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Old 09-25-2006, 06:44 PM
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Richmond Sportsman Gears Noisy?

I just told a car buddy of mine that I ordered Richmond 3.73s for my crunched 7.5" 10 bolt. He said that he had some that were just plain noisy even after several attempts by a gear shop to remedy the problem.
I actually ordered Richmond Sportsman gears.
Has anyone got advice about using Richmond vs. GM gear sets?
It's going back in my wagon for semi-daily driving with a blast once in a while. Since it is a wagon, any gear noise will be very noticeable.
Thanks in advance.

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Old 09-25-2006, 08:31 PM
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I did a search and came up with these:

US Gear or Richmond?
I believe k-star meant "coast side" not "cost side"

richmond gear whine

Rear end hum after new gears and carrier

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Old 09-25-2006, 08:42 PM
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Most dont understand the "whine" is from the way they are lapped... Of course how they are setup makes a difference too... But $ for $ Richmond in a performance app is a much better choice... Just my opinion but after setting up just a few hundred sets of gears and seeing them at the track and on the road you kinda get to know whats what...

If you want quiet then go the OEM route and GM has some good stuff, long lasting and quiet...

Richmond is just plain tough either street or pro gears...

Oh and BTW Bullet gears are cheap and are setup tight and are a biscuit eater...
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Old 09-26-2006, 11:43 AM
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strange gears or zoom gears
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