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Old 09-05-2018, 06:21 PM
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When gears wear to the point where a correct pattern is impossible, it's time to pop for a new ring and pinion set.

I've seen gears worn to the point where the edges were sharp, like knives. That kind of wear is far beyond anything I want in my car.

I see 'good enough' in the electrical trade all the time but this applies to many applications: Just because it works doesn't make it right or safe.

A ring and pinion set costs around $225., in just about any ratio. That's cheap enough to make me shy away from a set that cannot be set correctly.

Many cars go to their graves wearing the same rear end lube that came with the car. Do yourself (and your bearings) a favor by changing rear end gear lube. Catch the old stuff and look at it in the sun before throwing it out. After seeing all those metal flakes glistening, I pulled the rear end open in our car and washed it out with kerosene and wiped it dry. The whole job only uses two quarts of 90W. - Dave
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Here in NZ a r&p set costs $400+ and you literally only get a ring-gear and pinion!

If made by Zoom etc it would cost even more.
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Old 09-06-2018, 05:31 AM
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Rockauto.com offers several sets of Dana ring and pinion sets like this one for Squarebirds... US$156.79 (list price):
DANA 2020496 SVL One of our most popular parts
Rear; Ford Axle; with 3.50 Gear Ratio; with 9.00in Diameter Ring Gear

Yes Tom, it's only a ring gear and pinion gear in a matched set. I ran a 4.30:1 in my Mustang w/automatic OD. It pulled stumps and RPMs were still good at expressway speeds. - Dave
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To bad, DANA product that is manufactured in India. Probably a "buy-out" product, perhaps the same "stuff" as Yukon.

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Well, the R&P have been through its first 50 miles of break in and is working great. The whine that was there before is gone and Im a happy camper... Starting to enjoy my car again...

Future will tell if the contact pattern is good enough or not.
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