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post #1 of 8 Old 01-18-2020, 09:44 PM Thread Starter
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Where to buy gears- Regear stock Dana 44’s to 5:38’s

Just wondering where y’all are finding the best deal on gears for the rubicon Dana 44. Looking to regear to 5:38’s as I may eventually go to 35’s, 33’s on there now. Not doing this myself but have a line on a good mechanic or two that’ll do it off the clock for me. Need the parts.
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post #2 of 8 Old 01-19-2020, 07:39 AM
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Why not ask the techs doing the job, they may have a comfort level or experience with a brand.

When I see the price of OEM I think aftermarket.
When I see the quality of aftermarket I think OEM.
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if a shop isnt warrantying the labor and you're not stuck with their brands, go with revolution gear and axle. preferably REM finished if you can get them


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if a shop isnt warrantying the labor and you're not stuck with their brands, go with revolution gear and axle. preferably REM finished if you can get them
X2. The REM finish will greatly reduce, if not eliminate, the critical break-in process. Do NOT NOT NOT allow the shop to fill the diffs with a synthetic gear lube which will cause the new gears to run hotter. Make sure to specify a conventional GL-5 gear lube like from Valvoline, Torco, Castrol, etc. An 85W-140 or 80W-120 conventional would be good choices.

When you have a choice, buy American made.
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post #5 of 8 Old 01-19-2020, 11:36 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks guys. I did recall the non-synth lube point from years back but glad for the reminder. And thanks for the brand suggestion. I’m still waiting for 1 or 2 shop prices but likely will go with the 20 year guy who works mostly on his own now. It’s out of my comfort zone (and time frame just don’t fit with my work schedule). Cheers all
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I picked up my gear sets from 4lowparts. I echo what everyone else said though, if you have a shop do it let them supply the parts the warranty.

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revolution gears are great gear sets, and set up well.
normally my gear guy is a snob about spicer gears only!
he was quite impressed with the revolution gears though.
he works for american axle, and does gear set up, and destruction testing daily.
4lowparts is a solid dealer. i spent alot with them not long ago, painless.
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I’ve gotta do more digging on shops. The one local said $4k with labour but they also initially told me “need a new housing for that” at the start... then mentioned they had done one before on a JK. So, maybe I’ll shoot for a shop that has more than one under their belt. Probably have to travel a couple hours to find that.
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