Superior Axle and Gear LLC. Appoints Mac McMillan Director Sales and Marketing
Los Angeles, CA - Drivetrain component manufacturer Superior Axle and Gear LLC. announced today that Mac McMillan was appointed Director of Sales and Marketing.
McMillan will be responsible for directing Superiors aggressive growth and branding initiatives, enhancing customer service, and directing the Superior sales team. Superior Axle and Gear President, and owner, Jeff Phillips stated “We are exited to have Mac join the Superior Axle & Gear team. Mac’s skills, enthusiasm and product knowledge and success in the drive-train industry will help Superior Axle and Gear to continue to grow and meet its aggressive goals.”
McMillan has worked in the Aftermarket industry for many years and recently held the position of Director Sales and Marketing for Fab Fours Inc. where he helped establish the company as a major competitor in the Aftermarket bumper business. He will relocate to California and will be based out of Superior Axle and Gear’s Headquarters in Rancho Cucamonga.
Superior Axle and Gear pioneered the highly engineered performance axle, gears and differential component market. Its products include the Evolution Series™ axle kits, Super 30™ kit, Super 35™ kit, Super 44™ kit and the recently launched Super Truss™ axle truss for the Dana 44 and Dana 35 axles. These premium products are used in extreme off-road vehicles and competition racing vehicles. Enthusiasts and competitors alike choose the Superior brand for ultimate performance, quality and delivery. Superior Axle and Gear proudly manufactures products in the USA. For additional information, visit www.superioraxle.com.
This is a short video interview of Mel Wade from Off Road Evolution telling us a bit about his 2007 Jeep JK Wrangler Sahara Unlimited, the modifications he’s done to it and how his new Superior 5.13 gears were able to restore the power he lost after upgrading to 37″ tires.
Los Angeles, California … Kelly Young, the tenacious 20-something competitor from Lisbon, Ohio is sponsored by Superior Axle and Gear.
Kelly Young, is one of a handful of talented young women competing in the professional sport of rock crawling. You may have seen her rig in the 4Wheel Drive Hardware catalog or website – you know, the bright green one with the Superior decals planted proudly on its exterior. Kelly has finished in the top 10 consistently in the last 3 years and loves every minute of each competition (minus the breaks and roll overs). Kelly has a 1997 Jeep TJ Wrangler with a 4” Full Traction long arm suspension kit, Superior Axle and Gear custom 44 axle shafts and ring and pinion up front and one of the new Superior Super 88 kits in the rear, complementing the ARB Air lockers front and rear.
Mike Denton Jr. stated that “Kelly is a die hard competitor that really puts our products to the test, we love to see how hard she runs our parts and the demands she puts on them. We use those results to enhance our paradigm changing designs”.
Superior Axle and Gear pioneered the highly engineered performance axle, gears and differential component market. Its products include the Evolution Series™ axle kit, Super 30™ kit, Super 35™ kit and the recently launched Super 88™ Axle System. Superior is also the only source for Jeep JK axles and gears. These premium products are used in extreme off-road vehicles and competition racing vehicles. Enthusiasts and competitors alike choose the Superior brand for ultimate performance, quality and delivery.
If you wanna see a some really hot wheeling action, simply click on the banner above or click on the link below. This short video was put together for Superior Axle & Gear at The Rock 4 Event in AREA BFE during the 2007 Moab Easter Jeep Safari and does a great job of showing just how tough their axles and gears really are.
If you’ve already got your Jeep JK Wrangler sitting on top of 35″ or 37″ tires and have been enduring the sluggish pain of running stock gears, you’ll be happy to know that Superior Axle & Gear is now shipping their 4.88 and 5.13 gears and just in time for the 2007 Moab Easter Jeep Safari!!!
One of the things that makes the all new 2007 Jeep JK Wrangler so cool is that unlike any other Jeep Wrangler before it, this thing can be made to clear 35″ tires or more with little more than a moderate 3″-4″ short arm suspension lift and without any problems. Well, almost without any problems anyway. Of course, with bigger tires comes the need to regear your axles to a ratio designed to accomodate them and while the new Jeep JK Wrangler still uses a Dana 30 (or Dana 44 up front for the Rubicon Models) and a Dana 44 in the rear, it turns out that the ring and pinion used is not the same design as previous years and so nothing had been available to those in need of regearing. I say “had” because with the expert help of Off Road Evolution, Superior Axle & Gear has just become the very first aftermarket manufacturer to produce, install and test a prototype 4.88 and 5.13 ring and pinion for the Dana 44 rear axle. And, I’m happy to say that they will be installing and testing a front set today.
Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to cover the installation and testing of the 4.88 gears that went into Kevin McNulty’s 4Wheel Drive & Sport Utility Rescue Green Jeep JK Rubicon Unlimited that’s sitting on top of 35″ tires, but I was fortunate enough to cover the 5.13’s that went into Mel Wade’s Off Road Evolution Silver JK Sahara Unlimited that’s sitting on 37″ tires. And, after going for a test drive before and after the installation, I can tell you that the results are outstanding!
Now, I should note that when I went out for the first test drive, I was actually pleasantly surprised at how well the Off Road Evolution JK ran on 37’s even with stock 4.10 gears. Granted, it was nothing to write home about but it was certainly more tollerable than I was expecting. However, once the new Superior 5.13 gears were installed, I’ll tell you, Mel’s JK bit in right off the line, moved like it had purpose and pushed those 37’s like they weren’t even there and with ample power to spare. As far as real performance numbers go, according to the Lorance GPS unit that Mel has in his JK, he was now able to do 75 MPH at 2500 RPM in 4th gear whereas he couldn’t even do 75 MPH in 4th before the regear. Need I say more.
To see photos of the prototype Superior 5.13 ring and pinion, comparison shots of it next to the factory 4.10’s and installation photos, click on the link below:
For those of you who have already lifted your new Jeep JK Wrangler, installed a set of bigger tires and are now suffering from the “I need to regear” blues, have I got good news for you. Superior Axle & Gear has just released the following press release:
PRESS RELEASE • FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Mike Denton Jr. – V.P. Sales & Marketing
Superior Axle & Gear
3954 Whiteside Street, Los Angeles, CA 90063
Call (323) 268-4151 • (323) 268-9085 Fax
Superior Axle & Gear, LLC
Announces 2007 Jeep Wrangler JK Ring & Pinions
Available February 23rd
Los Angeles, CA — Superior Axle & Gear, the leader in axle and drivetrain development, announces its newest line of ring and pinion gears for the all-new 2007 Jeep Wrangler JK.
The available ratios are as follows:
DANA 44 Rear, Standard on ALL Models: 4.88 and 5.13
DANA 30 Reverse Rotation Front, Standard on non-Rubicon Models: 4.88 and 5.13
DANA 44 Reverse Rotation Front, Standard on all Rubicon Models: 4.88 and 5.13
These new gears will be shipping in February 2007.
Superior Axle & Gear is a manufacturer of high-quality, heavy-duty axles, ring & pinions and other drivetrain products.
D44488JK – Rear JK DANA 44 4.88 Ratio
D44513JK – Rear JK DANA 44 5.13 Ratio
D44488RJK – Front JK Reverse Rotation Rubicon DANA 44 4.88 Ratio
D44513RJK – Front JK Reverse Rotation Rubicon DANA 44 5.13 Ratio
D30488RJK - Front JK Reverse Rotation DANA 30 4.88 Ratio
D30513RJK - Front JK Reverse Rotation DANA 30 5.13 Ratio
Now, if you didn’t catch it, these will be available and shipping out this February and, from what I’m told, these new gears are going to retail for only $229 a set!
In addition to the great new looks and much needed refinements made to the all new 2007 model Jeep JK Wrangler, I can honestly say that one of the things I love most about it is the fact that it can be made to ride on much bigger tires with relative ease. In fact, I still find it hard to believe that the new Rubicon model JK’s come factory with 32″ BFGoodrich Mud Terrains and that a set of 35″ tires can be made to ride comfortably with as little as a 3″ lift. But, unless your new Jeep JK Wrangler is nothing more than a pavement princess, you’re definitely going to need a set of stronger axles to go with those bigger tires. Only problem is, this is an all new Jeep with all new parts and even though you might be able to find the tires that you want, who will be making the axles that you need? Superior Axle & Gear will, that’s who!
I just got word from Superior Axle & Gear that they’ve just completed development of their new Jeep JK Wrangler X and Sahara model Dana 44 Rear Chromoly Axle Shafts. Made from SAE4340, these new axle shafts are induction hardened, have rotoflow spline rolling and are CNC turned for a superior finish. Also, I’ve been told that the OE body profile has been modified to ensure superior performance both on and off the pavement and that these axles have been designed to absorb shock loads as opposed to breaking under them.
Now, if you’re going to be in the Las Vegas area next week and have the means to get into the 2006 SEMA show, Superior Axle & Gear will have these new rear axle shafts on display there and I know they would be more than happy to answer any questions you might have. Of course, if you can’t make it to the show, be sure to check back here where you know you can find all the hottest SEMA coverage you could ever hope for.