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Time to regear...which BRAND gears to get?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by fortcollinsram, Oct 30, 2003.

  1. fortcollinsram

    fortcollinsram 1/2 ton status

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    I will be re-gearing my 14bff from 3.73 to 4.56 to match the 4.56 that my D60 has. I am kinda lost in deciding which brand of gears to get...Some people say Yukon is the only way to go, other say Yukon is junk and Superior is the way to go, other say Precision...You get my drift? I wanna hear YOUR opinions and experiences with ease of setup, noise, longevity, etc...

    BTW, I will keeping the carrier I have so I will be using the THICK ring gear... /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif

    Thanks

    Chris
     
  2. Rebel88

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    ive got superior in the rear and precision in the front, never had a bit of trouble so i can say in my case theyve been great

    Later
     
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    mudjunkie 82 1 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    Precision Gear!!!! /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    jekbrown I am CK5 Premium Member GMOTM Winner Author

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    superior makes some bad azz axle shafts... you'd hope their R&Ps would be of similarly good qualtity. I'd like to see more input on this queston though... my 4.56s are OEM and at some point I wanna go 5.13...

    j
     
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    5.13's
     
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    jekbrown I am CK5 Premium Member GMOTM Winner Author

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    lol zak is stuck in automatic. /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif

    j
     
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    5.13's



    /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif
     
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    I have set up 3 gear sets with new ring and pinions, and many with used gears /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif. Of the new ones 2 were Richmond, and the other was a Motive. I haven't had any problems out of them.
     
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    Yukon Gear from Randys Ring and Pinion. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
    -Harrison
     
  10. BowtieRed

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    ok, i'm gonna be straight up with you. you'll probably never ruin your R&P in your 14FF. if somethings breaks i'd doubt it's your R&P. So I say go to www.adamsdrivetrain.com and you'll find the best prices by far.
     
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    good point on the ff14... doubtful a ring will bust on em no matter what the brand. if ur worried about it, just find out which gear makers offer a lifetime guarentee and go with which ever one of them is cheapest...

    j
     
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    It is not really the breakage that I am worried about it is the WEAR. As of now, this truck is my dail driver and I got back and forth between Denver and Fort Collins (70miles) pretty oftem...I am going to have 4.56's for a LONG time (I will much sooner get a doubler than go with deeper gears)

    I just want the rearend to be as TIGHT as possible after 50,000miles of hard use (afterall, if it ain't tight, it ain't right /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif )

    I know the possibility of busting a 14bff ring or pinion is SLIM. I am just concerend with longevity...

    Chris
     
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    think about OE gears. how many people, under normal conditions EVER replace their gears, after 200k, 300k miles. . . not most. if install properly gears last a LONG time.
     
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    Don't have anything negative to say about the after market gears but it sounds like you would feel better if you changed the carrier and went with some O.E.M. gears.
    I really like using the GM 14FF gears - they fit the carrier snugly ( as they should )and seem to be trouble free.
    Good luck , Tom
     
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    I have Genuine gears in my 14bff. They are warrantied forever. They are cheap import gears, but the warranty is awesome. No questions asked. If they are broke return them for a new set. I really doubt you will break a set of 14bff gears though. Those things are beef. I have about 1 yr wear on my regears sofar. They are doing great. Drove it around AZ for 5 months, drove to CO (1000 miles) and around CO for 6 months, and drove back to AZ (another 1000 miles). I dropped the rear diff cover when I got back, and no problems. Gears looked great.

    My front gears are Motive gears. I bought them in the axle but the PO who is a member here swears by them. He does alot of drag racing and is pro mech. so I trust his judgement.

    Harley
     
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    Yeah we use Motive or Yukon at the shop I work at.
     

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