Join us a detailed look at Dynotech’s range of steel, aluminum, carbon fiber, and even carbon fiber-wrapped aluminum driveshafts with their own Steve Raymond, discussing everything from how a carbon fiber driveshaft is made to how you can go best go about selecting the right driveshaft for your needs.
by Andrew Wolf on April 17, 2013
We delve into torque converter selection and application – it’s not as simple as you think. We cover the topic with experts from ATI Racing, Pro Torque, Neal Chance Racing Converters, and TCI Auto – check inside for details.
by Lindsey Fisher on January 9, 2013
As the last stop for your Corvette’s power before it hits the drive wheels, your car’s differential is a very important component in your drivetrain setup. That’s why the creative minds behind Eaton have come up with a new LSD with carbon clutches specifically designed for performance C5 and C6 Corvettes.
by Barry Kluczyk on December 30, 2012
We love crunching the gears on an old Rock Crusher as much as the next guy, but when it comes to blending the best of modern technology with the incomparable style of vintage sheet metal, it’s hard to beat a first-generation Camaro with a late-model TREMEC transmisison. See what it takes right here!
by Clifton Klaverweiden on October 2, 2012
We’re on a mission for traction as we try to feed 1,300 horsepower through a stock type suspension and some skinnny M/T drag radials on Project BlownZ. How do we plan to do that? Easy – with tough parts from Moser, Afco, and Wolfe Racecraft, mixed in with adjustability and endless hours of chassis tuning…
by Jim Smart on August 31, 2012
The 4L70E is a good transmission from the factory, with more torque capacity than both the 4L60E and 65E. But you’re still likely to reach it’s power limits before you find the limits of your desire for more power. So,we talked with transmission pros at Gearstar on just how to take the 4L70E from good to great…
A performance torque converter is one of the best bang-for-your-buck upgrades you can do to a car with an automatic trans. But how do you know what converter is right for your specific car? The experts at TCI walk us through just what a torque converter is, how it works, and how you can find the right one for you.
We sit down with three of the biggest names in high-performance transmissions to learn all we can about the GM TH350, TH400, and 700R4 gearboxes. Follow along as we discuss the weak points, diagnosing and troubleshooting, and how to prevent transmission failure with representatives from TCI, ATI, and Gearstar.
by Michael Harding on July 2, 2012
Upgrading your car with a newer, electronically controlled GM transmission can help with economy and performance. But TCI Automotive can help you take it one step further with their standalone EZ-TCU.
by Andrew Wolf on July 2, 2012
Moser Engineering and their popular new Muscle Pak line of complete, assembled rear end housings that take the hard work out of building a housing so that you can spend more time enjoying your ride and less time under it, and today, we’re taking a look at the options and the assembly of one of these housings.
by Jim Smart on June 13, 2012
What makes Centerforce clutches more advanced than most is technology – the weighted clutch system, low-friction ball bearing pressure plate pivots where possible on some clutches, and new forms of friction power transmit unlike anything you’ve ever seen before. Join us as we review the offerings from Centerforce.
The 4LXX automatic overdrive transmissions are a great way to “get shifty” no matter what you use your car for. In stock form they are great for mildly modified street cars, and they can be modified to take a beating from 1,000 plus horsepower engines. We talked with three top trans builders to get all the inf
by Jefferson Bryant on February 28, 2012
Far too often overlooked in the building of a street/strip project are the axles. While stock axles are not necessarily all bad, there are some things to consider when putting together a strip-ready rear end. We team up with Moser and Strange to bring you the 411 on street/strip axles.
by Clifton Klaverweiden on February 21, 2012
The fifth and final episode in our Centerforce University series takes you to the outer limits of clutch performance with a look at what’s involved in building a race clutch that won’t act like a one-leg Stair Master…
by Clifton Klaverweiden on February 15, 2012
Welcome back to class, and the 4th episode of Centerforce University. In this installment, Professor Baty will guide you through the key elements of choosing the right clutch for your street driven ride – helping you to find the right balance of torque capacity and streetability.
by Clifton Klaverweiden on February 7, 2012
An aftermarket flywheel can improve performance and safety, but picking the right part is more involved than just asking for the lightest, trickest piece of hardware available for your car. Follow along as we get schooled in the science of flywheels with Centerforce…
by Clifton Klaverweiden on January 30, 2012
In this, the second installment of Centerforce University, we will go over how to properly break in a new clutch once you have it installed. We will also discuss some of the ugly consequences of failing to properly break in your clutch. So step inside, because class is back in session…
by Sean Haggai on January 10, 2012
It’s pretty obvious “Swinger” is heading out as a heavy hitter. It’s been a long time coming, and finally with the paint smoothed and finished, Sean Goude, our resident tech-genius could begin the laborious task of fitting Swinger with the entire powertrain setup, exhaust, and driveshaft.
by Clifton Klaverweiden on January 10, 2012
Welcome to Centerforce University, where we will bring you all the clutch knowledge your gear-filled head can hold. In this, the first of five installments of Centerforce University, the experts at Centerforce give us a quick rundown of the basics of exactly how a clutch operates.
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by Jefferson Bryant on November 18, 2011
Modern differentials come in many flavors—open, limited slip, locking, and spool (which is not even a differential). The open differential is not really “geared” for performance, so it’s out as is (see drop-ins below for open carrier upgrades). That leaves three. Here’s everything to know which works for y