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Old 06-08-2013, 03:38 PM   #1
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Are some regear kits better than others, are there some that should be avoided and is there a best brand?

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Old 06-08-2013, 04:07 PM   #2
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Are you gonna do it yourself?

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Old 06-20-2013, 04:23 PM   #3
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No I've got a shop lined up to do it but I will need to supply the parts so anyone have an opinion or are all regear kits much the same?
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No I've got a shop lined up to do it but I will need to supply the parts so anyone have an opinion or are all regear kits much the same?
Everybody is going to have their own opinions, but it really depends what is going to be the best option for you. If you are not planning on doing hardcore offroading then I would look for a good deal from a company with a respectible name.
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Any of the big names should be fine. I used USA Standard gears which were quite a bit cheaper than Yukon. They don't have the noise guarantee, but I have had zero issues the past 2 years.
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Old 06-20-2013, 04:52 PM   #6
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Any of the big names should be fine. I used USA Standard gears which were quite a bit cheaper than Yukon. They don't have the noise guarantee, but I have had zero issues the past 2 years.
I second this...USA, G2, Yukon, Superior, etc...same deal. Your choice
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Old 06-20-2013, 05:24 PM   #7
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Many thanks guys Yukon seems to be the most expensive, do you think this is reflected in the quality or are they just popular (good marketing)? And I see Yukon stock a 4.88 and a 4.88T (thick), anyone know if the thick is just stronger or is there something else, why should I buy one over the other, pro’s - con’s ?

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Gear brand really doesn't matter a whole lot, some people will swear by certain brands but at the end of they day they all do their job. Vast majority of gear brands buy from the same place, they are just a box. I personally used Nitro, word is they buy their gears from the same manufacturer that makes gears for Toyota.

Thick cut gears allow you to run higher numerical gears on lower numerical carriers. Dana axles have carrier breaks, for example the D30 carrier break is 3.55/3.73. For 3.73 and numerically higher ratios you need the 3.73 carrier. For 3.55 and numerically lower ratios you need the 3.55 carrier. The thick gears are just that, thicker so you can run say a 4.10 ratio on a 3.55 carrier.

Master install kit is far more important IMO than gear brand. Anything with quality Timken or Koyo bearings will work.
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[QUOTE=freeskier;3883219]Thick cut gears allow you to run higher numerical gears on lower numerical carriers. Dana axles have carrier breaks, for example the D30 carrier break is 3.55/3.73. For 3.73 and numerically higher ratios you need the 3.73 carrier. For 3.55 and numerically lower ratios you need the 3.55 carrier. The thick gears are just that, thicker so you can run say a 4.10 ratio on a 3.55 carrier.
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Great reply, I thought it might be something like that but couldn't figure out what it might be.

Many thanks

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