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#548511 - 09/28/04 04:14 PM Richmond or Ford Racing ?
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Which gears are better quality ?

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#548512 - 09/28/04 09:09 PM Re: Richmond or Ford Racing ?
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I personally wouldn't run either one if you plan on running your car any distance. Stick with OEM Ford only. That's my opinion. There's a reason the stock gears are expensive and aftermarket ones are cheap. The cheap gears aren't hard enough to last long.

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#548513 - 09/28/04 10:53 PM Re: Richmond or Ford Racing ?
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What ratio are we talking about? I`ve had no problems with the Motorsports gears up to 3.73. Have had no problems with the OEM Ford stuff thru 3.89 either. They both can go the distance. I do agree with 65galaxie about some aftermarket racing gears, remember that those assemblies are torn down after several runs and checked. You can get really good aftermarket pieces but their big ducketts$$$. PR
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#548514 - 09/28/04 11:43 PM Re: Richmond or Ford Racing ?
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I run FRPP in my 92 and Richmond in the 98. I also sell both. Both are good brands, both about the same.

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#548515 - 09/29/04 06:54 AM Re: Richmond or Ford Racing ?
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From what I read before doing my gear swap, the quality control on the Ford OEM gear is the best, and that includes the Ford Racing gears. Richmond has excellent quality as well. The biggest advantage to using Ford gears, is that 99% of the time, you can use the original size pinion shim that was on the original gear. I bought Ford OEM 3.73's (which listed less than Ford Racing 3.73's), cross referenced to an Explorer, and I used the original shim from my 3.27's. The tooth pattern was perfect! Just for the practice though, I calculated what shim would have worked, and it came out to .027, just like the original.
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#548516 - 09/29/04 08:29 PM Re: Richmond or Ford Racing ?
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I`ts all good: I`ve set up my own 9" ers with the proper tools, but haven`t set up any 8.8`s. Just for time sake, I`ll probably sub it out. My friend is really good at the 8.8, but that would include my time as well. Kudos Patfromnj. PR
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