ring and pinion


Ring and Pinion Gear Set Up

Ring Gear Torque Specs

To install your ring and pinion gears and/or differential correctly, it is critical to torque your bolts and set your preload and backlash correctly. The following table contains the proper specifications for all popular axles.

 

AAM Axles - Gear Setup Torque and Backlash Specs:
Pinion Preload Pinion Preload Ring Gear Ring Gear Carrier Bearing
(New) (Reused) Backlash Bolt Torque Cap Bolts
AAM 9.25" 15 to 25 in-lbs. 10 to 20 in-lbs. .005" to .007" 103 ft-lbs. 63 ft-lbs.
AAM 9.25" IFS 15 to 22 in-lbs. 7 to 9 in-lbs. .006" to .010" 75 ft-lbs. 80 ft-lbs.
AAM 10.5" 15 to 25 in-lbs. 8 to 11 in-lbs. .005" to .007" 175 ft-lbs. 120 ft-lbs.
AAM 11.5" 20 to 30 in-lbs. 8 to 11 in-lbs. .005" to .007" 175 ft-lbs. 200 ft-lbs.
AMC Axles - Gear Setup Torque and Backlash Specs:
Pinion Preload Pinion Preload Ring Gear Ring Gear Carrier Bearing
(New) (Reused) Backlash Bolt Torque Cap Bolts
AMC Model 20 / M20 14 to 19 in-lbs. 6 to 8 in-lbs. .006" to .010" 65 ft-lbs. 65 ft-lbs.
AMC Model 35 / M35 12 to 14 in-lbs. 6 to 7 in-lbs. .006" to .010" 55 ft-lbs. 55 ft-lbs.
Chrysler Axles - Gear Setup Torque and Backlash Specs:
Pinion Preload Pinion Preload Ring Gear Ring Gear Carrier Bearing
(New) (Reused) Backlash Bolt Torque Cap Bolts
Chrysler 7.25" 12 to 14 in-lbs. 6 to 7 in-lbs. .006" to .010" 55 ft-lbs. 50 ft-lbs.
Chrysler 8" 12 to 15 in-lbs. 6 to 9 in-lbs. .006" to .010" 65 ft-lbs. 75 ft-lbs.
Chrysler 8.25" 12 to 15 in-lbs. 6 to 8 in-lbs. .006" to .010" 55 ft-lbs. 60 ft-lbs.
Chrysler 8.75" - 41 13 to 15 in-lbs. 6 to 8 in-lbs. .006" to .010" 55 ft-lbs. 90 ft-lbs.
Chrysler 8.75" - 42 15 to 25 in-lbs. 7 to 10 in-lbs. .006" to .010" 55 ft-lbs. 90 ft-lbs.
Chrysler 8.75" - 89 14 to 19 in-lbs. 6 to 9 in-lbs. .006" to .010" 55 ft-lbs. 90 ft-lbs.
Chrysler 9.25" (Rear) 14 to 19 in-lbs. 6 to 9 in-lbs. .006" to .010" 65 ft-lbs. 75 ft-lbs.
Chrysler 9.25" (Front) 15 to 25 in-lbs. 10 to 20 in-lbs. .005" to .007" 103 ft-lbs. 63 ft-lbs.
Chrysler 10.5" 15 to 25 in-lbs. 8 to 11 in-lbs. .005" to .007" 175 ft-lbs. 120 ft-lbs.
Chrysler 11.5" 20 to 30 in-lbs. 8 to 11 in-lbs. .005" to .007" 175 ft-lbs. 200 ft-lbs.
Dana Axles - Gear Setup Torque and Backlash Specs:
Pinion Preload Pinion Preload Ring Gear Ring Gear Carrier Bearing
(New) (Reused) Backlash Bolt Torque Cap Bolts
Dana 25 12 to 15 in-lbs. 6 to 7 in-lbs. .006" to .010" 55 ft-lbs. 50 ft-lbs.
Dana 27 12 to 15 in-lbs. 6 to 7 in-lbs. .006" to .010" 55 ft-lbs. 50 ft-lbs.
Dana 28 10 to 13 in-lbs. 5 to 6 in-lbs. .006" to .010" 55 ft-lbs. 50 ft-lbs.
Dana 30 12 to 15 in-lbs. 6 to 8 in-lbs. .006" to .010" 55 ft-lbs. 60 ft-lbs.
Dana 30 JK 12 to 15 in-lbs. 6 to 8 in-lbs. .006" to .010" 80 ft-lbs. 60 ft-lbs.
Dana 36 ICA 14 to 19 in-lbs. 6 to 7 in-lbs. .006" to .010" 55 ft-lbs. 70 ft-lbs.
Dana 44 14 to 19 in-lbs. 6 to 9 in-lbs. .006" to .010" 55 ft-lbs. 60 ft-lbs.
Dana 44 JK 22 to 35 in-lbs. 12 to 15 in-lbs. .006" to .010" 135 ft-lbs. 80 ft-lbs.
Dana 44 Corvette 14 to 19 in-lbs. 6 to 9 in-lbs. .006" to .010" 55 ft-lbs. 55 ft-lbs.
Dana 50 14 to 19 in-lbs. 6 to 9 in-lbs. .006" to .010" 65 ft-lbs. 60 ft-lbs.
Dana 60 17 to 30 in-lbs. 8 to 10 in-lbs. .006" to .010" 110 ft-lbs. 80 ft-lbs.
Dana 61 17 to 30 in-lbs. 8 to 10 in-lbs. .006" to .010" 110 ft-lbs. 80 ft-lbs.
Dana 70 22 to 35 in-lbs. 12 to 15 in-lbs. .006" to .010" 110 ft-lbs. 80 ft-lbs.
Dana 70U 17 to 30 in-lbs. 8 to 10 in-lbs. .006" to .010" 110 ft-lbs. 80 ft-lbs.
Dana 80 25 to 40 in-lbs. 9 to 11 in-lbs. .004" to .010" 175 ft-lbs. 90 ft-lbs.
Ford Axles - Gear Setup Torque and Backlash Specs:
Pinion Preload Pinion Preload Ring Gear Ring Gear Carrier Bearing
(New) (Reused) Backlash Bolt Torque Cap Bolts
Ford 7.5" 14 to 19 in-lbs. 6 to 8 in-lbs. .011" to .016" 60 ft-lbs. 60 ft-lbs.
Ford 8" (Drop Out) 12 to 14 in-lbs. 6 to 7 in-lbs. .010" to .015" 60 ft-lbs. 60 ft-lbs.
Ford 8" IRS 14 to 19 in-lbs. 8 to 10 in-lbs. .006" to .010" 80 ft-lbs. 80 ft-lbs.
Ford 8.7" 14 to 19 in-lbs. 6 to 8 in-lbs. .010" to .015" 60 ft-lbs. 60 ft-lbs.
Ford 8.8" (2-Cut) 14 to 19 in-lbs. 6 to 8 in-lbs. .011" to .016" 60 ft-lbs. 60 ft-lbs.
Ford 8.8" (5-Cut) 14 to 19 in-lbs. 6 to 8 in-lbs. .011" to .016" 60 ft-lbs. 60 ft-lbs.
Ford 9 Inch (OEM) 13 to 15 in-lbs. 6 to 7 in-lbs. .010" to .016" 60 ft-lbs. 60 ft-lbs.
Ford 9 Inch (AM) 13 to 15 in-lbs. 6 to 7 in-lbs. .006" to .010" 60 ft-lbs. 60 ft-lbs.
Ford 9 Inch Daytona 14 to 16 in-lbs. 6 to 8 in-lbs. .006" to .010" 60 ft-lbs. 60 ft-lbs.
Ford 9-3/8" 14 to 16 in-lbs. 6 to 8 in-lbs. .010" to .015" 70 ft-lbs. 60 ft-lbs.
Ford 9.75" 15 to 19 in-lbs. 6 to 8 in-lbs. .006" to .010" 75 ft-lbs. 70 ft-lbs.
Ford 10.25" 20 to 35 in-lbs. 6 to 8 in-lbs. .006" to .010" 95 ft-lbs. 80 ft-lbs.
Ford 10.5" 20 to 35 in-lbs. 6 to 8 in-lbs. .006" to .010" 95 ft-lbs. 80 ft-lbs.
GM Axles - Gear Setup Torque and Backlash Specs:
Pinion Preload Pinion Preload Ring Gear Ring Gear Carrier Bearing
(New) (Reused) Backlash Bolt Torque Cap Bolts
GM 55P 14 to 18 in-lbs. 6 to 8 in-lbs. .006" to .010" 55 ft-lbs. 60 ft-lbs.
GM 55T 14 to 18 in-lbs. 6 to 8 in-lbs. .006" to .010" 55 ft-lbs. 60 ft-lbs.
GM 7.2" IFS 11 to 14 in-lbs. 6 to 7 in-lbs. .006" to .010" 65 ft-lbs. 60 ft-lbs.
GM 7.5" / 7.625" (2-Cut) 12 to 15 in-lbs. 6 to 7 in-lbs. .006" to .010" 65 ft-lbs. 60 ft-lbs.
GM 7.5" / 7.625" (5-Cut) 12 to 15 in-lbs. 6 to 7 in-lbs. .003" to .006" 65 ft-lbs. 60 ft-lbs.
GM 7.6" IRS 12 to 15 in-lbs. 6 to 7 in-lbs. .006" to .010" 65 ft-lbs. 60 ft-lbs.
GM 7.75" 12 to 15 in-lbs. 6 to 7 in-lbs. .006" to .010" 65 ft-lbs. 60 ft-lbs.
GM 8.0" 12 to 15 in-lbs. 6 to 7 in-lbs. .003" to .006" 65 ft-lbs. 60 ft-lbs.
GM 8.2" 12 to 15 in-lbs. 6 to 7 in-lbs. .006" to .010" 55 ft-lbs. 60 ft-lbs.
GM 8.2" BOP 12 to 15 in-lbs. 6 to 7 in-lbs. .006" to .010" 55 ft-lbs. 60 ft-lbs.
GM 8.25" IFS 14 to 19 in-lbs. 6 to 8 in-lbs. .006" to .010" 65 ft-lbs. 55 ft-lbs.
GM 8.5" / 8.6" (2-Cut) 14 to 19 in-lbs. 6 to 8 in-lbs. .003" to .006" 65 ft-lbs. 60 ft-lbs.
GM 8.5" / 8.6" (5-Cut) 14 to 19 in-lbs. 6 to 8 in-lbs. .006" to .010" 65 ft-lbs. 60 ft-lbs.
GM 8.6" IRS (2-Cut) 14 to 19 in-lbs. 6 to 8 in-lbs. .003" to .006" 65 ft-lbs. 60 ft-lbs.
GM 8.875 12 Bolt (P) 14 to 19 in-lbs. 6 to 8 in-lbs. .006" to .010" 55 ft-lbs. 60 ft-lbs.
GM 8.875 12 Bolt (T) 13 to 15 in-lbs. 6 to 7 in-lbs. .006" to .010" 55 ft-lbs. 60 ft-lbs.
GM 9.25" IFS 15 to 22 in-lbs. 7 to 9 in-lbs. .006" to .010" 75 ft-lbs. 80 ft-lbs.
GM 9.5" 15 to 22 in-lbs. 7 to 9 in-lbs. .006" to .010" 75 ft-lbs. 80 ft-lbs.
GM 10.5" 14 Bolt 20 to 35 in-lbs. 8 to 11 in-lbs. .006" to .010" 120 ft-lbs. 135 ft-lbs.
GM 11.5" 20 to 30 in-lbs. 8 to 11 in-lbs. .005" to .007" 175 ft-lbs. 200 ft-lbs.
Suzuki Axles - Gear Setup Torque and Backlash Specs:
Pinion Preload Pinion Preload Ring Gear Ring Gear Carrier Bearing
(New) (Reused) Backlash Bolt Torque Cap Bolts
Suzuki Samurai 12 to 15 in-lbs. 5 to 6 in-lbs. .006" to .010" 70 ft-lbs. 70 ft-lbs.
Toyota Axles - Gear Setup Torque and Backlash Specs:
Pinion Preload Pinion Preload Ring Gear Ring Gear Carrier Bearing
(New) (Reused) Backlash Bolt Torque Cap Bolts
Toyota 7.5" 12 to 15 in-lbs. 5 to 6 in-lbs. .006" to .010" 70 ft-lbs. 70 ft-lbs.
Toyota 8" 12 to 15 in-lbs. 5 to 6 in-lbs. .006" to .010" 70 ft-lbs. 70 ft-lbs.
Toyota 8" Clamshell 9 to 14 in-lbs. 5 to 6 in-lbs. .004" to .008" 70 ft-lbs. 70 ft-lbs.
Toyota TV6 14 to 17 in-lbs. 5 to 6 in-lbs. .006" to .010" 70 ft-lbs. 70 ft-lbs.
Toyota T100 14 to 17 in-lbs. 5 to 6 in-lbs. .006" to .010" 70 ft-lbs. 70 ft-lbs.
Toyota Tacoma 14 to 17 in-lbs. 5 to 6 in-lbs. .006" to .010" 70 ft-lbs. 70 ft-lbs.
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