The Sounds Of Death: A Failing Differential Story

The Sounds Of Death: A Failing Differential Story

Posted by :  Evan | Posted on :  04-12-2021

Breaking a differential can be a sudden, horrific event. If you’ve haunted the drag strip you’ve undoubtedly seen the loud, fully cammed hot rod drop the clutch then drop a load of gears and metal on the track. Out on the trail, a struggling rig finally hooks up and the sudden torque is too much for the diff, grenading the unit to its ultimate demise. A differential can also die slowly and...

Upgrade Your Toyota’s Drivetrain With Top-Quality Yukon Parts

Upgrade Your Toyota’s Drivetrain With Top-Quality Yukon Parts

Posted by :  Evan | Posted on :  04-13-2021

Toyota’s have earned a long-running cult-like reputation for off-road tenacity for absorbing abuse and overcoming obstacles on the trail. We get it. And we’ve developed hundreds of part numbers dedicated to the illustrious sombrero badge. If you own a Toyota and want to run with the bear we have Grizzly Lockers, Spartan Lockers, Dura Grip limited slip units, Master Overhaul Gear Kits ,...

Tales From The Tech Line: Burnt Gear Blues

Tales From The Tech Line: Burnt Gear Blues

Posted by :  Gus | Posted on :  04-12-2021

Tech Question: I've been having some issues with ring and pinion failure in a Chrysler 8.25” differential that’s in a ‘98 Jeep Cherokee. The first set failed in about 4,000 miles and the set that’s currently in it is on its way out as well. I'm by no means a Diff Wizard, but I have setup many with no failures until this particular case. After the first set failed I just bought a...

Yukon Gear & Axle Toyota Re-Gear Kits

Yukon Gear & Axle Toyota Re-Gear Kits

Posted by :  Evan | Posted on :  04-12-2021

Reclaim Performance in Big-Tire Yotas Toyota owners can now take advantage of performance-engineered Yukon Gear & Axle gear sets that have been proven at King of the Hammers, the granite crags of Moab, and in Ultra4 competition across the country. Yukon’s convenient ring and pinion Re-Gear Kits bundle everything you need to upgrade your Toyota’s front and rear differentials in one...

How It Works: RPM Calculator

How It Works: RPM Calculator

Posted by :  Evan | Posted on :  04-12-2021

An RPM Calculator is especially valuable to those considering jumping to a bigger tire, altering their vehicle’s performance by changing ring and pinion gears, or satisfying a curiosity about their current setup. The calculator determines your engine rpm at a selected vehicle speed. What You Need to Know The RPM Calculator requires the vehicle’s gear ratio and tire height to...

Yukon Vehicle Recovery Gear

Yukon Vehicle Recovery Gear

Posted by :  Evan | Posted on :  04-12-2021

Getting unstuck is part of wheeling, do it right and it’s a fun part of wheeling. Whether your pulling a friend free or winching yourself out, Yukon Gear & Axle recovery gear has what it takes to get you back on the trail. When shopping recovery gear remember that a recovery rope’s strength rating needs to surpass the gross vehicle weight of the rig you’re extracting by two to three times....

How It Works: Positraction Limited Slip Differentials

How It Works: Positraction Limited Slip Differentials

Posted by :  Evan | Posted on :  04-12-2021

Positraction or Limited Slip Differential Limited Slip Differentials (LSD) significantly increase the traction and performance of Jeeps, trucks, 4×4s, and RWD vehicles on the street, at the strip, or on the trail. Positraction is what General Motors called its limited slip differential, the term has come to refer to LSDs in general. How Do Limited Slip Differentials Work? An LSD’s...

Ian "Big Tire" Johnson Spin Free Installation Video

Ian "Big Tire" Johnson Spin Free Installation Video

Posted by :  Evan | Posted on :  03-03-2021

Yukon Spin Free Kits Freewheeling in the Name of Fun and Efficiency   Ian Johnson, the host of the TV show “Four Wheeler” on the MotorTrend Network, runs through all the details involved in installing a Spin Free Kit in the accompanying video. The four-wheel-drive systems on some Dodge and Jeep applications are engineered to turn the front axles and transfer case gears when the...

Yukon Hardcore Diff Covers: A Fortress of Tough Nodular Iron

Yukon Hardcore Diff Covers: A Fortress of Tough Nodular Iron

Posted by :  Evan | Posted on :  04-12-2021

Upgrade Your Diff Cover and Avoid Costly Repairs Yukon Hardcore Diff Covers are designed to protect lockers, gears, and axles from the abuse that makes wheeling an adventure. Yukon covers are constructed from thick-walled, high-strength ductile nodular iron to endure the most severe impacts Mother Nature can dish out. They also increase the structural rigidity of the differential,...