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Thread: 12 bolts rears

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    Senior Member SENIOR BUILDER
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    12 bolts rears

    Has anybody had trouble with breaking gears in 12 bolt? I bought an all round tube ext cab s10 with 532 bbc . i have broke 4 gears set in two years.i have always ran richmond street strip gears .but im going to try pro gears. i already have good cover,good yoke billett yoke straps.i guess
    i will also try billett main caps. the lash is set at 8.just trying to get some input.by the way the truck weighs 2880 with me. sixty foot 1.25 et 9.05

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    Senior Member DYNO OPERATOR
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    Do you have a transbrake? If so, that will break s/s gears. You WILL need to go with pro gears. They are softer, will wear out quicker, but won't break as often.

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    Senior Member SENIOR BUILDER
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    yes i do.

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    Senior Member RACING JUNKIE
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    for what its worth, had 12 bolt built last year, my builder highly recomended that i not use richmond gear, he said they have had a lot of trouble with them, he recomended u.s. gear or motive.


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