1.80 Planetary Gear Sets Help Transmissions Survive

For those of you that know what they are doing in engines, which is a majority of our clientele, you should take a look at our 1.80 planetary gear sets. They are all constructed and forged from some of the highest grade aerospace materials available. When you look inside your transmission and you see a bunch of interrelated parts within a small space, you typically see:

  1. A set of bands that interlock with parts of the gearset itself
  2. A highly complex planetary gearset
  3. A set of three wet-plate clutches that interlock to other parts of the gearset
  4. A very odd hydraulic system that controls the bands and clutches
  5. A large gear pump that helps transfer transmission fluid within the transmission

Even though these all make up a transmission, the planetary gearset is usually the center of attention. Even though it is only the size of a grapefruit, it is the one part that makes the gear ratios work. Since most automatic transmissions involve two planetary gearsets, it’s no wonder why they are a popular item to buy, as a transmission will break down if just one breaks down.

The planetary gearset is made up of 3 components:

  1. The planetary gears and the carrier that holds them
  2. The ring gear
  3. The sun gear

One of our best gearsets is our BTE 247410 Straight Cut 1.80 Ration Powerglide Planetary Gear Set. It has items and features such as:

  • It’s constructed from highly respectable aerospace materials
  • It’s made to help become a reliable backbone for your racing transmission
  • It’s made in the BTE’s manufacturing facility
26th Jun 2014

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