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SundanceKid
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posted 03-16-2002 03:41 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SundanceKid   Click Here to Email SundanceKid     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Rear Gears, I want em' good quality and Inexpensive!

A lot of people have been complaining about the obvious choice "Richmond" wich I was going to go with, till I heard all the complaints. What brand gears should I buy?

Summit? Richmond? US Gear? Yukon? FMS? National Drivetrain? Zoom?

What do you guys think and why?

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kid vishus
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posted 03-16-2002 03:57 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for kid vishus   Click Here to Email kid vishus     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have used Richmond, Zoom, and US Gear. I like the Richmonds the best. The US Gear was good too, but I prefer Richmonds. Zoom is junk.

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steve'66
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posted 03-16-2002 04:10 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for steve'66   Click Here to Email steve'66     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Richmonds!

Why? Cause they are the strongest.


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SundanceKid
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posted 03-16-2002 08:48 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SundanceKid   Click Here to Email SundanceKid     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Steve, just a little worried about gear whine..I dono if is the gears them selves, the install, or the fact the people complianing bought Pro gears not Street gears.

I'll probably get the US gears??

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kid vishus
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posted 03-16-2002 08:59 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for kid vishus   Click Here to Email kid vishus     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by SundanceKid:
... the people complianing bought Pro gears not Street gears.


Most of the people that buy Pro gears dont need them, and when they wear out quicker than a normal gear,they think the gear is defective. The gears arent heat treated the same, while that makes them more capable of absorbing high shock loads and not breaking, it also makes them wear out a lot faster. I run Richmond pro gears in my racecar and have never had a quality, or product defect related failure. The only thing that has happened with them is they either wear out, or like the last one did, it broke 3 teeth off the pinion and that was the result of an improper set-up. US Gear makes a good gear, but there is a reason NASCAR and the pro rank racers (pro stock, pro mods, etc)run Richmond, cuss they are the best on the market.

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capri man
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posted 03-16-2002 11:12 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for capri man   Click Here to Email capri man     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
sundance, you cant have your cake and eat it too!! if its a race car, buy good gears (richmond) if its a street car buy cheap quiet gears. nuff said!!

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racing is real
everything else is just a game.
81 capri-7.56 @88mph 1/8
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SundanceKid
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posted 03-17-2002 12:15 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for SundanceKid   Click Here to Email SundanceKid     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Heh, I just ordered the Summit brand gears...who the hell knows what brand they are? I, asked I got the reply. "They are made buy the "other" major gear manufacturer we carry, we sell them cheaper because they don't have to pay to advertise" So yeah, they could be Richmond, or Superior, they could be anything?

Thanks for your help, my fingers are crossed they will be good.....I hope!

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SundanceKid
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posted 03-17-2002 12:31 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for SundanceKid   Click Here to Email SundanceKid     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Oh, I want my cake AND icecream and eat it too!
My car will handle and brake like an F-1 racer, accelerate like a topfuel dragster, get 50 MPG with A/C on full blast, while playing DVD's with a world class champion stereo system, while simutaniosly holding 50 beer cups and 50 super models, it will have electric everything including a licorice dispenser!

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capri man
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posted 03-17-2002 10:19 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for capri man   Click Here to Email capri man     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
hey sundance, you just described my car!!!
hee hee....good luck

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mike r
racing is real
everything else is just a game.
81 capri-7.56 @88mph 1/8
1.56 60 ft.

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