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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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We can ship you our custom made boxes to ship us your parts!
"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)$729.95
1965 -1982 Reconditioned Trailing Arm Assembly (price includes the core charge)$579.95
1965 -1982 Trailing Arm with NEW TRAILING ARM and NEW SPINDLE – NO CORE CHARGE$759.95
When To Use A Good Corvette Differential?
The corvette differential is usually a device that splits the engine torque two strategies, permitting every single output to spin at a unique speed. The differential is found on all modern cars and trucks and in many all-wheel-drive (full-time four-wheel-drive) cars. These all-wheel-drive cars want a differential among every set of drive wheels, and they will need 1 amongst the front and the back wheels, too, simply because the front wheels travel a unique distance by way of a turn the rear wheels.
Part-time four-wheel-drive systems don’t possess a differential between the front and rear wheels; alternatively, they are locked together so that the front and rear wheels must turn at the same typical speed. This can be why these autos are hard to turn on concrete when the four-wheel-drive system is engaged.
Why May You Need A Corvette Differential?
Vehicle wheels spin at various speeds, specifically when turning. From the animation, you may see that every wheel travels a unique distance using the turn and that the inside wheels travel a shorter distance than the outdoors wheels. Considering that 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 distinct distance from the rear wheels.
For the non-driven wheels on your vehicle — the front wheels on a rear-wheel-drive vehicle, the back wheels on a front-wheel-drive car — this is not an issue. There’s no connection in between them, so they spin independently. However, the driven wheels are linked collectively to ensure that a single-engine and transmission can turn both wheels. In case your auto didn’t possess a corvette differential, the wheels would need to be locked with each other, forced to spin at a similar speed. This would make turning complicated and difficult in your car or truck: For the auto to be able to turn, a single tire would have to slip. With modern-day tires and concrete roads, an awesome deal of force is essential to create a tire slip. That force would have to be transmitted by way of the axle from one wheel to another, placing a heavy strain on the axle components.
Why is a Locking Differential a Good Factor?
Even though, in general driving, you’d like your wheels to be in a position to spin independently for comfy turning, this could lead to a loss of traction in some situations. If 1 wheel slips on ice, the differential could continue sending energy to that wheel, causing it to spin, though the wheel which has not slipped may have much less energy.
Also, if one particular wheel gets stuck, however, the other is free (like what might come about when off-roading in mud or more than rocks). The corvette differential may continue sending energy to that wheel, generating it to spin wildly when not truly helping you get out in the mud.
Using a locking differential (whether automatic or activated by the driver), the powered wheels are usually united. This makes it possible for drivers to have superior traction and may be very helpful either for having out of mud and snow, climbing rocks on the trail, or keeping traction in a snow storm.
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