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Unread 07-29-2012, 01:54 PM   #1
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Tj Regear options near/around Boulder?

Hi guys! I decided to try and get a regear done before I buy/mount tires for a new set of Moab rims I picked up for my jeep. I want to regear (from 3.07) to 4.56 & then put on a small lift and get 255/75/17 tires mounted. I got an estimate from John's and it'll cost me over $3000 for them to regear!!

Anyone have any recommendations on where else to get an estimate or know a guy to talk to? I was hoping for something in the $1000-$1500 range, total. Btw, I am not capable of removing the axles myself so shipping them out to someone is not an option.



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Unread 07-29-2012, 09:12 PM   #2
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If i am not mistaking the reason for the high price is you have to change the piece the ring bolts to since you have 3:07 gears. If you had 3:73 or 4:10 gears you could just change the ring and pinion and it would only cost about $1000 if not less. When I had mine done I had 4:10 gears so it only cost me $300 for front and $300 for rear.
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Unread 07-30-2012, 06:31 AM   #3
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They are charging so much because they cater to the college kid where their parents are paying.
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Unread 07-30-2012, 07:02 AM   #4
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If i am not mistaking the reason for the high price is you have to change the piece the ring bolts to since you have 3:07 gears. If you had 3:73 or 4:10 gears you could just change the ring and pinion and it would only cost about $1000 if not less. When I had mine done I had 4:10 gears so it only cost me $300 for front and $300 for rear.
Think you're right on that. Depending on what axles you have, if you have gears 3.55 or higher(lower number), the carrier has to replaced, with the gears, driving up the cost.

To the OP, ask for an itemized estimate for the costs. Also, call around and compare. Might call down to the 'Springs and talk to Predator.
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Unread 07-30-2012, 09:06 AM   #5
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I have had work dione at John's 4x4 they did good work but are pricey. They are on Arapahoe just east of 63rd on the north side of the road.

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Sorry I missed that you had been there.
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Unread 07-30-2012, 03:23 PM   #6
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You have to change the carrier that is why it will cost so much anything over 3.55 i believe.
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Unread 07-30-2012, 04:31 PM   #7
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Check with these guys in Commerce City. They do EXCELLENT work. You will have to get new carriers. You sure you want to put money into a d35 rear axle? I'd think about that.
http://www.crawlertech4x4.com/
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Unread 07-30-2012, 08:51 PM   #8
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New carrier: $120...they are so far out there on price I wouldn't humor them any more.
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Check with these guys in Commerce City. They do EXCELLENT work. You will have to get new carriers. You sure you want to put money into a d35 rear axle? I'd think about that.
http://www.crawlertech4x4.com/
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+1 for crawltech4x4. They just did my Rubicon axles (4.10 to 4.88) and did a front end alignment for your price range. Josh will take care of you, give them a call.
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