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post #1 of 6 Old 09-18-2011, 03:58 PM Thread Starter
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New Gearset Install - Looking for a quality shop

Looking for a quality shop to install new gearset (going from 3.73 to 4.56)?
I know about Sunfire Offroad, but they are about a 2 hr drive from me (Veedersburg, IN). Anyone know of any other place that might be a tad closer in proximity?

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post #2 of 6 Old 09-18-2011, 04:07 PM
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Do it yourself. There are several great write ups on here on gear installs and there is always someone that can look at your patterns and be able to tell you what you need.
If you do do it your self take pictures as your tearing it down and keep track of where all the shims go.

When we did the gears in my girlfriends jk we went from 3.21's to 4.88's. Even with a new carrier up front everything was perfect with the old shim stacks.


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post #3 of 6 Old 10-06-2011, 11:56 PM
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I don't know of someone in your specific area, but after talking to a few people and making a few phone calls I was able to locate several in my area with varying prices and recommendations. I am about 1/2 way between C'vlle and Greencastle.

I ended up doing my own install after reading several write ups on here and a few others. If you think you might do it your self, I suggest you put alot of thought into it. If I had it to do over I probably would have had one of the shops do it. I was under a time constraint, was signed up for the French Lick Jeep Jamboree, but had to cancel because I still didn't get the jeep finished and ready in time. It took alot of time and tools and I am still not 100% certain of my gear setup since it was my first. Something changed on my front axle when I did the final pinion nut torque and I almost ruined the pinion threads taking the nut back off (cheap nut). I went from 3.07 to 4.10 and installed detroit truetracs in both axles, which made it a little easier, since I wasn't using any of the old diffs.

Anyway, if you think you are going to do it yourself, make sure you know what you are getting yourself into.

Otherwise ask around and make a few phone calls and you will probably find some shops. I know there is a guy in C'vlle that works on jeeps, that could probably do it, but he is usually pretty busy and hard to get intouch with.

Good Luck !
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post #4 of 6 Old 10-07-2011, 12:00 AM
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Oh yah, "The Jeep Shop" in Brazil might be able to do it, but can't really comment on their work. I know guys that have bought jeeps from them and have had good luck with them.
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post #5 of 6 Old 10-20-2011, 05:19 PM Thread Starter
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Found a place in Covington, IN. Comparison pricing to Sunfire Offroad and a lot closer.
Really good reviews from folks on their quality of work.

Taking it in next week
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post #6 of 6 Old 10-20-2011, 07:53 PM
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Glad to hear it. Good Luck !

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