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post #1 of 6 Old 11-01-2013, 09:06 PM Thread Starter
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All American gears/lockers?

So apparently my gears and bearings are shot. . . and I will probably installed a locker when I replace. It is well known that most of the major brands for gears are foreign (G2/Superior) or a crap-shoot (Yukon) and the only selectable locker choices I have seen are Eaton (weak?) and ARB [I do not want to deal with the Detroit noise/issue] Are there any reliable brands made in the good 'ole USA? With the exception of my ARB Diff cover I'm trying to keep everything homemade.

>> I'm running 5.13 and I looked at US Gears but they seem to carry 4.88 only? I reached out to them but no word back yet.

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my installer uses yukon exclusively as he says they make the best product. ive read and heard, however, that yukon is just a rebrand of a foreign manuf that is the same as several other brands. so who knows. i have yukon everything and my gears make zero noise.

and on the locker, if you can afford it go arb selectable. they pretty much make the strongest locker on the market. they are expensive for a reason.
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If it's a quality product why does it matter so much where its made?
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Exactly. I take pride in our Country and try to give back when I can.

I will not be spending much time on rocks and will probably only be doing Florida style back woods wheeling as it is quite a drive for me to get anywhere fun. (6 hrs or so just to get to Ocala) I'm thinking the Eaton lockers will be sufficient for me but my ultimate plan is to run 37's (will be stopping there . . . vowed to not catch 40 bug.)

Any other opinions on the Eatons or any other American gears/lockers?

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I have Yukon gears currently. Not exactly sure where they are made. I too would prefer all American products but unfortunately it's getting more and more difficult due to taxes, regulation and other sorts of things that run companies off to the lands of cheap labor. I had OX lockers in my TJ and I loved them. Never an issue after one adjustment. They are still made in the USA last time I checked. Good luck

EDIT: I just read Richmond Gears are American Made

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