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post #1 of 19 Old 05-21-2013, 12:02 PM Thread Starter
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Wj Grand Rapids Jeep Service Recommendations?

Hi all,

I live in Grand Rapids and am trying to avoid the stealership. The last time I went there for a "clunking" noise, I walked out with a $2,700 bill...and the noise was still there. Ended up troubleshooting and fixing a bad driveshaft CV joint myself.

I need someone who knows Jeep Dana differentials. I was originally going to attempt this myself and, the more I read, the more I realized that I do not have the specialized tools or knowledge. At least, not yet.

I have a 1999 Grand Cherokee Limited. 4.7L with Quadradrive and factory towing. I believe my front pinion bearings need to be replaced. There is a whine during acceleration or when I let off of the gas and let it drag. I removed the front drive shaft and there is no whine (and the front driveshaft just had both ends rebuilt). There is a small amount of play in the yoke.

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post #2 of 19 Old 05-28-2013, 09:07 AM
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have you found somewhere to take it? I'm looking for a reliable shop in GR as well.
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I have not. Lol. Which means I'll probably end up having to roll the dice and see what happens.

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post #4 of 19 Old 05-28-2013, 02:03 PM
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have you found somewhere to take it? I'm looking for a reliable shop in GR as well.
Off topic, but where in sparta are you from? Im 6 miles west of there.

I take my stuff to 4byFours in fruitport. He knows his stuff. Great guy, good prices.
Rich is the president o the Two Trackers Four Wheel Drive Club, out of GR. hes also a personal and a business member of Great Lakes Four Wheel Drive Association. I like to support those that support the sport.

Pm me for a number and Tell him Al sent ya.

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post #5 of 19 Old 05-28-2013, 02:16 PM Thread Starter
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I'm actually in Grand Rapids, not Sparta. NE side. Thanks for the info!

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post #6 of 19 Old 05-28-2013, 02:25 PM
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Sorry i shoulda quoted Klereure. It says hes from sparta.

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post #7 of 19 Old 06-02-2013, 03:44 PM
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Try piper service on Chicago dr. I have had good luck there.
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post #8 of 19 Old 06-08-2013, 08:01 AM
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Off topic, but where in sparta are you from? Im 6 miles west of there.

I take my stuff to 4byFours in fruitport. He knows his stuff. Great guy, good prices.
Rich is the president o the Two Trackers Four Wheel Drive Club, out of GR. hes also a personal and a business member of Great Lakes Four Wheel Drive Association. I like to support those that support the sport.

Pm me for a number and Tell him Al sent ya.
I live in south Sparta, I'll have to check out 4byFours, that's exactly what I'm looking for, I'll PM you
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post #9 of 19 Old 06-17-2013, 10:36 AM
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I live in south Sparta, I'll have to check out 4byFours, that's exactly what I'm looking for, I'll PM you
This place says it's in Sparta:
http://rocksolidperformance.com/
Did you have any experience with them? I'm looking to get 4.56 gears installed in my Jeep TJ.
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post #10 of 19 Old 06-17-2013, 01:00 PM
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This place says it's in Sparta:
http://rocksolidperformance.com/
Did you have any experience with them? I'm looking to get 4.56 gears installed in my Jeep TJ.
They are in Cedar Springs. Right on 17mile west of Algoma. Great guys there. Very knowledgeable. More a custom build/fab shop than a fix it shop. They do gear and axle swaps as well as motor swaps and other stuff. Good prices on axle shafts and gears.


Im actually wearing my ROCKSOLID t-shirt right now...

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post #11 of 19 Old 06-21-2013, 08:23 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks for all of the recommendations and info. I'm going to contact RockSolid and see how it goes.

Thanks!

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post #12 of 19 Old 06-24-2013, 01:07 PM
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Off topic, but where in sparta are you from? Im 6 miles west of there.

I take my stuff to 4byFours in fruitport. He knows his stuff. Great guy, good prices.
Rich is the president o the Two Trackers Four Wheel Drive Club, out of GR. hes also a personal and a business member of Great Lakes Four Wheel Drive Association. I like to support those that support the sport.

Pm me for a number and Tell him Al sent ya.
Alboy, do you know if this place does gears? Looking to get 4.10s installed
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post #13 of 19 Old 06-24-2013, 06:30 PM
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He did both my sets.

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post #14 of 19 Old 07-28-2013, 11:37 PM
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For differentials, I have had good luck with Valley Truck on Chicago drive...
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post #15 of 19 Old 02-01-2014, 09:43 AM
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Old thread I know, but I have always had good luck with D&R Driveline on Chicago Dr. They have done a number of things for me. Good prices and pretty quick turn around.
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