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Old 02-17-2010, 11:56 PM   #1
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Question Regearing, do it yourself or professional job?

I am interested to learn if most you guys out there regeared your JK's yourself or had it professionally done.

For those who had it done professionally, what does it cost ballpark figure?

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If you have to ask the question, you can't do it yourself.
Expect $1000 to $1600 for all parts and labor, depending on labor rates in your area, warranty, and how proud the shop is of itself.
Only go to a real honest-2-goodness 4x4 shop that does plenty of gear installs. Don't let a dealer try it unless they're famous for it...

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When even the esteemed Mr. Bransford has his gears done professionally.... well, that right there speaks volumes.

Get them done.
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If you have to ask the question, you can't do it yourself.
Expect $1000 to $1600 for all parts and labor, depending on labor rates in your area, warranty, and how proud the shop is of itself.
Only go to a real honest-2-goodness 4x4 shop that does plenty of gear installs. Don't let a dealer try it unless they're famous for it...
x3, especially about the part "Only go to a real honest-2-goodness 4x4 shop that does plenty of gear installs" one of the guys on here had a repair shop do it for him and they blew apart after a few months. you could tell that the repair shop did something wrong b/c of the damage that had been done, but the shop won't fix it. go to a place that specializes in re-gearing, unless you don't mind buying a new axle.
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I am interested to learn if most you guys out there regeared your JK's yourself or had it professionally done.

For those who had it done professionally, what does it cost ballpark figure?
NO..don't even try it ..You need experience to do this.. You need to measure some critical dimension to assure proper shimming .Otherwise you will have premature wear and noises... I made a similar statement in the other thread you started about the gear ratio's etc..
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Again, thanks alot Antigoon and everyone else for your input. I have called a few places, problem is of course everyone has said "oh yeah, we can do that".... but I can tell they are feeding me a line of BS trying to make a buck.

I'll call around to some shops where I actually know the people and see who they recommend.

I found this site, is that what I would need to buy?

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Again, thanks alot Antigoon and everyone else for your input. I have called a few places, problem is of course everyone has said "oh yeah, we can do that".... but I can tell they are feeding me a line of BS trying to make a buck.

I'll call around to some shops where I actually know the people and see who they recommend.

I found this site, is that what I would need to buy?

JK Dana 30/44 4.88 Gear Package Front/Rear & Install Kits

I understand I will also need a new carrier for the D30 seeing as my Jeep came with 3.21
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I found this site, is that what I would need to buy?

JK Dana 30/44 4.88 Gear Package Front/Rear & Install Kits

I understand I will also need a new carrier for the D30 seeing as my Jeep came with 3.21
That's one of 4WheelParts' alias businesses; you can often get a better price by going to one of their stores (if you have one near you).
My Yukon Gears were made by Superior, btw. But that's what you're looking for.

My personal feelings are that a D30 could use a good sleeve and gusseting to live a long happy life with 35's ---- that's why I keep saying to look for a D44 with 4.88's in it to install up front. Throw an Eaton LSD in there at the same time.
Then you just have to buy one kit for the rear. You could put an LSD or locker in back at that time too.

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Old 02-18-2010, 12:26 PM   #10
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LOL...yeah well I might need a place to stay because the wife is gonna kick me out if I keep spending. Got an extra room? HA HA.

Found a local shop, I know the mechanic and he says hes done regeared Jeeps 6 times. Figured it'd cost about 500-600 in labor. Still gonna look around to see if there is someone who actually specializes in it

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