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Entries Tagged as 'Differentials'

4WD vs. AWD: Driving Capabilities with Our Transfer Cases and Differentials in Zumbrota, MN

December 5th, 2015 · No Comments

Four-wheel drive has been around for a long time in the history of automotive engineering, and while it used to be synonymous with all-wheel drive, 4WD is now a distant cousin of today’s AWD. To understand your vehicle’s driving capabilities, you should know the difference between 4WD and AWD. Zumbrota Bearing and Gear can help […]

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Transfer Case Action with Third Differentials in Zumbrota, MN

November 16th, 2015 · No Comments

When it comes to hauling or transporting large loads, some full-time four-wheel drive vehicles need a little extra help during high range operations. For this purpose, most conventional 4×4 vehicles have transfer cases with a third differential. These differential operations compensate for the differences in speed between the rear and front propeller shafts. At Zumbrota […]

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Why We Need Differentials and How They Work | Zumbrota, MN

September 15th, 2015 · No Comments

If you aren’t an engineer, mechanic, or car fanatic, you may not know how differentials work. In fact, the average car owner probably doesn’t know what a differential is, let alone how they work. At Zumbrota Bearing and Gear, we help our customers every day to find the right differentials for their vehicles in Zumbrota, […]

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Zumbrota Bearing and Gear Helps You Make The Old Car New Again

June 23rd, 2015 · No Comments

Now more than ever, it seems people are looking for some piece of nostalgia that reminds them of the best times of their youth. Quite often, those memories involve a car or truck, and some of the most vivid of those memories include a high performance speed machine labeled “The Muscle Car.” It’s something most […]

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Four-Wheel Drive: A Blast From the Past!

May 27th, 2015 · No Comments

When people think of historic four-wheel drive vehicles, the first name to come to mind is usually Jeep. While Jeep may have been the first four-wheel drive vehicle to make it into the general market, the history of four-wheel drive can be traced back far earlier. Four-wheel drive enthusiasts often think of their 4×4 as […]

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SVL Gears and Products

May 8th, 2015 · No Comments

As ZBAG’s differential gear business grows, we search for high quality parts to add to our product line, both for our differential rebuilding process and for resale. We recently added the SVL light duty series of ring and pinions. Produced by Dana in one of their several worldwide facilities, these gears deliver performance as well […]

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ZBAG’s New Shot Blaster Cleans Remanufactured Differentials to Increase Production Speed

March 9th, 2015 · No Comments

Zumbrota Bearing and Gear has added another unique piece of equipment to the shop that will reduce the backlog in differential rebuilding. A third automated shot blaster was recently delivered and installed in the blaster area. At ZBAG, an integral step in the rebuilding process for rear differentials is to clean up the core in […]

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The Difference Between Open and Locked Differentials

February 25th, 2015 · No Comments

A vehicle’s differential is a complex mechanism that allows the wheels of the vehicle to rotate at different rates when turning a corner. If you watch a front or rear wheel drive vehicle moving in a circle, you’ll notice the inside wheels make a slightly tighter circle than the outside wheels. Further, if you watch that […]

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How to Choose the Right ZBAG Warranty for Your Purchase

January 16th, 2015 · No Comments

In addition to new and used products, Zumbrota Bearing and Gear also sells remanufactured manual transmissions, transfer cases, and differentials for domestic automobiles and light trucks. Our team consists of expert mechanics with years of drivetrain experience that can expertly repair and rebuild these components. You don’t have to take our word for it though! […]

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How to Detect Problems with Your Rear Differential Using Just Your Ears

November 20th, 2014 · 3 Comments

Zumbrota Bearing and Gear sells new, used, and remanufactured rear differentials for a variety of makes and models. Fortunately for drivers of rear wheel drive vehicles, the rear differential is extremely reliable and gives vehicle owners years of trouble free service. There are, however, times when problems may develop. Many of the most common problems […]

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