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Olympic gold

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rear gears
« on: January 23, 2017, 10:35:01 PM »
i want to change out my gears in my 1969 10 bolt from 3.23 to 3.73 and have been looking at yukon or Richmond gears. But they seem very expensive (compared to years ago) i mostly dragrace my car but it does see some street use so i need some good strong gears but am hoping for some other options.  Thanks

1969Z27

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Re: rear gears
« Reply #1 on: January 24, 2017, 01:24:54 AM »
If you're using a 8.2" 10 bolt, I wouldn't spend any $$$ on it for racing. Spend that money on an upgrade. Get a 8.5" 10 bolt or 8.875" 12 bolt. 1972 thru 1979 nova is a cheap source for the 8.5".
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Kelley W King

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Re: rear gears
« Reply #2 on: January 24, 2017, 12:44:14 PM »
I did not think 323 was a chevy gear. My Pontiac had one and it required a spacer to change to 390,s.
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Re: rear gears
« Reply #3 on: January 24, 2017, 10:23:20 PM »
If you're using a 8.2" 10 bolt, I wouldn't spend any $$$ on it for racing. Spend that money on an upgrade. Get a 8.5" 10 bolt or 8.875" 12 bolt. 1972 thru 1979 nova is a cheap source for the 8.5".
I thought it was a 8.2 its the original rear was the 8.5 a option? i figure it held up this long i will just replace it when it breaks.

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Re: rear gears
« Reply #4 on: January 27, 2017, 12:06:06 AM »
I've no experience with Yukon gears. But I have installed some Richmond gears. I really liked the Richmond because the pinion depth and backlash dimensions are scribed onto the gears. 
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Re: rear gears
« Reply #5 on: January 27, 2017, 12:43:54 AM »
For Street strip I've used Richmond gears, but Quick Performance has some great pricing on packages, I just ordered 3.55 gears and install kit today 215.00 with shipping, gears, bearings, crush sleeve, new ring gear bolts.
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