Gear Ratio advice?

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2:AM Fabrication
Feb 7, 2008
Covina CA
Just stumbled over this, pretty interesting on the strength of gearsets. Even though it's HP set's it still applies to regular gearsets.
interesting article! one thing i didnt see mentioned that i spoke to gear works about last year is the amount of "sliding" or shearing happens on some gear sets. on a 9", the numerically higher the gear set, the more angled the teeth are and the more they have to slide against eachother. This sliding supposedly breaks down the oil and creates a lot of heat and wear on the gear making it not last as long no matter how many teeth the pinion has.

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