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scoobywerx 03-26-2013 08:14 PM

Drivetrain shops?
 
Anyone know of any reputable shops near concord NH to get an axle regear done that won't rape me on the price?

scoobywerx 03-26-2013 08:19 PM

Or even someone who knows what they're doing and wants to make a few extra $. Willing to assist...Dana 30 and 35.

Technohead 03-27-2013 08:41 AM

Little bit of a hike but I would recommend Mitchell Differential in Shrewsbury, MA.

Regearing properly is not cheap. You are realistically looking at $750 per axle bare minimum. Double that if you want to add real lockers.

scoobywerx 03-27-2013 10:17 AM

Already got some Spartan lockers. For what I do with it not really worth spending thousands on lockers. $750 per is what I'm trying to avoid. Already have the gears and all associated parts just looking for decent labor rates and know how. Pretty sure I could do the swap myself but time/ never done a Dana before are giving me second thoughts. Thank you for the input though.

Technohead 03-27-2013 01:43 PM

Mitchell normally charges a flat rate of $350 per axle for labor. A little more if you bring your own parts.

scoobywerx 03-27-2013 02:17 PM

That's not too shabby. I'll be looking him up tonight if I can't find anyone a little closer to home. Thank you.

scoobywerx 03-27-2013 06:55 PM

Well I decided to tackle the gear swap myself tonight after reading the FSM yet again and a little liquid courage. Not nearly as bad as I made it out to be in my head. Already messed up a crush sleeve though. Rear axle halfway done...

BlueRubiconrich 03-29-2013 09:47 AM

I would not waste money on a Dana 35 gear swap. swap out the whole axle for a better one.

scoobywerx 03-29-2013 10:14 AM

Yea a lot of people say that but I've beat on mine pretty damn good and the worst I've suffered is a broken Spartan locker. 3 years of of beating, nary an issue with 35s and 3.73s.

Technohead 03-29-2013 11:26 AM

Beat it harder! :D

scoobywerx 03-29-2013 12:43 PM

Yup, that's the plan!

wakeboarderNH 06-04-2013 09:34 AM

Depends on what your looking for.
Johns Shafts and Stuff is really good, look up his shop and give him a call.

scoobywerx 06-10-2013 06:09 PM

Did the job myself. Wasn't nearly as bad as I was thinking. The crush sleeves are a ***** though! Probably be able to do it in half the time next time I do it.


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