Innovators West has provided ring & pinion lightening for most popular drag racing gears for a number of years. The lightening process combines a lightening operation on the back side of the gear as well as a pocket milling procedure to lighten in between the ring gear bolts (where applicable). The lightening procedure maintains a minimum gear thikness in order to provide the lightest gear while maintaining needed strength. Lightened gears have been used in everything from NHRA Stock to IHRA Pro Mods.
Can all types of ring & pinion gears be lightened?
Innovators West has fixtures for the following gears:
- Ford 7.5″
- Ford 8.8″
- Ford 9″
- Ford 9.5″
- GM 12-Bolt
Unfortunately due to our current work load we are not able to lighten gears other than those listed above at this time. Innovators West does not lighten any gears other than the listed ring & pinion gears. Innovators West does not lighten spools.
Does the lightening process make the ring gear weaker?
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