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Unread 09-27-2013, 01:44 PM   #16
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Is the shop charging you to put the wheels and tires on your jeep?

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Unread 09-27-2013, 03:40 PM   #17
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Not for certain but I would imagine so. I haven't actually seen a breakdown of services. Nothing has been ordered just yet so it's all still in the talk phase.
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Unread 09-27-2013, 08:37 PM   #18
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I got a quote yesterday for a 2.5 Rubicon Express lift and 5 35" duratracs mounted on my stock rims for $3300 out the door. I asked about re-gear and he said $1800 just for that. Seemed a little steep, I didn't expect regearing to cost so much.
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Unread 09-28-2013, 08:37 AM   #19
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Hmmm I didn't really ask about regearing. I will be sure to do that on the next encounter.
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Unread 09-28-2013, 11:24 AM   #20
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I got a quote yesterday for a 2.5 Rubicon Express lift and 5 35" duratracs mounted on my stock rims for $3300 out the door. I asked about re-gear and he said $1800 just for that. Seemed a little steep, I didn't expect regearing to cost so much.
The RE 2.5" lift kit costs $700. If you do the installation yourself, $0 labor. A small lift like that shouldn't take you but 5 hours using average tools in the garage, + beer for you friend's help.

The tires, not sure of the cost. Obviously you'll need someone to install them for you.

The regear at $1800 is average, if it includes EVERYTHING (parts & labor). Leave the regear to a professional. Don't do this yourself, unless you really know what you are doing or are a masochist.
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Unread 09-29-2013, 03:59 PM   #21
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'Nuff said about the regear. I watched some stuff on you tube about it. Out of my hands, as I don't have a press. The crappy part about the lift install is if I want the warranty, they have to install it. I know I could tackle that myself, but the warranty would go a long way. If nothing else, for peace of mind. I think I'm going to do a 2.5" teraflex bb for now just to get the 35s under it, then keep doing my research to find the right lift for me. Hopefully I'll find a more affordable place to regear along the way.
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Unread 09-29-2013, 05:35 PM   #22
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Just for my personal knowledge, say this guy doesn't mention the regearing with me putting 35s on it. How essential is it?
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Unread 09-29-2013, 05:53 PM   #23
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There are some pretty good threads you can search to learn more in detail, but basically by adding bigger tires you are adding more weight and rotational mass. Your rpms increase to offset the added weight. To get your engine to live in the same power band as a stock set up, you have to re gear. An adjustment to the computer and the speedometer is also necessary.
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Unread 09-29-2013, 05:58 PM   #24
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Just for my personal knowledge, say this guy doesn't mention the regearing with me putting 35s on it. How essential is it?
Many people lift their JK and run around with 35's w/o a regear. Depends on your local terrain. Flat land like Florida, not such a big deal. Live around steep hills or mountains, and you'll probably be begging for a regear immediately.

Best thing to do is lift first w/o a regear, and see how you like it. I live West of Atlanta, where it is hilly. A regear was a must for me (was already supercharged, but the 37's REALLY put a dent in acceleration).


Mfrancis, many of the lift manufacturers have a lifetime warranty on their parts (i.e. Rock Krawler, TeraFlex, et al). The installation of a mild lift (2.5-3.5") is fairly straight forward and unlikely that you will encounter any problems later that require "warranty work" on the installation. DIY and learn how your Jeep works. Not to mention save a couple thousand dollars in labor. Like I said before, find a local 4x4 club in Jacksonville and have a "lift party"...just have steaks and beer handy for your buddies.
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Unread 09-30-2013, 04:01 AM   #25
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If you have 4.10ís then there is absolutely no need to regear when running 35ís on the 2012ís and up. I donít have any experience with 3.73ís but I would imagine that those too would be fine if you donít live up in the mountains. By the way what trans do you have, auto?
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Unread 09-30-2013, 08:42 AM   #26
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Not to hijack, but I have the 6 speed manual. I've heard it makes a difference, I just forgot how. Time for more searches...
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Unread 09-30-2013, 12:45 PM   #27
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Six speed manual.
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Unread 10-12-2013, 03:02 PM   #28
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Ok so here is an update. I just ordered a set of 5-35" Duratracs on pro-comp metal mulisha 5038s. Using a pro-comp 2.5" suspension lift. It will be about another week before everything is installed. In the meantime, I picked up a set of KC aux lights for the windows and a set of smittybilt rails. Pretty basic install but I'm still pretty proud of myself.
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Unread 10-12-2013, 03:04 PM   #29
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Ok so here is an update. I just ordered a set of 5-35" Duratracs on pro-comp metal mulisha 5038s. Using a pro-comp 2.5" suspension lift. It will be about another week before everything is installed. In the meantime, I picked up a set of KC aux lights for the windows and a set of smittybilt rails. Pretty basic install but I'm still pretty proud of myself.
that a boy! damn right you feel proud doing it yourself! i will always say do the work yourself and take pride in it, and the fact you now know how it works if you break it lol.

looks good!
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Unread 10-12-2013, 05:18 PM   #30
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that a boy! damn right you feel proud doing it yourself! i will always say do the work yourself and take pride in it, and the fact you now know how it works if you break it lol.

looks good!
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