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Just receive new inventory!

Now what you all have been waiting so long for! AKDINC AWD Kits are in! Finalizing packaging and preparing to ship immediately!Many more in manufacturing but this will take care of all of our backorder customers with much room to spare! We have refined our manufacturing processes, dramatically reducing lead times and increased our ability to deliver within 2 weeks. Trailing Arms are in stock and ready to go! We begin shipping tomorrow!

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Racing Diffs Progressive Limited Slip Differential Kits Available!

Building performance from a differential that has had no aftermarket support has proven to be task attempted by few and achieved by even less. Never before seen today is the introduction of Racing Diffs Progressive CRV/Element/Crosstour rear Limited Slip Differential! Similar to but far superior than the old style Phantom Grip limited slip kit for your open differential, this Racing Diffs Progressive Limited Slip Differential kit offers much greater capability and performance than ever seen before! Conversion sets are made from high quality tool steel which is heat treated using argon gas specifications to achieve maximum precision. For all friction components they use the same materials as used in our LSD clutch sets. All parts are fabricated according to n7 quality standards.

We had lots of questions about what is the difference between our product and Phantom grip and answer is that this is completely different system. While phantom has radial channel and relays only on high rated springs, Racing Diffs product has high rated springs to creating preload using a dynamic lock from ramp angles allowing a progressive lock without stuttering or jolting the rear differential into lock slowly transitioning into full traction.

Racing Diffs uses a friction shims between gears and plates to protect the gears from being chewed up by constant friction to the From our experience in producing LSD clutch plates, we used the same materials for friction shims which gives them high resistance and longevity, so there are no metal shavings.

They use only top quality tool steel, heat treated and nitrated to achieve the highest quality surface finish possible giving their products very high durability and longevity. The Racing Diffs Progressive LSD has proven itself in many arenas from hill climb, circuit, drag and autocross, offering their customers better performance, reduced wear, increased durability and more consistent lap times than their competitors while aiding in setting new personal bests for our customers. Check out this new aspiring product on our website by clicking the link below!

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Part 1 CRV Differential Disassembly!

So to Kick this off. We are working on a 2006 CRV Differential for our customers build! This differential will receive the GEAR-X/ GTS Motorsports Torsen Rear LSD, Dual Pump Quick Spool Kit installation and Racing Diffs Molybdenum Ceramic Clutch Upgrade as well as a full rebuild with OEM Honda Bearings, Seals, Gaskets, Oil Seals and completely cleaned inside and out before assembly. This will be of many new differential builds from a service we now offer here at Automotive Koncepts & Designs Inc. The service allows for many upgrades from our inventory and Partner/ Manufacturers and features the best components and innovations from our collaborations. In this build segment today we will be removing the Differential from the Carrier and discussing the process of the build.

2006 CRV RT-AWD Differential with RAMP Assembly

For this operation we will require a marinate of tools but nothing out of the ordinary! First you will need a long “Strait Blade Screw Driver” a 3/8ths” Drive Ratchet, 3/8ths” driver 12MM 6pt Socket, a bucket to drain your Dual Pump Fluid into, a tray to capture spills and a bag to catalog your hardware removed from the differential. Id advise also carrying a 45 degree scribe and definitely have gloves because this can get really messy!

To start lets drain your differential! Remove the Drain Plug and Fill Plug from the side of the Differential. The Drain and Fill ports are 3/8ths” drive ratchet hex so use the ratchet with a 3″ extension so you have room for clearance to turn the ratchet. Turn the ratchet counter-clockwise to remove the fill and drain ports from the differential and prepare your bucket and spill tray to receive Dual Pump Fluid!

Once the ports have been removed turn the differential onto its side and drain until empty. Next task to remove the differential from the carrier is to remove the differential tail cover bolts. For this you will need the 3/8ths” drive Ratchet and the 12mm, 6pt, 3/8ths” drive socket and you will break the TQ on the differential cover bolts.

Differential Tail Cover Hardware Removal

Note: The differential cover on the dual pump differential also acts as the differential bearing retainer! Exercise caution when removing the hardware as the differential could inadvertently separate once the hardware is removed from the diff cover if not properly sealed.

Repeat the steps of removing the differential tail cover hardware until complete. Store all of your removed hardware in a safe location or in a bag labeled by where it was removed from and the date removed.

Upper Separation Tabs!

Once the hardware has been removed and stored use your Strait Blade Screw Driver to separate the tail cover from the carrier assembly by prying against the “Separation Tabs” on the top and sides of the differential.

Lower Separation Tabs!
RT-AWD Differential Carrier “Pinion Exposed”
RT-AWD Differential Tail Cover and Differential Disassembled!

Once the Differential is separated from the Carrier use the 45 degree Scribe to remove the differential Alignment shims from the differential tail cover assembly.

Once removed from the carrier and tail cover place the differential in a safe area laying against the bearing surface not the ring gear for storage. but be sure to remove the .030 Shims from either side of the differential bearings first.

Store the diff cover, hardware and seals in a safe area with your differential.

For this build we will not be utilizing the factory Differential so no need to do anything with it at the moment. Disassembly will continue every day this week. Walk through this process with us while we explain the rebuild process and the amazing performance products we will be installing into it. Thanks for viewing! More coming this week!