This handy tool simplifies the tricky job of pressing out the U-joint caps in both the half shaft and the U-joints by providing a solid receiver cup and bearing cap plug for use with a bench vise or shop press. No more trying to find the proper size sockets and risk damaging those sockets, yokes or flanges while pressing out the U-joint caps.
This tool is also a slide hammer with a trick up its sleeve. The slide hammer attaches to the U-joint cap while it is partially out of the yoke and allows you to quickly and easily pop it completely out. By using the proper tools for the job, you minimize the chance of damaging the yokes and flanges, you shorten the time spent in the garage and you get your Corvette back out on the road – where it belongs!
Zip Corvette has found new “old stock” rear toe rod link assemblies that are available in limited supply, while they last. These C4 Corvette Rear Toe Rod Link Assemblies are the later 1992-1996 style that use the same outer tie rod as the front of your Corvette. If you own a 1984-1991 Corvette, you will have to purchase the 1992-1996 style tie rod in order to use this assembly.
These 1984-1996 toe rod link assemblies have not been available for several years and will most likely not be available again for many years to come.
If your C4 or C5 Corvette’s Wheels Bearings have gone bad we now have a cost efficient solution that will not require you to sacrifice durability or performance. In years past the only option once your Corvette’s Hub Assembly went bad was to either not drive the car or pay hundreds of dollars to replace the units with AC Delco brand wheel bearings. Sure AC Delco has a name that can be trusted, but the cost of their bearings was and is still today well above a reasonable price for most Corvette owners. With the option of having the wheel bearings rebuilt out of the question because they are non-serviceable items, many companies turned to cheap aftermarket replacements, most of which are made overseas. We would like to let you know that you do not have to settle for cheap replacements any longer as our new C4 and C5 Corvette Timken Wheel Bearing/Hub Assemblies are now available and proudly Made in the USA.
Our new Timken Wheel Bearings will allow you to save greatly over high priced AC Delco units. If you have been ignoring sure signs of a bad hub assembly such as alignment issues, premature tire wear, increased vibration and noise because you don’t want to settle for a cheap aftermarket bearing and you are not ready to spend hundreds of dollars on an AC Delco Corvette Wheel Bearing, then our new Timken hub assemblies may be exactly what you are looking for. Preset from the factory and Made in the USA, our Timken Corvette wheel bearings can be easily installed by any respectable mechanic or shop. Here is a list of the Timken Wheel Bearing/Hub Assembly installation guidelines.
If you have upgraded your Corvette’s performance, you will want these SKF front and rear racing hubs. The 1997-2010 Corvette SKF Heavy Duty Wheel Bearing Assemblies are designed to provide high stiffness during cornering, thereby reducing piston knock-back and the need to tap your Corvette’s brakes. They are also designed for durability and to maintain preload at sustained loading of 1.2g! All this adds up to faster lap times with much better driver feedback over stock and other aftermarket C5 & C6 Corvette wheel bearings.
Stock C5 & C6 Corvette aluminum driveshafts can “whip” at high RPM’s, which can eventually lead to a bent or broken driveshaft. By upgrading to a carbon fiber Corvette driveshaft you will not have to worry about bending or breaking your Corvette’s stock driveshaft as the carbon fiber will not change shape at high RPM’s. Zip’s new carbon fiber driveshaft is stronger and lighter than the stock driveshaft and unlike the factory setup, you will not have to worry about vibration issues caused by bends or breaks. In the event of a driveline failure the carbon fiber driveshaft will “broom”, which will just polish the inside of the torque tube instead of causing a complete failure.
Our carbon fiber driveshaft will bolt-in to a 2001-2010 C5/C6 Corvette with a manual 6 Speed Transmission and provide instant reliability and safety for any C5/C6 Corvette owner who enjoys pushing the limits of their Corvette. If you own a 1997-2000 Corvette and would like to upgrade to a carbon fiber driveshaft you may do so but will have to upgrade your Corvette’s 10mm torque tube to the newer 12mm tube found in 2001 and later Corvettes. The carbon fiber driveshaft is a must have if you are involved with any type of racing or are looking to add impressive acceleration to your Corvette.