications, that can be more forgiving than passenger cars or trucks, lockers have been adopted out of necessity by extreme off-road and performance-racing enthusiasts despite their harsh drawbacks. The MAX Lock Locker™ is the best alternative for obtaining high traction results whether you on the street, strip, track, on- or –off-road.

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Carolina Tractor And Truck Pulling Schedule

Thu, Jan 1, 1970 00:00:00 am America/Los_Angeles

 Our Auburn Gear differentials are tough, trusted, and truck pull proven!

Kathy Hedrick is in the Pro class, and her two trucks run our Auburn Pro 60 and Auburn Pro 70 ECTED Lockers, Ring & Pinions, & Master Install Kits.

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Auburn Gear Mud Bog Point Series Begins April 30

Mon, Apr 3, 2017 17:31:08 pm America/Los_Angeles

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Auburn Gear ready for Trans Am Series debut with Total Performance Racing

Tue, Feb 21, 2017 17:51:27 pm America/Los_Angeles

Auburn Gear ready for Trans Am Series debut with Total Performance Racing

 Fifth Generation Chevrolet Camaro differential put to the test in the 100-mile sprint format

 

AUBURN, Ind. – Auburn Gear has formally announced a partnership with Total Performance Racing (TPR) that will see Auburn Gear’s Performance Enhancing Fifth Generation Camaro Differential take to the track in the Trans Am Series with Todd Napieralski and the No. 39 Chevrolet Camaro. 

 

Napieralski and the Detroit-based TPR team finished second in the TA3: American Muscle Group in the 2015 Trans Am Championship.  This year, they will be competing in the TA4 class, the 50th Anniversary of the Trans Am Series, with their eyes set on the championship. 

 

“We’re extremely excited to put our product to the test in the grueling environment that is professional road racing,” said Justin Smith, National Sales Manager for Aftermarket Product at Auburn Gear.  “Todd (Napieralski) is a proven commodity in the Trans Am Series, a serious professional with the realistic goal of winning a Championship. Our Fifth Gen differential was built to maximize performance and provide a reliable solution for drivers who want to get the most our their V8 Camaros. Traditionally the differential is viewed as the weak point in those powertrains.  Together with TPR we’re looking to prove Auburn Gear is the definitive solution Camaro enthusiasts have been looking for.”

 

Auburn Gear’s performance-enhancing limited-slip differential is capable of accommodating all Gen 5 V8 218-millimeter Camaros.  The differential harnesses the separation forces that occur within the differential gears as torque increases, improving the torque capacity of the clutch, and providing bias torque to the wheel. 

 

The differential casing is built from high strength ductile iron and its internal gearing is constructed from aircraft quality 9310 heat-treated billet steel, giving it the unparalleled strength and endurance necessary to support a best-in-class bias ratio, delivering every last horsepower to the axle and the pavement. 

 

“We have the utmost confidence in our product and its ability to help Todd and TPR in their pursuit of the TA4 Championship,” said Smith.  “We’re taking what is essentially an aftermarket product and running it in a legendary road racing series— it’s an incredibly challenge and opportunity, one we’re excited to take on.  That’s the faith we have in our design, engineering and the value of American made products.”

 

Auburn Gear and the TPR Team will take to the track at Sebring International Raceway on Saturday March 5, 2016 for Round 1 of the 2016 Trans Am Championship. 

 

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About Auburn Gear:

 Auburn Gear, Inc. was organized in 1982 and has decades of gear manufacturing experience. The company serves international builders of vehicles and machinery for the automotive, truck, bus, aerial lift, agriculture, light and heavy construction, mining, forestry and marine industries. Capabilities include full line design, development, testing and manufacturing of a wide range of geared products. Facilities include development, gauge, gear and metallurgical laboratories. Production process capacities include turning, gear cutting, spline rolling, heat treat, shot peening and finished grinding.

 

 

 

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Auburn Gear Aims to Simplify Ring and Pinion Install With New Kit

Tue, Feb 14, 2017 18:31:34 pm America/Los_Angeles

Auburn Gear Aims to Simplify Ring and Pinion Install With New Kit

 Product line and corresponding master install kits raise expectations for aftermarket industry

 

 AUBURN, Ind.  [March 2016] – Looking to establish a straightforward, yet impactful difference to the way consumers buy automotive aftermarket parts, Indiana-based Auburn Gear has released a master install kit for their Performance Ring and Pinion.

 

“Everywhere you look in the aftermarket industry, you see consumers’ frustrations with installing aftermarket products,” said Justin Smith, Auburn Gear’s National Sales and Product Manager for Aftermarket Products. “It is truly rare to find a kit with all the parts you require – never mind one that exactly matches your application. We saw this need and believe we have simplified the process with our new kits.”

 

The line of Performance Ring and Pinions continues Auburn Gear’s dedication to quality in its products, going the distance in both materials and manufacturing to ensure a product of superior and consistent performance.  Each individual part is made of heat treated 8620 steel alloy, quench pressed, dry cut and lap matched. 

 

“While the line itself is impressive, the adjoining master install kits have been a real difference maker for both us and our customers,” continued Smith.  “First, it makes installation as easy of a process as possible, matched for each application.  Second, it is an install kit that actually matches the quality of the product itself, maximizing our customers’ value and ensuring long-term performance.”

 

For each application addressed by Auburn Gear’s ring and pinion product line, a matching corresponding master install kit is now available.  The kits each come with matched ring gear bolts, differential bearings, silicone sealant, pinion bearings, crush collar, brush, pinion shims, differential shims, gear making compound, pinion seal, pinion nut, and thread adhesive. 

 

In addition, each performance ring and pinion comes with a one-year manufacturer’s warranty, and, depending on the specific product, will have an MRSP price ranging from $170 to $270.  Master Install Kits will range from $99 to $300 dollars.  Auburn Gear has all inventory in stock and anticipates a 24-48 hour turn upon receipt of order.

 

In total the line, and corresponding master install kits, covers 17 applications, with some front and rear as well, for new and late model vehicles.

 

The new line of Performance Ring and Pinions by Auburn Gear address the following, each with their own Master Install Kit available:

 

  • Chrysler 9.25”
  • DANA 44
  • DANA 60
  • DANA 80
  • GM 7 ½” and 7 5/8”
  • GM 8.5” 10 Bolt Front and Rear/ GM 8.6 10 Bolt Rear Style
  • Ford 8.8”
  • Ford 9”
  • DANA 30

 

* Special applications available upon request with competitive lead times. 

* All Performance Ring and Pinions by Auburn Gear come with a one-year manufacturers warranty

 

Auburn Gear makes all of its products in the town of Auburn, Ind., located in

the nation’s heartland. A complete product catalog can be accessed on the Auburn Gear website: http://aftermarket.auburngear.com/

 

Product information is now available and can be obtained by contacting Auburn Gear or members of its extensive North American and worldwide distributor network. A distributor locator is available at: http://www.auburngear.com/aftermarket/distributors.aspx

 

Questions regarding Auburn Gear’s Performance Ring and Pinon line and corresponding Master Install Kits may be directed to Justin R. Smith at (260) 920-1359 or jrsmith@auburngear.com

 

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About Auburn Gear:

 

Auburn Gear, Inc. was organized in 1982 and has decades of gear manufacturing experience. The company serves international builders of vehicles and machinery for the automotive, truck, bus, aerial lift, agriculture, light and heavy construction, mining, forestry and marine industries. Capabilities include full line design, development, testing and manufacturing of a wide range of geared products. Facilities include development, gauge, gear and metallurgical laboratories. Production process capacities include turning, gear cutting, spline rolling, heat treat, shot peening and finished grinding.

 

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New Product: Dana 70 Ected Max

Fri, Jan 29, 2016 19:07:39 pm America/Los_Angeles

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Company brings mantra of quality, reliability and durability to bear in new line for niche markets

AUBURN, Ind.  [December 10, 2015] – Auburn Gear has announced a new line of Performance Ring and Pinions and paired Master Install Kits for niche market vehicles, combining the immense quality of the new line with all the necessary parts to complete the install process—bringing together the complete performance package for demanding enthusiasts at a surprising value.

The new line of Performance Ring and Pinions continues Auburn Gear’s dedication to quality in its products, with each part made of heat treated 8620 steel alloy, quench pressed, dry cut and lap matched—all to ensure a product of the utmost quality and consistency.  In total the line, and corresponding master install kits, covers 17 applications, with some front and rear as well, for new and late model vehicles.

“Everything we make at Auburn Gear comes with a level of pride and confidence,” said Justin Smith, Auburn Gear’s National Sales and Product Manager for Aftermarket Products. “Throughout the process we stress three key things—quality, reliability and durability.  We’re seeing a huge surge in popularity in the niche market vehicles, with owners who demand performance and care about the parts in their cars, trucks and SUVs.   In our product they’ll find a ring and pinion that not only lives up to their demands but remains quiet, street able and has the durability to give them confidence as well.”

In order to maintain that quality, as well as ease the install process for customers, Auburn Gear is launching corresponding master install kits for each product.  The kits each come with matched ring gear bolts, differential bearings, silicone sealant, pinion bearings, crush collar, brush, pinion shims, differential shims, gear marking compound, pinion seal, pinion nut, and thread adhesive. 

“We wanted to make the install process as easy as possible,” continued Smith.  “At the same time, Auburn Gear wanted to make sure that each item used in the install process and matched with our ring and pinions was of the necessary quality, while maximizing our customer’s value and performance results.”

Each Performance Ring and Pinion comes with a one-year manufacturer’s warranty, and, depending on the specific product, will have an MSRP price ranging from $170 to $270.  Master Install Kits will range from $99 to $300.  Auburn Gear has all inventory in stock and anticipates a 24-48 hour turn upon receipt of order.

“We’re excited to launch this initiative in full,” said Smith.  “The Performance Ring and Pinions by Auburn Gear will give demanding, performance minded drivers a quality product at a very competitive price.  Between the ring and pinion itself and the Master Install Kit, our customers can remain confident that they have a one-stop solution that will deliver where it counts.  We’re already planning on expanding the applications and product line in the future; we are excited to see the market’s reaction.”   

The new line of Performance Ring and Pinions by Auburn Gear, each with their own Master Install Kit available:

  • Chrysler 9.25”
  • DANA 44
  • DANA 60
  • DANA 80
  • GM 7 ½” and 7 5/8”
  • GM 8.5” 10 Bolt Front and Rear/ GM 8.6 10 Bolt Rear Style
  • Ford 8.8”
  • Ford 9”
  • DANA 30

* Special applications available upon request with competitive lead times. 

* All Performance Ring and Pinions by Auburn Gear come with a one-year manufacturers warranty

Auburn Gear makes all of its products in the town of Auburn, Ind., located in

the nation’s heartland. A complete product catalog can be accessed on the Auburn Gear website: http://aftermarket.auburngear.com/

Product information is now available and can be obtained by contacting Auburn Gear or members of its extensive North American and worldwide distributor network. A distributor locator is available at: http://www.auburngear.com/aftermarket/distributors.aspx

Questions regarding Auburn Gear’s Performance Ring and Pinon line and corresponding Master Install Kits may be directed to Justin R. Smith at (260) 920-1359 or jrsmith@auburngear.com

About Auburn Gear:

Auburn Gear, LLC. has decades of gear manufacturing experience. The company serves international builders of vehicles and machinery for the automotive, truck, bus, aerial lift, agriculture, light and heavy construction, mining, forestry and marine industries. Capabilities include full line design, development, testing and manufacturing of a wide range of geared products. Facilities include development, gauge, gear and metallurgical laboratories. Production process capacities include turning, gear cutting, spline rolling, heat treat, shot peening and finished grinding.

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Racer Chris Parisi, with his 2007 Mustang is Dominating his competition with Auburn Gear’s Pro-Series Limited Slip Differential! He is back in the WINNER’S CIRCLE with his back to back Wins at the Auto Plus Raceway “Sportsman Class Race”  and “Summit Series E.T. Bracket Race”! Chris Parisi has 2 more Track Events at the Auto Plus Raceway and the NHRA Division 2 Finals in Atlanta, Georgia October 8th-11th, 2015. Congratulations Chris!

 

Chris Parisi Wins

 

Chris Parisi Wins 2

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New Product: Dana 60 Ected Max Differential

Thu, Jan 1, 1970 00:00:00 am America/Los_Angeles

Dana 60 Ected Max Black

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9-1/4 Limited-Slip Differential Press Release

Fri, Apr 24, 2015 11:44:27 am America/Los_Angeles

Auburn Gear First to Offer Aftermarket Alternative for Post-2010 Chrysler 9-¼ ZF Limited-Slip Differential

Auburn’s new 9-¼ limited-slip differential broadens consumer choice and delivers superior strength and performance for about 25 percent less than OE diff. AUBURN, Ind., Aug. 19, 2014—Auburn Gear, LLC., a leading U.S.-based manufacturer of high performance differentials, introduced its new aftermarket, limited-slip differential replacement for vehicles with the Chrysler 9-¼ ZF rear axle built after 2010. Auburn’s new aftermarket 9-¼ differential is the first to market and is designed for easy installation and higher performance than the original equipment.

Until now, those wanting a limited-slip differential on certain Dodge, Jeep and RAM vehicles made after 2010 had to either specify it as an option in place of the standard Chrysler 9-¼ ZF open differential or pay to have an OE 9-¼ ZF limited-slip retrofit performed. Cost was often a barrier, and the OE-made posi-track was the only aftermarket option available. “Folks would call me and ask about retrofitting their trucks, but once I quoted them a price for the OE replacement, they’d often change their minds,” Ron Hill, sales manager for Pyle Bros. of Baytown, Texas, said. “We’ve always been impressed with both the quality and operational characteristics of Auburn’s differentials, and their new 9-¼ gives me a lower-cost, higher performance alternative for my customers.”

Auburn’s new high-torque-bias limited-slip differential is engineered to surpass the abilities of the OE differential, making Auburn’s new differential even more attractive to those who want to upgrade their drivetrains and their performance capabilities. Auburn’s design provides superior bias torque to the high-traction wheel and is compatible with gear ratios of 2.71:1 and up. Aggressive off-road driving over difficult terrain can challenge some differentials to the breaking point. Auburn’s new 9-¼ limited-slip differential is designed to stand up to significant punishment and gives drivers smooth torque-sensing operation with correct bias ratios
engineered to outperform other standard differentials.

“I expect Auburn’s new diff. to be stronger overall and to deliver better traction, so we’ll see less one-wheel wonders,” Jeremy Ayers, president of J.T.’s Parts & Accessories of Cashmere, Washington, said. “Auburn’s products have the best warranty in the business, and the fact that their products are made in the U.S.A. is important to our customer base.” Auburn Gear has been manufacturing its products in Auburn, Indiana, since 1982. The company
engineers a wide variety of performance-enhancing and high-performance aftermarket differentials and believes that being exclusively American Made is one of its unique advantages.

All Auburn differentials are backed by the company’s one-year warranty and exclusive Differential Replacement Exchange (D-REX) Program. According to the terms of the D-REX Program, Auburn will replace any differential within the first four years of purchase, regardless of circumstances. The replacement differential is one-third of the original cost (that is roughly the equivalent of the price of a competitor’s clutch pack). The replacement differential comes fully assembled, tested, certified and ready for installation. No rebuilding is required, and thus no mixing of old or worn parts with new parts is necessary. “We watch the market closely, and we saw the need for a competitively priced aftermarket 9-¼ limited-slip differential,” Jamie Forrest, senior product engineer for Auburn Gear, said. “I’m excited to say that we brought our solution to fruition within 9 months of its inception, and it’s the extra effort involved that has allowed us to be first to market with our aftermarket 9-¼ solution.”

Auburn’s 9-¼ limited-slip differential, model number 5420142, is expected to begin shipping on or about Sept. 30, 2014. Auburn’s new aftermarket differential can be used to replace the open case or limited-slip differentials on Chrysler 9.25 in. ZF axle models. Auburn’s new differential is compatible with the 2011 - 2014 Dodge Durango Citadel, 2011 - 2013 Dodge Durango Crew, 2011 Dodge Durango Express, 2011 Dodge Durango Heat, 2014 Dodge Durango Limited, 2011 - 2014 Dodge Durango R/T, 2014 Dodge Durango Rallye, 2012 - 2014 Dodge Durango Special Service, 2012 - 2014 Dodge Durango SXT, 2010 - 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo, 2010 - 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited, 2011 - 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland, 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland Summit, 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT, 2010 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8, 2012 - 2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8, 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee Summit, 2012 RAM 1500 Big Horn, 2014 RAM 1500 Big Horn, 2012 - 2014 RAM 1500 Express, 2013 - 2014 RAM 1500 HFE, 2011 - 2014 RAM 1500 Laramie, 2013 - 2014 RAM 1500 Laramie Limited, 2011 - 2014 RAM 1500 Laramie Longhorn, 2014 RAM 1500 Lone Star, 2012 RAM 1500 Outdoorsman, 2013 RAM 1500 R/T, 2014 RAM 1500 SLT, 2014 RAM 1500 Special Service, 2011 - 2014 RAM 1500 Sport, 2011 - 2012 RAM 1500 ST, 2011 - 2014 RAM 1500 Tradesman and 2012 RAM 1500 Tradesman HD.

Find the differential that’s right for your vehicle with Auburn’s new Diff Dr. on the Auburn Gear website. Product information can also be obtained by contacting Auburn Gear or members of its extensive North American and worldwide distributor network and a distributor locator is also available on the Auburn Gear website.

Questions regarding Auburn Gear’s 9-¼ limited-slip differential may be directed to Justin R. Smith at (260) 920-1359 or jrsmith@auburngear.com

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GM Performance Parts - Cutting Edge

Mon, Aug 11, 2014 12:47:44 pm America/Los_Angeles

Fifth-Gen LSD

No, no. We're talking about Auburn Gear's performance-enhancing limited-slip differential, for Generation-5 V-8 Camaros. Unveiled last fall at SEMA 2013, the differential has a four-pinion gear design, and has been engineered to exceed the capability of the stock two-pinion OE (P/N 92230401) differential, thanks to an impressive bias ratio. Suitable for high horsepower rides, the new unit utilizes aircraft quality, 9310 heat-treated billet steel, known for its high-strength and endurance characteristics. The limited slip differential (P/N/ 5420138) from Auburn, supports 3.27, 3.45, and 3.73 gear ratios. Proudly American made, the replacement differential comes fully assembled, tested, certified, and ready for installation. No rebuilding is required.

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New Product: Camaro Gen 5 V-8 Differential

Wed, Jun 25, 2014 20:15:59 pm America/Los_Angeles

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New Product: Max Lock Locker Differential

Wed, Jun 25, 2014 19:53:28 pm America/Los_Angeles

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New Product: Nissan Titan Rear Differential

Wed, Jun 25, 2014 13:37:04 pm America/Los_Angeles

Nissan Titan Performance Differential

Nissan Titan Rear Differential

Part Number: 5420137

Price: $679.99

Drive Type: Rear Wheel

Application: 04-07 Nissan Titan with 32 Tooth Axle Shaft and All Gear Ratios

*Replacement for factory open differential only. If replacing factory locker, new axle shafts are required.

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2014 Shows and Events

Tue, Feb 18, 2014 14:52:04 pm America/Los_Angeles

Midwest Big Show:
Texas February 7th – 8th

SRRS Hot Springs:
Arkansas February 21st – 22nd

Northeast Big Show:
New Jersey February 21st – 22nd

Ultra 4 Races:
Arkansas April 4th-5th

Jeep Beach:
Florida April 23rd-27th

Moab:
May 1st-4th

4-Wheel Jamboree:
Ohio May 16th -18th

Steve McQueen FoSM Car and Motorcycle Show
California June 7th

4-Wheel Jamboree:
Missouri June 21st – 22nd

4-Wheel Jamboree:
Pennsylvania July 11th – 13th

Ultra 4 Hot Springs:
Arkansas August 16th -17th

4-Wheel Jamboree: 
Indiana September 19th – 21st

Off-Road Expo:
California October 4th-5th

SRRS Hot Springs Finals:
Arkansas October 11th – 12th

SEMA Show
November 4th -7th 2014

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Auburn Gear's New Performance-Enhancing Camero Gen 5 V-8 Differential

Mon, Jan 13, 2014 20:46:48 pm America/Los_Angeles

Auburn Gear Open-to-Lock Differential

Auburn Gear Open-to-Lock Differential

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SEMA 2013: Auburn Gear Upgrades the 5th Gen Camaro

Fri, Dec 20, 2013 11:33:54 am America/Los_Angeles

Auburn Gear Differential

We’ve reached the point in the 5th Gen Camaro’s timeline when several things are happening – the early cars are beginning to come out of warranty so owners are becoming more apt to modify them, they’re being sold or turned in off-lease and ending up in the hands of their second owners, and those brave early adopters who threw superchargers, turbo kits, and nitrous systems at them have found the limits of the stock drivetrain the hard way.

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Auburn Gear Girl Signing Autographs at SEMA 2013

Mon, Dec 16, 2013 19:35:42 pm America/Los_Angeles

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SEMA 2013: Bojix Design 2014 Ford Mustang

Mon, Dec 16, 2013 19:28:54 pm America/Los_Angeles

Bojix 2014 Mustang

Bojix Design debuted their incredible 2013 Ford Mustang at the SEMA Show last year, and now the company has proven that it wasn’t just a one-hit-wonder with this stunning 2014 Mustang. Just like last year it stands out with a bright paint job, a custom BASF orange with black and white trim, matched with a 3dCarbon body kit with fender flares and a Bojix Design proprietary rear fascia with exhaust outlets. Under the hood is ProCharger’s new i-1 programmable intercooled supercharger system paired with a Ford Racing Cobra Jet intake manifold and throttle body. The extra power now runs through a Spec Stage 2 clutch and aluminum flywheel as well as an Auburn Gear differential and Moser 3.73 gears and 31-spline axles. Whiteline suspension pieces and an Eibach R2 adjustable coilovers help put the horsepower to ground as well.

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Robust, four-pinion, ridged case design means the new Auburn differential is engineered to take everything high-performance Gen 5 Camaros can dish out.

AUBURN, Ind., July 30, 2013—Auburn Gear, LLC., a leading U.S.-based manufacturer of high-performance differentials, announced that it will present its new performance-enhancing Camaro Generation 5 V8 limited-slip differential at the 2013 SEMA Show in Las Vegas. The rugged, cone-style, high-torque-bias differential will be on display for the first time in Auburn Gear’s booth 22621 in the Central Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center.

Auburn’s four-pinion gear design is engineered to exceed the capability of the Chevrolet Camaro’s two-pinion OE stock differential, making the Auburn diff. the right choice for those who want to upgrade their drive train. The new Auburn differential harnesses the separation forces that occur within the differential gears as torque increases. Separation forces increase the torque capacity of the clutch, providing bias torque to the high-traction wheel. The new diff. boasts an impressive bias ratio, capable of delivering tire-smoking torque to the tractive wheel.

“With Auburn’s four-pinion gear design and ridged case, drivers can feel confident that this diff. will fully utilize their Camaro’s axle capacity,” Jamie Forrest, senior product engineer for Auburn Gear, said. “Our new differential is designed to accommodate all Gen 5 V8 218-millimeter Camaros, including high-performance vehicles with engine outputs exceeding 600 horsepower.”

Dynamic forces caused by more powerful engines and competitive environments can cause less robust differentials to fail under pressure. Auburn’s new Camaro Gen 5 differential utilizes aircraft quality, 9310 heat-treated billet steel, endowing it with unparalleled strength and endurance characteristics.

The new differential is backed by an industry-leading one-year warranty and Auburn’s exclusive Differential Replacement Exchange (D-REX) Program. Under the terms of the D-REX Program, Auburn will replace any differential within the first four years after purchase, regardless of circumstances. The replacement differential is one-third of the original cost, or the equivalent of the price of a competitor’s clutch pack. The replacement differential comes fully assembled, tested, certified and ready for installation. No rebuilding is required and thus no mixing of old or worn parts with new parts is necessary.

“It’s widely known that some differentials have simply not been up to the task and have proven themselves to be the weakest link in the Camaro Gen 5’s drive train,” Forrest said. “Automotive enthusiasts who understand vehicle performance know that it’s about component balance and equilibrium and our new differential is well-suited to take on the challenge of competitive driving and to perform without fail.”

Auburn Gear engineers and manufactures a wide range of performance-enhancing and high-performance aftermarket differentials and is proud of its reputation for being exclusively American Made. Auburn Gear makes all of its products in the town of Auburn, Ind., located in the nation’s heartland. A complete product catalog can be accessed on the Auburn Gear website.

Auburn’s new Camaro Gen 5 differential, model number 5420138, is expected to begin shipping on or about Dec. 15, 2013. The new differential can be used to replace the OE product designation 92230401 for the Chevrolet Camaro Generation 5. Auburn Gear’s new differential supports 3.27, 3.45, and 3.73 gear ratios. Product information is now available and can be obtained by contacting Auburn Gear or members of its extensive North American and worldwide distributor network. A distributor locator is available at: http://www.auburngear.com/aftermarket/distributors.aspx

Questions regarding Auburn Gear’s new Camaro Gen 5 differential may be directed to Justin R. Smith at (260) 920-1359 or jrsmith@auburngear.com

To access high-resolution images of Auburn Gear’s new Camaro Generation 5 Differential, please visit: http://goo.gl/wumTUp

Editors Note:
About Auburn Gear

Auburn Gear, LLC. was organized in 1982 and has decades of gear manufacturing experience. The company serves international builders of vehicles and machinery for the automotive, truck, bus, aerial lift, agriculture, light and heavy construction, mining, forestry and marine industries. Capabilities include full line design, development, testing and manufacturing of a wide range of geared products. Facilities include development, gauge, gear and metallurgical laboratories. Production process capacities include turning, gear cutting, spline rolling, heat treat, shot peening and finished grinding.

Chevrolet and Camaro are trademarks of General Motors LLC. The terms Chevrolet Camaro Generation 5 and references to models and product designations are for reference purposes only. Neither Auburn Gear, nor its products are sponsored or endorsed by General Motors, and there is nothing else in the use of the Chevrolet Camaro brand designation that should lead a reader to believe that there is an association between Auburn Gear and General Motors.

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Electronically Controlled Traction Differential For Mustangs - Switched On

Thu, Jan 1, 1970 00:00:00 am America/Los_Angeles

Horse Sense:

Digging around Auburn Gear's literature, it's clear the ECTED differential is aimed at OEM applications. Imagine the traction tricks you could pull with a computer calling the shots on limited-slip engagement. From nearly fully open to fully locked up and anywhere in between, ECTED technology could soon show up on Ford showroom floors.

Well into the electronic revolution as we are, you'd think all the mechanical questions had been answered. But judging from the seemingly endless yet not-quite-perfect attempts at developing the ultimate differential, we have to say it isn't so. From the hopelessly traction-limited but cheap-and-easy-to-live-with open differential to the amazingly complex and expensive teams of gears such as the Torsen, the quest continues for a differential that is quiet and accommodating on the street yet tough as nails and with cat-on-a-carpet traction at the track.

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Dana 50 Front Differential Buildup - Do-It-Yourself Differential

Mon, Dec 16, 2013 17:11:21 pm America/Los_Angeles

Every diesel truck on the road today has a differential and ring and pinion gear set in the rear axle. Four-wheel-drive trucks add a second set of gears and another differential to the front axle to transmit engine torque to all four wheels. Yet differential modification and repair is one of the most feared and least understood aspects of diesel trucks.

The truth is, setting up ring and pinion gears and installing traction-adding differentials isn't hard-but it is a pain and requires special tools that can mean a big investment of cash. To see how difficult installing new gears and a differential would be at home, we chose a Dana 50 front differential from a Ford F-250 to use as a guinea pig.

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Auburn Gear Open-to-Lock Differential

Superior strength, dependable electronic operation and exceptional torque transmission characteristics make Auburn’s new Dana 60 differential an intelligent choice.

Auburn Gear, LLC., a leading U.S.–based manufacturer of high-performance differentials, revealed that it will present its new patent-pending electronic open-to-lock differential at the 2013 SEMA Show in Las Vegas. The new differentials’ case strength and unique gear geometry will make it the toughest and most efficient aftermarket diff on the market. Dependable electronic operation allows the driver to conveniently transition from an open to a locked differential mode as the need arises, all without leaving the driver’s seat.

Auburn Gear has designed an aftermarket differential that instills confidence by eliminating the gear and pneumatic system failures that have been known to occur among those asking more of their Dana 60 axles and aftermarket selectable lockers. Auburn created its new differential in response to marketplace demand for a more reliable solution and to consumer dissatisfaction with the status quo.

“Skilled and unskilled drivers alike can put tremendous stress on a locked differential when one wheel is in the air, or when their vehicle is on terrain that doesn’t require a locker,” Sam Shirley, administrator for Jeep Owners of Central Arkansas (JOCA), said. “It’s not uncommon to see traditional locking differentials fail when folks push them beyond their limits.”

Typically, a selectable locker differential relies on a mechanically complex gear arrangement that is vulnerable to torque stress and has more parts to break. The mechanisms used to engage and disengage the lockers may fail as well. Lockers operating on compressed air can be a hassle to install and maintain and can suffer malfunctions from condensation in the lines that may render the controls inoperable.

“The gear geometry of our new differential minimizes mechanical complexity, locks the gears to the differential housing and thus transfers torque directly from the differential case, not through the gears,” Jamie Forrest, senior product engineer for Auburn Gear, said. “A reliable electronic control, coupled with superior mechanical design and high-strength ductile iron construction, means we’ve engineered absolute confidence into our new Dana 60 aftermarket diff.”

Auburn’s rugged 4-pinion gear design arrangement is designed to exceed the performance of OE and aftermarket differentials alike. “This diff will give drivers total assurance that they won’t break gears when pushing their vehicles to the limit in locked mode,” Forrest added.

When Auburn’s differential is unlocked, or open, it allows each individual wheel to rotate at a variable rate. In its open mode, the new differential provides equal rotational torque to each wheel. Although the wheels may rotate at varying speeds, each applies a similar rotational force, even if one wheel is stationary while the other is revolving.

When the new differential is locked, it forces both wheels to rotate at an equal speed regardless of terrain or traction. In locked mode, each wheel applies a rotational force equal to the conditions and its tractive capacity, so the torque exerted on the differential hemispheres, each side-shaft and wheels can be significantly unequal.

The new differential is backed by an industry-leading one-year warranty and Auburn’s exclusive Differential Replacement Exchange (D-REX) Program. Under the terms of the D-REX Program, Auburn will replace any differential within the first four years after purchase, regardless of circumstances. The replacement differential is one-third of the original cost, or the equivalent of the price of a competitor’s clutch pack. The replacement differential comes fully assembled, tested, certified and ready for installation. No rebuilding is required, and thus no mixing of old or worn parts with new parts is necessary.

Auburn Gear engineers and manufactures a wide range of performance-enhancing and high-performance aftermarket differentials and is proud of its reputation for being exclusively American Made. Auburn Gear makes all of its products in the town of Auburn, Ind., located in the nation’s heartland. A complete product catalog can be accessed on the Auburn Gear website.

Auburn’s Dana 60 aftermarket differentials, model numbers 545022 (4.10:1 & down) and 545023 (4.56:1 & up), are expected to begin shipping on or about March 15, 2014. Product information is now available and can be obtained by contacting Auburn Gear or members of its extensive North American and worldwide distributor network. A distributor locator is available at: http://www.auburngear.com/aftermarket/distributors.aspx

Questions regarding Auburn Gear’s new Dana 60 aftermarket differential may be directed to Justin R. Smith at (260) 920-1359 or jrsmith(at)auburngear(dot)com

To access high-resolution images of Auburn Gear’s new Dana 60 aftermarket differential, please visit: http://goo.gl/wumTUp.

Editors Note:
About Auburn Gear
Auburn Gear, LLC. was organized in 1982 and has decades of gear manufacturing experience. The company serves international builders of vehicles and machinery for the automotive, truck, bus, aerial lift, agriculture, light and heavy construction, mining, forestry and marine industries. Capabilities include full line design, development, testing and manufacturing of a wide range of geared products. Facilities include development, gauge, gear and metallurgical laboratories. Production process capacities include turning, gear cutting, spline rolling, heat treat, shot peening and finished grinding.

Dana and Dana 60 may be trademarks of their respective organizations. The terms Dana and Dana 60 and references to models and product designations are for reference purposes only. Neither Auburn Gear nor its products are sponsored or endorsed by Dana and Dana 60 and there is nothing else in the use of the Dana and Dana 60 designation that should lead a reader to believe that there is an association between Auburn Gear and these organizations.

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4 Wheelin' with Feelin'

Thu, Jan 1, 1970 00:00:00 am America/Los_Angeles

Auburn Gear was happy to donate a differential for the 35th Annual 4 Wheelin' with Feelin' for March of Dimes.
 
The winner of our differential, Karl Schultz, sent a nice thank you to Auburn Gear.
 
They raised over $14,000 at this event!

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Sam Shirley - Super Dana 44

Mon, Dec 16, 2013 16:33:47 pm America/Los_Angeles

Diff Winner

Sam Shirley is a member of the JOCA Jeep Club which is one of the largest off-road Jeep Clubs in the nation. Auburn Gear sponsored his custom built 2012 JK Rubicon with our Super Dana 44. He is shown in this picture with the winner of an Auburn Gear Differential.

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Check Out Auburn Gear at 2013 SEMA Convention

Wed, Dec 18, 2013 10:56:26 am America/Los_Angeles

SEMA Booth #22621

Auburn Gear will present its new performance-enhancing Camaro Generation 5, V8 limited-slip differential at the 2013 SEMA Show in Las Vegas. The rugged, cone-style, high-torque-bias differential will be on display for the first time in Auburn Gear’s booth in the Central Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center. The four-pinion-gear design is engineered to exceed the capability of the Chevrolet Camaro’s two-pinion OE stock differential,
making the Auburn differential the right choice for those who want to upgrade their drivetrains.

Information: www.auburngear.com or call 260-925-3200.

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Camaro Gen 5 Diff

Wed, Feb 26, 2014 20:21:27 pm America/Los_Angeles

Camaro Gen 5 Diff

 

Click on the link below to see the new Auburn Gear Camaro Gen 5 Ad!

Camaro Gen 5 Ad

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