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Unread 01-18-2015, 06:10 PM   #1
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Wk Gear Ratio Swap

Hey guys, so I drive a lifted Jeep Grand Cherokee wk (06'). Its on 265/70/17's and because of the town I am in for college, every drive is start and stop and thus my MPG is like 9/10 mpg. I want to do a gear ratio swap for 3.73's front and rear axle. I work at a car dealership and they can give me labor for $85 an hour and the parts for the kit is $815. My total there is $1700 Roughly and a off roading place down the road wants $1000 per axle. I currently stay in Greenville NC, for college but also live in Raleigh when I go home to see my family. Im trying to get some price quotes from other places, either in Greenville, or the Raleigh or close area's that could do a gear ratio swap on my 06' wk for less then $1700. If anyone knows of a good shop with good labor prices or a place to get cheaper differential than "Just Differentials" please post below.

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Unread 01-20-2015, 07:59 PM   #2
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Not sure of the pricing but East Coast Gear Supply in Durham is a great shop. If you were in Wilmington I could help you with it as well
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Unread 01-20-2015, 08:08 PM   #3
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Ill give them a call tomorrow for a quote forsure. And I have a house in Oak Island, but more importantly if you can do it for 1500 (Including parts) or less I am more than wiling to drive down sometime and just hangout in Wilmington for the day or stay at my Beach House.
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Unread 01-21-2015, 09:45 PM   #4
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Can def do it less than that. Just need to look over the front of one and see what is involved in acessing the diff in the front as I havent messed with a WK yet
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Unread 01-22-2015, 03:09 PM   #5
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See if you can look over one down there or online and let me know what you think and ill start looking at parts. How much for labor are you thinking. Parts will cost me about 815+tax and then the drive down and back from there is like a tank of gas.
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Unread 01-22-2015, 05:34 PM   #6
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Where are you getting 850$ in parts from? And theres a place in sanford that does good work. Check out http://www.fullonauto.com. The green bronco is a friend of mine's, and they seemed to have done a great job on it. I believe they charge 150-175$ an axle for the labor, but don't hold me to that
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Unread 01-22-2015, 05:36 PM   #7
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your cheapest route might be to look for a pair of stock axles with 3.73's rather than doing a regear. Then you can sell your axles off for a bit of the cost
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Unread 01-25-2015, 09:45 AM   #8
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See if you can look over one down there or online and let me know what you think and ill start looking at parts. How much for labor are you thinking. Parts will cost me about 815+tax and then the drive down and back from there is like a tank of gas.
Give me a day or so to get up with a friend of mine who has one and look it over as I've been out of town all weekend. 815 for parts seems high unless your locking it as well with a lockright or something. Call East Coast Gear Supply. They usually do packages that save money. rather than buying the parts individually
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Unread 01-25-2015, 09:49 AM   #9
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Do 4.10s so when you up your tire size you won't kick yourself in the rear for spending $1,500+ on regearing to 3.73!
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