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    Default Data gathering for regearing -- some assistance?

    Here's what I know:
    • Year, Make, & Model: 2004 GMC Sierra 1500 Ext Cab 4x4 w/ 96" Bed
    • Tire size: 315/70R17
    • Original Gear Ratio: 3.73 (RPO Code GT4 = Axle Rear (DUP WITH 5 X 1) 3.73)
    • Desired Gear Ratio: 4.56
    • Number of Cover Bolts: 10 bolt (11 inches wide - i.e. has GM 8.2 or 8.5 ring gear diameter, but not sure which)
    • Transmission Type: 4L60E
    • Engine Size: 5.3L
    • Desired Highway Cruise Engine RPM: ~2000
    • Number of Wheel Lugs: 6
    • Suspension Type: Independent Front

    Here's what I need to know (ideally without any disassembly, as I'm merely information gathering in order to cost out parts) and don't know how to find out:
    • Axle spline Count?
    • Actual Ring Gear Diameter (8.2" or 8.5")?
    • Number of Ring Gear Bolts?
    • Dana Bill of Material Number or Tag Numbers (if applicable)?
    • Standard or Reverse Rotation Front Ring & Pinion?
    • Axle Bearing Outer Diameter?
    Can anyone point me in the right direction(s)?
    Last edited by SurrealOne; 11-25-2011 at 09:36 PM.

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    This data is what needs to be collected prior to ordering parts for regearing. Colour me VERY surprised that we have so many people who have regeared ... and no one ordered his/her own parts.

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    Check out this link------>http://www.drivetrain.com/parts_cata...d_pinions.html Doesn't have everything you need but it's a start!
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    Quote Originally Posted by TELORVEHC View Post
    Check out this link------>http://www.drivetrain.com/parts_cata...d_pinions.html Doesn't have everything you need but it's a start!
    Thanks, I'll dig around, there, in he morning when all of my brain cells are fully awake, again. Any chance you of a good way to tell if my diameter needs to be 8.2" or 8.5"?

    Surreal

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    To help with some of your questions on your 2004" Sierra with 3.73's,
    .....Axle spline Count......30
    .....Actual Ring Gear Diameter........8.625

    .....Number of Ring Gear Bolts......10/Bolts

    .....Standard or Reverse Rotation Front Ring & Pinion.......Standard



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    Quote Originally Posted by 99'HEARTBEAT View Post
    To help with some of your questions on your 2004" Sierra with 3.73's,
    .....Axle spline Count......30
    .....Actual Ring Gear Diameter........8.625

    .....Number of Ring Gear Bolts......10/Bolts

    .....Standard or Reverse Rotation Front Ring & Pinion.......Standard
    Wow, thanks! Where did you get this data if you don't mind me asking? I'd like to know where it came from so that I don't just walk away with my answer ... but I also walk away a little more educated/capable ... such that I can help the next guy who comes along.

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