Drivetrain

The drivetrain is the system that transfers energy from your engine to the wheels. It consists of the engine and the transmission. The engine creates energy and then sends the power needed to drive the vehicle to the transfer case. Next, the power is transferred to the wheels. The type of drivetrain you have will determine how the energy powers the wheels and how powerful your vehicle is on the road..

With a 4x4 vehicle, you’ll have either an all-wheel-drive (AWD) or a 4WD drivetrain, which means power is going to all four wheels. This is distinctly different from front-wheel drive (FWD) cars, where the power is sent to the front wheels – most cars come with a FWD drivetrain – and rear-wheel drive (RWD) cars. With RWD, the power goes to the back wheels. A lot of sports cars and racing vehicles use a RWD drivetrain.

With a 4WD vehicle, your engine works hard to send power to all of the wheels so you can move a large vehicle easily, even over rugged terrain. That’s the beauty of 4WD driving. That powerful drivetrain ensures your vehicle can handle almost anything, whether you’re hauling a heavy load or driving off-road. But, with a 4x4 vehicle, your drivetrain may also need special attention if you want to get the best performance out of your car.

Drivetrain parts for 4WD drivers

If you want to increase the performance of your 4WD vehicle, consider updating with the right aftermarket parts to enhance the drivetrain.

  • The right clutch kit can help you to achieve a smoother drive. Your clutch transfers the rotational power that the engine gives off to the wheels – it’s the all-important heart of the drivetrain.
  • Free wheel hubs, also known as locking hubs, can give you better control over your wheels. You can lock or unlock the hubs depending on whether you want your vehicle to operate in 2WD or 4WD.
  • Clutch lines send fluid to your clutch, which is what allows the clutch to move smoothly. They can wear down over time, so replacing the clutch line can be a simple way to keep your clutch in excellent condition.
  • If you like to push your vehicle, you may want to replace your transmission mount. The mount helps to support the weight of your transmission and stops the vibrations from the drivetrain from reaching the passenger cabin.
  • Create a smooth flow of power from the engine to the wheels with a 2-way 4x4 differential, which will spin both the front and back wheels evenly.

Why aftermarket 4WD drivetrain parts perform better

With aftermarket parts, you can redesign your drivetrain, customising it to achieve the results you want. Especially if you like to push your vehicle like a lot of 4WD drivers in Australia do, or if you want to create a smoother drive and protect the clutch from wearing out, switching to aftermarket parts can help you to get more out of your engine and transmission while at the same time, protecting your drivetrain from unnecessary wear and tear. This is because you’re using the right parts for your driving style.

Shop aftermarket drivetrain parts online from 4X4 Mods

At 4X4 Mods, we have an impressive range of aftermarket clutch kits, free wheel hubs, and more with over 5,000 parts available online. Browse our range of drivetrain parts today.

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