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Old 04-15-2012, 03:46 AM   #1
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looking at 9 inch diff gears today. Two different ratio gears were different thicknesses. Is that right? Just wondering..
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Old 04-15-2012, 04:03 AM   #2
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Depending on the gear ratio, the pinion gear requires more or less teeth. So yes the gear ratio changes the thickness / size of the ring and pinion gears. This goes for all rear end differentals.
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yup a 2.73 has a fat pinion and a thin ring, a 4.56 has a small pinion and a thick ring. If the gear didnt change it would require different diffs or cases for different gear ratios.
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