Drive Line Tech

December 29th, 2009

Why are you running articles on transmission rebuilds in Diesel World? I thought this was a diesel magazine-what gives?

Dear Editor,

Why are you running articles on transmission rebuilds in Diesel World? I thought this was a diesel magazine-what gives?

Sometimes we joke that the diesel performance industry has been the number one driving force for transmission rebuilders. And in certain ways, it is. Transmitting lots of torque to the wheels reliably is a very difficult job. Stock transmissions are just not equipped to live all that long when torque creeps up over 500 ft/lbs., not to mention 1000–or 1200–ft/lbs. we sometimes see on street driven diesels these days.

Add to that the demands of towing, driving tall tires on vehicles with tall gearing, and it’s easy to see why the transmission becomes an area of keen interest to the diesel performance enthusiast.

That’s why we plan on continuing stories that allow a diesel owner to learn how to appropriately harden their driveline to handle whatever torque loads they intend to generate. Anything that increases reliability and capability is of interest.

 

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