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Old 12-19-2012, 09:06 AM   #1
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What gear ratio do I have? I have a 1998 TJ SE and am trying to switch axels because I have a bad pinion bearing and found an axle that is a 1997 TJ SE, with 4.10 gears. Will this work? I am looking for a bolt on/off

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If your TJ has the 5-speed, you have a 4.10 rear axle so that axle you found will be a bolt-in job.

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Old 12-19-2012, 09:40 AM   #3
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Is it a pretty easy job? And what would you consider a fair price?
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It's a very easy job, totally bolt-in... you'll only need basic tools and a floor jack since it is so heavy. I'd offer no more than $200-250 for a stock Dana 35c axle. I sold my previous Dana 35c in excellent condition with a Detroit Truetrac inside for only $300.
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Old 12-19-2012, 09:55 AM   #5
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I got offered one in PA for $350. I was gonna offer $250 cause i have a good ways to drive because I live in VA
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$350 is way too much, used Dana 35c axles are cheap if you just look around.
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Ok I am just in dire need of an axle right now because my pinion bearing wore out
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It might just be easier to have the pinion bearing replaced at a 4x4 shop. It shouldn't cost more than a used axle & it'd be a heck of a lot easier.
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the labor job is about 6-700 bucks cause you have to remove all of the gears to get to the pinion bearing and then re-shim all of the gears
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the labor job is about 6-700 bucks cause you have to remove all of the gears to get to the pinion bearing and then re-shim all of the gears
Not for just a rear axle. $250 is the going typical labor rate to install an entirely new ring & pinion in the rear axle, $300 for the front due to the steering being in the way. And he is just needing a new pinion bearing so if the installer knows what he is doing with shimming it, it will be less labor than a usual R&P gear setup.
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Old 12-19-2012, 01:49 PM   #11
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Everywhere I have gone has said atleast 600 so I figure the cheapest is going to be to just replace the axle

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