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#393684 - 13/03/08 07:52 AM Superior Axle & Gear Announces Gears and Axles...
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for the 2nd Gen Xterras (Titans and Frontys as well)

Press Release (3/12/07):

Gear’d to Win

In Team Xterra Racing’s quest to bring the BITD Class 3100 (Stock Mini SUV) championship into Nissan’s hands, owner/driver Dave Blakely wanted to see if he could improve upon the “raceability” of the Xterra. One of the first calls he made was to Superior Axle & Gear.

While the stock 3.70 gear ratio and OEM construction may be fine for day to day driving and low impact offroad excursions, it is not the ideal setup for the brutal demands of desert racing. With 74 years of experience under their belts in designing and manufacturing custom gears and axles for nearly every application imaginable, Superior Axle & Gear was in the best possible position to assist Team Xterra Racing in developing a race appropriate set of gears that could also be marketed to other Xterra, Frontier and Titan owners.

In working with Dave, Superior Axle & Gear produced a set of 4.56 and 4.88 gears for the racing Xterra. Currently with a set of the 4.56 gears and a billet spool installed, Dave has put a few hundred miles of testing on them and is impressed to say the least. Testing under full “race conditions” will take place at the upcoming Terrible’s 250 in Primm, NV 4/17-19. Due to the generous support Team Xterra Racing has received from Superior Axle & Gear, Dave will take with him something he has never had before—an entire spare rear end, with racing gears installed and ready to go, in the unlikely event the current setup fails and needs to be replaced. Thanks HAVE to go out to Superior Axle & Gear for this. The team is lucky to have such great support and will do its best to put the product through its paces and make Superior proud!!

In talking to Jeff Phillips at Superior Axle & Gear it became clear why Team Xterra Racing in particular and the offroad aftermarket customer in general is in great hands when upgrading their drivetrain with “Superior” products.

Superior Axle & Gear prides itself on being the first to market with new gearsets for numerous applications including being the first company to offer aftermarket gears for the new Jeep JK. Superior Axle & Gear’s products are trusted so much in this area that Chrysler uses Superior made axles and gears for a number of its testing/prototype rigs!!

So why do so many people place so much trust in their products?? Well, their attention to detail comes to mind…From taking NASCAR axle balancing technology and applying it to their offroad products, to using rolled splines, to spending extra time making sure that the cut of their gears produces a minimum of heat and noise, Superior Axle & Gear takes the time to ensure their products can meet the expectations of a demanding consumer.

In partnering with Team Xterra Racing and Dave Blakely, Superior Axle & Gear feels it has partnered with a great competitor known for his competitive drive and ingenuity. Together they will push Superior’s new products to their limits ensuring that Nissan (and other import brand) enthusiasts have the same high quality aftermarket options that Jeep, Ford, etc. owners have had for so long.

Look for Nissan (Xterra, Titan and Frontier) specific gears to be available from Superior Axle & Gear, mid year ’08 and for upgraded axles for the same said applications to come on line about three months later…

Until then…Please drop Jeff Phillips at Superior Axle & Gear a line at: jeffp@superioraxle.com and let him know how much you appreciate Superior’s support of Team Xterra Racing and how much you are looking forward to their Nissan line of products!

http://www.superioraxle.com/

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#393685 - 13/03/08 06:03 PM Re: Superior Axle & Gear Announces Gears and Axles...
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Awesome!

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#393686 - 13/03/08 08:39 PM Re: Superior Axle & Gear Announces Gears and Axles...
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So, are they gunna have a replacement for the M226 with the e-locker in the OR models?
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#393687 - 13/03/08 08:48 PM Re: Superior Axle & Gear Announces Gears and Axles...
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AFIK, it's just Ring and Pinion and axle shafts. So, it won't replace the locker or the spider gears (which IIRC is what keeps breaking).

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#393688 - 13/03/08 09:41 PM Re: Superior Axle & Gear Announces Gears and Axles...
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Yea, I guess that's too bad for us. I guess since Team Xterra is running a spool the spider gears aren't an issue.

My current ratio (stamped on the diff) is 3.36. What will they be offering and will you have to change the front diff gears to match?
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#393689 - 14/03/08 05:33 AM Re: Superior Axle & Gear Announces Gears and Axles...
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No guys. Working with SUPERIOR, we have came up with a way to use all the standard DANA 44 internals. So anything you can buy for a Jeep will be able to be used in your M226 housings.

Best thing is; all of these parts are already made and on the market. We ( Superior and I) have just got to get this all into a package for an average installer to be able to do the job. This is being worked on, but takes time.

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#393690 - 14/03/08 05:42 AM Re: Superior Axle & Gear Announces Gears and Axles...
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and just a little more info...I have been in contact with Jane at Automotive Customizers and she states that she has contacted Superior and will carry these items as soon as they become available....

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#393691 - 14/03/08 07:17 AM Re: Superior Axle & Gear Announces Gears and Axles...
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Quote:
Originally posted by dezurtrat:
Yea, I guess that's too bad for us. I guess since Team Xterra is running a spool the spider gears aren't an issue.

My current ratio (stamped on the diff) is 3.36. What will they be offering and will you have to change the front diff gears to match?
Just guessing, but 4.56 and 4.88 for starters, and I would have to assume (dirty word, I know) that they're making gears to match for the front as it's useless to re-gear the rear and ignore the front.

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#393692 - 14/03/08 11:30 AM Re: Superior Axle & Gear Announces Gears and Axles...
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Fine, be a scrooge.

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#393693 - 14/03/08 02:38 PM Re: Superior Axle & Gear Announces Gears and Axles...
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Thank you.

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#393694 - 14/03/08 05:15 PM Re: Superior Axle & Gear Announces Gears and Axles...
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Originally posted by xterraracer:
No guys. Working with SUPERIOR, we have came up with a way to use all the standard DANA 44 internals. So anything you can buy for a Jeep will be able to be used in your M226 housings.

Best thing is; all of these parts are already made and on the market. We ( Superior and I) have just got to get this all into a package for an average installer to be able to do the job. This is being worked on, but takes time.
This is awesome! Thanks!
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