post #1 of Old 11-26-2010, 01:24 PM Thread Starter
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Getting gears, warranty extra?

The Rubi is getting gears installed at the local 4wp. They want to sell me a 3yr parts and labor warranty for $250. Is this really needed?


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post #2 of Old 11-26-2010, 01:31 PM
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if they do a good job its not needed, if they screw up and dont own up to it then its very much worth the extra. Make sure your lockers are working before leaving the shop.

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Shop around and see what other shops are offering in your area.

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post #4 of Old 11-27-2010, 03:10 PM
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Sounds like they want you to pay more for them to do the job right

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post #5 of Old 11-27-2010, 03:49 PM
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Thats crazy... The gears normally have a 5-10 year warranty. If a shop won't stand behind their work they probably won't stand behind the $$$ warranty either.

You used the Jeep off road... That's not covered.

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post #6 of Old 11-27-2010, 05:42 PM
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Thats crazy... The gears normally have a 5-10 year warranty. If a shop won't stand behind their work they probably won't stand behind the $$$ warranty either.

You used the Jeep off road... That's not covered.
The parts may have a warranty but the labor does not and the labor costs more then the parts,you must pay extra for that and is pretty standard all over.

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post #7 of Old 11-27-2010, 06:35 PM Thread Starter
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I ended up paying for the warranty. The gears have lifetime, but as posted, the labor is the $$$.
My previous XJ snapped every ring gear bolt in the 35 just over a year after install. Called the shop that did the work, was basically told tough luck. I fixed it myself, but don't want to have to do that to the wifes baby when the rest of it is under warranty.

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post #8 of Old 11-28-2010, 03:05 PM
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Wow what a ripoff, how much did they charge you total for the install and warranty?
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post #9 of Old 11-28-2010, 03:32 PM
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I ended up paying for the warranty.
You just threw $250 down the toilet, along with probably paying too much for the install. 4wp is a junk company no matter how you look at it. You could have found a more qualified shop with guys that know what they're doing and saved a bunch of $$ at the same time.

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post #10 of Old 11-28-2010, 04:10 PM Thread Starter
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Total was $1700. 3 other quotes were $1400-1575, two of which were not going to do the master install kit, they said the bearings were still good at 37k. Wife wanted all new internals since they were going to be in there anyway. The other would do the masters, but wanted the Jeep for 2 days, I couln't do that, so I went with 4wp.

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Wow, I have never heard of someone paying so much for gears. It pays to shop around.
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post #12 of Old 11-28-2010, 05:45 PM
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Wow, I have never heard of someone paying so much for gears. It pays to shop around.
Try regearing a Liberty,gotta add $600-$700 for labor just to R&I the front diff to regear,that does not include the actual gear install labor yet.

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post #13 of Old 11-28-2010, 07:01 PM
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Wow, I have never heard of someone paying so much for gears. It pays to shop around.
We pay more in Cali. It must be the weather. I shopped around for my JK, and that price is about what I found. I do not know about the warranty though.
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Parts and labor for mine was $1,200. I am not positive, but I think they said lifetime labor warranty. I have had the gears in for three years and 40,000 miles with no problems. Price included first gear oil change after 500 miles.

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post #15 of Old 11-28-2010, 09:10 PM Thread Starter
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$1200 is what I paid 12 years ago when i got my XJ done up in Orange County.

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