How long are gears good for
I just tore down my 1995 Chevy 10 bolt rear 250,000 miles on it. The locking differential was damaged with a stripped gear. The ring and pinion gear looks fine. I have had many opinions with some saying that I should replace the ring and pinion due to the many miles it has. Other opinions say that the ring and pinion are fine and probably better than new due to seasoning. I expect to go another 250,000 miles and want to go with the most reliable set-up. I have a new Eaton Diff. and have ordered a new install kit and also a new Youkon ring and pinion. The rear is a 373. What is the best way to go, all new or partially new?