Chrysler-Diffs-Cover-6-27-13-FullNORTH BRANCH, Minn. — Over the last 40 years, millions of Chrysler, AMC, and Jeep vehicles have used these differentials, propelling these high-performance vehicles to victory on the street, in drag racing, and other forms of racing. After years of use, these differentials require rebuilding, and of course aftermarket suppliers offer ring and pinion and other parts to upgrade these axles.

In this Workbench series title, the focus is on the disassembly, inspection, and step-by-step rebuild of the most popular high-performance differentials. Axles and differentials are not incredibly complex components, but there are some specific steps to follow for rebuilding, upgrading, and setting them up properly, and this book demystifies the process
and explains it in detail. A book dedicated to the Dana, Chrysler with and without Sure-Grip, and AMC axles has never been published before.

This book will also feature extensive gear and application charts, so the reader selects the correct gear ratio for a particular vehicle and application. Special coverage is therefore dedicated to ring-and-pinion gears. In addition, selecting the best aftermarket and production axle shafts is covered as well as modifying and upgrading the differential housings.

Torq Development Company is proud to announce the availability of its Super-14 crate axle line.  Super-14 utilizes GM 14 Bolt axle architecture and packages the 10.5” ring gear into a drop out style third member.  The net result of Super-14’s design equals one of the strongest light truck axle platforms available on the market.   The Super-14 crate axle line makes the Super-14 available as a fully factory assembled axle package built completely by Torq.  These axle assemblies are available now with a wide variety of gearing, hub, brake, differential, and axle shaft options.  Upgrades include SSBC Big Brake package, ARB Air Locker, and 40 spline axle options. Torq’s Super-14 crate axles can be purchased as steering and non-steering packages.  The Super-14 crate axles are available with bare axle tubes or fully bracketed to bolt directly into the Jeep Wrangler JK.  All Super-14 JK assemblies are designed to integrate with the factory Jeep ABS/ESP brake electronics and factory e-brake.  Additional bracket options are currently in development to allow integration of the Super-14 crate axle into a wide variety of vehicle platforms.  Crate axles start at $5995.

The millions of games in the world drooling over the most anticipated video game launch of the year with Call of Duty: Black Ops have one more thing to get excited about. Jeep recently announced it has been named exclusive automotive partner by Activision Publishing for Call of Duty: Black Ops, which will be released on November 9.

In conjunction with the partnership between Jeep and Activision, Jeep will be producing a limited-edition 2011 Jeep Wrangler Call of Duty: Black Ops Edition, which will be available next month to coincide with the launch of the game. The Jeep Wrangler will be available at a U.S. manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP) of $30,625 for the two-door model and $33,500 for the four-door (Jeep Wrangler Unlimited) model, and Jeep notes that both prices include $750 destination.