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2018 Mud Bog Point Series Charts

Tuesday, May 15, 2018 1:49:00 PM America/New_York

2018 Mud Bog Point Series

Charts will be updated as events occur.

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Learn More: Auburn Gear MAX Lock Lockers11

Friday, April 28, 2017 2:07:32 PM America/New_York

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

Friday, April 7, 2017 10:04:08 AM America/New_York

 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 – Updated Schedule

Monday, April 3, 2017 1:29:46 PM America/New_York

Mud Bog Schedule

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

Tuesday, February 14, 2017 1:33:29 PM America/New_York

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

Tuesday, February 14, 2017 1:29:21 PM America/New_York

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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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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New Product: Dana 60 Ected Max Differential

Wednesday, September 17, 2014 9:42:35 AM America/New_York

Dana 60 Ected Max Black

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9-1/4 Limited-Slip Differential Press Release

Tuesday, August 19, 2014 2:53:21 PM America/New_York

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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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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