Harbor Freight, maybe? quality is a crap-shoot, but they get the job done (usually)
I just installed gears in my TJ.I want to start buying the tools I will need for rebuilding/ re-gearing my differentials, I have a FMS that tell me all the special tools that I will need and I know that I can buy them from millerspecialstools.com. The only problem is that they are so expensive. I haven't asked matco or snap-on dealers in my area. Does any body know where I can buy these tools for a bit cheaper.
But it is something that is nice to know, should your axle break you could fix it yourself, to me it knowledge that is beneficial and if you have spare time you can do gearwork on CL and make some extra money to pay for more parts or to recover you new tools expense.Having the tools is one thing.....knowing how to use them and set the gears up is another.
Gear work is brain damage IMOP. It will take you 4-6 hrs PER set if you are lucky and have all the shimms, and tool, and know what you are doing. Not to mention $300 in tools.
Unless you plan on doing your axles, your buddies axles, and 14 other axles....I would just have them done. Gearwork can be found pretty cheap on Craiglist :cheers2:
I used these as well re-gearing my Cherokee a few weekends ago.I just installed gears in my TJ.
Every thing I needed I got from Harbor Freight.
Large earring puller Large Bearing Separator
Magnetic base Multipositional Magnetic Base with Fine Adjustment
6" Calipers 6" Digital Caliper
Dial Indicators 1" Travel Machinist's Dial Indicator
In top of that basic hand tools and a die grinder to make a set of set up bearings and you have everything you need to get install a set of gears.