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Unread 09-14-2013, 05:05 AM   #1
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I am looking for a decent, reliable shop in MD to do some work on my 2012 JKU. I have 3.21 gears and want to upgrade to 4.56, but every quote is more than double than what the guys in the other forums are mentioning. Most quotes are around $3,000 for both axles (total) plus lockers and the forum guys are saying $1,500 for both plus lockers. Are their numbers unrealistic or am I visiting the wrong shops???? Any help would be appreciated! FYI, I have visited Tate offroad and mid-Atlantic 4x4 in Glen Burnie.

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Unread 09-14-2013, 05:35 PM   #2
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FYI, I have visited Tate offroad and mid-Atlantic 4x4 in Glen Burnie.
Well there's your first problem.

Here's the ones I know of that we have either shopped with, worked for, or have wheeled with the owners over the last 15 years.

Hope this helps.

4X4 Shops:
Adrenaline Offroad, Burtonsville (Laurel), Md: Jeff Jurgrau, owner. Great guy, amazing prices, installs available, mild to wild. We've known Jeff for about 10 years. Always supports the local clubs with prizes for holiday parties, special events, etc. Plus, he's a Jeeper and competes in the RCrocs events and is a life-long Big Dogs sponsor.
Welcome to Adrenaline Off Road LLC.

Adventurous 4x4 & Speed, Hagerstown, Md: Randy Wood, owner, Wayne Kendel, co-owner. I haven't had the opportunity to purchase from Randy, but we have wheeled with him. Amazing guy, always helped out at any large event we put on. From Wayne: "The Adventurous 4x4 website is going to be updated over the next few months and will have over 1000 products added to the site."
Adventurous 4x4 & SPEED

Appalachian Offroad, Westminster, Md: Mike Bosley, owner. Again, great guy, does amazing custom work with whatever you bring him: cages, axles, motor/tranny/t-case swap, buggy builds. They do it all and are extremely reasonable.
Appalachian Off Road -

DelMarVa Offroad, Salisbury, Md: Mike Ferrari, owner. Sounds like a broken record, but Mike will do whatever he can to help you out. From custom CNC machining to simple gear installs, as well as nearly any product you can find in a catalogue, DOR can get it for you as well as install it.
Delmarva Offroad

Mid-Atlantic 4x4 and Speed, Glen Burnie, Md Very over-priced, cannot recommend them as I've seen lots of shoddy lift installs from that place. If you need to buy hard parts, (U-bolts, Hubs, etc), they may have them in stock. I'd have to say they are a 'speed' shop first that sells some 4x4 parts.
Mid Atlantic 4x4 & Speed 410-766-2727 MID4x4.com

Trick Trucks Lots of these places around. Used to get my hard parts from the one in Edgewater since a buddy was a manager there. Fairly good selection on tires and wheels, used to have blems and tire deals every once in a while. Haven't been to one since the late 90's, so I can't comment on any current status of the business.
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Specific shops:
Perry Hall Power Equipment, Baltimore, Md Used them to cut down some axles tubes and rebuild a driveshaft. Good work, pricey, and it takes a little while to get stuff back. Good work though.
(410) 391-2300

A1 Driveshafts, Baltimore and Washington, D.C. If you broke a driveshaft, need one lengthened, shortened or rebalanced, they'll do it. Great stuff. Annapolis Auto Parts delivers to their shop, so a trip to A1 isn't always necessary.
A-1 Drive Shaft - Driveshafts * Front Wheel Drive Axles * Rack & Pinions

Napa Auto parts Lots around. We get our Warn locking hubs there. Very cheap.
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Unread 09-14-2013, 05:59 PM   #3
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Wow, thanks for the write up! Probably one of the best responses I have ever received or seen on the forum. Obviously you are part of a club or group or something, I am interested in becoming affiliated with a club/group for a few outings per year. Can you share any info?
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Unread 09-15-2013, 09:02 AM   #4
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Check out Maryland Jeeps/ Element Offroad on FB. Very active group of 700 members. Wheeling trips/ installs/ meet-n-greets almost every weekend.
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Unread 09-20-2013, 04:26 PM   #5
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Perry Hall Power Equipment, Baltimore, Md Used them to cut down some axles tubes and rebuild a driveshaft. Good work, pricey, and it takes a little while to get stuff back. Good work though.
(410) 391-2300

+1 again great work and they know their ****.

Also a little further north is R&R performance.
I will try to locate a number for you if you cant find them via the interweb.
Ask for Rick, he's been setting up rears 4x4's longer than most of us have been alive.
Great work and very reasonable, I keep toying with the idea of regearing to 5:13 and when I pull the trigger Rick will be doing the work.
If you call R&R tell them I sent you!
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Unread 09-20-2013, 04:29 PM   #6
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Here ya go don't let the street rods fool you, Rick has tons of experience with 4x4's and Jeeps!
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Unread 09-25-2013, 03:36 PM   #7
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+1 for Element Offroad... good core group of Jeepers
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Unread 09-26-2013, 12:03 PM   #8
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Adrenaline Offroad does good work. They did the cage etc for Md_Rubi, his jeep is right down the street from me.
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Unread 10-04-2013, 12:16 PM   #9
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I have a side off road and racing fab shop. Im located in York,PA about 20 mins north of the Maryland border. PM me if your interested. i do regearing custom cages full on builds and all.
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Unread 10-24-2013, 07:23 PM   #10
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Someone should sticky the information in this thread...I was about to go to Mid-Atlantic 4x4 for my lift install and SYE kit, but Adrenaline is closer and seems more highly recommended. Props to HUBDEEP for the information here...
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Unread 10-24-2013, 08:45 PM   #11
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I agree, Hubdeep wrote an incredible write up. Even though I have not pulled the trigger on gears yet, I contacted these shops for quotes. If I knew what a Sticky was or how to do it...I would.
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Unread 10-24-2013, 10:13 PM   #12
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I agree, Hubdeep wrote an incredible write up. Even though I have not pulled the trigger on gears yet, I contacted these shops for quotes. If I knew what a Sticky was or how to do it...I would.
I started a new thread with HUBDEEP's information (with a little formatting), so hopefully that one will be a sticky. I think it's something MODs have to do.
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