REM’s ISF® Process significantly reduces wear up to 95%, reduces contact fatigue and reduces lubrication requirements. Finished gear sets have a significant friction reduction that sheds oil faster and offers quicker break-in. Treating gears with this process removes the microscopic peaks in the machined gear surfaces, resulting in a final Ra of 4-6 µin. Quite literally, this means the surface finish is “as smooth as glass”, which also typically measures about 4 µin.
- Can all types of ring & pinion gears be REM Finished?
Innovators West has fixtures for the following gears:
Unfortunately we are not able to REM finish gears other than those listed above at this time. Innovators West does not REM finish any other parts (ie transmission gears, bearings, etc.).
- What rear end oil should I run?
There are rumors that REM Finishes don’t hold an oil film, however this is not the case. The REM ISF process results in a non-directional (Isotropic) texture that increases bearing ratio and enhances lubricant retention on the gear face. You may use any gear oil you wish for your application.
- How much will this help lower ET’s?
This will depend on the vehicle, but it’s highly likely you will see a measurable improvement in your ET’s.
- What’s the turn around time to have this done?
Typical REM Finishing lead times are a week to 10 days in most situations.
- When will I be billed?
An Innovators West employee will contact you for billing on your Credit Card (Amex/Visa/MC) when the parts are ready to ship.
Important – Please include your contact information including Name, Shipping Address, Phone and Email along with what services you are wanting done to the gears on a sheet of paper protected with a zip lock bag inside the box. This helps avoid confusion and lost parts within the shop. PRINT THIS FORM out, it includes all the information we need, include it with your shipment please – THANKS!
Package your gears in the original manufacturers shipping container. If one is not available, take extra care to prevent pinon and ring gear from banging together during shipment such as packaging them in individual boxes wrapped with foam or other suitable material. Innovators West can not be responsible for your packaging to our facility, we recommend insuring your shipment for it’s full value as well.
Innovators West Inc.
2816 Centennial Road
Salina, KS 67401