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What brand gears do you run?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by JUNIOR-K5, Feb 13, 2006.

  1. JUNIOR-K5

    JUNIOR-K5 1/2 ton status

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    What is a good brand of gears to run need to buy some for my gm d60:confused:
     
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    I could be wrong but I think Yukon are some of the best out there.

    Ira
     
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    JUNIOR-K5 1/2 ton status

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    Cool thanks thats what I was told just wanted to hear another opinion. Yukon it is.
     
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    Zeus33rd Smarter than you GMOTM Winner

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    Hmmm....Only really heard bad things about the Yukons. Setup issues, hard to get a good pattern etc. Go do some searching on PIrate, lots to read about there.

    I've got Precision Gear 5.13's in my 60 and 14b. I paid alittle more for them than I would have for a set of Yukons, but didn't have one issue getting them setup or getting a good pattern.

    http://www.precisiongear.com/
     
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    I'd run factory Dana if you can find some- yukons are real real low on my list of happy stuff- Jess
     
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    mouse 1/2 ton status

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    Set up a dana 60 Saturday with Yukons. Got a nice pattern and fairly easy to set up. Only had the carrier out about 4 times to get the backlash set correctly.

    All the previous yukons my friend has installed have broken in quietly and we have had no issues on the trail.
     
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    Ive run Yukons, Richmond, and Motive. Randys Ring & Pinion is a good place to get axle stuff and they carry Yukon. Havent had any problems with either. A little whine when coasting from the Motives but thats from the hacks doing the install. Im buying the tools and doing my next gear swap myself. :D
     
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    mudhog THEGAME Staff Member Super Moderator

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    i run yukon gears in my 60 and 14ff and have never had a problem with them.
     
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    what ratio are you going to be running ? I have a set of 4:56 dana gears if you want- Jess
     
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    jekbrown I am CK5 Premium Member GMOTM Winner Author

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    dana is good. Superior makes good high end stuff too. For a D60, I wouldn't worry about who makes the gear, so long as its not Genuine Gear. They suck. On an axle like a toy 8" or something, where its not hard to build it up to the point where the r&p is the weak point, I'd go for the high dollar gears.... but in the case of the 60, just get some yukons. They are a good value and should hold up to anything the rest of the axle will. :)

    j
     
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    Thanks drivelineman I could use the 4.56 for now that whats in my 14 bolt with detroit. All I would have to do is get a detroit for the front and gears.How much?
     
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    I run Yukon gears and chrome-moly shafts in my Dana 60. No issues yet!!
     
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    Precision.....:bow:
     

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