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Old 10-14-2013, 12:23 PM   #1
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Richmond gears

They good? Gear kit $100. But wanna make sure they're good quality.
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I've heard mixed reviews about them and whining. Just go with frrp
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Heard mixed reviews as well. Never anything bad with FRPP. It's silly to forgo a sure thing over a few more dollars.
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I've heard mixed reviews about them and whining. Just go with frrp
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Old 10-14-2013, 01:30 PM   #5
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That's what I've heard. But gear kit $100 new damn that's hard to oass
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Well one way to see is to get em and install them. I went with what everyone recommended which was frrp
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Richmond are supposed to be strong gears, but they do whine because of the cut - they are designed for drag racing. But although supposedly indestructible I was able to break them on my old car with the 7.5 rear end with just a tune, CAI, and a set of drag radials.
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Richmond gears are Very good gear sets that are almost bullet proof! We raced them for a long time and I Have them in my 93 GT with no whine from them. With that said Richmond gears need to be set up exactly right with the backlash and the end play as spot on as they can be or they tend to whine. They did offer more ratios than most gear manufacturers did but I think they have followed suit and just do mainly the same ratios as everyone else.
When I get the chance I will be going with a 4:10 Richmond gear set for my 02 GT.
Good luck with whatever manufacturer you go with!
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Old 10-14-2013, 08:15 PM   #9
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Well i just don't know if i can get them installed "correctly" for a reasonable price.
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Well i just don't know if i can get them installed "correctly" for a reasonable price.
Labor is always the most expensive part. There is only one "good" shop in my are that does gears and they charge $450 for just labor.
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Now this is for my dads 66 mustang, Its a Ford 9 inch nodular iron center section with a 4:55 Richmond gear set courtesy of our good friends at a WELL KNOWN racing team located really close to Charlotte Motor Speedway.
Absolutely no whine in it what so ever.
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I know the install is the worst but for $100 I could get them and Lear them sitting. But I'm gonna pass them.
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