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post #1 of 6 Old 11-29-2019, 09:48 PM Thread Starter
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Dana 30 HP/8.25 XJ 4.10 re-gear

Started calling a few places today,pricing a quality 4.10 re-gear with Eaton TruTrac LSD units,front and rear. Prices were $1570 to $2160,,all for the same G2 gears and kits,and Eaton carriers. Any suggestions on a good place to buy at a fair price? Prefer a real shop with real people verses some call center in China or India. "Made in the USA" type shop where you can call if there is issues or shortages. I'm a firm believer in you get what you pay for. Thanks


Also,,best bang for the buck 3 to 4 inch lift,and associated items needed to do things right and end up with a safe and secure front end,and a good ride. I hear all kinds of bad things about certain companies,wondering if there is validity to the claims,or possibly sour grapes for one reason or another. Thanks again.

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post #2 of 6 Old 11-30-2019, 09:49 AM
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Randy's Ring and Pinion has been around forever.

What are your performance goals for the lifted Cherokee, lots of hard trail usage, or more of a daily driver with a few dirt road trips ? Your choice of shocks has the greatest effect upon the pavement ride quality. Tuff Country and Rough Country are not the first choice of many Jeepers, but will function adequately for a while. Iron Rock Off Road, Rubicon Express, BDS, and ZONE are good stuff. No lift kit is complete, and some are more complete than others. You will need an adjustable track bar, longer brake lines and sway bar links, and most likely a Slip Yoke Eliminator (SYE) and driveshaft.

In the end, remember that cheap parts are cheap for a reason.

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"In the end, remember that cheap parts are cheap for a reason."



Great comment,and trust me,,I get it!

The XJ will most likely sit around and do nothing,never to be driven in the winter,,no mud,,etc,another hanger queen to my collection. BUT, it will make at least one trip to Silver Lake Sand Dunes in Michigan once a year,and plans to go to Colorado and possibly Moab once a year. Will be trailered ,in case it breaks. The plan is Tru Tracs front and rear,3 to 4 inch lift,and as big of a tire that will fit on the factory grizzly wheels. Have completed some preventative maintenance like a complete Brown Dog kit,fluid changes,etc. Ready to pull the axles and start on them,and a SYE, plus get the lift kit ordered as soon as I feel I'm on the right track as far as vendors. RE seems high,but seems to have a good reputation. I think the estimate was 2K plus with track bar,brake lines,LCA ans UCA,etc.Thanks for your input,,just trying to get it right.

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Don't forget skid plates and safe and secure self recovery tow hook points.


My most recommend traction device set-up is a TrueTrac in the front axle and locker in the rear axle. 3-4 inches of lift is perfect for 31's and possibly 32"s with a bit of fender trimming. I would recommend slightly wider aftermarket rims with a bit more offset than the 5.25 that the stock rims have.

My 2000 has lockers front and rear, and 31's. I have been to the Central Colorado 4x4 trails and several trips to Moab. Your planned lift and locker set-up will work very well there.







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G2 makes quality gears and overhaul kits for sure. The overhaul kits have all US-made Timken bearings as well.

I know you mentioned 4.10 gears but what size tires will you be running?

I'd be happy to assist with gears and lockers and can discuss your lift goals with you as well. Please PM me here on the forum or email me at [email protected] and we'll chat.

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