When a track day transmission failure took out the differential on our project C5 Corvette, we knew we had to go big or go home for the rebuild. See how LG and RPM built a bulletproof rear for our ‘Vette.
by Paul Huizenga on February 14, 2014
Everything you wanted to know about clutches, and maybe some things you didn’t know you needed to know. Check out this detailed question-and-answer session with some of the industry’s top minds!
by Rick Seitz on September 13, 2013
The Camaro 1LE was built for the track right off of the showroom floor, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t improve upon it’s track prowess. Follow along as we install a Mantic dual disc clutch…
by Barry Kluczyk on August 15, 2013
It’s not everyday that you get the chance to experience a tour of OE level proving grounds and R&D, so when we had the opportunity to tour the Eaton facility we jumped on it! Check out how Eaton puts their superchar
by Andrew Wolf on April 17, 2013
Join us in a detailed look at Dynotech’s range of steel, aluminum, carbon fiber, and even carbon fiber-wrapped aluminum driveshafts with their own Steve Raymond. Check out the details here!
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.
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 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 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.
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
by Tim Kern on October 19, 2011
The Tremec’s T-56 Magnum has all the improvements. And yes, in some dimensions, it’s bigger. So now, we can have six speeds, and allow our better engines to use more of their improvements doing what they like to do: pushing pavement behind us.
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Torque converters are the component that made the modern automatic transmission possible, transferring power from the engine to the rest of the drivetrain without the use of a clutch. Even though we’ve all used them, few of us understand what’s actually going on inside or how they’re built.