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Old 04-27-2012, 10:30 PM   #1
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hey pretty simple question. whats the best one to go with. im looking at two.

this one im not sure about: http://www.area51groupllc.com/produc...1o7vk8va6ptbl4

the second one is a yukon/t&d knock off.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/High-Quality...item20b5399f4e


basically the same price. the first one may be basically the same but the cups look a little different. just wondering if anyone has anyexperience with it. I have a proform tool and im pretty sure its cost me a lot more time in the past than its saved. I usually do 4 or 5 a year and about half go down the road the other half down the track. any input would be appreciated.
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Old 04-27-2012, 11:08 PM   #2
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T&D
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Old 04-29-2012, 11:55 AM   #3
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I second the T&D, I have one and love it.
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Old 05-01-2012, 08:20 PM   #4
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goin with the t&d i reckon. thanks for the input guys. I would really like to see how that other one is made but im a little weary about spending 350 bucks to try it out
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T&D can be labor extensive with math but with all the gears I have set up from scratch so far it has never been wrong.
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Old 05-01-2012, 11:50 PM   #6
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So u just measure it an stick it together?
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Old 05-02-2012, 12:59 PM   #7
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I was watching a tech in the Mark Williams trailer set up a 9" in the pits at Brainerd years ago and asked him what tool he used to set up pinion depth. His reply was he rarely used one. Usually he can hit it the first time by going off the previous gear set up or starting out with a 0.020" shim. I have only set up maybe 50 gear sets, but have used the same methodology with good results.
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Old 05-03-2012, 08:10 AM   #8
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That can work for drag cars that ONLY see trailers and drag tracks.... that isn't working for any other style of racing or street use.... You can be a little off on a drag set up as long as you know where the liveable area on the gears are... Many guys don't complain about noise, many don't hear it
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Old 05-03-2012, 09:19 AM   #9
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Hmmm....that cool.

I use a depth mic and a precision ground flat bar, but I do inside mic the split/caps to see the difference in the split. I've likely got $250 invested in everything I use for measuring. (1-2" mic to measure the pinion head, depth mic, flat bar, inside mic, and dial indicator....most of which was bought used or had since my machine shop days)
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