13 Best Drive Train Tools

List Updated March 2020

Bestselling Drive Train Tools in 2020


OTC Tools 4972 Drive Clutch Holding Fixture

OTC Tools 4972 Drive Clutch Holding Fixture
BESTSELLER NO. 1 in 2020

Melissa & Doug Magnetic Car Loader Wooden Toy Set With 4 Cars and 1 Semi-Trailer Truck

Melissa & Doug Magnetic Car Loader Wooden Toy Set With 4 Cars and 1 Semi-Trailer Truck
BESTSELLER NO. 2 in 2020
  • Sturdy wooden vehicle set for hours of loading and unloading fun
  • Includes red truck with magnetic arm, car-carrier trailer, and 4 magnetic wooden cars
  • Unique colors and numbers on each car inspire counting, sorting, and sequencing
  • Detachable trailer features stabilizing tracks to keep cars in place while truck is in motion
  • Great for fine motor skills and hand-eye coordination

ATD Tools 8625 Front Wheel Drive Bearing Adapter Kit

ATD Tools 8625 Front Wheel Drive Bearing Adapter Kit
BESTSELLER NO. 3 in 2020
  • These front wheel bearing adapters replace wheel bearings while keeping the steering knuckle and strut assembly in tact on the vehicle, eliminating the need for front end alignment once the work is done
  • Eliminates need for front end alignment after service work is done
  • For front wheel drive cars and light trucks
  • Black oxide finish
  • Packed in a custom case for easy transport and storage; Shipping Weight: 24.60 pounds

ATD Tools 5184 Black Drain Pan - 4-1/2 Gallon Capacity

ATD Tools 5184 Black Drain Pan - 4-1/2 Gallon Capacity
BESTSELLER NO. 4 in 2020
  • For easier cleaner fluid changes
  • Large spout for easy pouring
  • Molded handle makes carrying, pouring and storing easy
  • Anti-splash lip contains fluid
  • 6" deep x 15.25" diameter

Pit Posse PP3120 ATV Primary Drive Clutch Puller Tool Polaris Sportsman/Ranger

Pit Posse PP3120 ATV Primary Drive Clutch Puller Tool Polaris Sportsman/Ranger
BESTSELLER NO. 5 in 2020
  • Used for removal of drive clutch
  • Machined from quality steel and heat treated for superior strength
  • Fits ATV's & bikes listed in fitment chart
  • Manufacturer offers Life Time Warranty

Wolo (843 Orient Express Train Horn with Direct Drive Compressor - 3 Trumpets

Wolo (843 Orient Express Train Horn with Direct Drive Compressor - 3 Trumpets
BESTSELLER NO. 6 in 2020
  • 3 trumpets
  • Designed for vehicle owners that want the powerful sound of a train horn but have limited open space in the engine compartment
  • Included in the kit is Wolos new heavy-duty compressor that is maintenance free
  • No high-pressure on-board air tank system is required
  • Constructed of brass which is triple chrome plated

bishko automotive literature 1999 Ford Ranger Shop Service Repair Manual Book Engine Drivetrain Wiring OEM

bishko automotive literature 1999 Ford Ranger Shop Service Repair Manual Book Engine Drivetrain Wiring OEM
BESTSELLER NO. 7 in 2020
  • Factory Authorized Reproduction
  • Ranger
  • approx 3876 pages
  • Body, Chassis, Engine, Drivetrain & Electrical

OTC 4989 Clutch Spider Tool

OTC 4989 Clutch Spider Tool
BESTSELLER NO. 8 in 2020
  • OTC's Polaris Clutch Spider Tool fits P85 and P90 clutches found on model year 1972 to present Polaris ATVs, Side-by-Sides, and snowmobiles
  • Essential tool when servicing or rebuilding a Polaris clutch
  • Durable materials ensure quality performance over the lifetime of the tool
  • Similar to Polaris # 2870341
  • Note: Tool fits snugly over the primary shaft - owners of select Polaris vehicles may encounter interference between the tool and the shaft requiring minor clearancing

Pit Posse PP3079 ATV Primary Drive Clutch Puller Tool KSV700 KFX700 Arctic Cat

Pit Posse PP3079 ATV Primary Drive Clutch Puller Tool KSV700 KFX700 Arctic Cat
BESTSELLER NO. 9 in 2020
  • Used for removal of ATV drive clutch
  • Machined from quality steel and heat treated for superior strength
  • Fits ATV's & bikes listed in fitment chart
  • Manufacturer offers Life Time Warranty

F&L Motorcycle Bike Chain Cleaning Brush 4pcs Bicycle Chain Maintenance Tool Set

F&L Motorcycle Bike Chain Cleaning Brush 4pcs Bicycle Chain Maintenance Tool Set
BESTSELLER NO. 10 in 2020
  • Suitable for varied types of bikes, including mountain bike, road bike, folding bike, BMX etc
  • Including: an extra large reservoir, two step cleaning process and one bike chain maintenance cleaning brush to draw metal particles away from chain
  • Made with high quality nylon and ABS to create an appropriate hardness, which is not only powerful but also durable
  • Helps eliminates chain skipping caused by dirt and grunge, and assures smooth operation of drive train and brakes. Excellent design that allows you to throughly clean your chain.

KTI (KTI-70731) Stretch Belt Installation Tool

KTI (KTI-70731) Stretch Belt Installation Tool
BESTSELLER NO. 11 in 2020
  • Sold Individually

Farming Simulator 17 Platinum Edition - PlayStation 4

Farming Simulator 17 Platinum Edition - PlayStation 4
BESTSELLER NO. 12 in 2020
  • Develop your farm in 3 huge environments, including a new South American environment
  • Harvest many types of crops, including sunflowers, soybeans and now sugarcanes; Take care of your livestock, now including pigs and Brahman cattle for the first time
  • Transport your goods with trucks and trailers, or try out the newly-added drivable trains
  • Over 250 faithfully reproduced farming vehicles and tools from over 75 manufacturers
  • Invite friends to help you progress and expand your farm, and download mods created by the passionate community

OTC 7646A Clutch Coupling Tool for Ford

OTC 7646A Clutch Coupling Tool for Ford
BESTSELLER NO. 13 in 2020
  • Disconnects the hydraulic clutch line from the clutch slave cylinder on manual transmissions and hydraulic clutches
  • Works on 1988 and newer F-series trucks Bronco II Ranger Explorer and 1989 - 1997 Ford Thunderbird and Mercury Cougar
  • Wedge-shaped design allows easy removal of clutch line without damaging clutch line coupling or slave cylinder
  • No need to pry the coupler apart
  • lifetime limited warranty

What Do Bigger Tires Mean for My Off-Road Rig?

While they can be helpful in many ways, they can also add stress to the vehicle’s drive train. Let’s check out a few of the plusses and minuses of bigger tires.

One of the simplest and most popular modifications to any off-road vehicle is the installation of bigger tires. While they can be helpful in many ways, they can also add stress to the vehicle's drive train. Let's check out a few of the pluses and minuses of bigger tires.

Better off-road capabilities

Because the tires are larger, they have the ability to go over larger objects. Also, most large off-road tires have a more aggressive tread, which means more grip on the trails and in the mud. They can be aired down to both soften the ride and provide even more traction whereas a smaller tire is very limited in that area.

Raises vehicle height

When you go from, for example, 29" tires to 35" tires, the bottom of the rig itself will sit 3" higher. 35-29 is 6, and since half the tire is above the axle, we divide 6 by 2 and come up with 3 inches. A little added height almost always helps off-road.

More aggressive look

Let's face it: rigs with huge tires just look cool, and that's a fact. You've seen the mud trucks on 40-plus-inch tires. They'll widen your eyes. Of course, 44-inch Boggers aren't really practical for the street, but they sure do work well off-road and they look killer to boot.

Harder on brakes

Because a larger tire has more mass, it's heavier. This causes the brakes to work harder than before to stop the rig, which can become problematic and dangerous. Most four-wheel drive braking systems are good for 35" rubber and after that, brake modifications are highly recommended. The brakes were designed for the stock-sized tires. More rotating mass means more strain.

Harder on axles

Picture holding a flower in your fingers and spinning it via the stem. Now picture that same flower, only it's 39" across. Can you see why it would be harder to turn from the same center point? For that reason, serious off-road enthusiasts upgrade to thicker axle shafts with more splines. Chromoly axle shafts can withstand a heck of a lot of strain.

Harder on steering boxes

Bigger tires will have more surface area contacting the ground than stock tires. Therefore, there is more friction each time the wheels are turned, which equates to more strain on the steering box. Jeeps in particular are known for ripping the boxes off the frame when big tires put a stress on them over time.

Big tires are more expensive

Have you priced a set of new 35s lately? Whew! We aren't talking a few dollars. Of course, used ones are always available but you won't get the benefit of full tread, most likely. There's also the question of how to carry a full-size spare in the vehicle. A 35" tire never fits in the stock location.

There's also the question of lift. To fit sizeable tires on your rig, you'll probably have to install a suspension lift kit and/or a body lift. Suspension kits are almost never cheap.

There are more pros and cons, but I believe I've hit the major points. Remember, your rig may not benefit at all from those cool-looking 38s. Most Jeeps do great on 33s, and a full-size can do amazing things with 35s.

Happy wheeling!

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