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Motive Gears? Any thoughts?

While searching for some gears for my Waggy 44's I came across these on eBay for $135.77 shipped.

Does anyone have some input on the quality of Motive Gears?

It looks like a really good price and I really don't want to be a guinea pig and cheap out on gears, but that is one hell of a deal for some 5.13's.

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post #2 of 10 Old 05-20-2010, 02:32 PM
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Look at Complete offroad and you can get Yukons for about the same price or less.
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I checked their site and the cheapest they have is $159.00 for a no-name set and Yukons are $195.00 plus shipping.

Those are substantially higher prices IMO.

The guy on eBay has 13722 ratings and 99.5% positive feedback. Clearly they have been around for a while and are selling good parts with that kind of feedback.

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I bought motive 4.88s. unfortunately the guy who was going to set them up for me, got really sick. So I haven't run them yet. The guy at Northridge 4x4 told me that he bought gears from every possible company he could buy. He opened them up and they all had the exact same factory stamps on them.

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The guy on eBay has 13722 ratings and 99.5% positive feedback. Clearly they have been around for a while and are selling good parts with that kind of feedback.[/QUOTE



Does Ebay even show neg feedback???

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Hey brother I have motive gear r&p in the back of my jeep tucked away into a ford 9"... I havn't had an issue at all with them making noise and/or breaking lol. From personal experience around the track and such, Richmond is probably the best for quality and strength but thosemotive gears will suit your rig just fine. I've seen motive gears hold up to mud trucks running hill in the hole here at the Orlando mud runs with nitrous and I'll tell you the rear ends arnt usually the first to go lol.

Anyway I get long winded, that is a great deal on those gears, it's a solid company and I've had many experiences with them and Richmond Gears. Just don't forget the motive gears have a strict break in period because when first installed they get pretty hot so that the gears soften and allow your wear pattern to take hold, after a brief break in period you will be good to go!
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have you ever seen anyone that bought cheap gears complain of them exploding and causing kittens and children to die? gears are gears imo. have a shop get and install them so they will warrenty thier work if your worried about it. i have never seen a complaint of a high failure from any set of gears in my life. if they go out fast i would bet they were set up improperly.

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^^^ I could easily agree to that, well said.
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have you ever seen anyone that bought cheap gears complain of them exploding and causing kittens and children to die? gears are gears imo. have a shop get and install them so they will warrenty thier work if your worried about it. i have never seen a complaint of a high failure from any set of gears in my life. if they go out fast i would bet they were set up improperly.
And if they break it's only $150 in parts!!!

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I won't be paying any shop to install ANYTHING on my rig.......

There is nothing I can't do myself.



Considering nobody has chimed in saying that they were no good, I'll assume that they are just as good as any other brand and go for it.

I just didn't want to buy them and then find out that they had a history of failure.

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