Join Date: Jun 2000
Location: Tualatin, Oregon, United States of America, North America, Earth, Milkyway Galaxy, Universe...
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Busted pinion - suggestions?
Last night, as I was leaving work, I decided to be a complete moron and light my tires up on the wet road. I had the clutch pretty much fully engaged when I gave it a bunch of gas. Both rear tires began to spin and then bang, it was all over. After having it towed home, and inspecting it earlier today, I've come to find I sheared off about 4-5 teeth from the pinion. The ring gear looks like it's ok, as far as having all its teeth, but is pretty well beaten. My question is should I repair it, or replace it? I know that seems pretty extreme, but I'm planning on switching to 37's next year sometime, and am now worried if my D44 can handle it. Think it was just a fluke? I might be able to get a decent deal on some gears from Randy's through my work. I believe he deals Yukon. They a good brand? The gear I have in it now are Superiors. If I upgraded, I'd probably slap a SF or FF 60 in the rear. Any and all suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks! And btw, I used to give people crap about burning out in a Jeep, cause its a Jeep, but now I got egg on my face!