5.14 GEARS IN 10 BOLT?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by BIG B., Apr 16, 2003.

  1. BIG B.

    BIG B. Registered Member

    Joined:
    Mar 10, 2003
    Posts:
    48
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    SAN DIEGO
    OKAY, SO IM LOOKING ON EBAY AND I FIND WHERE I CAN GET A RACK AND PINION SET, 5.14 RATIO, FOR CHEAP. I HAVE THE 8.5" 10 BOLT WITH 3.73. THE SELLER SAYS THAT THEY WILL FIT. I THINK IT WILL WORK, BUT I WANT TO KNOW EVERYBODYS OPINIONS.
     
  2. zakk

    zakk 1/2 ton status

    Joined:
    Sep 21, 2001
    Posts:
    4,762
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    San Jose CA
    :nuke:

    quick! everyone buy stock in pinion manufactuers!
     
  3. Shaggy

    Shaggy 3/4 ton status

    Joined:
    Dec 15, 2000
    Posts:
    6,737
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    Los Banos, CA
    <font color="green"> First off, the all caps thing is annoying and hard to read. Here are my thoughts -

    5.13s are pretty deep, what size tire are you running on that 10 bolt?

    Pinions for 5.13 gears for 10 bolts have like 5 teeth on them, strength is not a major feature.

    You're going to have a hard time fitting a rack and pinion in an axle housing. A Ring and pinion will work better. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif

    Be careful with used gears, they're harder to set up and might be trashed, get lots of good detailed pics before you buy.
    </font>
     
  4. Hossbaby50

    Hossbaby50 3/4 ton status

    Joined:
    Sep 1, 2001
    Posts:
    8,972
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Peoria, AZ
    It is probably 5.13's. But yes that ratio is available for a 10 bolt. The only problems I have heard of with them is the pinion gets kinda small, and the pinion teeth on ring gear teeth gets kinda low which causes more pressure and a better possibility of breaking off teeth.
     
  5. BIG B.

    BIG B. Registered Member

    Joined:
    Mar 10, 2003
    Posts:
    48
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    SAN DIEGO
    Sorry about the all caps. I would rather by new gears any how thanks for the info.
     

Share This Page