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post #1 of 25 Old 04-09-2013, 07:22 PM Thread Starter
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Buying 8.8 from eastcoastgearsupply.com

Has anyone purchased an 8.8 from eastcoastgearsupply.com? They seem to have decent prices.


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post #2 of 25 Old 04-09-2013, 07:43 PM
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I have bought 8.8 parts from east coast gear, but not an axle. So if your wondering if they are reputable, then yes, I had no issues. 8.8 axle questions I can't help with.

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I bought one last spring. Fully loaded. Ox locker, new gears, bearings, brakes, everything pretty much. Truly was a bolt in replacement. Did it by myself in the middle of the night and had no problems. I would definitely buy again from them if I ever needed to.
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I bought one last spring. Fully loaded. Ox locker, new gears, bearings, brakes, everything pretty much. Truly was a bolt in replacement. Did it by myself in the middle of the night and had no problems. I would definitely buy again from them if I ever needed to.
That's awesome. I've swapped axles before and as long as there a straight bolt in they don't take too much time to install. I just really do not want to have to deal with cutting and welding brackets. Now I just have to figure out my lift/tire/gear ratio before I order an axle.

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Plan for the future. There's nothing worse than doing it twice. I know, I had axle work done three times on my 8.8 because I'm fickle.

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I just finished my 8.8 swap.
I sourced all the parts myself.
after all said and done I didn't save much money and it took me 2 weeks.
It's worth it to buy a bolt in set up

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I had an issue with ECGS when I ordered a yoke and some small parts for my 8.8. A simple 2 minute phone call and was resolved. Strongly recomend them. Good products, great customer service. I would actually look forward to giving hem more of my business.

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I had an issue with ECGS when I ordered a yoke and some small parts for my 8.8. A simple 2 minute phone call and was resolved. Strongly recomend them. Good products, great customer service. I would actually look forward to giving hem more of my business.
Ill be giving them business shortly.

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I think you'll be happy with them. I've ordered from there quite a bit and usually deal with Chase. He is very knowledgeable and their customer service is top notch.
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Lt Ray on WF just did his 8.8 bolted right in 2 years warranty totally happy

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I looked in to this the one I wanted was 1700.00 shipped to the door. It not that much more than doing all the work yourself. I took me two days to set up my dana 30 and 35. So I look at it like this what your time worth and a 2 years warranty.
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I looked in to this the one I wanted was 1700.00 shipped to the door. It not that much more than doing all the work yourself. I took me two days to set up my dana 30 and 35. So I look at it like this what your time worth and a 2 years warranty.
Plus knowing everything is done correctly.

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I did my own for less than $500, a whole lot cheaper than $1700.
I saved so much I could afford to pay a shop to regear the front to match the 3.73 rear.

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All in all, I am into my 8.8 for around $500. Found one with 3.73, LSD (turns out there is actually a locker already in mine, bonus score) disc brakes wih almost brand new pads and rotors. Found an install kit for $75 with perches, u bolts, shock tabs.

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I did my own for less than $500, a whole lot cheaper than $1700.
I saved so much I could afford to pay a shop to regear the front to match the 3.73 rear.

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Is yours locked and or have after market axles? The 8.8 I am pricing out is $1200. It's about $200 more than if I did everything myself.

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