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Old 08-22-2014, 04:29 PM   #1
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What brand of gears?

Looking at getting 3.73 or 3.45 gears, still deciding, but what would be a good brand to get? Is Yukon any good?
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Old 08-23-2014, 02:18 PM   #2
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Old 08-23-2014, 03:39 PM   #3
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Personally I would stay away from Richmond, too many horror stories about them grenadeing even when properly installed. Some shops here on the forums will even tell you the same thing. Currently I think Richmond only makes 3.73's and 4.10s for the Camaro.

AAM (American Axle Manufacturing) is a great company. They currently make all the Camaro gears for GM and Lingenfelter which 3.27, 3.45, 3.70, and 3.91.

I don't know anything about Yukon so I can't comment on that brand.

As for what gear, depends on what your plans are with the car. If you are going to get a supercharger then imo wait and do gears last. A lot of people who do superchargers are very happy with the stock gears and those who aren't bump up to 3.45s at most.
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Old 08-23-2014, 03:56 PM   #4
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Alright thanks, looking at AAM's stuff I think I might go with them.
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Old 08-23-2014, 09:26 PM   #5
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Personally I would stay away from Richmond, too many horror stories about them grenadeing even when properly installed. Some shops here on the forums will even tell you the same thing. Currently I think Richmond only makes 3.73's and 4.10s for the Camaro.

AAM (American Axle Manufacturing) is a great company. They currently make all the Camaro gears for GM and Lingenfelter which 3.27, 3.45, 3.70, and 3.91.

I don't know anything about Yukon so I can't comment on that brand.

As for what gear, depends on what your plans are with the car. If you are going to get a supercharger then imo wait and do gears last. A lot of people who do superchargers are very happy with the stock gears and those who aren't bump up to 3.45s at most.
But, some companies make the larger diffs., are using Richmond gears. This includes the ZL1, which uses a 3.73 and not a 3.70.
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Old 08-23-2014, 09:56 PM   #6
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3.70 Motive in a strange/ gforce 9"
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Old 08-24-2014, 12:12 AM   #7
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Old 08-24-2014, 09:30 AM   #8
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A different housing is out of the question for me, I already have a DSS driveshaft and I don't want to order a new one.
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Old 08-24-2014, 10:53 AM   #9
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The Lingenfelter/AAM gears are probably going to be more durable. Only ones I would consider.

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Old 08-24-2014, 12:26 PM   #10
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The Lingenfelter/AAM gears are probably going to be more durable. Only ones I would consider.

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They don't offer a 3.45 ring and pinion, so they are out of the picture.
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