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post #1 of 5 Old 02-18-2021, 07:46 AM Thread Starter
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Shops to get gears installed in SE PA?

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Anyone have a recommended shop in Southeast PA who will do a good job installing new gears in my Dana 44? Thinking of going with an Aussie locker at the same time. I have seen there are a couple of Jeep mechanics around. One in Harleysville and one in Chester Springs and also saw one near Reading as well. Those are all within an hour of me.

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post #2 of 5 Old 02-18-2021, 05:27 PM
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its probably cheaper and get a better job by going to a rear axle shop. that is all they do all day every day. most good size cities will have one in the industrial areas.

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post #3 of 5 Old 02-19-2021, 06:53 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks for the idea. There is a place called transaxle which looks like it could be a chain in the Northeast. Anyone have experience with them or know of a different place?

I used a place in Scranton when I was working on my Willis MB but Id like to find an option closer to home.


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Im way down on the MD line south of Lancaster. Nothing out here. See if Keith posts anything, he is a bit further into a populated area and seems to know quality shops.

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post #5 of 5 Old 02-24-2021, 06:18 AM
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One in Harleysville
I am not even going to give that shop the satisfaction of a name drop. I will warn you, from experience, that you would best steer clear at all costs (and the costs will be EXCESSIVE - guaranteed).

Agree on what has been stated otherwise. If you are not doing a selectable locker (OX, ARB) there is no reason to go to a dedicated off-road shop. Find an axle place and bring it there.

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