Advance Adapters began in 1971 with the manufacture of a single adapter that joined a Muncie 4-speed with a Jeep Dana 18 transfer. That adapter’s popularity gave rise to a variety of adapters for other vehicles. In addition to the adapters, they also carried a line of 4-wheel drive aftermarket accessories, which lent to further growth of the company. As their product line grew, so did their warehouse and machine shop. In 1977, they left Los Angeles and moved to Paso Robles where they purchased three acres and constructed a new facility. Since then, they have continued to grow and expand. In 2017, they sold their controlling interest in their company to a Native American-owned investment company by the name of First Nation’s Capital Partners, LLC.
The products designed and manufactured by Advance Adapters include transfer cases for Ford and Dodge trucks like the Explore, as well as Toyota and Chevy. Their transfer cases are the ultimate in strength and gearing. Other parts include transmissions, sensors, shifters and adapters. They also carry lift kits and cooling system parts like radiators and fans.