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9-Inch High-Pinion vs Low-Pinion
9-Inch High-Pinion vs Low-Pinion

Following the introduction of our 9-inch axle assemblies for Jeep Wrangler and Gladiator vehicles, we have received many inquiries regarding the differences between the high and low-pinion options and which is appropriate for specific applications. To help shed some light on the topic, we have assem...

1965 LS3 Supercharged SS Chevelle | Charlie's Corner Episode 2

Today on Charlie's Corner, Charlie Currie tells about his 1965 LS3 Supercharged SS Chevelle. Complete with Currie Rearend, Baer Brakes, Foose Wheels. On Charlie's Corner we'll take a full look at all of Charlie's cars and how he came to acquire them.

 

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Searching for Gold in Big Bear | Currie Equipped

Casey and Ray Currie lead a group of Jeepers including Craig Scanlon and Joey D. from 4 Wheel Parts up Gold Mountain Trail in Big Bear, CA. The trail had recently been covered in snow, making for some challenging wheeling!

 

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'65 2 Door Station Wagon On Air Bags | Charlie's Corner Episode 1

Today on Charlie's Corner we take a look at Charlie Currie's 1965 2 Door Chevy Station Wagon. On Charlie's Corner we'll take a full look at all of Charlie's cars and how he came to acquire them.

 

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Donuts at the Arctic Ocean! | Alcan 5000 Part 2

On Part 2 of the Alcan 5000 Rally we head into the Arctic circle for more frozen river driving and some donuts at the Arctic Ocean. Mel Wade gets in a tug of war with another competitor and we finally make it to Alaska.

 

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Racing On Frozen Rivers | Alcan 5000 Part 1

A couple weeks ago Ray Currie took an amazing trip up to Canada and Alaska to compete in the Nitto Tire Alcan 5000 Winter Rally. A 10 day race that puts you in the winter elements of the North West. Ice, snow, blizzards, wild animals, and frozen rivers make up the extreme terrain.

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Currie Off-Road Axle Mounting Points Explained
Currie Off-Road Axle Mounting Points Explained

Sometimes the installation options we design into our products can create as many questions as they do benefits. One area this is particularly true of, are the multiple suspension mounting points found on the different bracket sets used our 44, 60, and 70 series Jeep axle assemblies.

 

Currie 44 &...

Dana 44 vs Currie 60 Axle Comparison
Dana 44 vs Currie 60 Axle Comparison

 

People in the off-road community are generally aware that a Currie 60 semi-float rearend is more substantial and much stronger than the stock Dana 44 found under the rear of the Jeep Wrangler. However, the strength differences go beyond the much talked about details of the center section, axle tu...

The Gear Mating Process
The Gear Mating Process

The break-in procedure for a new rearend (or frontend) is a relatively simple task; however, it needs to be done correctly to ensure a long-lasting setup. The idea is to mate the ring, and pinion gear tooth surfaces together, which, if done improperly, can lead to premature gear wear – however, it's...

Six Steps To Custom 9-Inch Axles
Six Steps To Custom 9-Inch Axles

At Currie, we speak with customers every day about how to measure a 9-inch rearend to order replacement or custom axles. Getting it right comes down to going through six easy steps and reading a tape measure to gather the required information.

 

Step 1 -Measure The Housing For Axle Length

When me...

9-Inch Housing End Types
9-Inch Housing End Types

The 9-inch was standard equipment in almost every Ford car and light truck built from 1957 through 1986. Today, due to its legendary strength and unparalleled aftermarket support, it can be found in every manner of custom hot rod, muscle car/truck, and drag car. During its long production run, two d...

Currie 44 Twice As Strong As Stock
Currie 44 Twice As Strong As Stock

Many Jeep owners have discovered that the stock Dana 30 and 44 front axle housing under their vehicle are the weak links in an otherwise capable 4x4. While the factory D44 of the Wrangler JK Rubicon, features stronger gears and axles, it, unfortunately, shares the same failure-prone axle tubes, inne...

Understanding U-Joints
Understanding U-Joints

When building a custom street rod or muscle car with driveline components from multiple sources, it is not uncommon to encounter u-joints of different sizes. Because your vehicle is now a custom application, going to the local auto parts store and looking up a u-joint by year-make-model won't work. ...

Gear Matters
Gear Matters

At Currie Enterprises, we discuss the details of ring and pinion gears with our customers every day. While many of the conversations are difficult to summarize, many are of a straight forward, technical nature that can be addressed with a more concise question and answer format. Below (in no particu...

Go With The Flow
Go With The Flow

For more than two decades, Currie Enterprises has offered strong, durable high-pinion axles for a variety of applications. Besides overall strength, a critical element in long term reliability is pinion bearing lubrication. On high-pinion setups, the location of the pinion gear and yoke are elevated...

Got Custom Brackets?
Got Custom Brackets?

At Currie Enterprises, we have decades of experience building custom axles for a wide variety of applications. Whether you own a muscle car, slammed custom truck, dedicated drag car, modified Jeep, or even high-level desert racer, we do it all.

While the details of building a custom axle assembly rem...

Why Run Conventional Gear Oil?
Why Run Conventional Gear Oil?

We get asked this question almost every day, and the answer is straight up, you should only run 85W-140, API GL-6 rated conventional (non-synthetic) gear oil in a Currie axle assembly. You may hear about how synthetic gear oil provides reduced friction and wear; however, it may not be optimal for yo...

Popular Differential Options Explained
Popular Differential Options Explained

Selecting the right differential for your rearend build is an important decision that will be with you for a very long time - if you get it right. 

Below are short, not-too-technical, overviews of some of the most frequently asked about differential options for Hot Rods, Muscle Cars, and Muscle Tru...