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Review 'Like all CarTech books, it's loaded with over 400 color photos, plus diagrams and illustrations that make it a must-have reference book on your shop's bookshelf.' (Mopar Muscle 2010-02-01) Read more From the Back Cover A high-performance vehicle must have a high-performance driveline. All too often an owner builds an engine with monstrous horsepower, but the axle, differential, or driveline components cannot handle the increased torque. When the driver accelerates hard, the axle snaps or the rear end chunks. Whether it?s a muscle car, sports car, or truck, a vehicle is only as strong as its weakest link, and the drivetrain must match the performance of the engine, tires, and suspension. High-Performance Differentials, Axles, and Drivelines covers everything the enthusiast mechanic needs to know about selecting the most desirable gear ratio, rebuilding differentials and other driveline components, and?most importantly?matching the correct driveline components to engine power output. All the horsepower and torque in the world is useless unless you can transmit it to the pavement. This book shows you how to make the most of a vehicle?s horsepower. It shows you how to set up a limited-slip differential, install high-performance axle shafts, swap out differential gears, and select the best available products for the driveline. It also reveals setups for the Chevy 12-bolt, Ford 9-inch, Dana units, and many other popular high-performance axles and rear ends. In addition, this book explains rear differential basics, rebuilding open differentials, ring and pinion gear operation. Axles, driveshafts, and U-joints are also discussed in detail. With this book in hand, you will be able to buy, install, maintain, and set up a drivetrain for almost any vehicle and application. Read more See all Editorial Reviews