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Unread 03-24-2012, 11:43 AM   #1
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Gear Swap in south jersey

Does anyone know of a reputable shop in south jersey that will do a gear swap without breaking the bank? One place I contacted wanted $500 per rear just for labor, seems high to me.

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Unread 03-24-2012, 12:00 PM   #2
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that sounds about right to me.
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Unread 03-24-2012, 06:14 PM   #3
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I second that. Seems right on.

If you bring just an axle to most places it will save you some money in labor.
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Unread 03-24-2012, 07:18 PM   #4
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Damn it just seems a little pricey to me, to swap out ring and pinion. I guess I'm gona have to bite the bullet, I would do it myself but I do not feel confident setting up the gears...
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Unread 03-25-2012, 09:59 AM   #5
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Check out Globex Performance in Toms River. About 40 minutes from you. Should get a better price then that.
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Unread 03-25-2012, 09:51 PM   #6
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get a hold of Tim at Liquid Iron Industries. his shop is in west berlin, not far from you. he does installs for 300 with the axle still under the jeep, or 250 with the axle out of the jeep.

he rebuilt my dana 30 for me back in september

if anyone tells you to go to campers bobs, turn around. they charged me for timken master install kit, and a year later the axle blew. Tim kept the bearings to show me when i picked it up after he rebuilt it ..they were some cheap chinese white box brand. they wouldnt warrenty my parts or give me any type of refund for the parts i paid for but didnt get.
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Unread 03-26-2012, 06:15 AM   #7
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get a hold of Tim at Liquid Iron Industries. his shop is in west berlin, not far from you. he does installs for 300 with the axle still under the jeep, or 250 with the axle out of the jeep.

he rebuilt my dana 30 for me back in september

if anyone tells you to go to campers bobs, turn around. they charged me for timken master install kit, and a year later the axle blew. Tim kept the bearings to show me when i picked it up after he rebuilt it ..they were some cheap chinese white box brand. they wouldnt warrenty my parts or give me any type of refund for the parts i paid for but didnt get.
Ya beat me to it, I was just over there last week some real talent over there.
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Unread 03-26-2012, 04:58 PM   #8
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I will check him out, I never went to camper bobs in the 80's and still will never go now.
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Unread 03-27-2012, 04:48 PM   #9
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The dude on the phone from Liquid Iron said thay do not do gear swaps on something that will be driven on the street. What the heck is up with that, they do it for off road but not both??
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Unread 03-28-2012, 06:37 AM   #10
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When setting up gears it is important that you have a good quality R&P set. some of these sets you gotta sorta wing it and cant get a good pattern out of. Also setting em up to run on the road involves the job being alot more precise. I'd appreciate their honesty because most shops will tell you ,yeah they can do, and they believe they actually can. but when in reality their really off spec.
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Unread 03-28-2012, 02:45 PM   #11
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I sent Tim at liquid iron an email and he told me that they do gear swaps and the price was 300 in labor per rear. That's the cheapest price I got. I don't know if he warranties the work or the quality of the work. He also uses the USA gears and I have never heard of them. I have to talk to him about that.
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Unread 03-28-2012, 05:47 PM   #12
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The dude on the phone from Liquid Iron said thay do not do gear swaps on something that will be driven on the street. What the heck is up with that, they do it for off road but not both??
i wasnt told that when tim did my front end on my DD. pretty sure he knew i drove it everyday also. i havent had any issues and its been about 6 months. i checked the patern when i got the axle back and it looked good also.
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Unread 03-28-2012, 07:38 PM   #13
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setting up a rear properly is no small feat. 300 a pop is a very fair price imo.
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Unread 03-28-2012, 07:40 PM   #14
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Check out PBJ in Tabernacle on Rt 206 (http://pinebarrenjeeps.com/). I brought my jeep there and their very reasonable.
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Unread 03-29-2012, 06:44 AM   #15
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i wasnt told that when tim did my front end on my DD. pretty sure he knew i drove it everyday also. i havent had any issues and its been about 6 months. i checked the patern when i got the axle back and it looked good also.
thats also a front which has no load on it 90% of the time
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