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post #1 of 11 Old 04-03-2012, 05:51 AM Thread Starter
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Where to get gears installed,Seattle area

Like the title says,where's the best place to get front and rear 4.88s installed in my 04 LJ. Or let me know to where not get them done.

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post #2 of 11 Old 04-03-2012, 08:18 AM
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Randies ring and pinion is in Everett.

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let me know how much it runs you..
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post #4 of 11 Old 04-04-2012, 04:31 PM Thread Starter
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let me know how much it runs you..
Olympia offroad quoted 1200
Randy's ring and pinion-1400

Does anyone have experience with these guys,I'm sure they're both good.

Oh ya 4 wheel parts in Tacoma says 1800+, that's not going to happen.
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post #5 of 11 Old 04-04-2012, 07:40 PM
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You should check out northridge 4x4, they are always helpful and usually have good specials.

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You should check out northridge 4x4, they are always helpful and usually have good specials.
I called these guys,great prices,think I'll be going to these guys for sure. Quoted me 1000 bucks for both front and rear,just need to find out if they have to change carriers in my 04 LJ,if so it would be 300 more,none of the other shops even mentioned having to possibly change those,I'm sure it would have been mentioned AFTER they had it apart so I wouldn't have had a choice,going to get it done hopefully in about 10 days,just need these cod to cooperate so I can get this boat full so I can go home.
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... Quoted me 1000 bucks for both front and rear,just need to find out if they have to change carriers in my 04 LJ,if so it would be 300 more,none of the other shops even mentioned having to possibly change those,...
If you have 3.73s in now, only your rear Dana 44 will need a new carrier. If you have 3.07s, both axles will need new carriers. If you have 4.11s or 4.56s, no new carriers are needed.
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If you have 3.73s in now, only your rear Dana 44 will need a new carrier. If you have 3.07s, both axles will need new carriers. If you have 4.11s or 4.56s, no new carriers are needed.
Thanks for the reply,I just asked in the wrangler section,should of looked here 1st. I'm pretty sure it has 3.73s in it since it is a LJ,if it is 3.73s I'll have to change the carrier in the front only?
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Northridge did a great job on mine, but I was a little miffed that they didn't have any install kits for Chrysler 8.25 axles (I bought my gears online and a new front carrier for the D30.) Cue them calling all over Kitsap to track down some parts to piece one together while I waited approx 7 hours for the install to get done. Granted, I should have picked up some master install kits on my own but they're a big Jeep shop, I thought, they'll have kits -- for Wranglers anyway, which don't have the 8.25. One of the guys said that XJ's usually come in with swapped D44's or Ford 8.8's which is why they don't normally carry 8.25 kits. Well excuuuuuuuuse me for having the most common XJ stock rear axle.

Anyway, they did a great job and I was happy with the price. Just wish they had a courtesy car like Randy's so I could have went back home and taken a nap or something.
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Bringing it in next Wednesday for 4.88s,to northridge,new 35" nitto mud grapplers should be here tomorrow.
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4.88s are in,feels a lot better,also installed the 35" mud grapplers,took it for a short spin tonight,they sure hum at speed. Now just need to sell my 33" trxus tires with pro comp alloys,check them out in the for sale section.
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