Jeep, Dana & Chrysler Differentials: How to Rebuild & Upgrade the Chrysler 8 1/4, 8 3/4, Dana 44 & 60, & AMC 20 by Larry Shepard, Paperback | Barnes & Noble
Jeep, Dana & Chrysler Differentials: How to Rebuild & Upgrade the Chrysler 8 1/4, 8 3/4, Dana 44 & 60, & AMC 20

Jeep, Dana & Chrysler Differentials: How to Rebuild & Upgrade the Chrysler 8 1/4, 8 3/4, Dana 44 & 60, & AMC 20

by Larry Shepard
     
 

View All Available Formats & Editions

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 applications. Chrysler used the Dana 60 and BorgWarner Sure-Grip high-performance differentials in the Challenger, Charger, Barracuda, Super Bee and many other renowned

Overview

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 applications. Chrysler used the Dana 60 and BorgWarner Sure-Grip high-performance differentials in the Challenger, Charger, Barracuda, Super Bee and many other renowned Chrysler muscle cars. These differentials have been tied to historic powerhouse engines, such as the Chrysler Magnum and Hemi V8s in stock car, drag racing, and other forms of racing, making history in the process. Jeep CJs and Cherokees have used the Dana 44 and AMC 20 and put these differentials under tremendous loads, which often requires frequent rebuilds. 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, Sure-Grip, and AMC Jeep axles has never been published before, and Mopar, Jeep and AMC enthusiasts are hungry for this information. The Dana and AMC axles should remain in wide use into the foreseeable future, and therefore there will be a consistent demand for this information.

This book will also feature extensive gear and application charts, so the reader is sure to select 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.

Editorial Reviews

The Midwest Book Review - James Cox
"Jeep, Dana & Chrysler Differentials: How to Rebuild & Upgrade the Chrysler 8 1/4, 8 3/4, Dana 44 & 60, & AMC 20 tells how to select the right differential for each vehicle, how to rebuild and setup the work, and how to gain high performance from work achieved, and is a 'must' for any working with these systems. Workbench mechanics will relish the step-by-step color photos that pair well with keys to achieving performance results, and teaches even novices how to identify, completely disassemble, and inspect critical parts. From selecting and replacing gears to installation, this offers a comprehensive reference for any who would professionally rebuild one of these differentials with a minimum of special knowledge. All that's needed is tools and this book to assure understanding and success." -James Cox, The Midwest Book Review, October 2013
Muscle Car Review - Drew Hardin
"Thorough and well illustrated with photos and diagrams, this book is an invaluable resource for the hardcore gearhead." -Drew Hardin, Muscle Car Review, November 2013
Old Cars Guide to Auto Restoration - Angelo Van Bogart
review listed incorrect author; review and cover image in April 2014 issue of American Car Magazine (UK pub)
tkc magazine
"An essential mine of information on a crucial area of your car, and a resource that owners of such components can't do without." -tkc magazine, November/December 2013

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781613250495
Publisher:
CarTech, Incorporated
Publication date:
06/15/2013
Pages:
176
Sales rank:
524,911
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 10.90(h) x 0.50(d)

Meet the Author

Larry Shepard is a veteran Chrysler engineer having worked for Mopar Performance, the high performance parts division of Chrysler. He is also a veteran author having written several books. He has written five technical performance manuals for Chrysler. He and his wife live in Shelby Township, Michigan.

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >