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Unread 09-13-2013, 07:16 PM   #16
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My bad lol did not see hat model he had.

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Unread 09-13-2013, 07:24 PM   #17
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Opinions are like..... well you get the point. Is there any way you can drive someone else's? I joined a Jeep club and many offered to let me take theirs for a spin.
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Unread 09-13-2013, 07:55 PM   #18
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Yes that is a good idea. Im just trying to do my preliminary plan. so far about 1000 lift, 1500 rehear, skid plates 1500, tires 1500 = $5500.Will I need an SYE kit w/new drive shafts for a 3" lift? Crap I forgot how much this costs. Maybe I will just get the skid plates and run it stock for awhile. Or will it look stupid with a lift and stock tires?
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Unread 09-13-2013, 08:54 PM   #19
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what is an estimation of regearing cost?
$1500
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Unread 09-13-2013, 08:57 PM   #20
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$1500
Is this per axle or for both the front and rear? I am getting estimates for $1200-1500 per axle, plus lockers.
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Unread 09-13-2013, 08:59 PM   #21
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Is this per axle or for both the front and rear? I am getting estimates for $1200-1500 per axle, plus lockers.
Both....

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Unread 09-13-2013, 09:02 PM   #22
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$1000-2000 for parts and labor to do both axles.
or said another way, a total price of $1000-2000 to regear both axles.

I paid $1400 total to regear both axles to 5.38's. But I live around Atlanta where everything costs less than in California.

BTW, the size of the gear ratio should not play into the price of a gear job.

Lockers will cost you extra, but well worth the money. Get the lockers installed at the same time you do the gear job or you'll end up paying for labor twice.

Don't have 4WheelParts Warehouse do the install. Their prices are extraordinarily high. Join a 4x4 club and ask the members who they recommend in the local area.

And here is a good thread about lockers: http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f96/l...rol-s-1577489/
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Thanks for the clarification! I was just about willing to pay the $3000. Anyone in Maryland or anywhere within a 5 hour ride know where I can get a $2000 install?
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Unread 09-14-2013, 06:54 AM   #24
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I had 4.88 Yukon gears, Yukon Minimum install kits, and Detroit Truetracs Front and Rear installed for about $1,700 - $1,800 TOTAL (parts and labor).

I picked up the gears and TrueTracs here...

http://www.4ws.com/jeep-wrangler-jk-...ront-rear.html

And had a local shop install them and had just under $600 in the labor/gear oil.
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You should find a recommended shop, discuss it with them, if they recommend a gear mfg--let them buy and follow their breakin procedure-

Then you'll have a full warranty --

Good luck

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You'll pay TWICE as much for the gears/install kit at a shop than you can source them for on your own. Warranty's are overrated and when it comes to gears can be too much of a hassle with too many parties to point fingers at (Manufacturer, installer, operator).
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5.38s all the way.
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Sorry you've had that trouble, I told my race shop what the price for my YUKON 5.38s was on the internet and his price was cheaper and with them buying them I had no shipping/trouble/costs/warrantys to worry about-


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You'll pay TWICE as much for the gears/install kit at a shop than you can source them for on your own. Warranty's are overrated and when it comes to gears can be too much of a hassle with too many parties to point fingers at (Manufacturer, installer, operator).
When you get into the 5.xx series, the breakin/fluid is very important so listen to the shop !

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Sorry you've had that trouble, I told my race shop what the price for my YUKON 5.38s was on the internet and his price was cheaper and with them buying them I had no shipping/trouble/costs/warrantys to worry about-
I haven't had any trouble but I have seen the prices people pay when they rely completely on a shop and Ive seen what the same CAN be achieved for. I've been very happy with the places I've bought my gears, I've been very happy with the shop that installs them, and Ive never had trouble with any of the Yuokon gears I've bought. You never would have gotten that price if you hadn't of done your own research and shopping. There is also no guarantee that a shop is capable of matching or beating some of the internet prices.



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When you get into the 5.xx series, the breakin/fluid is very important so listen to the shop !

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The break in period and fluid change is just as important on all the gear ratios. You need to listen to the shop AND the gear manufacturer regardless what ratio you choose.
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Yes that is a good idea. Im just trying to do my preliminary plan. so far about 1000 lift, 1500 rehear, skid plates 1500, tires 1500 = $5500.Will I need an SYE kit w/new drive shafts for a 3" lift? Crap I forgot how much this costs. Maybe I will just get the skid plates and run it stock for awhile. Or will it look stupid with a lift and stock tires?
If I can't afford to do it all at once I would regear first, then lift, then do tires. I would rather look a bit strange on a lift and stock tires than drive a dog that looks good but can't get out of its own way.
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