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post #1 of 12 Old 11-30-2010, 07:03 AM Thread Starter
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Gearing Question - Opinions Wanted

My 31" tires with 3.07 ratio is killing me! Where is the cheapest place to get quality gears. I would like 4.11's. Ran Yukons in my YJ but they are so expensive everywhere I look. Really want to spend less than $500 on gears, overhaul kit, and a new carrier since mine won't work. I have a d30 and d35. Thanks guys

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post #2 of 12 Old 11-30-2010, 07:20 AM
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Are gears really the place you want to low ball on price. How many miles do you expect them to last you? Do some math and you'll see that with a quality set of gears, properly set up, will end up costing far less than a penny per mile. Things like gears are a long term expense even though it comes out of the pocket in one chunk.

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4 banger axles with 4.10's are the cheapest way.They run about about $500 or less a set around here.
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You can do the 4cyl 4.10 axle swap if you're looking for cheap. Or you could cough around $2500 for some Rubicon take offs if you want the D44 rear and lockers.

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Yeah is look for 4 banger axles and swap them yourself. It'll be relatively cheap and your sticking with moped parts and setup.
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Are gears really the place you want to low ball on price. How many miles do you expect them to last you? Do some math and you'll see that with a quality set of gears, properly set up, will end up costing far less than a penny per mile. Things like gears are a long term expense even though it comes out of the pocket in one chunk.
I wasn't wanting cheap quality gears, I was wanting some input on where to find the best deals on quality gears. Superior, Yukon, anything else that is of good-decent quality. I didn't think about 4 banger axles, thanks guys. If I cant find a good set of axles I'm still open to website/store suggestions.
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post #7 of 12 Old 11-30-2010, 10:29 AM
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Are you doing the regear yourself of having a shop do it? If your having a shop do it buy the gears from them, that way if there are problems later they can't blame you for suppling them with crappy gears.

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Where do you look for gears/axles, anyway?
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Are you doing the regear yourself of having a shop do it? If your having a shop do it buy the gears from them, that way if there are problems later they can't blame you for suppling them with crappy gears.
I was going to have a friend help me do it.
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I meant more like used 4cyl ones.
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post #12 of 12 Old 11-30-2010, 11:44 AM
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I am in the same situation as the as the original poster. I am running 32" tires and 3.07 with dana 30 & 35. I was looking to upgrade to 3.73. I go into the woods, but nothing extremely crazy and this is my DD. Thanx for sharing pointers on where to look.

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