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Unread 11-08-2012, 03:42 PM   #1
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Recommendations for Ring and Pinion Manufacturers

Can anyone give me a heads up as to which manufacturers to stay away from and which make a better product?

I'm looking to put in a set of rear (I already got a Spicer set for my Dana 30 front from ebay) gears for my AMC 20 CJ8 and there seems to be a significant price discrepancy between Alloy USA, Motive Gear, Superior, and Yokon. I can get a set of Alloy Usa for about $70 cheaper than say Superior.

Any thoughts or recommendations?

Same question for one piece axle kit.

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Unread 11-08-2012, 03:58 PM   #2
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i have a set of alloy USA that i have been running in my 20 for a little over a year now.... just stating a slight "pop" under braking after a good wheeling trip....pulling the cover tomorrow and i'll let you know if i have a chipped tooth....
as far as one pieces... i went with moser on a few reccomendations.
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To reiterate for the 1,067th time, when towing...
remove rear axle, xfer in N, trans in 5th, remove neg batt cable, key to Run and go??
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Unread 11-08-2012, 04:11 PM   #3
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Hard to beat factory Dana-Spicer parts... including R&P's. Yukon and Superior both make a great product... You'll get what you pay for. I've heard stories from local guys running G2 and Motive stuff in their TJ's about the gears being very loud...
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Unread 11-08-2012, 04:35 PM   #4
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I like Superior Gears as they have been making them since the early 50's and are STILL made in the USA.
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Unread 11-08-2012, 08:29 PM   #5
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Like everything else, you get what you pay for.
I've benn running my Superiors for 6 years now with no problems.
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Unread 11-09-2012, 06:58 AM   #6
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Looks like I'll go with Superior....R&P is not a place to skimp...thanks to all.

Redmanchew....I'd still be curious what you find.

Keith460...awesome restoration thread!!

BTW...been reading about labor costs for gear swap. Seems like rates go from 250-700 an axle depending where you live. Just got a quote from a drivetrain shop for approx 285.00 rear and about 320.00 for front. Seems fair?
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sounds about right....make sure you get a good install kit as well with the bearings and crush sleeve.
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To reiterate for the 1,067th time, when towing...
remove rear axle, xfer in N, trans in 5th, remove neg batt cable, key to Run and go??
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Unread 11-09-2012, 10:34 AM   #8
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Cheapest labor rate would be to give them an axle out of the Jeep with the axle shafts pulled and all bearings, shims and crush sleeves needed to do the job on hand and ready for them to use.
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Unread 11-09-2012, 11:09 AM   #9
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Agreed, I will be installing a RE 4.5" lift so I figured I would just bring them the housing(s) right around the same time and take as much off as I am capable of. Thanks!
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Unread 11-09-2012, 11:40 AM   #10
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What gears are you going with?
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I've had Genuine Gear brand in mine for about 13-14 years without any issues. But that company was bought up and I'm thinking it was by Superior. Does anyone know for sure?
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I just had my gears I installed and axle bearings replaced for $125 labor (rear only), but it was a 9" and I just took him the third member. He said he gets $100 just to do the gears. Price goes up from there depending on how much other disassembly/reassembly he has to do. And go ahead and get the master install kit. It would have saved me almost $100.
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Unread 11-09-2012, 12:27 PM   #13
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Genuine Gear was rebranded as G2. It's 4Wheel Parts Whoresalers house brand.
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Unread 11-09-2012, 12:56 PM   #14
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Genuine Gear was rebranded as G2. It's 4Wheel Parts Whoresalers house brand.
Are you saying G2 is crap? I'm needing a set of 5.38's so I'm following some of these recommendations.
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Unread 11-09-2012, 01:16 PM   #15
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I'll just say you get what you pay for... Gears are an area where I'd rather spend a bit more for a known quality product
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