Here's a great post by Chase at ECGS regarding Nitro gears. Just something to think about.
Yes we use Nitro Gears in the Ford 8.8's and they are not China Gears nor are they cheap. Hopefully the people that have received units form us will agree that what we send out is total quality and that we do not cut corners.
If you are insinuating that Superior gears are better than Nitro’s you are very very wrong. And I know this b/c everyday we install gears, this is all we do, sell and install gears. If I was building my own I would install Nitro’s. I know where nearly every manufacturer has the gears made, country of origin and the plant. Despite common belief Superior, nitro, yukon, precision, sierra, ect does not make ring and pinions they are a box. They purchase ring and pinions from actual gear manufacturers, and yes overseas but we do not buy Chinese gears - case in point why we use Nitro’s. Nitro is the only manufacturer besides US Gear that is not currently importing Chinese ring and pinions and they are the most consistent gears of all the brands we have installed. If you want a particular gear brand installed in your axle we will install. We are a distributer for Yukon, superior, precision, US gear, Richmond ect. However if the company your trusting to build your axle, that does this day in and day out, would you not trust their opinion on what the best ring and pinion is, not the guy who read on the internet or installed one ring and pinion one time. Since we are not a manufacturer what gain do we have by offering a cheap ring and pinion, and at what cost, our reputation, this is our lively hood. We install over 500 gear sets a year, companies change manufacturers we know what every box holds b/c we install them and we install the best that is offered. I can delve farther into the ins and out of ring and pinions, forgings, cutting, lapping, heat treatment, ect. If your not convinced that we know axles purchase from someone more qualified and trust them with your axles.
I thank all those who have ordered from us and I hope that we have provided you with a great product at a more than fair cost while treating you with respect and going the extra mile to make sure the entire process goes smoothly that is our desire as a company, and personally a passion of mine.
We have dealt with a number of great people over the years and built many friendships, it has been an awesome experience, as individuals we have a lot of the same hobbies, interests, and outlook on life all centered around 4wheeling. Building Jeeps should be fun for us and you. We look forward to continue to offer some great products at affordable prices. If you have an idea on how we can improve feel free to let us know we are always willing to improve.
Thank you , Chase Perry ECGS