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Vtech Corvette provides complete C2 and C3 Corvette restoration. Our suspension and restoration shop is your best source for quick and reliable service. Vtech Corvette provides rebuilds of Corvette trailing arms, wheel bearings, rear ends (differentials) control arms. Our service work is guaranteed. We care about the passion you have for your Corvette.
Vtech Corvette has over thirty years of Corvette rebuilding experience and Jim is an ASE Certified Master Technician.
Since you are dealing directly with the rebuilder, Vtech offers unbeatable prices, quality work and quick turnaround on orders. By dealing directly with the rebuilder, you eliminate some of the cost. Vtech Corvette is very competitive on parts and pricing.
If you are looking for a specific part for your C2 or C3 Corvette restoration, please call us, we have inventory (new or reconditioned) that is not listed in our online store!
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"Your C2 and C3 Specialists!"
’63-’82 Corvette Differential Side Yokes (Stub Shafts)$134.00 – $155.00
1963 – 1982 CONTROL ARMS COMPLETE SET$1,150.00 – $1,275.00
1965 – 1982 Trailing Arm with a NEW TRAILING ARM – Left or Right (price includes core charge)$789.95
1965 -1982 Reconditioned Trailing Arm Assembly (price includes the core charge)$589.95
1965 -1982 Trailing Arm with NEW TRAILING ARM and NEW SPINDLE – NO CORE CHARGE$739.95
Prevalent Use of Corvette Differential
Like most components of an automobile, each features a precise task that assists keep the car moving. You could have heard of a Corvette differential but what exactly is it and what does it do? As part of the front and/or rear axle assembly, the differential plays an integral function in how your car makes turns. The differential is designed to drive a pair of wheels when allowing them to rotate at different speeds. This function supplies proportional RPMs between the left and proper wheels. When the inside tire rotates 15 RPM significantly less in a turn than going straight, then, the outdoors tire will rotate 15 RPM more than going straight.
Some cars, which include go-karts, are certainly not equipped using a differential. Within this case, each driving wheel is forced to rotate at the identical speed, normally on a prevalent axle driven by a simple chain-drive apparatus. Front-wheel drive autos are designed differently in that the axle and differential assembly is located in the transmission axle assembly or transaxle.
The Differential Gearbox
The Corvette differential consists of a gearbox, that is situated in between the wheels on an automobile. The box can be positioned on the front or rear of the car based on no matter whether you have front or rear-wheel drive. The method functions in combination with all the transmission to transfer the energy in the engine for the axle to turn the wheels.
Inside from the box consists of lubricating fluid developed to help keep the gears from overheating. More than time, the internal temperature of the gearbox causes the fluid to deteriorate. The breakdown may perhaps lead to particle contamination or leakage. When the fluid no longer prevents heat and friction, the gears commence grinding. If the difficulty just isn’t addressed and corrected, automobile owners face pricey repairs.
As such, the fluid requires replacement in line with the manufacturer’s recommendation. When a grinding noise comes from beneath the auto or truck, the differential may perhaps need to be evaluated for possible wear.
Importance of Corvette Differential
Auto wheels spin at various speeds, particularly when turning. You are able to see from the animation that every single wheel travels a distinct distance via the turn and that the inside wheels travel a shorter distance than the outside wheels. Since speed is equal to the distance traveled divided by the time it takes to go that distance, the wheels that travel shorter distances travel at a reduced speed. Also, note that the front wheels travel a unique distance than the rear wheels.
For the non-driven wheels in your auto — the front wheels on a rear-wheel-drive auto, the back wheels on a front-wheel-drive car — this isn’t a problem. There is no connection between them, so they spin independently. But the driven wheels are linked together in order that a single-engine and transmission can turn each wheel. If your auto didn’t possess a corvette differential, the wheels would have to be locked with each other, forced to spin at the same speed. This would make turning hard and hard on your automobile: For the car or truck to be capable to turn, 1 tire would have to slip. With contemporary tires and concrete roads, a fantastic deal of force is essential to make a tire slip. That force would have to be transmitted by way of the axle from one wheel to another, putting a heavy strain on the axle elements.
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