im going to regear my 2000 tj 4.0. im running 33s with a 6" suspension with a dana 30 in the front and 35 rear. i have already bought my rear set of gears 4.56. now i just need the front set and im going to install them, ive seen threads that say i will need new carriers and some say i won't. everything in my axles is stock as far as i know. is there anything else i might need to be ready for and how will i know if i need a new carrier. im not looking to have a pro do my gears because for some reason everyone in my area want 1200 or more to do the gears, and im also rebuilding my motor right now so i cane get the jeep to anyone anyway. some help would be greatly appreciated even better if anyone in the area would be able to help me out
i dont know exactly what im doing but i have worked with and rebuilt lots of machinery and pumps and things and all my own engine work. no they want 12 for 1 axle using the gears and bearings i have already bought and my fluid and they were the cheapest. im not sure what gears are in there now.
Do you have a dial indicator? Do you plan on buying the master rebuild kits? You can determine your current gearing either via a build sheet, from Jeep, or by rotating the axle and counting. Re-gear is something best left to a pro but all the luck should you decide to give it a go.
i dont plan on rushing into anything, right now my main thing is the motor but i want to be ready to get the gears dealt with also, when i was driving i could feel the rear gears slip when i left a stop light it would only slip a few teeth before catching. i havent got a dial indicator yet but i know i need it. i bought a set of G2 gears and i also picked up the G2 master ring and pinion install kit, i know its better to let the pros handle it but i know some people who havent had the best luck with shops out here as far as price and dealing with the people who work there.