Category: Drivetrain, Transmission, & Axle

Three Types of Ford Suspensions


Ford has had three different types of front suspensions for nearly all of their trucks. Each comes with its own advantages and disadvantages and in this article we’ll take a quick look into each one. We’ll start with the solid axle, and then go through the toughest independent system known as the Twin-I/Twin-Traction Beam. Finally, we’ll […] More »

  Comments | By - September 5, 2014

Limit Your Slip: A Limited Slip Differential Primer


While off-road guys need absolute locked out traction; high performance drivers on a paved road need a differential that will still provide a forward lock and a limited amount of lock while turning for maximum drive off of the corner. So how do we achieve that hard lock out of a corner without having the […] More »

  Comments | By - September 4, 2014

Dirty Work – Off Road with Rob MacCachren


We were trying to recruit other top notch teams to run our E4OD transmission. Rob MacCachren was and still is one of the best off road racers of all times. He had just won the Trophy Truck championship with a largely outdated truck. He had a fairly low budget for the time. He was really […] More »

  Comments | By - July 14, 2014

The Manual Transmission is Dead, and it’s Never Coming Back … Ever

2008 Ford F-450 Chassis Cab XLT Interior - Manual Transmission Stick Shift Home 2

For new cars and trucks purchased over the past 10 years, the manual transmission take rate has hovered around five percent. That take rate is only headed downward.

  Comments | By - July 8, 2014

Towing the Standard: Ford to Adopt SAE J2807


While Ford, Toyota, GM, Chrysler, and Nissan said they would adopt the SAE J2807 in 2009, only Toyota would use it on current model trucks. Now, it seems, all manufacturers will adopt the SAE J2807 standard to rate the towing capacity of their light duty pickups for the 2015 model year and on thanks to […] More »

  Comments | By - February 13, 2014

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