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Unread 10-05-2011, 07:27 PM   #1
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A recommendable axle shop?

Hey guys, going to be getting my axles regeared and rebuilt here soon and was looking for a good shop to get them done at for a good price and w/ a warranty. Ive heard that six flags is a good place, ive never heard of them before, I heard this place from NWXJ. Im not getting any lockers or anything, just want to regear up a size and call it good. Both my axles are howling and it worries me more and more as I drive, ive got 223k miles on the jeep now and its still using its original tranny, tc, and axles. Hope to get the axles out of the way and then swap a 242hd in sometime down the road too.

Anyways, what do you guys recommend?

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Unread 10-06-2011, 07:58 AM   #2
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Unread 10-06-2011, 10:21 AM   #3
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Rob's Off Road in Clackamas. Dave there is a super knowledgable Jeep guy as well.
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Unread 10-06-2011, 10:32 AM   #4
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We get all our work done at Accessory outfitters in Beaverton :-)
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Unread 10-06-2011, 11:36 AM   #5
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I would recommend R & P in Ore City. Top notch people there!

I've had bad experience's with Leonards, just my take.
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The robs offroading guy called my jeep a pavement queen, no thanks
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Unread 10-06-2011, 08:47 PM   #7
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The robs offroading guy called my jeep a pavement queen, no thanks
Ha ha ha, that's funny, I would say it is far from that.
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Unread 10-07-2011, 03:17 AM   #8
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Hey John, I wiped out my front end, and am currently in the middle of getting a new Ring and pinion, along with a Yukon grizzly locker, After Calling Six states, they seem to be a bit on the spendy side ($350 labor each axle)

I asked a few of my trusted wheeling buddys on Naxja, and Many of them Highly recommended Darrell at KNA offroad in Boring oregon, His rate looks to be $200/axle for labor..

Here is my thread
http://naxja.org/forum/showthread.php?t=1071393
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Unread 10-07-2011, 10:03 AM   #9
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The robs offroading guy called my jeep a pavement queen, no thanks
Dave is a little harder on his Jeeps than most people. I'm sure he was just joking with you. He's one of the best fabricating guys around PDX.

Check out this build of his, only a few inches of lift and ridiculous amounts flex.

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f9/ye...-soft-1160829/
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Unread 10-07-2011, 12:40 PM   #10
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Dave's a knowledgeable mechanic, fabricator and overall Jeeper. I would definitely trust my Jeep to him. Another option is Good Guys Auto Care in Clackamas, Pat is an avid off-roader and owns a great YJ.
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I'd vouch for Dave too. Met him on several occasions, and has a VERY favorable reputation in the Jeep community. (He's Mudb8 here on JF.) You might have just caught him on a bad day. This one time he came clear out of his way from work, all the way out to my house to take a look at my Hack-n-Tap install just to give me some advice. The knowledge he shared with me saved me a ton of time and money.
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Unread 10-08-2011, 10:36 PM   #12
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Oh i am not doubting him at all, its just judging a book by the cover that pissed me off the most. I know hes an inclined mechanic.. I just want the best rate per axle. Im not doing lockers or anything, just keeping the LS and regearing to 4.10.. 4.56 is too low IMO. I like my low rpms on the freeway, i was averaging 19mpg on the way back from wheeling today.

Ill check in with the guy in boring when the funds allow.. Thanks guys!
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