TrakMotive, Author at aftermarketNews
Understanding Intermediate Shafts: What are they… and what do they do?

A Historical Look In the 1980’s the OE manufacturers where quickly transitioning to predominantly front wheel drive platforms. Front wheel drive vehicles incorporate a transverse engine mount design where the engine is mounted sideways, resulting in the left and right CV axles to be different lengths. Back then, the engines only produced a 100 to

Lifted Truck and Off-Road Applications Create Can Dramatically Affect CV Axle Life and Performance

When lifting a vehicle, modifications are made to the suspension so that bigger tires can be installed and to provide more clearance under the vehicle for off-road driving. This means the frame and body will be moved up and away from the wheels, which causes the CV axle angles to become extreme, often causing binding,

OE CV Axle Trends for Today’s More Demanding Drivetrains

Today’s vehicle drivetrain systems are far more complex and powerful than ever before. So, you want to make sure you choose a replacement axle that matches the original OE design attributes to ensure proper performance and durability. Avoid installing an inferior axle based on price only, that may not perform properly or worse yet, fail

New Monobloc OE CV Axle Technology Greatly Reduces NVH

Today’s vehicle drivetrain systems are far more complex and powerful than ever before. So, you want to make sure you choose a replacement axle that matches the original OE design attributes to ensure proper performance and durability. Avoid installing an inferior axle based on price only, that may not perform properly or worse yet, fail

OE CV Axle Trends for Today’s More Demanding Drivetrains

Today’s vehicle drivetrain systems are far more complex and powerful than ever before. So, you want to make sure you choose a replacement axle that matches the original OE design attributes to ensure proper performance and durability. Avoid installing an inferior axle based on price only, that may not perform properly or worse yet, fail

OE CV Axle Trends for Today’s More Demanding Drivetrains

Today’s vehicle drivetrain systems are far more complex and powerful than ever before. So, you want to make sure you choose a replacement axle that matches the original OE design attributes to ensure proper performance and durability. Avoid installing an inferior axle based on price only, which may not perform properly or worse yet, fail