12 bolt gears?

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  1. Wicked Wolf Auto

    Wicked Wolf Auto 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    are gears for a 12 bolt out of a car the same as the 12 bolt trucks? there are a few ring and pinion sets on ebay I'm thinking about bdding on
     
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    No, they are different. The pinion gear on a car model is shorter than a truck model. Ring gear is the same, though.
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    The pinion is not shorter.....

    It has a larger stem diameter which makes it stronger. Seems odd the car gears are stronger than a truck, but it is fact.

    You can use car gears in the truck by using a special bearing set. I do these routinely on trucks for more strength. Drivetrain Specialties (DTS) can hook you up with the required install kit.
     

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