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xloudnproud 07-07-2011 09:05 PM

Gear opinions
About to regear my TJ I have Dana 44 out back and a 30 up front gonna go with standard 4.56 gears and trying to decide whos 4.56 im gonna buy...Motives Yukons Richmonds Alloy is one any stronger or better than another when it comes to material and strength or is the price depending on what names on the box? Please everyones input and opinions

freeskier 07-07-2011 09:22 PM

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What country they were made in.

I would choose Nitro or US Gear. A lot of the other gear companies import from China and put them in their branded box.

xloudnproud 07-07-2011 11:25 PM

What about putting a Yukon in the rear diff and a USA or Nitro gear in the front since I might engage my 4x4 once a year. Any problems doing that?

Mortalis5509 07-07-2011 11:39 PM


Originally Posted by xloudnproud (Post 1361843)
What about putting a Yukon in the rear diff and a USA or Nitro gear in the front since I might engage my 4x4 once a year. Any problems doing that?

I would not do that since the front gears are spinning whenever the tires are rotating. The axle shafts are splined to the rotor so therefore they turn when you are in 2hi, 4hi, or 4lo. From what I am told USA can make noisey sometimes. Go with quality and don't skimp. I am a QA supervisor so I believe in quality but at some point the cheaper things are just as good as the more expensive brand but not in this case. I have g2's in a 4.88 with no problems, Yukon is a great brand also.

xloudnproud 07-08-2011 04:10 PM

nitro vs usa standard one better than another?

freeskier 07-08-2011 04:21 PM

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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

xloudnproud 07-08-2011 05:24 PM


xloudnproud 07-08-2011 11:18 PM

So Nitro sounds like my best bet

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