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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

Monday, December 16, 2013 12:16:36 PM America/New_York

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

Monday, December 16, 2013 12:08:32 PM America/New_York

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'

Monday, December 16, 2013 11:36:15 AM America/New_York

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

Monday, December 16, 2013 11:33:38 AM America/New_York

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

Monday, December 16, 2013 11:22:45 AM America/New_York

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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