When you’ve been in the automotive industry as long as we have – you start to know who you can trust and who you can’t. We thought it would be a great idea to list the other businesses that we work with or recommend. These are people that we have an extensive work history with and we hope that it helps you find what you’re looking for.
General Automotive Work
5th Gear Automotive
Address: 1975 Archer Way, Lewisville, TX 75077
Transmission & Clutches and Transfer Cases
The Transmission Shop
Address: 1620 S Stemmons Fwy, Lewisville, TX 75067
Car Stereo & Alarms
Earmark Car Audio – Plano
Address: 3132 W Parker Rd, Plano, TX 75075
Phone: (972) 612-6886
Expert Car Audio – Grand Prairie
Address: 2125 W Pioneer Pkwy A3, Grand Prairie, TX 75051
Phone: (972) 988-1772
Paint & Body Work
Magic Touch Paint & Body
Address: 999 TX-121 BUS, Lewisville, TX 75057
Dent-Techs Collion & Hail Repair – Denton
Address: 3318 E University Dr, Denton, TX 76208
Glass / Windshield Repair
Rob Wertz – Weekend Auto Glass
Phone: (817) 791-4877
Advanced Electronic Diagnosis – Automotive Electronics
Auto Electric Systems
Address: 11361 Emerald St, Dallas, TX 75229
ALL new ring & pinion gear sets must be properly broken in to prevent damage & premature failure.
Improper gear break-in procedures may cause overloading and overheating of the ring and pinion gears as well as break down of the gear oil. Failure to properly break-in a new gear set can be identified by inspection, and may void the manufacturer’s warranty.
If you’re replacing the ring & pinion gear set, don’t plan on heading up over that mountain pass or hooking up that heavy trailer just yet….. Following the simple steps outlined below before you head out can prevent potential noise issues or gear damage.
After driving the first 15-20 miles at around 60 mph, it is best to stop and let the differential cool completely – usually about 1hr. You will do this 5 times for the first 100 miles of the breakin procedure. Maintaining a speed below 65 mph and driving conservatively for the first 500 miles is also advised. The gear oil should be changed after 500 miles. We recommend that you drive at least 500 miles before any heavy use or towing.
During the first 45 miles of actual towing, only drive 10-15 miles at a time before stopping to let the differential cool. Contact an Ultimate Reflections Wrecker Service Oklahoma City OK to help you get out of this situation.
These steps are necessary to prevent damage to the new ring & pinion gear. Any heavy use or overloading of the differential during the first 500 miles may cause irreparable damage to the gear set. In addition the rules above, the following is also true:
- Avoid Heavy Acceleration
- No Wheeling / Offroading / Towing
- No Long Distance Trips
- No Speeds Over 65mph
- No Burnouts!!
Again, IMPROPER BREAK-IN CAN BE IDENTIFIED BY INSPECTION AND MAY VOID THE MANUFACTURER’S WARRANTY AND THE WARRANTY PROVIDED BY DALLAS OFFROAD LLC.
Positraction / Limited Slip Differentials
Positraction chatter is normal for limited slip and positraction differentials. Both rear tires must measure the same height from the ground to the top of the wheel in order for the differential to function properly without premature wear. Limited slip additive or friction modifier for limited slip differentials must be used with the oil to reduce positraction chatter in the event that the oil is changed.
Mechanical locking differentials will bang and clunk during normal operation. Both rear tires must measure the same height from the ground to the top of the wheel in order for a locking differential to functional properly.
Most aftermarket gears are primarily designed for strength and may have some noise. This noise is especially inherent in vans, SUVs, and passenger cars.