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Old 05-09-2014, 12:56 PM   #1
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4.88 gears ??????

okay so I have a 2014 JK to door 6-speed 6 cylinder I put a three and a half inch Superflex lift with 35 inch tires they are telling me it's $2000 to do the gearing does that sound right to you

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I couldn't say for sure but it doesn't sound too far off track to me. You may want to throw the question out to the local guys here: Tucson Crew. They may be able to help a little better.

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I paid just under $1500 for mine at 4x4 Place
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I paid somewhere around 1300. In so cal
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I paid just under $1500 for mine at 4x4 Place
$1500 is about average around here. There's a place about an hour from me that does gears for $1000. $2k sounds a bit high.
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Are these costs parts plus labor or just labor?? Also this is front and back both right?
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$1500-1800 is what it is around here for a quality shop to do it. I think labor is $300-500 an axle depending on where you are. Keep in mind, that depending on where you are, sales tax could be $100 or so.... If I remember right, Yukon front and rear with the instal kit, was $725-800 for the parts. The shop might be able to save you some on the parts but I dunno.
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Are these costs parts plus labor or just labor?? Also this is front and back both right?
Labor included
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Im getting mine done Monday for 1600 in Florida. The had some concern about the Rubi elockers so the price might have been a bit cheaper on the non locked axles.
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I would get a estimate from Desert Rate.......
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I bought my gears for 600, sweet deal online and then took them to the dealership to get installed ... 2K all in .. a little more than usual, but i figured worth it to have the dealership do the work if things mess up and warranty issues
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I bought my gears for 600, sweet deal online and then took them to the dealership to get installed ... 2K all in .. a little more than usual, but i figured worth it to have the dealership do the work if things mess up and warranty issues
that's a good point. If you re-gear in first 3 years does it void the warranty?
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that's a good point. If you re-gear in first 3 years does it void the warranty?
Yes, but only for something differential related. Wouldn't effect your engine warranty. People re-gear all the time.
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So do you guys think 4.88 is right or 4.56? I will be adding front and rear bumper and winch. Tire holder on rear bumper.
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So do you guys think 4.88 is right or 4.56? I will be adding front and rear bumper and winch. Tire holder on rear bumper.
The two are not that much different. If 37's are even a remote possibility, go with the 4.88. I'd probably go with 4.88 anyway. 4.88 would probably be better for an area with more hills, 4.56 better for highway driving.
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I just got an estimate for 4.88 from local shop for $1250.
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The two are not that much different. If 37's are even a remote possibility, go with the 4.88. I'd probably go with 4.88 anyway. 4.88 would probably be better for an area with more hills, 4.56 better for highway driving.
I second this^
Rollin 4.56 and wishing I did 4.88 but I'm just outside the Rockies! Recently back from AZ and the 4.56 were ideal there (and I was towing a light popup camper)
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yea my wife drive the high way about 20-25 miles each way to and from work every day. We go off road but since its her daily driver we wont be going up crazy boulders. one day we will get a beader for that. so you would recommend 4.56/ thats what the chart says but doesnt mention any about weight of bumbers and winch changing what gears i should get.
wwh parts says $2000 and need 4.88, desert rat says about $1400 and they say i need 5.13..wtf how can to reputable companies be so far apart with cost and what they say i need??????
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oh and lockers.. doesnt the 14 come with auto lockers??? if not do I need them??
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oh and lockers.. doesnt the 14 come with auto lockers??? if not do I need them??
If you don't have a rubicon then you don't have lockers stock. Do you need them ? If your just doing mild off roading probably not. Do you have standard LSD diff's ? Or do you have traclock in rear. Being a 2 door 4:88s will be good even with adding bumpers and winch down the road. You could always do a selectable locker in the rear and leave the front diff open. You just need to justify the cost for what your needs and wants are. STAY CALM...
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yea my wife drive the high way about 20-25 miles each way to and from work every day. We go off road but since its her daily driver we wont be going up crazy boulders. one day we will get a beader for that. so you would recommend 4.56/ thats what the chart says but doesnt mention any about weight of bumbers and winch changing what gears i should get. wwh parts says $2000 and need 4.88, desert rat says about $1400 and they say i need 5.13..wtf how can to reputable companies be so far apart with cost and what they say i need??????
desert rat incorrectly thinks your 2014 is a pre 2012. Their inability to listen to you tell them you have a 2014 is enough reason not to go there! If you're ever going with 37's then 4.88. If you'll never go that big then 4.56 is perfect.
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So do you guys think 4.88 is right or 4.56? I will be adding front and rear bumper and winch. Tire holder on rear bumper.
My JK is very similar to yours. I have a 2 door with the pentastar and manual transmission running 35" tires. I have a winch bumper and a tire carrying rear bumper with full size spare.

I have 4.56 gears. They're great for here in the low elevation flat lands. I don't have any really huge hills or steep grades to deal with. At around 700 ft above sea level I get good performance from my engine.

In the high altitude of the mountains engines tend to lose power. And the longer, steeper grades mean the engine has to work harder there than it does here. If I was around mountains I would definitely suggest 4.88 gears. It's not a huge difference but it would certainly be a better choice.
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No , I said 4:88 gears ! Would be perfect . Lol..ha were else but here can you enjoy controlled insanity
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SOUNDS GOOD GUY'S. I'm going with 4:88. we do have mountains her that were most the 4x4 ing is at. It's just weird that every place I call tells me something different but they are all in the same business. Dealerships says I need to bring it in to figure it out..lol.
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i paid $400 install and $1200 for gears, master overhaul kit and a detroit locker. 2K sounds about right. get your stuff from jason at krawl offroad. he can set you up with a great package to fit you
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okay so I have a 2014 JK to door 6-speed 6 cylinder I put a three and a half inch Superflex lift with 35 inch tires they are telling me it's $2000 to do the gearing does that sound right to you
I'm getting 4.56 gears and axle gusset/reinforcing installed for a little less than $2000... I think the gears should cost about $1200-1300 installed, at least here in SoCal...
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price seems a bit on the high side, but lets not forget that gears arent exactly an easy task. you really want to know that the person doing the work knows what they are doing.
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Ok scheduled may 29th that's first available time for 4wd they price matched desert rat.
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Sorry were doing 4.88

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