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Unread 06-16-2008, 12:15 PM   #1
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Yukon 4.56 gears

I was wondering if anyone has any experience with Yukon gears. Good/Bad? what should I expect to pay for them on a Dana 30/35? NOT INSTALLED.

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Unread 06-16-2008, 12:34 PM   #2
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going from 4:10s (that you have now) to 4:56 wont be worth the time/money/effort, just go 4:88s and 33s
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Unread 06-16-2008, 12:58 PM   #3
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going from 4:10s (that you have now) to 4:56 wont be worth the time/money/effort, just go 4:88s and 33s
The biggest I plan on going for tires is 32"s, and that won't be for a bit, and my "Bucket" dogs bad enough with 31"s that I plan on regearing long before going with 32"s. As I understand, 4.56 will be a great help for the 4cyl with 31"-32" tires without making me over rev on the highway as much as 4.88s.... So again, I'm wondering if Yukon is good or bad, and how much should I be looking to spend just for the gears, without installation???
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Unread 06-16-2008, 12:59 PM   #4
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yukon a friend of mine has broken 3 ring gears - altho he has a V-8 powered ZJ running 4.88s in his D30 - I'd go with Spicer, Superior, or Alloy USA (Precision Gear)

good shops around here charge about $500 just for labor - front and rear
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Unread 06-16-2008, 01:03 PM   #5
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oops you asked NOT Installed - just saw that

check www.northridge4x4.com for prices
don't forget the master install kits
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about 500 for gears and install kits
mine have been fine
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The reason I'm asking, is because I was "cut a deal" by a friend of a friend. He says 4.56 gears for $250 (both front and rear) shipped....I was wondering if it would be worth it. Thats why I'm wondering how good yukon is. I know that spicer is the crowd favorite, but also considerably more. Is it worth it?
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The reason I'm asking, is because I was "cut a deal" by a friend of a friend. He says 4.56 gears for $250 (both front and rear) shipped....I was wondering if it would be worth it. Thats why I'm wondering how good yukon is. I know that spicer is the crowd favorite, but also considerably more. Is it worth it?
not a bad deal
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Unread 06-16-2008, 06:43 PM   #9
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Evening crowd, anything?
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Unread 06-16-2008, 07:29 PM   #10
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Unless you are able to install your own gears, don't buy them on your own to give to the installer in order to save a few bucks. By giving the parts to the installer to install, if something goes wrong the installation you will be stuck in the middle as the installer and gear dealer points their fingers at each other. The dealer will blame the installer and the installer will say the gears were bad and you'll be stuck trying to get a new set under warranty which will be like pulling teeth. And then even if you got new gears under warranty, the installer will want you to pay for his services again since he, remember, blamed the gears... not his installation skills.

Instead, have the installer provide all parts so if something goes wrong, he has no choice but to take care of the problem whether it's from bad parts or his bad installation technique which is the more common reason for a problem. Just tell him what prices you can buy them for online and push him to at least be competive which worked for me when I last had new gears installed. The installer pretty well matched the gear pricing I had found because he was looking more forward to the profit from the labor to install them.
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48K on a set of yukon's NOT A HITCH. people that keep breaking them, didn't install them properly.
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I would use Yukon...
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Unread 06-17-2008, 08:54 AM   #13
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Almost 2 years on my Yukon 4.56s now. Not the slightest problem from day 1

Proper installation is likely more important than gear brand.
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