Everything Changes: Quality Gears
Everything changes when you live long enough. Years ago, manufactured goods from Taiwan were regarded as inferior.
However, I’m having excellent performance from the SMI gears manufactured in Taiwan.
Since some of my customers are racing these tranny’s, I have some pretty abusive circumstances into which my trannys get installed. Based on this experience, I’m realizing that less expensive in this case is better.
The reason these gears are probably performing so well is that the Rockwell testing shows a more consistent hardness than other aftermarket gears. Good technology, not yet adopted by some of the better known manufacturers, really is making a difference.