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Truck differential

A truck uses thousands Newtonmeters of torque to get the heavy load in motion. All of this power needs to be transferred from the engine to the wheels. An important component in this ordeal is the differential. If the gears in the differential are at the end of their lives, we have a solution for you. There are many differentials ready in our warehouse, used and new.
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What is a truck differential?

A truck differential is a mechanical device that distributes the driving force between the two rear wheels, allowing the truck to smoothly turn during corners and navigate uneven terrain. The differential consists of a set of gears that transfer power from the engine to the wheels, with the inner wheel traveling a shorter distance than the outer wheel during rotation. This results in proportional power distribution and minimizes wheel slip, providing better traction and stability for the truck while driving.

Where is the truck differential located?

The truck differential is usually located in the driveshaft, between the rear wheels. It consists of a housing that protects the gears and other internal components. The driving force from the engine is sent through the driveshaft to the differential, where it is distributed between the two rear wheels. This positioning allows the differential to effectively work and adjust wheel speed during corners and on uneven terrain to maintain optimal traction and stability.

How do you recognize a faulty truck differential?

A faulty truck differential can exhibit various symptoms. Some common signs include clunking or rattling noise while driving, especially during turns, difficulty in taking corners, reduced traction or wheel slippage, and uneven tire wear. If you notice a combination of these symptoms, it is advisable to have a professional inspection and diagnosis of the differential to identify and rectify the issue.

What are the different types of differentials for a truck?

There are several types of truck differentials, including open differentials, limited slip differentials, and locking differentials. An open differential is the most common type and distributes driving force between the wheels based on road resistance but can cause wheel slip. Limited slip differentials use friction mechanisms to improve power distribution between the wheels and reduce wheel slip. Locking differentials lock the drive axles of the wheels together, resulting in equal distribution of driving force and allowing for maximum traction but with limited differentiation during turns. The choice of the right differential depends on the specific application and requirements of the truck.

New and used truck differentials

We offer a wide range of new and used differentials for trucks, including renowned brands such as Volvo, Renault, DAF, Mercedes, IVECO, MAN, and Scania. Our inventory includes high-quality differentials specifically designed for these truck brands. Additionally, we also have affordable alternative brands available to cater to different budgets and needs. Whether you are looking for a specific brand or a more cost-effective option, our expert team is ready to assist you in finding the right differential for your truck, enabling you to enjoy optimal performance and reliability on the road.

Buy your truck differential online at BAS Parts

If you are looking for a reliable online store where you can easily purchase a truck differential, BAS Parts is the ideal choice. Here, you will find an extensive range of truck parts from various brands. We not only offer affordable prices but also provide high-quality products, ensuring that you can always make the best choice for your truck. Don't hesitate, contact us today to discover how we can assist you.