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post #1 of (permalink) Old 08-29-2005, 09:42 PM Thread Starter
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I'm partial to using dana brand gears in my 44's but am curious what other's opinions are of genuine gear and yukon gears. I'm planning on using 5.38's.
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Re: Brand of gears

I know that you have already done the math.... 35" tires... what's your overdrive ratio? Humor me for the rest of the folks.

New gears from Dana, Yukon or Richmond or ??? have to be better than setting used gears. Can't be many options for 5.38s.

How's the motor?

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Re: Brand of gears

Overdrive is 0.70 with lockup torque converter. 75 mph should be about 2900 rpm. I'm not getting used gears. I'll use new gears. Engine still has a bit of work to do. The cylinder got a little scratched by the valve as I was trying to get it out. I sent the head off yesterday to get those two valves redone. 2 valves, 2 valve seats, 2 valve guides and new springs for both heads this time. I ordered a replacement stone set for my dad's honing kit since the 200's were cracked. We'll hone out the cylinder till the scratch is gone then put a knurled piston in. That should get it back on the road again in a week or so.
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Re: Brand of gears

Since you asked for opinions...

I Like

Dana/Spicer
Precision Gear
Yukon
Motive Gear

I DO NOT like
Genuine Gear

Why? Because I never seem to get a pattern I am satisfied with, w/o setting them several times.
Time = Money.
And I don't really like the finish or attention to detail. (Read as "percieved" quality)

Now to be fair, I have installed quite a few Genuine Gear gear sets in the past couple years and can't say where there was a problem with any of them once installed. At least 2 or 3 sets are on rigs that belong to people I wheel with on a fairly regular basis. And I know they are not babying them.

Notice, I left Richmond Gear out of this.
Although I have never had a problem with them and they USED TO make a darn good gear, they have been on and off the past few years, so I try to stay away from them.

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Re: Brand of gears

ive had yukon 4.56 in my D30 for about 4 years 4.56 in my D35 for about 3.5 years and now i have 4.56 in my D44 that wbcarver set up for my about a year or more ago........they seem pretty tuff......but im a mall crawler so what do i know [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]
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whttrash, if you'd spend as much time wheeling as you do in tattoo parlors they wouldn't make fun of you so much. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/40BEER.gif[/img]
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Speak for yourself...If he actually came out wheelin' once and a while, I'd see him more...and pick on him more...it's so easy to do... [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]
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whttrash, if you'd spend as much time wheeling as you do in tattoo parlors they wouldn't make fun of you so much. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/40BEER.gif[/img]

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i get my fair share of wheeling in......plus they bust on me cause i wheel a TJ instead of a leaf sprung rig
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I read someplace that "real" Jeeps have round springs. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/40BEER.gif[/img]
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I read someplace that "real" Jeeps have round springs. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/40BEER.gif[/img]

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That's a damned lie, what an ugly thing to say Tom. My 5.13s in my 44 are Yukon and the ones in my 8.8 came from Moser. No problems, the guy who sold me the Yukons said they never had any problems or complaints with them. Aaron
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