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Unread 03-26-2013, 09:14 PM   #1
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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?

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Unread 03-26-2013, 09:19 PM   #2
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Or even someone who knows what they're doing and wants to make a few extra $. Willing to assist...Dana 30 and 35.
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Unread 03-27-2013, 09:41 AM   #3
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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.
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Unread 03-27-2013, 11:17 AM   #4
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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.
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Unread 03-27-2013, 02:43 PM   #5
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Mitchell normally charges a flat rate of $350 per axle for labor. A little more if you bring your own parts.
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Unread 03-27-2013, 03:17 PM   #6
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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.
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Unread 03-27-2013, 07:55 PM   #7
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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...
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Unread 03-29-2013, 10:47 AM   #8
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I would not waste money on a Dana 35 gear swap. swap out the whole axle for a better one.
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Unread 03-29-2013, 11:14 AM   #9
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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.
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Unread 03-29-2013, 12:26 PM   #10
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Beat it harder!
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Unread 03-29-2013, 01:43 PM   #11
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Yup, that's the plan!
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Unread 06-04-2013, 10:34 AM   #12
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Depends on what your looking for.
Johns Shafts and Stuff is really good, look up his shop and give him a call.
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Unread 06-10-2013, 07:09 PM   #13
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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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