Motive Gear Explains Pinion Depth and Gear Pattern

ringgearThe folks at Motive Gear have embarked upon a campaign to explain the critical measurements when installing new ring and pinion gears. Motive Gear has been all about rearend gears for 68 years as one of Midwest Truck and Auto Part’s premier divisions. In those 68 years of pursuing excellence in high performance rearend gears, Motive Gear has documented an extensive history in the industry.

Part of Motive Gear’s vast experience in the automotive aftermarket has taught the company that education of enthusiasts makes the biggest impact in the motorsports market. Knowing that the public has a thirst for knowledge, Motive Gear has spent considerable time creating a technical page on their website that answers many of the public’s questions about rearend gears.

Along with their technical page, Motive Gear has been assembling a few brief videos for a quick look at important topics in ring and pinion gear installation. In order to achieve a correct meshing of gears in the rearend, crush collars and shim packs are utilized to get the correct gear tooth contact between the pinion and ring gear. Motive Gear explains how to achieve the correct spacing during installation in their instructions and on their tech page. 

Once you are done creating the perfect backlash and contact for your rearend gears, there are other tech topics that need to be addressed. Torquing the ring gear or carrier cap bolts play a significant role in the completion of the project. Once everything is assembled, the enthusiast needs to know how to correctly “break-in” the gear set to ensure a long-life of maintenance free operation. Both of these items are covered on Motive Gear’s tech pages. 

For more information on Motive Gear and their line of ring and pinion gears, go to www.motivegear.com.

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Bobby Kimbrough

Bobby grew up in the heart of Illinois, becoming an avid dirt track race fan which has developed into a life long passion. Taking a break from the Midwest dirt tracks to fight evil doers in the world, he completed a full 21 year career in the Marine Corps.
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